David Copperfield (100 MCQs)

 1. Who is Littimer?

  1. Miss Betsey’s husband
  2. Agnes’s uncle
  3. Steerforth’s servant
  4. Mr. Spenlow’s assistant

2. Where does David meet Steerforth?

  1. At Salem House
  2. At Miss Betsey’s house
  3. At Agnes’s
  4. In the forest

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

  1. Agnes
  2. Dora
  3. Mr. Spenlow
  4. Steerforth

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

  1. Mr. Micawber
  2. Miss Betsey
  3. Steerforth
  4. Mr. Wickfield

5. Where does David first meet Traddles?

  1. At Miss Murdstone’s
  2. At Blunderstone
  3. At Yarmouth
  4. At Salem House

6.  Who is David’s primary good influence?

  1. Dora
  2. Agnes
  3. Miss Betsey
  4. Peggotty

7. Who is David’s primary bad influence?

  1. Traddles
  2. Uriah
  3. Steerforth
  4. Doctor Strong

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

  1. Mr. Wickfield
  2. Doctor Strong
  3. Jack Maldon
  4. Mr. Creakle

9. In whose house does David slap Uriah?

  1. Mr. Micawber’s
  2. Miss Betsey’s
  3. Mr. Wickfield’s
  4. Doctor Strong’s

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

  1. He runs away from home
  2. He runs away from Salem House
  3. He runs away from the wine factory
  4. He runs away from Mr. Micawber’s

11. How does Steerforth meet Little Em’ly?

  1. Ham introduces them
  2. He sees her on the beach
  3. Mr. Peggotty introduces them
  4. David introduces them

12. Which of the following characters is a dwarf?

  1. Miss Mowcher
  2. Mr. Barkis
  3. Peggotty
  4. Little Em’ly

13. Why is David sent to Salem House?

  1. To fetch some milk and eggs
  2. To see his grandmother
  3. Because he bites Mr. Murdstone
  4. Because his mother dies

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

  1. He runs out of ink
  2. He can’t stop writing about King Charles I
  3. He can’t stop playing with his kite
  4. It makes him too sad

15. Who is Ham?

  1. Clara Peggotty’s nephew
  2. Mr. Peggotty’s nephew
  3. Little Em’ly’s future husband
  4. All of the above

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

  1. She is in love with someone else
  2. She is the fourth of ten daughters
  3. He is poor
  4. Her mother is ill

17. Who is Miss Betsey Trotwood?

  1. David’s aunt
  2. Peggotty’s sister
  3. Clara’s sister
  4. Agnes’s mother

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

  1. Traddles
  2. Steerforth
  3. Uriah
  4. Jack Maldon

19. Who is Jack Maldon?

  1. Annie’s brother
  2. Miss Betsey’s sister
  3. Uriah’s father
  4. Annie’s cousin

20. Which facial feature does Uriah lack?

  1. Lips
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Nose
  4. Eyelashes

21. Which of the following does Uriah most resemble?

  1. A giraffe
  2. An elephant
  3. A dog
  4. A snake

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

  1. Because Mr. Dick hides in the bushes
  2. Because there are donkeys on her lawn
  3. Because she is losing her mind
  4. Because David makes her angry

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

  1. Mr. Wickfield
  2. Uriah Heep
  3. Doctor Strong
  4. Mr. Dick

24. Who flies a kite with David?

  1. Uriah
  2. Doctor Strong
  3. Mr. Dick
  4. Mr. Wickfield

25. Who brings the Strongs back together?

  1. Uriah
  2. Steerforth
  3. Mr. Dick
  4. Mr. Wickfield

26. As a young child, Charles Dickens worked at a ___.

  1. Warehouse
  2. Textile factory
  3. Butcher shop
  4. Newspaper

27. Which of the following best describes how Dickens was viewed within England?

  1. Embarrassment
  2. Outlaw
  3. Literary celebrity
  4. Largely unknown

28. From where did Dickens draw inspiration for the characters in David Copperfield?

  1. Other novels
  2. His own life
  3. Local newspapers
  4. His dreams

29. Relative to his other books, how did Dickens view David Copperfield?

  1. Overly fantastical
  2. His worst writing
  3. A missed opportunity
  4. Best depiction of childhood

30. Which of the following describes the historical setting of David Copperfield?

  1. Early Victorian England
  2. Middle Ages
  3. Beginning of Industrial Revolution
  4. Modern-day London

31. Who tells the story of David Copperfield?

  1. An omniscient narrator
  2. David’s nurse
  3. David himself
  4. David’s father

32. How is David treated by the Murdstones?

  1. Cruelly
  2. Lovingly
  3. Indifferently
  4. As a son

33. Which career does Miss Betsey recommend for David?

  1. Doctor
  2. Lawyer
  3. Builder
  4. Businessman

34. Who commits fraud against Mr. Wickfield?

  1. Doctor Strong
  2. Uriah Heep
  3. Miss Betsey
  4. Mr. Spenlow

35. At the end of the novel, to whom is David married?

  1. Dora
  2. Miss Betsey
  3. Peggotty
  4. Agnes

36. Which of the following best describes Uriah Heep?

  1. Loyal friend
  2. Foolish brute
  3. Conniving villain
  4. Mental patient

37. How does David view James Steerforth?

  1. As abusive and violent
  2. As two-faced and conniving
  3. As indifferent and cold
  4. As generous and wise

38. Why does Little Em’ly run away?

  1. To avoid danger
  2. To become a lady
  3. For money and fame
  4. She hates her family

39. Which of the following phrases best describes the relationship between Doctor Strong and Annie Strong?

  1. Deeply loving
  2. New and uncertain
  3. Fake and loveless
  4. Unstable and deceitful

40. How does Agnes behave during David’s other romances?

  1. She sabotages them
  2. She complains to David
  3. She exhibits jealous rage
  4. She suffers patiently

41. Which of the following best describes the development of David’s character through the novel?

  1. He loses his mind
  2. He matures greatly
  3. He becomes cruel
  4. He becomes his father

42. By the end of the novel, what does David value most about Agnes?

  1. Her physical self
  2. Her money
  3. Her humor
  4. Her tranquility

43. What force drives Uriah Heep’s actions throughout the novel?

  1. Fear of God
  2. Love of money
  3. Need for control
  4. Lust for Dora

44. Which of the following best describes Uriah’s upbringing?

  1. Similar to David’s
  2. Difficult
  3. Impoverished
  4. All of the above

45. Steerforth helps the reader understand which aspect of David’s personality?

  1. His youthful innocence
  2. His overwhelming ignorance
  3. His need for attention
  4. His violent temper

46. How does Dickens view the role of wealth and class within society?

  1. As source of evil
  2. As measure of value
  3. As unfair and arbitrary
  4. As an indicator of morals

47. Which of the following does the sea represent within the novel?

  1. New beginnings
  2. Death and danger
  3. Cycles of life
  4. Monotonous nature of life

48. How does Dickens think a child should be raised by a motherly figure?

  1. Loved but not worshipped
  2. Protected from the world
  3. Ignored and beaten
  4. Allowed to do anything

49. According to the novel, how can the weak overcome the powerful?

  1. Banding together
  2. Guerilla warfare
  3. Allying with powerful people
  4. They can’t

50. Which of the following best describes Dickens’s purpose in presenting the accents of the characters?

  1. To diversify writing style
  2. To add local flavor
  3. To create comedic effect
  4. To indicate social class

51. What is the name of David’s house?

  1. Salem house.
  2. Yarmouth boathouse.
  3. Blunderstone rookery.
  4. Limestone aviary.

52. What does the sign that David is forced to wear during his stay at boarding school say?

  1. “Take care of him. He bites.”
  2. “beware, i bite.”
  3. “beware of dog”
  4. “violent boy / take care of him.”

53. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of David’s birth?

  1. Everyone thought that he would be a girl.
  2. He was born on a friday.
  3. He began crying right at the stroke of midnight.
  4. He was born with a caul.

54. What trait does Mr. Murdstone stress to Clara constantly?

  1. Forgiveness.
  2. Firmness.
  3. Submission.
  4. Cruelty.

55. Why did Miss Betsey storm out on the night that David was born?

  1. She was shocked by the young age of her brother’s widow.
  2. She was offended by a comment made by david’s mother.
  3. She found the doctor to be very rude and insulting.
  4. She was upset that david turned out to be a boy.

56. David’s earliest memory is of what?

  1. His father.
  2. Peggotty and his mother.
  3. His aunt, miss trotwood.
  4. His home.

57. During his first stay in Yarmouth, David stays where?

  1. A large house.
  2. A boat.
  3. A hotel.
  4. A cabin.

58. Where does Mr. Mell’s mother live?

  1. In a mansion.
  2. In a boat.
  3. In a secluded house.
  4. In a poorhouse.

59. What does Dora ask David to call her?

  1. Young-wife.
  2. Child-wife.
  3. Simple-wife.
  4. Little-wife.

60. Which of the following does NOT die at sea?

  1. Ham.
  2. Steerforth.
  3. Little em’ly’s father.
  4. Mr. Barkis.

61. Mr. Wickfield suffers from what?

  1. Chronic illness.
  2. Insomnia.
  3. Cancer.
  4. Alcoholism.

62. How did Miss Dartle get her scar?

  1. From an accident out at sea.
  2. From steerforth throwing a hammer at her.
  3. From fainting and falling down.
  4. From a fight with mrs. Steerforth.

63. Dora always has the following at her side:

  1. Her dog.
  2. Flowers.
  3. Her paints.
  4. Her guitar.

64. Who does NOT go to Australia at the end of the novel?

  1. Mrs. Grummidge.
  2. Mr. Peggotty.
  3. Mr. Omer.
  4. Martha.

65. David eventually decides that he wants to be what?

  1. A proctor.
  2. A writer.
  3. A professor.
  4. A lawyer.

66. Miss Betsey is obsessed with which of the following?

  1. Money.
  2. Proper etiquette.
  3. Sailing and the sea.
  4. Keeping donkeys off of her grass.

67. Dr. Strong is writing what kind of book?

  1. Biography.
  2. Autobiography.
  3. Dictionary.
  4. History.

68. Who is Jack Maldon?

  1. Dr. Strong’s son.
  2. David’s schoolmate.
  3. Annie’s cousin.
  4. Mr. Wickfield’s nephew.

69. Mr. Creakle ends up as what?

  1. A magistrate.
  2. A mortician.
  3. A school master.
  4. A sailor.

70. What does Miss Mowcher suffer from?

  1. Dwarfism.
  2. Alcoholism.
  3. Rheumatism.
  4. Cancer.

71. What is the last thing Steerforth asks of David?

  1. To visit his mother one more time.
  2. To remember him at his best.
  3. To tell little em’ly he loves her.
  4. To throw a dinner party.

72. How many times is Mr. Micawber thrown in jail for his debts?

  1. Once.
  2. Twice.
  3. Four times.
  4. Three times.

73. How does Miss Murdstone know Dora?

  1. She is her stepmother.
  2. She is her hired companion.
  3. She is her babysitter.
  4. She is her tutor.

74. Who is with Dora when she dies?

  1. David.
  2. Agnes.
  3. Mr. Spenlow.
  4. Her aunts.

75. Mr. Dick is Miss Betsey’s what?

  1. Husband.
  2. Live-in housemate.
  3. Cook.
  4. servent

76. Mr. Dick is Miss Betsey’s what?

  1. Husband.
  2. Live-in housemate.
  3. Cook.
  4. Servent

77. How does the opening sentence start?

  1. “Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life…”
  2. “To begin my life with the beginning of my life…”
  3. “In consideration of the day and hour of my birth…”
  4. “I was born at Blunderstone, in Suffolk…”

78. How old was David when his father died?

  1. He wasn’t born yet
  2. Two years
  3. Six months
  4. Ten years

79. With what does David need to be treated, according to Mr Murdstone?

  1. Love
  2. Friendship
  3. Respect
  4. Firmness

80. What P.S. does David send to Peggotty in a letter from Salem House?

  1. “I hate Mr Murdstone”
  2. “Emily is a sweetheart”
  3. Barkis is willing”
  4. “I forgive Jane”

81. Who’s the only boy in Salem House whom Mr Creakle never lays a hand on?

  1. David Copperfield
  2. George Demple
  3. Tommy Traddles
  4. James Steerforth

82. In Salem House David has to wear a pasteboard placard. What’s written on it?

  1. “Whoever reads this is a lunatic.”
  2. “Kick me.”
  3. “Orphan for sale.”
  4. Take care of him. He bites.”

83. Chapter 9 is called “I have a memorable birthday”. What makes it so memorable?

  1. He’s locked up in Salem House
  2. He meets Agnes for the first time
  3. He writes his first short story
  4. His mother and little brother are buried

84. What did Charles Dickens have in common with his “favourite child” David Copperfield?

  1. His first job was to label bottles
  2. He bit his stepfather’s finger
  3. He was married twice
  4. He was born in March

85. David runs away from Murdstone and Grinby’s warehouse to the only living relative he has. Who’s this?

  1. Janet Murdstone
  2. Clara Peggotty
  3. Betsy Trotwood
  4. Rosa Dartle

86. David’s aunt asks Mr Dick what she should do with the boy. What’s his advice?

  1. Break his ribs
  2. Send him back home
  3. Wash him
  4. Give him a job

87. Of these, which happens first?

  1. David meets Steerforth and Traddles
  2. David sells his waistcoat for ninepence
  3. David meets Mr Micawber
  4. David’s little brother dies

88. “I saw a cadaverous face appear (…). It belonged to a red-haired person (…) Who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of red-brown…” Who matches this description?

  1. Mr Micawber
  2. Mr Wickfield
  3. Uriah Heep
  4. Ham Peggotty

89. In chapter 16 a very pretty young lady is sitting close to Dr Strong. He calls her Annie. Who is she?

  1. His daughter
  2. His wife
  3. His mistress
  4. His niece

90. How does Uriah Heep describe himself?

  1. “a very ‘umble person”
  2. “a beggared outcast”
  3. “quite a great lawyer”
  4. “a very honest little creature”

91. Who is often in debt, writes a lot of letters, and finally emigrates to Australia?

  1. Mr Spenlow
  2. Mr Wickfield
  3. Mr Micawber
  4. Mr Chillip

92. What’s the ironic nickname of Miss Mowcher?

  1. The Beauty
  2. Old Soldier
  3. The Nightingale
  4. The Giantess

93. Whom does Emily run away with?

  1. Ham Peggotty
  2. Uriah Heep
  3. David Copperfield
  4. James Steerforth

94. Who’s Jip?

  1. Dora’s dog
  2. Mr Omer’s partner
  3. Mr Wickfield’s clerk
  4. Steerforth’s servant

95. Whom does Uriah Heep want to marry?

  1. Agnes Wickfield
  2. Emily Peggotty
  3. Dora Spenlow
  4. Martha Endell

96. Mr Peggotty travels through Europe in search for Emily. Where does he finally find her?

  1. Switzerland
  2. France
  3. Italy
  4. London

97. Where does David see Uriah (and Littimer) for the last time?

  1. In a coffin
  2. At the beach
  3. In prison
  4. At the gallows

98. Which couple never gets married?

  1. Mr Murdstone and Clara Copperfield
  2. Ham Peggotty and Emily
  3. Tommy Traddles and Sophy
  4. David Copperfield and Agnes

99. Who still lives at the end of the novel?

  1. Dora
  2. Emily
  3. Steerforth
  4. Ham

100. Who’s Jip?

  1. Dora’s dog
  2. Mr Omer’s partner
  3. Mr Wickfield’s clerk
  4. Steerforth’s servant