A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

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Book the Second, Chapter 3 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What does the Attorney-General say about the prisoner in his opening statements?

2. Who are the two witnesses that the Attorney-General says will incriminate Darnay?

3. How does Stryver show that these two men are not credible witnesses?

4. Why is Lucie Manette called to the witness stand?

5. What did Darnay tell Lucie on the ship five years ago?

6. What leads to Darnay’s acquittal?

7. What problem concerning Dickens’ use of plot does this reveal?

8. What happens to Lucie Manette, once again, in this chapter?

9. What is the final line of this chapter?

10. What are the implications of this line?

Answers
1. He says that the prisoner has been engaged in secret business between France and England for at least the past five years.

2. One is described as a patriot who has been able to figure out what the prisoner has been doing; his name is John Barsad. The...

(The entire section is 304 words.)