A Tale of Two Cities Book the Second, Chapters 7 and 8 Questions and Answers

Charles Dickens

Book the Second, Chapters 7 and 8 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What is the Marquis’ party like?

2. What does the Marquis believe about himself?

3. Describe what the Marquis looks like.

4. What happens as the Marquis is traveling to his chateau?

5. What is his reaction to this?

6. What does Defarge say to the distraught man in the nightcap?

7. What does Defarge do with the coin that the Marquis throws to him?

8. What does the mender of roads tell the Marquis?

9. What does this man represent?

10. How does this chapter end?

Answers
1. It is incredibly decadent, full of morally corrupt people who are only concerned with how they look.

2. He believes that “the earth and the fulness thereof are mine.”

3. He is 60 years old, with a cruel “face like a fine mask.”

4. His carriage runs over and kills a small child.

5. He blames the peasants and is so indifferent that he cares more about his horses.

6. He tells the man that the child is better off dead because it would have been impossible for the child to have a happy life.

7. He throws the coin at the carriage as it is driving away.

8. He tells the Marquis that a man was riding on the outside of the carriage.

9. He represents the fact that the nobility has no idea that the peasants have any power.

10. The chapter ends with the Marquis awaiting the arrival of “Charles … from England.”