Sunday, February 5, 2012

Charles Dickens Birthday Week - Games

Old-Fashioned Charm

Charles Dickens Birthday Week is officially here!!!  
To start this week here are some fun Dickens related quizzes and games for you to enjoy.


Charles Dickens Knowledge Quiz
To start out test your knowledge of Dickens' life and works by taking the quiz below (made by me). 
Simply enter your name or posting name to begin. There are 15 questions. Don't forget to leave a comment and let me know what score you get! :)





Charles Dickens Unscramble
Here's another game for you to enjoy during the week.
Unscramble these first and last names belonging to Dickens characters and leave your answers in a comment below!

1. WUPAMPY GILLI
2. BROTY TWOETSOD
3. BKEL SIILS
4. HOCKERT PERBET
5. SARTEY CYDNON
6. AFIES WIGNCKELD
7. JLWY SUDEMALED
8. PGT MELEEAS
9. CCKSNTY PEHARIIFF
10. JOOUNH BDESIARBY


Other Dickens Related Games
I found these two quizzes at Quizilla.com which are quite fun!

Gad's Hill Place (named after his house) has loads of amazing Dickens related games to play online including crossword puzzles, quizzes, matching games, photo shuffle puzzles and even a first lines quiz


Let me know which games you play and which of them are your favorites! Enjoy! :) 

13 comments:

Jemimah C. said...

For the Charles Dickens Knowledge Quiz, my score was 67%. I got 10 questions correct, and the other 5 wrong. So apparently, that's considered a fail. :( But I enjoyed it so much! Love the questions you thought up of!

Miss Dashwood said...

What a delightful quiz! "Martin Cheezewiz" and "Great Exaltations" really made me laugh, as did "The Life and Adventures of Thomas Knuckleboy"... did you base that last one on Mrs. Squeers, by any chance? :)
One thing I noticed though... you asked how many spirits visited Scrooge and the correct answer is actually one more than the correct answer you gave... did you forget Jacob Marley?
This was such fun! I got 93/100 (14 questions). I missed the one about the famous children's author--that is really interesting, I didn't know that! Unwanted houseguest, eh? I guess they didn't get along, then. :)

Melody said...

Ugh! I only got 60 on the quiz! (Even though I cheated a little because I didn't notice that it said "Martin Cheezewiz" [that's what happens when I hurry] so I re-took it. :P) Well, now I know more about Charles Dickens...

I loved your "shake me up" and "brimstone beast" question. ;-)

Here are the scrambles I recognize at the moment, and I'll probably come back later:
2. Betsey Trotwood
4. Herbert Pocket
5. Sydney Carton
6. Agnes Wickfield
7. Judy Smallweed?
8. Pet Meagles

Melody said...

I took the two character quizzes. I got Esther Summerson and Lucie Manette! And was surprised both times! Hehe... but I'm glad. It's nice, you know, to get the heroines on quizzes. :P
And on Lucie's, it said: "your forehead is so expressive you don't even need to open your mouth" (or something like that) which made me laugh because I've been told before that I have an expressive forehead. :P Although I didn't think about that when I was reading the description of Lucie in A Tale of Two Cities the other day...

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody said: "Ugh! I only got 60 on the quiz! (Even though I cheated a little because I didn't notice that it said "Martin Cheezewiz" [that's what happens when I hurry] so I re-took it. :P) Well, now I know more about Charles Dickens...

I loved your "shake me up" and "brimstone beast" question. ;-)"

Melody,
On your Unscramble answers you got all six guesses correct! I'll post your full comment later in the week.

Eva-Joy said...

I got 47% *blush* I guess I don't know much about Dickens.

Christine, Elsa, Abraham, & Sharon said...

1) William Guppy
2) Betsy Trotwood
3) Bill Sikes
4) Herbert Pocket
5) Sydney Carton
6) Agnes Wickfield
7) Judy Smallweed
8) Pet Meagles
9) Charity Pecksniff
10) Josiah Bounderby

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Christine, Elsa, Abraham, & Sharon -
All ten of your guesses for the Unscramble puzzles were correct! You successfully unscrambles all ten puzzles! Thanks for playing! :)

Elizabeth said...

enjoyed your little quiz at the top, though I failed very badly! :) I enjoyed the Bleak House character quiz too!

Jemimah said...

I have never read any of Charles Dickens, yet was stupid enough to take the quiz, and my score was 7%.
It doesn't get more embarrassing than that!

In the What Bleak House Character Are You I was:
Ms. Esther Summerson. (I am SO not her!)

In the What Tale Of 2 Cities Character are you I was:
Dr. Manette. (And that description is CERTAINLY not me either!)

Christine said...

I got 93% on your Charles Dickens quiz; you stumped me with the unwelcome guest question, lol. Though knowing about that person's lifestyle I am not surprised Charles Dickens did not welcome them.

I was Esther Summerson in the Bleak House quiz and Doctor Manette in the A Tale of Two Cities quiz, very funny because I am not like either character at all!

Isn't Gad's Hill a delightful website? I discovered it about a year ago and got alot of enjoyment from doing all the quizzes and puzzles. Did you see the virtual tour of Dickens' house? My siblings and I had fun looking at his house and neighborhood on Google Maps street view. The district is very charming.

Thanks for posting the quizzes!

Christine said...

Here is link to a website you might enjoy.

http://www.dickensmuseum.com/

birdienl said...

I got 13/15 on the Dickens knowledge quiz. I got the first question wrong, even though I just read your bio-article. He died quite young, it's a shame actually....

Here are my answers to the unscramble game:
1. William Guppy
2. Betsy Trotwood
3. Bill Sykes
4. Herbert Pocket
5. Sydney Carton
6. Agnes Wickfield
7. Judy Smallweed
8. Pet Meagles
9. Charity Pecksniff
10. ?

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