Thursday, December 20, 2012

JABA Answers, Winners & Wrap-Up

Old-Fashioned Charm

Here it is, the Jane Austen Birthday Assembly has drawn to a close and it's now time to announce the winners of the contests and the answers to the trivia quiz!

But first I'd like to thank Melody of Regency Delight and Miss Elizabeth Bennet of Elegance of Fashion for all of their help in putting together this event. It was so much fun working with you ladies, you are indeed a blessing my sweet friends!

I'd also like to thank Little Lady of Sunshine and Shadows and Rebekah of The World of Rhoswen Faerie Wrose for writing such lovely guest post last minute! And to all of the bloggers who participated in putting up Character Buttons for the Jane Austen Characters Scavenger Hunt, thanks so much for your help!

Much thanks to everyone who commented and participated in this celebration!

Jane Austen Character Scavenger Hunt
Thanks to everyone who played the Character Scavenger Hunt and for all of the participating bloggers who put up buttons! 

Answers :

Charity U at Austenitis - Mr. Darcy Stamp (main page sidebar)
Miss Elizabeth Bennet at Elegance of Fashion - Elinor Dashwood Stamp (Review Index page), Colonel Brandon Stamp (Sense & Sensibility 2008 review)
Little Lady at In Sunshine and Shadows - Mr. Knightley Stamp (About Me page)
Jemimah C at Ink and Iridescence - Anne Elliot Stamp (Persuasion 2007 review)
Kiri Liz at Lianne Tamienlore - Emma Woodhouse Stamp (My Swell Friends page)
Maria Elisabeth at Miss Georgiana Darcy - Edmund Bertram Stamp (bottom of main page)
Miss Laurie at Old-Fashioned Charm - Captain Wentworth Stamp (Banners page), Fanny Price Stamp (Anne Elliot 225th Birthday post)
The Miss Dashwoods at The P&P95Forever Club - Jane Bennet Stamp (Our Favorite JA Film page), Charles Bingley Stamp (bottom of main page)
Melody at Regency Delight ~Jane Austen, &c.~  - Marianne Dashwood Stamp (Classics Club page), Elizabeth Bennet (Guest Post at Yet Another Period Drama Blog post)
Hayden at The Story Girl - Henry Tilney Stamp (main page sidebar)
Rebekah at The World of Rhoswen Faerie Wrose - Catherine Morland Stamp (Bottom of Main page)
Miss Dashwood at Yet Another Period Drama Blog - Edward Ferrars Stamp (My Movie List page)

Scavenger Hunt Winner:
Sarah of Isla Creations was the first to find all 16 Character Stamps! Good work Sarah!

Winner's Button for Sarah:
Old-Fashioned Charm

Runners Up:
Kiri Liz - 16 of 16 stamps
BatZion - 15 of 16 stamps
Scullery Maid - 15 of 16 stamps
Jemimah C - 13 of 16 stamps
Emily Ruth - 12 of 16 stamps


Winner ______ announced. Read her short story ______ ______ at Regency Delight!

Winner will be announced soon!


Those who answered the Tag Questions  
(if you're not on this list leave me a comment with the link to your answers!)


Quiz Answers:

1. Where was Jane Austen born?
a. Steventon

2. Name at least four of Jane Austen's seven siblings.
In order of birth: George, James, Edward, Henry, Cassandra, Francis "Frank", [Jane], Charles

3. What nickname did Jane Austen's father use for her as a baby?
d. Jenny

4. What was Jane Austen's mother's maiden name?
c. Leigh

5. Which of Jane Austen's siblings' names did she not use in a major novel?
Cassandra (it's used in a Juvenilia story but not in a major novel)

6. Which Juvenilia work takes place partly in Scotland?
a. Lesley Castle

7. Which Jane Austen story was the first to be sent to a publisher?   
Pride and Prejudice (then called First Impressions). It was the first sent to a publisher but it was refused and sent back.

8. How old was Jane Austen when her first novel was published?
d. 36 

9. Which suitor was Jane Austen engaged to for less than a day?
c. Harris Bigg-Wither

10. Who did Jane Austen dedicate the second edition of Emma to?
The Prince Regent (later George IV), it was his idea not Jane Austen's!

11. "Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste it's fragrance on the desert air..." - Which two of Austen's novels contain this quote from Thomas Gray's poem 'Elegy In A Country Churchyard'?
Emma and Northanger Abbey.

12. Which Austen novel celebrated it's bicentenary in 2011?
c. Sense and Sensibility (Pride and Prejudice's bicentenary is in 2013!)

13. What was the name of the book Catherine Morland read in Northanger Abbey and who was the author?
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Mrs. Ann Radcliffe

14. In which Jane Austen novel do the events all take place in one town? What is the name of that town?
Emma. The town is Highbury. (a couple people mentioned Hartfield but that was the name of Mr. Woodhouse's home)

15. Which of these actors portrayed Mr. Darcy in the BBC 1980's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice?
e. David Rintoul

16. Which Jane Austen novel contains the expression "Nonsensical Girl!" and who says it?
Emma. Mr. Knightley says it to Emma Woodhouse.

17. Which two Austen novels were published after her death?
Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, both published by her brother Henry.

18. Which Jane Austen heroine receives marriage proposals on four separate occasions throughout her life story?
d. Anne Elliot - Captain Wentworth's first proposal, Charles Musgrove's proposal "a few years before he married Mary", Mr. William Elliot and Captain Wentworth's second proposal. Elizabeth Bennet had three proposals.

19. Can you name the three Austen heroes who are clergymen?
Henry Tilney from Northanger Abbey, Edmund Bertram from Mansfield Park and Edward Ferrars from Sense and Sensiblity

20. Which Jane Austen novel has two different endings?
Persuasion. There's the first ending Jane Austen wrote and the second polished one that features Captain Wentworth's letter and is most popularly printed. Most film adaptations blend the two endings.

21. Which of Jane Austen's heroines "is in general reckoned to draw extremely well"?
b. Elinor Dashwood - her brother John Dashwood makes this comment about her work. Emma Woodhouse admits that she doesn't draw very well.

22. How many of Jane Austen's major novels were named after country houses?
Two, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey

23. Which Jane Austen novel contains the quote "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery"?
Mansfield Park

24. What is the name of the heroine in The Watsons?
c. Emma. Frederica is from Lady Susan and Charlotte is from Sanditon.

25. Which two major novels prominently feature Navy officers?
Persuasion and Mansfield Park.

26. Which major Austen novel has the least film adaptations?
c. Northanger Abbey - only two film adaptations

27. Name an actress who has portrayed Jane Austen in a film.
Anne Hathaway or Olivia Williams

28. Which classic author asked their friend: "Why do you like Jane Austen so very much? I am puzzled on that point."?
a. Charlotte Bronte

29. How old was Jane Austen when she died?
Age 41. She died in July 1816 and wouldn't have turned 42 until December.

30. Which classic poet said: "Miss Austen understood the smallness of life to perfection. She was a great artist, equal in her small sphere to Shakespeare..."?
b. Alfred Lord Tennyson

Trivia Quiz Winners - Tied:
Meredith - 280 points
Melody - 280 points

Winners' Button:
Old-Fashioned Charm
Old-Fashioned Charm

Runners Up:
Miss Dashwood - 217 points
Hayden - 210 points
birdienl - 198 points
Livia Rachelle - 190 points
Miss Melody Muffin - 185 points
Emily Ruth - 113 points



BatZion said...

This was so much fun and look forward to participating again next year :)

But for the life of me, I could not find Colonel Brandon's stamp! I must have scoured Elegance of Fashion's blog at least a dozen times! Congrats to the two girls who found it! :)

Charity U said...

Thanks for including my tag, Miss Laurie...and I'm sorry for never sending that to you! I didn't participate a lot in this event this time, but I did really enjoy the posts from all the blogs! Great job, ladies!

Miss Melody Muffin said...

Congratulations to all the winners!!

I just filled out the tag here:

I would definitely be interested in participating in a similar event next year!

Thank you Miss Laurie for a delightful event!

Meredith said...

Thank you all the fun and festivities this past week! I will be proudly sporting the badge you made me on my blog! Thanks for all your hard work!

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