Saturday, March 31, 2012

Jane Austen Quotes Quiz - Answers!

These are the answers to the Jane Austen Quotes Quiz which was posted last week. 

I was very impressed by the number of correct answers from my Austenite friends! Thanks so everyone who played!


Quote #1 - "Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." - Northanger Abbey

Quote #2 - "Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised, or a little mistaken..." - Emma

Quote #3 - “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison, no countenances so beloved. Now they were as strangers; nay, worse than strangers, for they could never become acquainted. It was a perpetual estrangement.” - Persuasion

Quote #4 - "To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love..." - Pride and Prejudice

Quote #5 - "A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can." Northanger Abbey

Quote #6 - "But there certainly are not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them." - Mansfield Park

Quote #7 - “It sometimes happens that a woman is handsomer at twenty-nine than she was ten years before” - Persuasion

Quote #8 - "She had only two daughters, both of whom she had lived to see respectably married, and she had now therefore nothing to do but to marry all the rest of the world." - Sense and Sensibility 

Quote #9 - "To begin perfect happiness and the respective ages of twenty-six and eighteen is to do pretty well." Northanger Abbey

Quote #10 - "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do." - Emma (said by Miss Bates)

Quote #11 - “Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. I quit such odious subjects as soon as I can, impatient to restore everybody, not greatly in fault themselves, to tolerable comfort, and to have done with all the rest.” - Mansfield Park

Quote #12 - “She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older: the natural sequel of an unnatural beginning.” - Persuasion

Quote #13 - "To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive." Northanger Abbey

Quote #14 - "He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing. He was too diffident to do justice to himself; but when his natural shyness was overcome, his behaviour gave every indication of an open, affectionate heart." - Sense and Sensibility

Quote #15 - "But when a young lady is to be a heroine, the perverseness of forty surrounding families cannot prevent her. Something must and will happen to throw a hero in her way." Northanger Abbey

Quote #16 - “They walked on, without knowing in what direction. There was too much to be thought, and felt, and said, for attention to any other objects.” - Pride and Prejudice

Quote #17 - "...from politics, it was an easy step to silence." Northanger Abbey

Quote #18 - "The enthusiasm of a woman's love is even beyond the biographer's." - Mansfield Park

Quote #19 - “No young lady can be justified in falling in love before the gentleman's love is declared, it must be very improper that a young lady should dream of a gentleman before the gentleman is first known to have dreamt of her.” Northanger Abbey

Quote #20 - "Who can be in doubt of what followed? When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort." - Persuasion

Players Scores:

Melody - 16 points 
Abby - 15 points

Eva-Joy - 13 points
Lady Disdain - 13 points
Scullery Maid - 10 points
Mary Beth - 8 points
Charity - 5 points
Sarah Grace - 5 points

Thank you all for playing!

Which of these Jane Austen quotes is your favorite?

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