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Jane Austen Quiz


Congratulations to Carol O'Brien who won our Jane Austen quiz.
How many answers did you get right?

1. Which novel is set in Norland Park?
Sense and Sensibility 

2. Name the character: ‘She hoped to be wise and reasonable in time; but alas! Alas! She must confess to herself that she was not wise yet.’
Anne Eliot

3. & 4. Name the character and the novel: ‘His manly beauty and more than common gracefulness were instantly the theme of general admiration, and the laugh which his gallantry raised against Marianne received particular spirit from his exterior attractions’
John Willoughby, Pride and Prejudice

5. & 6. Name the character and the novel: ‘but his friend ------- soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year.’
Mr Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

7. Who said this: ‘“I am not afraid; for though I am the youngest, I’m the tallest.”
Lydia Bennet

8. & 9. Name the character and the novel:  ‘her love of money was equal to her love of directing, and she knew quite as well how to save her own as to spend that of her friends.’
Mrs Norris, Mansfield Park

10. Name the film based on Jane’s relationship with Thomas Lefroy.
Becoming Jane

11. What character said: ‘I always deserve the best treatment, because I never put up with any other.’
Emma (Woodhouse)

12. What character said: ‘I am not fond of the idea of my shrubberies being always approachable.’
Walter Eliot

13. & 14. Name the character and the novel: ‘She had an excellent heart;—her disposition was affectionate, and her feelings were strong; but she knew how to govern them.’
Elinor Dashwood, Sense and Sensibility

15. & 16. Name the character and the novel: ‘He seemed to be about four or five and twenty, was rather tall, had a pleasing countenance, a very intelligent and lively eye, and, if not quite handsome, was very near it.’
Henry Tilney, Northanger Abbey

17. Name the character: [her] ‘very good opinion of --------------------- was a little shaken the following day, by hearing that he was gone off to London, merely to have his hair cut.’
Frank Churchill

18. Which character is described here: ‘He was quite young, wonderfully handsome, extremely agreeable, and, to crown the whole, he meant to be at the next assembly with a large party. Nothing could be more delightful! To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.’
Charles Bingley

19. ‘Where did you get that quiz of a hat? It makes you look like an old witch.’ Who is John Thorpe addressing?
His mother, Mrs Thorpe

20. Name the novel on which Jane Austen was working when she died.
Sandition, also known as The Brothers.

Pride and Prejudice at 200

January 2013 marks 200 years since the publication of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. 200 years on, it remains one of the most popular novels in the English language. If you want to reacquaint yourself with Elizabeth Bennet and Mister Darcy, call into one of our branches, or visit our library catalogue to find:

Download Pride and Prejudice, or read it online at Project Gutenburg:

Join in the online discussions at Good Reads:

We recommend the following links on Jane Austen, and the bicentenary of Pride and Prejudice