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David Copperfield

Charles Dickens


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1 . Who is Littimer?

2 . Where does David meet Steerforth?

3 . Which of the following characters does David initially trust but then come to distrust?

4 . With whom does David live while he works at the wine factory?

5 . Where does David first meet Traddles?

6 . Who is David’s primary good influence?

7 . Who is David’s primary bad influence?

8 . Whom does Uriah try to poison against his wife?

9 . In whose house does David slap Uriah?

10 . How does David end up at Miss Betsey’s?

11 . How does Steerforth meet Little Em’ly?

12 . Which of the following characters is a dwarf?

13 . Why is David sent to Salem House?

14 . Why is Mr. Dick unable to finish the Memorial?

15 . Who is Ham?

16 . Which of the following is not a reason that Traddles waits to marry Sophy?

17 . Who is Miss Betsey Trotwood?

18 . Who declares to David his intention to marry Agnes?

19 . Who is Jack Maldon?

20 . Which facial feature does Uriah lack?

21 . Which of the following does Uriah most resemble?

22 . Why does Miss Betsey keep running out of her house?

23 . Who appears to lose all of Miss Betsey’s money?

24 . Who flies a kite with David?

25 . Who brings the Strongs back together?

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