A Tale of Two Cities Book the Second, Chapter 14 Questions and Answers

Charles Dickens

Book the Second, Chapter 14 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What passes by Tellson’s Bank?

2. What is the crowd shouting?

3. What does the crowd do after the body is put in the ground?

4. Mr. Cruncher takes what tools with him when he goes out later that night?

5. Why does young Jerry follow his father? What does he find out?

6. What does Mrs. Cruncher think of her husband’s “occupation”?

7. How does Mr. Cruncher view his “occupation”?

8. Why does young Jerry ask his father what a resurrection-man is?

9. What is comedic about this chapter?

10. Whose body could be inferred to have been dug up?

Answers
1. A funeral procession, followed by a large mob.

2. They are shouting “Spies! Pull ‘em out!”

3. They proceed to go on a rampage of violence and looting until a rumor spreads that the guard is coming.

4. He takes a crowbar, a sack, and some rope and chain.

5. He is curious as to his father’s “business.” He finds his father digging up a grave.

6. She thinks it is a “dreadful business.”

7. He calls himself “an honest tradesman.”

8. It is young Jerry’s way of letting his father know that he approves of the grave-robbing business.

9. Mr. Cruncher actually believes that grave-robbing is an honest trade; thus he fits the Victorian ideal of having a “labor.”

10. We can infer that is the Roger Cly’s body.