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					                                       Dorian Gray Questions
                                            Chapters 1-3

1. Even though he does not appear in this chapter, why is the person of Dorian Gray important?
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2. What prediction does Basil make about the three of them?
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3. Why does Basil say he will never exhibit the portrait?
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4. Why does Basil not want Lord Henry to meet Dorian? What promise does he want Lord Henry to make?
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5. Who was Narcissus?
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6. What do Dorian and Lord Henry have in common when they first meet in Chapter 2?
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7. What ideas does Lord Henry express about life?
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8. How does Dorian react to his portrait? How could the painting be used as a symbol?
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9. Why does Basil try to destroy the canvas?
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10. To whom does the painting belong?
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11. In chapter 3, what plan does Lord Henry have for Dorian?
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12. How does Lord Henry behave at lunch? Why does he act this way?
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13. What happens at the end of this chapter that shows the changing nature of the relationships among Basil,
Dorian, and Lord Henry?
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                                       Chapters 4-5

1. Describe Lady Victoria Henry. What do she and Dorian discuss?
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2. Why is Dorian so enamored of Sybil Vane?
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3. In what why is Lord Henry pleased about this new development in Dorian’s life?
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4. Why does Dorian want Basil and Lord Henry to come to the theatre?
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5. What does Lord Henry learn when he arrives home?
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6. Where does chapter 5 take place?
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7. What are Sybil’s mother and brother’s concerns?
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8. Where is James Vane going? What does he threaten?
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9. What does James ask his mother before he leaves?
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10. What does James learn from asking her this?
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                                       Chapters 6-7

1. How does Basil react when Lord Henry tells him about Dorian’s engagement?
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2. When Dorian arrives what is his mood?
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3. What does Basil say to Dorian?
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4. What does Lord Henry suggest about the marriage proposal?
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5. Why does Lord Henry say that Dorian will always be fond of him?
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6. What is Basil’s feeling at the end of the meeting?
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7. Describe the atmosphere at the theater that evening.
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8. How does Lord Henry act?
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9. How does Basil act?
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10. What happens during the performance?
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11. What does Dorian do?
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12. What is Sybil’s explanation?
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13. What is Dorian’s response?
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14. How does Dorian spend most of the rest of the evening?
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15. Dorian arrives home. What does he see when he looks at the painting?
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16. How is the portrait used as a symbol?
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17. After he has studied the portrait carefully, what vows does Dorian make?
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                                               Chapters 8-9
1. How does Dorian spend the morning after breaking up with Sybil?
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2. What does Dorian learn when Lord Henry arrives?
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3. Why does Dorian feel that he has murdered Sybil? What are some of his reactions? What elements of his
personality are emphasized?
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4. How does Lord Henry convince Dorian that the entire affair is to his (Dorian’s) advantage?
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5. After Lord Henry leaves, how does Dorian now view Sybil’s death?
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6. Dorian is at a crossroads in his life. What path does he choose to follow?
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7. What is Basil’s state of mind the next morning when he arrives at Dorian’s?
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8. How does Dorian act?
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9. What has Basil been unaware of concerning Sybil’s death?
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10. What is Dorian’s only concern now?
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11. Why does Dorian not expect to have to give any information at the inquest into Sybil’s death?
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12. What do Basil and Dorian argue about?
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13. Why does Dorian not understand Basil’s desire to exhibit the portrait?
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14. How does Dorian assess his friendship with Basil at this point?
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15. What does Dorian decide to do with the painting?
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                                            Chapter 10-11

1. What directions does Dorian give to his valet, Victor, at the beginning of chapter 11?
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2. What directions does he give his housekeeper, Mrs. Leaf?
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3. What momentary thought does Dorian have about Basil?
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4. How and where is the painting moved?
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5. What is Dorian’s reaction to the newspaper clipping about Sybil Vane’s inquest?
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6. What does Dorian say about the “Yellow Book?”
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7. How does the book affect Dorian over the next years?
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8. What is Dorian’s reputation in society?
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9. What is Dorian’s attitude toward himself and his portrait?
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10. What does Dorian do at night?
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11. What part does the portrait play in Dorian’s life?
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12. Why is Dorian’s social position secured?
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                                        Chapters 12-13

1. What are Basil’s plans?
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2. Why does he go to find Dorian?
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3. Why is Basil so concerned about Dorian? On whom does he blame for Dorian’s behavior?
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4. What does he want Dorian to do?
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5. What does Dorian say he will show Basil?
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6. What question does Basil want Dorian to answer?
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7. What is Basil’s reaction to seeing the portrait?
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8. Describe the picture.
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9. What does Basil do and encourage Dorian to do?
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10. What does Dorian do? How does he feel afterward?
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11. List 2 specific ways that Dorian refers to Basil after the murder.
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12. How will Basil’s disappearance be easily explained?
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13. What does Dorian do at the end of the chapter?
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                                             Chapters 14-15
1. What does Dorian feel when he remembers the murder?
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2. What does Dorian do after breakfast?
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3. What was the relationship between Dorian and Alan Campbell in the past?
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4. Why does Dorian want to see Alan at this time? What is Alan’s occupation?
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5. How does he convince Alan to do whatever he wants?
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6. How has the portrait changed?
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7. What does Dorian do at the end of chapter 14?
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8. Where is Alan at 8:30 that evening? How is his behavior strange?
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9. Describe Lady Narborough. What does she want to do with Dorian?
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10. What remarks by Lord Henry upset Dorian?
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11. What does Dorian do when he arrives home?
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12. Where does he go at midnight?
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                                       Chapter 16-17

1. Who is Adrian Singleton? Why is Dorian upset by his presence in the bar?
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2. What encounter does Dorian have with an old woman as he leaves the den?
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3. Who accosts him on the street and for what reason?
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4. How does James Vane become convinced that Dorian is not the man that he is looking for?
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5. What does James learn from the old woman after Dorian leaves?
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6. Where is Dorian a week later in Chapter 17?
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7. What is the topic of conversation at the dinner table?
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8. What happens that shocks everyone?
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9. Why is Dorian afraid to be alone?
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                                     Chapter 18-20

1. What happens during the walk with the Duchess at Selby Royal?
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2. What is strange about Dorian’s concerns about the shooting of the rabbit?
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3. According to Lord Henry, who is at fault for the incident that has occurred?
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4. What is Dorian’s attitude about death?
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5. What does Dorian write in his note to Lord Henry later that day?
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6. What does Dorian learn from the gatekeeper? What does he confirm for himself?
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    Chapter 19
7. What decision has Dorian made about his life?
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8. What does Dorian learn from Lord Henry about the latest topics of interest in society?
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9. What possible explanations are given for Basil’s disappearance?
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10. How does Henry respond to this “confession?”
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11. What question about the human soul does Lord Henry pose to Dorian?
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12. Why does he ask this question?
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13. How has the book Lord Henry sent Dorian affected his life? What does Dorian ask?
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14. What happens when Dorian looks at himself in the mirror later that evening?
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15. Why does Dorian go upstairs and look at the portrait?
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16. What does he see?
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17. How does the life of Dorian Gray come to an end?
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18. What do the servants find when they enter the room upstairs?
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