Friday, December 14, 2012

Jane Austen Trivia Quiz - JABA

Old-Fashioned Charm
How much do you know about Jane Austen? Test your knowledge of Jane Austen's life and works by taking this thirty question quiz!

To Play: Leave your answers to the questions below in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Please try to answer the questions off the top of your head, no looking up answers. You may only answer each question once so keep that in mind when commenting.

Scoring: Each correctly answered question is worth 10 points. The highest score you can earn is 300 points. The player(s) with the highest score by Thursday, December 20th will be awarded a prize button.


Jane Austen Trivia Quiz Questions

1. Where was Jane Austen born?
a. Steventon
b. Chawton
c. Bath
d. Deane

2. Name at least four of Jane Austen's seven siblings.

3. What nickname did Jane Austen's father use for her as a baby?
a. Janie
b. Janet
c. Jessie
d. Jenny

4. What was Jane Austen's mother's maiden name?
a. Knight
b. Perrot
c. Leigh
d. Lefroy

5. Which of Jane Austen's siblings' names did she not use in a major novel?

6. Which Juvenilia work takes place partly in Scotland?
a. Lesley Castle
b. Love and Friendship
c. Amelia Webster
d. The Three Sisters

7. Which Jane Austen story was the first to be sent to a publisher?   

8. How old was Jane Austen when her first novel was published?
a. 30
b. 19
c. 25
d. 36

9. Which suitor was Jane Austen engaged to for less than a day?
a. Tom Lefroy
b. Brook Edward Bridges
c. Harris Bigg-Wither
d. Charles Hayden

10. Who did Jane Austen dedicate the second edition of Emma to?

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'?

12. Which Austen novel celebrated it's bicentenary in 2011?
a. Pride and Prejudice
b. Emma
c. Sense and Sensibility
d. Mansfield Park

13. What was the name of the book Catherine Morland read in Northanger Abbey and who was the author?

14. In which Jane Austen novel do the events all take place in one town? What is the name of that town?

15. Which of these actors portrayed Mr. Darcy in the BBC 1980's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice?
a. Colin Firth
b. Elliot Cowan
c. Matthew Macfadyen
d. Laurence Olivier
e. David Rintoul

16. Which Jane Austen novel contains the expression "Nonsensical Girl!" and who says it?

17. Which two Austen novels were published after her death?

18. Which Jane Austen heroine receives marriage proposals on four separate occasions throughout her life story?
a. Elizabeth Bennet
b. Fanny Price
c. Emma Woodhouse
d. Anne Elliot

19. Can you name the three Austen heroes who are clergymen?

20. Which Jane Austen novel has two different endings?

21. Which of Jane Austen's heroines "is in general reckoned to draw extremely well"?
a. Catherine Morland
b. Elinor Dashwood
c. Anne Elliot
d. Emma Woodhouse

22. How many of Jane Austen's major novels were named after country houses?

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

24. What is the name of the heroine in The Watsons?
a. Frederica
b. Caroline
c. Emma
d. Charlotte

25. Which two major novels prominently feature Navy officers?

26. Which major Austen novel has the least film adaptations?
a. Mansfield Park
b. Persuasion
c. Northanger Abbey
d. Sense and Sensibility

27. Name an actress who has portrayed Jane Austen in a film.

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
b. Charles Dickens
c. Elizabeth Gaskell
d. Sir Walter Scott

29. How old was Jane Austen when she died?

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..."?
a. Robert Browning
b. Alfred Lord Tennyson
c. Emily Dickinson
d. Robert Frost



14 comments:

Melody said...

Okay, I can't resist playing. If I don't count, just don't count me. :D

1. A, Steventon
2. Heehee. Henry, Cassandra, Francis/Frank, and... George.
3. D, Jenny :)
4. Gasp, I don't KNOW this one! I'll go with B just because I haven't seen it in other branches of the Austen family... although maybe one of them was her branch, heh.
5. Cassandra. ;)
6. Wow, I don't know this either! Well, I'll go with A, Lesley Castle.
7. First Impressions, or Pride and Prejudice.
8. Okay, math time... I guess D, 36, although wasn't S&S published in the autumn?
9. C, Harris Bigg-Wither (haha, a couple of those names are from Miss Austen Regrets, aren't they?)
10. The Prince Regent. Wait, was it the second edition? Well maybe it was somebody else then... haha. Anyway.
11. I WONDER... :P Okay, Emma and Northanger Abbey.
12. C, S&S. :D
13. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Mrs. Ann Radcliffe.
14. I'm going to have to say Emma, and Highbury. Because Emma never leaves there, although we do hear of things going on elsewhere... wow, I never thought about that before, that it's the only novel where there's not travel going on!
15. Hahaha. E, David Rintoul. AKA The Lizard, AKA, The Bulldog, AKA The Expressionless Wax Statue...
Okay, I'm hushing up.
16. SQUEEEEE! *calms down* Emma, and Mr. Knightley says it. Of course. :D
17. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
18. Oh wow! Well, it's not one of the first three, so it must be D, Anne Elliot. Let's see... Frederick proposed back in the day, and then later Charles Musgrove, and then during the story Mr. Elliot and then Wentworth again. Yep, yep. Never thought about that before!
19. Henry Tilney, Edmund Bertram and Edward Ferrars.
20. B, Elinor Dashwood? Or it could be Emma... since people might reckon her to draw well... but I'll go with Elinor since she was the main artist, heehee.
22. Mansfield Park... I guess Northanger Abbey is a country house?... so 2. Or 1 if NA is not a country house.
23. Mansfield Park. :)
24. C, Emma
25. Persuasion... and Mansfield Park?
26. C, Northanger Abbey. *sniffle*
27. Anne Hathaway. Haha. :P
28. I think this is A, Charlotte Bronte. The rat. (Oh, sorry. Did I just type that out loud?)
29. Forty-one. *SNIFFLE*
30. Wow! I'm not familiar with this! Ehhh... I'll just randomly go with D.

How fun this was! :D

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Your answers to questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 (haha!) and 29 were correct.
Your guesses on 4 and 30 were incorrect.
Your score is 280 points! You sort of count because you haven't seen this post before and don't know all the answers. We'll see who else enters though. Thanks for playing! :)

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Scores:
Melody - 280 Points

Livia Rachelle said...

1.
2.
3.
4.Leigh
5. James (the oldest), but was not Charlotte's brother named James? I know she had brothers names Frank, Henry, Charles, and George. I think that is it. It was George Knightly in Emma if that names sounds obscure.
6.
7. Persuasion.
8.b
9.c
10. The Prince Regent-today Prince of Wales. George IV whom she despised-it was at the suggestion of his librarian or something.
11. Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park
12. a
13. Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe. I believe she was the author but there were several books listed and I don't remember which she was actually reading in the novel.
14. Emma. Highbury
15. e
16. Mr. Knightly says it to Emma in the novel of that name when she says she intuitively knew he was more of a gentleman that evening even before she knew he rode in a carriage
17. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
18. d. First by Captain Wentworth when they are very young, then Charles Musgrove ("But before he married Mary."), then much later by her creepy and immoral cousin William Elliot, and then again by her long-suffering beloved Captain Wentworth.
19. Edward Ferrars. Henry Tilney, and Edmund Bertram.
20. Persuasion. I like the blend of the two in the 2008 BBC version.
21. d.
22. Two: Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey
23. Northanger Abbey
24. c (d is in Sandition...or would have been)
25. Persuasion and Mansfield Park
26. Northanger Abbey
27. Olivia______ and Anne Hatheway
28.a
29. Early 40's-42 maybe
30.b

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Livia Rachelle,
Your answers on questions 4, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 were correct. I'm also giving you #2 because you mentioned five of her siblings name under #5.
Your answers to questions 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 21, 23 were incorrect.
Your score is 190 points. Thanks for playing!


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Scores:
Melody - 280 Points
Livia Rachelle - 190 Points

Hayden said...

let's see...
1. a.
2. Do i get extra points if I name all of them ? :) James, Edward, George, Henry, Charles, Cassandra, and Frank
3. ok...no idea actually. I'll say b.
4. c, defintely
5. Cassandra, although I can't remember a James, either.
6. Lesley Castle, i think.
7. Pride and Prejudice, by her dad. Although the first to be actually bought was Susan (Northanger Abbey)
8. d
9. c
10. The Prince Regent
11. I'm think Emma and...Sense and Sensibility, maybe?
12. C
13. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe
14. Emma; Highbury
15. e
16. Emma, Mr. Knightley. At least, in the movie he does...
17. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
18.I want to say a, although I only remember 3.
19. Henry Tilney (YAY!!) Edward Ferrars and Edmund Bertram
20. WHAT???? WHY HAVE I NOT HEARD OF THIS???
21. Hmmm....d?
22.2- Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey
23. Mansfield Park
24. c
25. Persuasion. And Sense and Sensibility? Was Colonel Brandon in the Navy? The only other I can think of is Captain Tilney
26. Northanger Abbey. I can only think of two.
27. Anne Hathaway
28. IDK. a?
29. forty...uhhh...uhhh...three?
30. No idea. A?

Emily Ruth said...

1. a. Steventon
2. Henry, George, Cassandra, James
3. a. Janie
4. c. Leigh
5. James, Cassandra, Will
7. Sense and Sensibility
8. d. 36
9. c. Harris Bigg-Wither
10. The Prince
16. Emma, and Mr. Knightley says it.
18. a. Elizabeth Bennet
19. Edmund Bertram, Mr. Elton, Mr. Collins
21. d. Emma Woodhouse
22. 2 novels
25. Persuasion and Mansfield Park
26. d. Sense and Sensibility
27. Anne Hathaway
28. b. Charles Dickens

Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, goody, I'm not too late for this!

1. A, Steventon.
2. Henry, Edward, Cassandra, George
3. D, Jenny
4. C, Leigh
5. Cassandra
6. A, Lesley Castle
7. First Impressions
8. D, 36
9. C, Harris Bigg-Wither
10. Ermmm... have no idea. The Prince Regent was the first, I know...
11. I'm gonna guess Mansfield Park and Persuasion.
12. C, S&S
13. The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Anne Radcliffe
14. Emma, Hartfield
15. E, David Rintoul (also known between Nonsensical Girl and myself as Lizard Mr. Darcy)
16. EMMA!!!!! MR. KNIGHTLEY!!!!!!!!
17. Northanger Abbey and Persuasion
18. Ummmm... I'm going to say Elizabeth Bennet (a) but I can only think of three occasions off the top of my head. Am I just being dense here?
19. Henry Tilney, Edmund Bertram and... probably some dude in one of the lesser ones. Heh.
20. Wait... what???
21. B, Elinor Dashwood
22. Two (MP and NA)
23. OOOOH I SHOULD KNOW THIS! ....but I can't remember. I'll take a stab and say P&P.
24. C, Emma
25. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey
26. B, Persuasion
27. Anne Hathaway (and quite dreadfully too...)
28. A, Charlotte Bronte
29. 42
30. A, Robert Browning

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Hayden,
Your answers on questions 1, 2 (good job on naming them all! no extra points though. :), 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28 were correct.
Your answers on questions 3, 11, 18, 21, 25, 29 and 30 were incorrect. Your score is 210 points!

Emily Ruth,
Your answers for questions 1, 2, 4, 5 (the second name you mentioned) 8, 9, 10, 16, 19 (3 points for naming one hero), 22, 25 and 27 were correct.
Your guesses on questions 3, 7, 18, 21, 26 and 28 were incorrect. Your score is 113 points. Thanks for playing!

Amy (Miss Dashwood),
Your answers for questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (5 points for the correct novel but the name of the town was incorrect), 15, 16, 17, 19 (7 points for naming two, you'll kick yourself when you see who the third is! ;), 21, 22, 24, 25 (5 points for naming one correctly), 27 and 28.
Your guesses on questions 11, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29 and 30 were incorrect. Your score is 217 points.

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Scores:
Melody - 280 Points
Livia Rachelle - 190 Points
Hayden - 210 points
Emily Ruth - 113 points
Miss Dashwood - 217 points

Meredith said...

Thank you for the fun! I love quizzes! This was quite a good challenge, it will be interesting to see how many I actually got right!

1 - a
2 - Charles, James, Cassandra, Henry
3 - d
4 - c
5 - Cassandra
6 - a
7 - tricky. I think First Impressions was sent but returned unread, Northanger Abbey (or Susan as it was originally called) was next sent
8 - d
9 - c
10 - Prince Regent
11 - Emma and Northanger Abbey
12 - Sense and Sensibility
13 - The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
14 - Emma, Highbury
15 - e
16 - Pride and Prejudice, Lady C
17 - NA and Persuasion
18 - d
19 - Edward Ferrars, Henry Tilney, Edmund Bertram
20 - Persuasion
21 - b
22 - two
23 - Mansfield Park
24 - c
25 - Persuasion and Mansfield Park
26 - c
27 - Anne Hathaway
28 - a
29 - 41
30 - d

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Meredith,
Your answers to questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 were correct. Your guesses on 16 and 30 were incorrect. Your score is 280 points! Good work!


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Scores:
Melody - 280 Points
Livia Rachelle - 190 Points
Hayden - 210 points
Emily Ruth - 113 points
Miss Dashwood - 217 points
Meredith - 280 points

birdienl said...

1. a
2. Cassandra, ...
3. c
4. Knight
5. Cassandra
6. Lesley Castle
7. Sense and Sensibility
8. 25
9. c
10. The Prince Regent
11. Persuasion, Sense and Sensibility
12. Sense and Sensibility
13. The Mysteries of Udolpho, Ann Radcliffe
14. Emma, Hartfield
15. e
16. Emma, Mr. Knightley
17. Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
18. d
19. Henry Tilney, Edmund Ferrars, Edmund Bertram
20. ?
21. d
22. 2 (Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey)
23. Mansfield Park
24. c
25. Persuasion, Mansfield Park
26. c
27. Anne Hathaway
28. a
29. 42
30. a

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

birdienl,
Your answers for questions 1, 2 (three points for naming one sibling), 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (5 points-correct novel but wrong town name), 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 were correct. Your guesses on questions 4, 7, 8, 11, 21, 29 and 30 were incorrect.
Your score is 198 points! Thanks for playing!

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Scores:
Melody - 280 points
Livia Rachelle - 190 points
Hayden - 210 points
Emily Ruth - 113 points
Miss Dashwood - 217 points
Meredith - 280 points
birdienl - 198 points

Miss Melody Muffin said...

Ok, I am going to give this a go! I have no idea how much of this I'll know... so some of it may simply be guesswork. :)

1. b. Chawton
2. James, Charles, Cassandra, Henry
3. c. Jessie
4. c. Leigh
5. Cassandra
6. a. Lesley Castle
7. Sense and Sensibility
8. d. 36
9. a. Tom Lefroy
10. her father?
11. Mansfield Park and Persuasion
12. Sense and Sensibility
13. The Mysteries of Udolpho written by Ann Radcliffe
14. Emma- in the town of Hartfield
15. e. David Rintoul
16. Emma- Mr. Knightley says it
17. Persuasion and Northanger Abbey
18. d. Anne Elliot
19. Henry Tilney, Edward Ferrars, Edmund Bertram
20. Persuasion
21. b. Elinor Dashwood
22. two- Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey
23. Northanger Abbey
24. b. Caroline
25. Persuasion and Mansfield Park
26. c. Northanger Abbey
27. Anne Hathaway
28. b. Charles Dickens
29. oh dear- 47?
30. a. Robert Browning

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Melody Muffin,
Your answers for questions 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14 (5 points-correct book but wrong town), 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26 and 27 were correct. Your guesses on questions 1, 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30 were incorrect.
Your score is 185 points. Thanks for playing!

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Scores:
Melody - 280 points
Livia Rachelle - 190 points
Hayden - 210 points
Emily Ruth - 113 points
Miss Dashwood - 217 points
Meredith - 280 points
birdienl - 198 points
Miss Melody Muffin - 185 points

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