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The Pickwick Papers, Chapters 31-46
The Pickwick Papers
"The story is really starting to heat up! Let's follow our Pickwickian friends as they continue their adventures through Southern England...taking stops along the way to review the key points in their travels."
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In chapter 31 Mr. Pickwick, along with Sam and his personal lawyer Perker, go to converse with the attorney assigned to defend Pickwick. What is this rather disinterested fellow's name?
Following the episode with his lawyers, Pickwick and friends spend an evening with Bob Sawyer and Benjamin Allen, a 'bachelor party' of sorts. One chap named Jack Hopkins tells of an interesting medical case. It seems that a child swallowed an entire ______! (Fill in the blank)
Bottle of rum
Sam Weller writes a charming 'walentine' to his dear Mary in chapter 33. After a bit of thought on the issue, and some discussion with his father, how does he sign his love letter?
Chapter 34 might be the single most memorable episode of the book. Here, the trial of Bardell versus Pickwick is presented. Mrs. Bardell's lawyer Buzfuz makes a rather fervent case for his client, while at the same time smearing the good name of our friend Pickwick. One piece of evidence is a note sent from Pickwick to Mrs. Bardell discussing dinner, which Buzfuz implies has a double meaning. Which meal is described?
Beef and kidney pie
Mutton and mint jelly
Chops and tomato sauce
Brisket and cabbage
During the trial, which friend of Pickwick, through his complete ineptness, ends up hurting Pickwick's case?
The most entertaining testimony during the trial comes from the inimitable Sam Weller. When asked whether he spells his name with a 'W' or a 'V', what is his first response?
That's just it, my lord, I don't spells it, I just says it.
Put it down a 'we', my lord, put it down a 'we'.
That depends on the taste and fancy of the speller, my lord.
A 'W' is twice the number of letters that you'll need, my lord.
What are the damages awarded to Mrs. Bardell in the case?
The next stop for Pickwick and friends, after the disastrous court case, is a venture to Bath. Pickwick remains as stalwart and charming as ever, despite his personal troubles. In his inn-room he discovers an interesting little story about the origins of the hot waters of Bath. In this tale, what is listed as the source of the salubrious waters of the town?
The tears of a young prince
Remains of the biblical flood
Springs tapped by the king
After an unfortunate misunderstanding involving night clothes, a door blown shut by the wind and a certain Mrs. Dowler, which Pickwickian finds himself in the 'comfortable' company of the raging Bob Sawyer and vengeful Ben Allen in chapter 38?
Very fortunately, we are reintroduced to Sam Weller's love Mary in chapter 39. She is now in the service of another charming lady, Arabella Allen. In which town, near Bath, has Arabella Allen taken up residence?
What gadget of Pickwick's provokes the curiosity of the 'scientific gentleman' in chapter 39?
Pickwick finds himself sadly on his way to the Fleet debtor's prison in chapter 40. In the process of entering the prison, Sam Weller (faithfully at Pickwick's side) creates a clever new twist on which Latin law term?
Persona non grata
Quid pro quo
What is the name of the 'turnkey' who first guides Pickwick through the dank Fleet prison?
True or false: In chapter 42, Pickwick has an angry confrontation with Mr. Jingle in the Fleet.
Yes or no: Sam Weller lands himself in the Fleet because he is unable to pay an old debt from his more youthful days.
Sam relates a short anecdote for Mr. Pickwick in chapter 44 about an old chap who commits suicide, all on account of the fact that he's stubborn. What did this old fellow absolutely insist were wholesome to eat, and 'proved' it by eating them heartily until his suicide death?
Which of these individuals or groups does not come to the Fleet to visit either Sam or Pickwick?
Tony Weller and Sam's mother-in-law
When we meet Pickwick's accuser Mrs. Bardell again in chapter 46, which of these married couples is visiting her at her home?
Mr. and Mrs. Pott
Mr. and Mrs. Raddle
Mr. and Mrs. Nupkins
Mr. and Mrs. Dowler
Mrs. Bardell, in an interesting twist of events, joins Pickwick and Sam in the Fleet in chapter 46 thanks to her erstwhile lawyers Dodson and Fogg. What is the name of the document that allows them to enforce this maneuver?
Whose words finally convince Pickwick to end his stay in the Fleet?
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