A Tale of Two Cities Questions and answers: 1. "Why do you think the illness occurred then"? Comment. These words were said by Mr. Lorry to Dr. Manette after Dr. Manette had restored his mind again after nine days. 2. "I think that something happened to remind your friend of his imprisonment. I don't think it will happen again". Comment. These words were said by Dr. Manette to Mr. Lorry when Mr. Lorry wanted to know what mad his friend; Dr. Manette; lose his mind. 3. "Please be kind to Mr. Carton, Charles. He is not as bad as he seems. I have a special reason for asking this." Comment. These words were said by Lucie to Charles when Charles talked about Carton in a bad way. 4. "What is One Hundred and Five, North Tower?" Comment. These words were said by Mr. Defarge to one of the guards after the mob had attacked the Bastille. 5. What happened on 14th July 1789? The French Revolution. The mob attacked the Bastille and set the prisoners free. 6. Who was the head of the mob? Mr. Defarge. 7. "It is a cell. But there is no one there now." Comment. These words were said by one of the guards to Mr. Defarge when Mr. Defarge asked about the meaning of "105". 8. What did Mr. Defarge find in Dr. Manette's cell? He found Dr. Manette's initials carved into the wall. 9. What did the mob do when they seized control on the prison? They set the prisoners free. They seized the governor of the Bastille and beat him to death. Madam Defarge put her foot on his neck and cut off his head with her knife. 10.What happened to the castle of the Marquis d' Evremonde? It was burnt. 11."It must burn," Comment. These words were said by the men "soldiers" to their officers when they saw the castle on fire. 12.How long did the storm of burning and killing last? How long did the revolution last? For three years. 13.What made the revolution rise? Injustice, huger and cruelty. 14.What did the French landowners do during the revolution? Many of them escaped before the revolution. Many escaped to London. Many had bad business with Tellson's Bank and Mr. Lorry. 15.Why did Mr. Lorry ask Charles Darnay's help? Because he had a letter from Paris to the Marquis d' Evremonde and he wanted Charles to deliver it if he knew the Marquis. 16."I can deliver the letter to him." Comment. These words were said by Charles to Mr. Lorry when Mr., Lorry asked him to deliver a letter. 17.Who wrote that letter? Why? It was written by Gabelle, the agent at the Evremonde estate. He was in prison and anted Charles to help him and save his life. 18."I have been faithful to the Evremonde family of which you are now the head. I beg you now, Your Excellency, to be faithful to me." Comment. These words were written by Gabelle in the letter which he sent to Charles to ask him for help. 19."His name is Gabelle and he is now in prison. Tell him, "He has received the letter and will come." Comment. These words were said by Charles Darnay to Mr. Lorry to deliver that message to Gabelle. 20.When would Charles Darnay start his journey to Paris? Tomorrow night. 21.What did Charles Darnay do before travelling to Paris? He wrote two letters. The first was to Lucie explaining why he had to travel to Paris. The second was to Dr. Manette asking him to look after Lucie and his little daughter while being in France. 22."He will start on his journey tomorrow night." Comment. These words were said by Charles Darnay when Mr. Lorry asked him when the Marquis would travel to France. 23."Thank God, that no one near or dear to me is in this dreadful city tonight! May God have mercy on all those who are in danger!" Comment. These words were said by Mr. Lorry to himself while he was sitting in his room watching the angry mob sharpening their swords in the courtyard. He thanked God that the people he loved weren't in Paris at that time. 24.What were the people doing in the courtyard? They were sharpening their swords. Some others were dancing and singing the revolution songs. 25.What made Mr. Lorry shiver when he looked out of the window? When he saw the mob covered in blood and sharpening their swords. 26.Why did Lucie and her father come to Paris? As Charles was arrested and sent to prison. 27."What is this? What has happened?" Comment. These questions were said by Mr. Lorry when he saw Dr. Manette in his room in Paris. 28."Charles is here in Paris! He is held in the prison of La Force! O, please help us, Mr. Lorry!" Comment. These words were said by Lucie to Mr. Lorry. She wanted Mr. Lorry to help her to get her husband out of prison. 29."If you, as a prisoner of the Bastille, have any influence, for God's sake speak to them and save Charles's life." These words were said by Mr. Lorry to Dr. Manette because Dr. Manette was an ex Bastille prisoner to save Charles's life. 30.What was the doctor's special power in Paris? He was an ex Bastille prisoner. The mob supported him and went with him to free Charles. 31."Long live the Bastille prisoner! Save the prisoner d' Evremonde! To the prison of La Force!" Comment. These words were said by the angry mob after Dr. Manette had spoken to them as an ex Bastille prisoner. They supported Dr. Manette and went with him to free Charles. 32."Be brave. I am well. Your father has great influence here. Kiss little Lucie for me." Comment. These words were written by Charles in a letter. Mr. Defarge and his wife delivered that letter to Lucie. 33.What was Lucie's reaction after reading Charles's message? She kissed on of Madame's Defarge hands to show how thankful she was. 34."Come, husband, let us go. I have seen them." Comment. These words were said by Madame Defarge to her husband after they had delivered the letter. Madame Defarge wanted to go as she identified Lucie and little Lucie. 35.Many husbands have suffered for many years and many wives too. Why should I care for your husband more than for them?" Comment. These words were said by Madame Defarge to Lucie when Lucie asked her if she was going to help Charles. 36.What was Charles's accusation? He was accused of being an emigrant. All emigrants would be put to death. 37."Cut off his head! To the guillotine with him! An enemy of the Republic!" These words were said by the crowd in the courtroom. They wanted Darnay to be killed. 38."I returned to France to save a French citizen's life! Is that a crime?" Comment. These words were said by Charles to the president of the court when he asked Charles why he had returned to France. 39.How did Darnay defend himself? He said that he had left France before the new law was passed . He came back to Paris to save the life of Gabelle and he was married to a French citizen. 40.Who were the witnesses? They were Dr. Manette and Gabelle. 41.What did the witnesses say? Dr. Manette said that Charles had been tried for treason in England as a spy for France. Gabelle confirmed Darnay's story. 42.What was the verdict? The president set Charles free. 43.How did Charles go home after the trial? He people carried him over their shoulders and walked in triumph till they reached the house of Dr. Manette. 44.Who didn't attend the celebration? Mr. Defarge and Madame Defarge. 45."Lucie! My own! I am safe!" Comment. These words were said by Charles to Lucie after he had been set free. 46."Dearest Charles! Let us thank God for bringing you safely through so many dangers!" Comment. These words were said by Lucie to her husband when they returned home together after the trial. 47."No man in all France could have done what he has done for me." Comment. These words were said by Charles to Lucie about Dr. Manette as he wanted to thank him for his help. 48.What was Dr. Manette proud of? He was proud of his success in saving Darnay. He felt strong and useful again. 49.What happened to Darnay as soon as he reached Paris? He was arrested and sent to prison La Force. 50.What were the people doing in the courtyard? 51.