Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jane Austen Quotes Quiz

There are many recognizable quotes from Jane Austen's novels. Below are 20 of her quotes for you to guess which novel they came from. This game is for my fellow Austenites - let's see how well you know The Authoress and her works!

To Play: Guess which Jane Austen novel each of the quotes below come from, without looking up the answers, and leave your guesses in a comment below. One point will be awarded for each correctly guessed quote, a maximum total of 20 points can be earned. Guess as many times as you wish.  

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

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..."

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.”

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

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

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

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

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."

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

Quote #10 - "It is such a happiness when good people get together—and they always do."

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.”

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.”

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."

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."

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."

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.”

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

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

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.”

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."

Answers will be posted next week.



Eva-Joy said...

1. NA
3. Persuasion
4. P and P
5. NA
6. P and P
7. Persusion
8. S and S
9. NA
11. MP
12. Persuasion
13. NA
14. S and S
15. NA
17. NA
20. MP

This was lots of fun!

Melody said...

Another JA quote game! Hooray!

1. Northanger Abbey
2. Emma
3. Persuasion
4. Pride and Prejudice
5. Hmmm... maybe Lady Susan?
6. Mansfield Park
7. Persuasion
8. Sense and Sensibility
9. Northanger Abbey
10. {no guess yet}
11. Mansfield Park
12. Persuasion?
13. Northanger Abbey. heehee.
14. Sense and Sensibility
15. NORTHANGER ABBEY!!! I. Love. That. Quote.
16. Perhaps Pride and Prejudice?
17. Mmm... I'll just have to guess. Sense and Sensibility?
18. Mansfield Park. (I know the scene well. haha)
19. Northanger Abbey
20. Northanger Abbey again, I think.

Scullery Maid said...

#1 M P, #2 M P, #3 P, #4 P&P, #5 S&S, #6 P&P, #7 P, #8 S&S, #9 N A, #10 M P, #11 N A, #12 P, #13 N A, #14 S&S, #15 N A, #16 P&P, #17 M P, #18 P, #19 S&S, #20 N A.
I hope this makes sense!

Lady Disdain said...

Hi Laurie, I only recently found your blog and this is my first playing :) I'm sure about some but not others, but let's see how it goes:

1: Northanger Abbey

2: P&P

3: P&P

4: P&P

5: NA

6: Mansfield Park

7: Persuasion

8: Sense & Sensibility

9: S&S

10: Persuasion

11: P&P

12: Persuasion

13: NA

14: S&S

15: NA

16: P&P

17: NA

18: NA

19: NA

20: P&P

A good portion of that were guesses :P Hopefully I got the ones I'm certain of, at least.

Charity U said...

#1 -- Emma or Northanger Abbey.

#3 -- S&S.

#4 -- I thought that was in a letter JA wrote? But I'm awful with quotes, so.

#5 -- Emma?

#6 -- oh so familiar...

#8 -- S&S.

#9 -- S&S?

#12 -- Persuasion.

#14 -- S&S.

#16 -- P&P.

There we go! :)

In His Wings said...

3. Persuasion
4. Pride & Prejudice
6. Pride & Prejudice
7. Persuasion
8. Sense & Sensibility
12. Sense & Sensibility
14. Emma
15. Northanger Abbey
16. Emma
19. Mansfield Park
20. Pride & Prejudice

These are a few of my guesses. I will try for the others later.

God bless,
Sarah Grace

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

All but two of your guesses were correct! The quotes you guessed correctly were numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 17.
The two you guessed incorrectly were numbers 6 and 20.
Your score is 13 points!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Out of the twenty quotes you guessed sixteen correctly, three incorrectly and no guess on one.
The quotes you guessed correctly were numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19.
The quotes you guessed incorrectly were numbers 5, 17 and 20.
I'm not sure if it helps but on #10 the quote is actually said by a character in the book rather than by The Authoress herself.
You have an excellent knowledge of Jane Austen my dear! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Scullery Maid,
Good work on your guesses!
You guessed quotes 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 correctly.
The quotes you guessed incorrectly were numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 and 20.
Your total score is 10 points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Lady Disdain,
Welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by and playing the game!
You correctly guessed quotes 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 19.
Your guesses on quotes 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 18 and 20 were incorrect.
Your total score is 13 points!
I hope you visit often!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Your guesses on quotes 1 (second guess), 8, 12, 14 and 16 were correct.
Your guesses on quotes 3, 4 (no, from a novel), 5 and 9 were unfortunately incorrect.
Your total score is five points. Thanks for playing! :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Sarah Grace,
Your guesses on quotes 3, 4, 7, 8 and 15 were correct.
Your guesses for quotes 6, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 20 were unfortunately incorrect.
Feel free to try again! :)

Anonymous said...

Yikes. I really need to brush up on my Jane Austen! Quote 8 is from Sense and Sensibility... Sadly, that is the only one I know. :( The others are familiar, but I'm not sure which book they're from.

Oh, and I love the Little Dorrit look! :) I just finished it yesterday and cannot wait to watch it again sometime!

Mary Beth

Anonymous said...

I have to guess on these...

Quote 7 is from Persuasion
Quote 10 is from Emma
Quote 12 is from Persuasion
Quote 14 is from Sense and Sensibility
Quote 16 is from Pride and Prejudice

Mary Beth

Mary Beth said...

I'm afraid my answers didn't go through yesterday so here they are again....some of these I know are right; some, eh, I'm guessing!

Quote 3 is from Persuasion
Quote 4 is from Pride and Prejudice
Quote 7 is from Persuasion
Quote 8 is from Sense and Sensibility
Quote 10 is from Emma
Quote 12 is from Persuasion
Quote 14 is from Sense and Sensibility
Quote 16 is from Pride and Prejudice

Oh, and I love the Little Dorrit theme! :) I just finished the series on Sunday.

Rachel Olivia said...

2. Emma, and this is in reference to the fact that Emma cannot disclose all the details of her realization of her love for Mr. Knightley because of Harriet's part in it.
3. Persuasion. Awww, so sad. This of course is when Anne is at the Musgroves ad Captain Wentworth is visiting so frequently.
4. Northanger Abbey. I think in reference to Henry? Or was it Catherine herself.
5. Northanger Abbey-Henry Tilney (reminds me of delightful passage in Evelina).
7. Persuasion. I think regarding Elizabeth Elliot
8. Sense and Sensibility regarding Mrs. Jennings.
9. Northanger Abbey regarding Henry and Catherine of course (is this the 3rd time I have said that-redundant).
10. Who is that dense to have said that-Emma?
11. ? Northanger Abbey-it matches the light-hearted tone
12. Persuasion regarding Anne.
13. Northanger Abbey regarding poor Catherine,
14. Aww, Edward. Sense and Sensibility.
15. Northanger Abbey.
16. Pride and Prejudice regarding Darcy and Elizabeth.
17. ? Haven't a clue although it sounds familiar. Northanger Abbey will be my wild guess.
18. Persuasion-did Anne say this.
19. Northanger Abbey-irony of course since Henry fell in love with Catherine because she was in love with him,
20. It seems like someone else did this quote in a quiz, and I got it wrong, but I am not sure remember the right answer. I think I chose NA, but I think the right answer may have been Persuasion.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Mary Beth,
Somehow your first comment went to my spam box so thank for sending your answers again.
All of your guesses on quotes 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 were correct! Good job!
Your score is 8 points. Thanks for playing!

Abby said...

Here are my guesses:

1) Northanger Abbey
3) Persuasion
4) Northanger Abbey
5) Pride and Prejudice
6) Mansfield Park
7) Persuasion
8) Sense and Sensiblity
9) Northanger Abbey
10) Emma?
11) Mansfield Park
12) Persuasion
13) Northanger Abbey
14) S&S
15) NA
16) P&P
19) Northanger Abbey
20) Persuasion

This was such fun! Although it really did put my Janeite memory skills to the test, aha :')


Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Excellent work on your guesses! All but two were correct! The quotes you guessed correctly were 1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 and 20. The quotes you guessed incorrectly were 4 and 5 but you might just have mixed up your answers for those two.
Your score is 15 points! Thanks for playing!

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