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Bleak House

Charles Dickens

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1. Who is Esther’s biological mother?

2. Which three men propose to Esther?

3. Who is Howland, the lodger?

4. How does Krook die?

5. What is the subject of the feud between Mr. Boythorn and Sir Leicester?

6. How does Lady Dedlock find out that her daughter is alive?

7. Which adult character claims to be nothing but a child?

8. When Mr. Jarndyce is upset, which direction does the wind blow?

9. What is the name of Esther’s new home?

10. With what continent is Mrs. Jellyby obsessed?

11. Who narrates Bleak House?

12. What is Mr. Woodcourt’s profession?

13. How does Mr. Jarndyce propose to Esther?

14. Who killed Mr. Tulkinghorn?

15. Who gets rich from Jarndyce and Jarndyce?

16. How are George and Mrs. Rouncewell related?

17. What does Caddy Jellyby teach?

18. What are Mr. Skimpole’s greatest weaknesses?

19. What is one notable habit of Mr. Boythorn?

20. What kind of creature does Miss Flite house?

21. What is one of Esther’s nicknames?

22. What is the lasting effect of Esther’s smallpox?

23. Whom does Esther finally marry?

24. How does Mr. Skimpole betray Mr. Jarndyce?

25. What is Esther’s prized possession as a child?

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