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David Copperfield

David Copperfield


by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield: If You Like Magic, Boy Are You Going to Be Disappointed Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around David Copperfield? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. With whom does David live as a young boy?

His father and sister
His father and grandmother
His mother and nurse
The Kardashians
Q. Why is David sent away to school?

Because he breaks a window with his ball
So that he can receive all of his necessary wizarding training in preparation to battle He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
Because he cuts up the floors with a penknife
Because he bites his step-father’s hand
Q. Where do Mr. Peggotty and his family live?

In an upside-down boat
In a grass hut with a door covered in animal fur
In a stone mansion with no doors
In a duplex with a surprisingly spacious master bedroom
Q. Why does David return home?

Because he could have sworn he left the kitchen light on
Because he is expelled from school
Because his mother dies
Q. David moves in with Miss Betsey Trotwood - who is she?

His lover
His aunt
His teacher
Some random woman with a wicked pad
Q. While going to his new school, who becomes David’s best friend?

Uriah Heep
Mr. Wickfield
His diary, the only one who will put up with his tiresome drivel
Q. Miss Betsey persuades David to pursue a career as a proctor, which is what?

A doctor
An engineer
An amateur proctologist
A lawyer
Q. With whom does David fall in love?

His sworn enemy’s wife
His boss’ daughter
His neighbor’s niece
No one; he’s more of a fighter than a lover
Q. Why is Little Em’ly upset about her engagement to Ham?

She is in love with someone else
She doesn’t want to be with him now that he is poor
She can’t bring herself to marry someone without an apostrophe in the middle of their name
Q. What happens after Dora dies?

David vows never to love another
David remarries
David hopes to be with her in his next life
David, by now pretty used to dealing with constant agony, heartache, tragedy and despair, barely notices