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Charles Dickens: "David Copperfield"
"Of all Charles Dickens' characters David Copperfield is the one who resembles his author most. Also unforgettable are Uriah Heep, Mr Micawber, Little Emily and many others."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
How does the opening sentence start?
"I was born at Blunderstone, in Suffolk..."
"In consideration of the day and hour of my birth..."
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life..."
"To begin my life with the beginning of my life..."
How old was David when his father died?
He wasn't born yet
" 'Now let me hear some more about the Crorkindills,' said Peggotty." What does she mean by "Crorkindills"?
What does David need according to Mr Murdstone?
What P.S. does David send to Peggotty in a letter from Salem House?
"Barkis is willing"
"I forgive Jane"
"Emily is a sweetheart"
"I hate Mr Murdstone"
Who's the only boy in Salem House whom Mr Creakle never lays a hand on?
In Salem House David has to wear a pasteboard placard. What's written on it?
"Take care of him. He bites."
"Orphan for sale."
"Whoever reads this is a lunatic."
Chapter 9 is called "I have a memorable birthday". What makes it so memorable?
He's locked up in Salem House
He meets Agnes for the first time
He writes his first short story
His mother and little brother are buried
What did Charles Dickens have in common with his "favourite child" David Copperfield?
His first job was to label bottles
He bit his stepfather's finger
He was married twice
He was born in March
David runs away from Murdstone and Grinby's warehouse to the only living relative he has. Who's this?
David's aunt asks Mr Dick what she should do with the boy. What's his advice?
Send him back home
Break his ribs
Give him a job
Of these, which happens first?
David meets Mr Micawber
David's little brother dies
David sells his waistcoat for ninepence
David meets Steerforth and Traddles
"I saw a cadaverous face appear (...). It belonged to a red-haired person (...) who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of red-brown..." Who matches this description?
In chapter 16 a very pretty young lady is sitting close to Dr Strong. He calls her Annie. Who is she?
How does Uriah Heep describe himself?
"a very 'umble person"
"a beggared outcast"
"quite a great lawyer"
"a very honest little creature"
Who is often in debt, writes a lot of letters, and finally emigrates to Australia?
What's the ironic nickname of Miss Mowcher?
Whom does Emily run away with?
Mr Wickfield's clerk
Mr Omer's partner
Whom does Uriah Heep want to marry?
Mr Peggotty travels through Europe in search for Emily. Where does he finally find her?
Complete Mr Micawber's words: "Approach me again, you - you - you ____ of infamy!"
(One Word, name)
Where does David see Uriah (and Littimer) for the last time?
at the beach
in a coffin
at the gallows
Which couple never gets married?
Mr Murdstone and Clara Copperfield
David Copperfield and Agnes
Tommy Traddles and Sophy
Ham Peggotty and Emily
Who still lives at the end of the novel?
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Compiled May 20 13