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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities


by Charles Dickens

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Book 1, Chapter 1 – The Period


1. What two kinds of ages does the narrator mention to begin the book?
2. What is the difference between the English and the French queens?
3. What year is it?
4. What happened to the Lord Mayor of London?
5. What did thieves steal from the Court drawing rooms?


1. The age of wisdom and the age of foolishness
2. The English queen has a plain face; the French queen has a fair face.
3. 1775
4. He was robbed by highwaymen on Turnham Green.
5. Diamond crosses from the necks of noble lords.