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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 12 Jul 2001 16:12:20 -0700
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Indulgent members of the Forum,

        I am about ready to post to the list a review of David
Paroissien's _Companion to Great Expectations_ and thought you might enjoy
testing your close knowledge of the novel's background by glancing over
the following questions:

1) What is grog exactly, and how did it get its name?

2) When by law could the rulers of England no longer claim to rule by
divine right?

3) Why does Mr. Pumblechook sigh and nod because Pip would not eat

4) What was anchovy sauce used for?

5) What was the box mangle Pip thinks of in the soldier's barrracks?

6) Aside from the literary prototypes for Miss Havisham, did Dickens
actually see a person who might have served as part-model?

7) What does Magwitch refer to when he says Compeyson could address the
court "with verses in his speech"?

        Score yourself as follows:
                One right, splendid!
                Two right, genius by birth AND education


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