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"Bleak House" - worst title but best Dickens book?
"Many people are put off one of Charles Dickens' best books by the depressing title. However, those who have read it will know how good it is and get the answers to most of these questions."
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The opening chapter of "Bleak House" describes a foggy day in London town, but where does Dickens declare is the heart of the fog?
In the Circumlocution Office
In Buckingham Palace
In the Court of Chancery
At the Old Bailey
What is the name of Sir Leicester Dedlock's family lawyer who manages to ferret out the truth about Lady Dedlock's background?
Who proposes marriage to Esther Summerson?
All of these people
What is the name of Sir Leicester Dedlock's grand house in Lincolnshire?
What is the name that is given to the dreadful slum where Jo, the crossing sweeper, just manages to live?
Which of Mr. Jarndyce's friends lives next door to Chesney Wold and carries on a legal dispute with Sir Leicester Dedlock?
What are the names of the two wards in Chancery that have Mr. Jarndyce appointed as their guardian?
Richard Carstone and Ada Clare
Matthew Bagnett and George Rouncewell
Esther Summerson and Charlotte Neckett
Honoria Dedlock and Tom Jarndyce
Which friend of Mr. Jarndyce's is constantly on the verge of being arrested for debt?
Which (probable) illness does Esther catch which proves to have very serious consequences?
How does Mr.George, the ex-soldier, try to earn a living?
He runs a shooting gallery and gives fencing lessons
He works as a bodyguard for one of the lawyers
He works as a labourer on a farm
He is a barman and cook in one of the London inns
What does Mr. Tulkinghorn want Mr. Smallweed to obtain from Mr. George?
A sample of Captain Hawdon's handwriting
A sample of Mr. Guppy's handwriting
A sample of Richard Carstone's handwriting
A copy of Tom Jarndyce's will
How many sons had Mrs. Rouncewell, the old house-keeper at Chesney Wold?
What is the occupation of Mr. Snagsby?
a lawyer's clerk
a law stationer
What false suspicion did Mrs. Snagsby have about Jo?
that Nemo was Jo's father
that Jo was infected with disease
that Mr. Snagsby was his father
that Jo was Guster's sister
What is the name of the reverend that Dickens describes as having a good deal of "train oil" in his system and looking like a "bear that has been taught to walk upright"?
Who is the person who kills Mr. Tulkinghorn?
Lady Dedlock's French maid Hortense
What is the name of the police inspector created by Dickens to solve the murder of Tulkinghorn and to investigate the disappearance of Lady Dedlock?
Which character in the book is referred to sarcastically as "The Lord Chancellor"?
How does Mr. Krook die?
He falls down a flight of stairs and breaks his neck
He expires comfortably in his bed through old age
He is shot by Tom Jarndyce in a fit of rage
He explodes into small pieces through spontaneous combustion
Into the hands of which lawyer does Richard place his affairs?
What finally happens in the great legal case of "Jarndyce and Jarndyce"?
The money is equally divided amongst all the heirs
The money in the case has been absorbed in legal costs
Tulkinghorn has stolen all the money
Richard Carstone is awarded all the money in the case
What is the name of Krook's cat?
What are the names of the Smallweed grandchildren?
Freddy and Jane
Bart and Judy
Joshua and Betty
Micah and Hepzibah
Which of the following is never a lodger at Krook's house?
Whose children have to give up their pocket money to good causes whether they want to or not?
Mrs. Jellyby's children
Mrs. Pardiggle's children
Mrs. Rouncewell's children
The Neckett children
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Compiled Jun 28 12