A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Book the First, Chapters 1, 2 and 3 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What are the two cities of the novel’s title?

2. What purpose does the comparison of England and France serve?

3. What further comparison is implied by the connection of England and France?

4. Why is the coachman nervous when he hears a horse approaching?

5. What is the man on horseback’s true purpose, and what exchange takes place?

6. What does the narrator reflect upon concerning humankind?

7. For how long has the man in Jarvis Lorry’s thoughts been buried?

8. What else do we know of this man who has been “buried”?

9. Why is this all of the information the reader has on this subject?

10. How does this scene end?

Answers
1. The two cities are Paris and London.

2. It serves to show that people are very similar, no...

(The entire section is 254 words.)