Saturday, April 6, 2013

Perfect Proposals Quote Quiz


Sadly only three of Jane Austen's major novels contain actual words of proposal from the hero to the heroine and perhaps that is why these quotes are some of the best known Jane Austen quotes. Below are proposal quotes with words cut out for you to fill-in-the-blanks!


To Play: Fill in the 15 blanks left below to complete the proposal quotes below. The blanks are numbered for easier guessing. Leave your guesses in a comment and I'll respond with your score. Guess as many times as you wish. Answers will be posted next Saturday.


Scoring: Five points for each correctly guessed word. A high score of 75 points can be earned.


"You pierce my ____(#1). I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, _____(#2) years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than _____(#3), that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but ___(#4). Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never __________(#5)." - Captain Wentworth, Persuasion



"If I loved you ____(#6), I might be able to talk about it ____(#7). But you know what I am. You hear nothing but _____(#8) from me. I have blamed you, and ________(#9) you, and you have borne it as no other woman in _______(#10) would have borne it." - Mr. Knightley, Emma



"In vain have I _________(#11). It will not do. My feelings will not be _________(#12). You must _____(#13) me to tell you how ardently I ______(#14) and ____(#15) you." - Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice



Enjoy!


39 comments:

Kiri Liz said...

1. soul

2. eight

3. woman

4. you

5. unfaithful

6. less

7. more

8. truth

9. lectured

10. Highbury

11. struggled

12. repressed

13. allow

14. admire

15. love

Anonymous said...

1. soul
2. eight
3. women
4. you
5. untrue
6.less
7. more
8. truth
9.lectured
10. world
11. struggled
12. changed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

E.Kate

Melody said...

Okay, this should be easy-shmeasy. Heehee.

1. soul
2. eight
5. inconstant

6. less
7. more
8. truth?
9. Oh boy, not sure whether it's lectured or scolded. Eh, I'll just go with lectured and then if you say I'm wrong I'll say scolded. :P
10. England

11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

:D Quite adore quote games, I do.

Amy Wegner said...

#1= soul
#2= eight
#3= woman
#4= you
#5= inconstant
#6= less
#7= more
#8= truth
#9= lectured
#10= England
#11= struggled
#12= subdued ??? I don't think this is right, but I can't think of what it is for anything!
#13= allow
#14= admire
#15= love

We'll see how many I got. :)

Amy

Stephanie said...

1)Soul
2)Eight
3)Woman
4)You
5)Inconstant
6)Less
7)More
8)Truth
9)Lectured
10)England
11)Struggled
12)Repressed
13)Allow
14)Admire
15)Love

On a side note, I watch/read too much Jane Austen...

Kelsey said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog (I found it through the Story Girl :D). I must say that I really enjoy reading your posts...I've explored quite a few past ones as well. :) And your header and background images are lovely! :)

Alrighty...let's see...I'm probably not going to do very well with Persuasion (it's not exactly my favorite Austen novel), but I'll try.

#1-soul
#2-eight? (I can't remember how long they were separated...)
#3-woman
#4-you
#5-unfaithful


Emma...

#6-less
#7-more
#8-truth ?
#9-scolded
#10-


Pride and Prejudice (my favorite!)...

#11-struggled
#12-oppressed ?
#13-allow
#14-admire
#15-love

Anonymous said...

#1 Soul
#2 Five
#3 Woman
#4 You
#5 Inconstant

#6 Less
#7 More
#8 Truth
#9 Lectured
#10 Earth

#11 Struggled
#12 Suppressed
#13 Let
#14 Admire
#15 Love

God Bless :)
Eleanor Rose

Petie said...

Alright! I'm gonna try and do this without looking them up! Here goes nothing...

1. soul

2. eight

3. woman

4. you

5. inconstant

6. less

7. more

8. truth

9. lectured

10. creation (total guess)

11. struggled

12. repressed

13. allow

14. admire

15. love

kaymck89 said...

This looks like it was a fun contest! I wish I'd seen it in time to participate. Oh, well; next time!
About #9, I have to remind you that he did say ":man and wife", but she didn't say "I do". :)

Anonymous said...

What a fun game! I love the Jane Austen proposals! The Persuasion proposal would have to be my favorite Austen proposal--Wentworth's letter is amazing! :)

1. soul
2. eight
3. woman
4. you
5. inconstant
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. scolded
10. (the) world
11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

-Raelyn Nicole

Julia said...

!!!! Oh fun!!!!


#1- SOUL.
#2- EIGHT.
#3- WOMAN.
#4- YOU.
#5- INCONSTANT.

#6- LESS.
#7- MORE.
#8- Truth (or *the* truth?)
#9- LECTURED
#10- Oooh! UGH. I want to say England... or Highbury. Can I enter two guesses at once for that word?

#11- STRUGGLED
#12- ummmmmm is it repressed? Contained? OY! I should know that....
#13- ALLOW
#14- ADMIRE
#15- LOVE.

Awwwwwwwwwwwww. This is such a great game. Where do you come up with the ideas for all these? :)

~Julia

Livia Rachelle said...

Captain Wentworth has to have the best proposal/proposal letter in literature!...not that I can reproduce it perfectly...:P Just imagine being on the receiving end of that loveliness! Okay, I have revived. #1.soul #2.8 #3.woman #4.you #5. forgetful

#6.less #7.more #8.truth #9.lectured you #10.England

#11.struggled #12.repressed #12.allow #13.admire #14. love

Charity U said...

1 - heart
2 - seven
3 - woman
4 - you
5 - unfaithful

6 - less
7 - more
8 - truth
9 - ?
10 - England?

11 - struggled
12 - repressed
13 - allow
14 - admire
15 - love

:)

Carol Joy said...

Wow I get to be first to guess! Awesome. Love this! ;)
1. Soul 2. Eight 3. Woman 4. You 5. Inconstant 6. Less 7. More 8. Criticism? 9. Lectured 10. The world(Highbury?) 11. Struggled 12. Repressed(suppressed?) 13. Allow 14. Admire 15. Love

Kara said...

1-soul
2-eight
3-woman
4-you
5-inconstant
6-less
7-more
8-truth
9-lectured
10-England
11-struggled
12-repressed
13-allow
14-admire
15-love

Yay! For once I think I might have gotten them all! :)

Ella said...

1) Heart
2) Nine
3) That
4) You
5.) ????
6) less
7) More
8) Truth
9) Lectured
10 ???
11) suffered
12) changed
13) allow
14) admire
15) Love

Miss Elizabeth Bennet said...

1. soul
2. eight?
3. woman
4. you
5. inconstant

6. less
7. more
8. the truth
9. lectured
10. England

11. have struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

B.J. Linton said...

1. soul
2. eight
3. woman
4. you
5. inconsistant
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. lectured
10. England
11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

Scullery Maid said...

#1 Soul
#2 ten
#3 Woman
#4 you
#5 unfaithful
#6 less
#7 more
#8 truth
#9 scolded
#10 England
#11 struggled
#12 repressed
#13 allow
#14 admire
#15 love

Emily Ruth said...

1. soul
2. eight
3. women
4. you
5. forgetful
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. lectured
10. the world
11. struggles
12. suppressed
13. allow
14. love
15. admire

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kiri Liz,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 5 and 10 were incorrect. Your score is 65 points!

E. Kate,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 5, 10 and 13 were incorrect. Your score is 60 points!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Melody,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your score is 65 points!
If you have guesses for 3 and 4 feel free to comment again.

Amy Wegner,
Your guesses in words 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guess on 12 was incorrect. Your score is 70 points!

Stephanie,
Your guesses on all the words were correct! You reached the maximum score of 75 points! There's never such a thing as too much Jane Austen! ;)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Kelsey,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 5, 9 and 12 were incorrect. Your score is 55 points. Thanks for playing!

Will post more scores later! :)

Melody said...

Whoops, I totally missed 3 and 4! Okay.
3. woman
4. you

Ania said...

Well, I know I won't get all of these but this seems like fun so I want to give it a try...

1. soul
2. eight
3. woman
4. you
5. unfaithful
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. lectured
10. earth
11. struggled
12. suppressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

Am enjoying your lovely site!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Eleanor Rose,
Your guesses on words 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 2, 10, 12 and 13 were incorrect. Your score is 55 points.

Petie,
Your guesses on all the words except for #10 were correct! Your score is 70 points! Feel free to try again on #10. ;)

Scullery Maid said...

Did my guesses come in?

Carol Joy said...

Did you never get my guesses? I posted Saturday night! 1. Soul 2. Eight 3. Woman 4. You 5. Inconstant 6. Less 7. More 8. Criticism? 9. Lectured 10. The world(Highbury?) 11. Struggled 12. Repressed(suppressed?) 13. Allow 14. Admire 15. Love

I have since looked up the answers I wasn't sure of (because I didn't want to wait), but I wanted 'credit' for playing! :D I love your quizzes.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Raelyn Nicole,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on 9 and 10 were incorrect. Your score is 65 points!

Julia,
Your guesses on all of the words were correct so you've earned the high score of 75 points! Excellent work!

Livia Rachelle,
Your guesses on all of the words except #5 were correct. Your score is 70 points!

Charity U,
Your guesses on words 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on 1, 2 and 5 were incorrect. Your score is 55 points!

Carol Joy,
Your guesses on all of the words except #8 and #10 were correct. Your score is 65 points. Thanks for playing!

Kara,
You guesses all of the words correctly and have reached the high score of 75 points! Good job!

Ella,
Your guesses on words 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 were incorrect. Your score is 40 points.

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Miss Elizabeth Bennet,
You guessed all of the words correctly and have reached the high score of 75 points! Awesome work! ;)

B. J. Linton,
Your guesses on all of the words except for #5 were correct. Your score is 70 points!

Scullery Maid,
Your guesses on all of the words except for 2, 5 and 9 were correct. Your score is 60 points. Thanks for playing!

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emily Ruth,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 13 were correct. Your guesses on words 5, 10, 12, 14 and 15 were incorrect. Your score is 50 points.

birdienl said...

1. heart
2. eight
3. woman
4. you
5. unfaithful

6. less
7. more
8.
9. scolded
10. England?

11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

Meredith said...

Such a fun quiz!

1. soul
2. eight
3. woman
4. you
5. inconstant
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. lectured
10. world
11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

kaymck89 said...

Miss Laurie,

Here goes!

1.)soul;
2.)eight;
3.)woman;
4.)you;
5.)forgetful;
6.)less;
7.)more;
8.)truth;
9.)lectured;
10.)England;
11.)struggled;
12.)repressed;
13.)allow;
14.)admire;
15.)love.

How's that?

Kayla

Maddie Rose said...

1. heart
2. two
3. woman
4. you
5. unfaithful
6. less
7. more
8. truth
9. scolded
10. the world?
11. struggled
12. repressed
13. allow
14. admire
15. love

I just LOVE these proposals, so romantic ;)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Ania,
Your guesses on words 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 5, 10 and 12 were incorrect. Your score is 60 points. Thanks for playing!

birdienl,
Your guesses on all the words except for #1, #5 and #9 were correct. Your score is 55 points!

Meredith,
Your guesses were all correct except for #10. Your score is 70 points! Great work!

Kaymck89,
Your guesses were all correct except for your guess on #5 so your score is 70 points. Good job!

Maddie Rose,
Your guesses on words 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were correct. Your guesses on words 1, 2, 5, 9 and 10 were incorrect. Your score is 50 points.

Emma Jane said...

Alright, I admit I am not exactly a Jane Austen aficionado, but all the same, I shall give it a go:

I'm not even going to try Persuasion, unfortunately!

As to Emma...#6 less, #7 more, #8 truth, #9 lectured, #10 England.

Pride and Prejudice: #11 struggled, #12 repressed, #13 allow, #14 admire, and #15, love.

I always look forward to your games, Miss Laurie! Thank you!

kaymck89 said...

Miss Laurie,
Can I guess again of #5? I'd like to try "unfaithful" this time. Thanks!
-Kayla

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

Emma Jane,
Your guesses on words 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 were all correct. Your score is 50 points! Thanks for playing!

kaymck89,
Your recent guess on #5 was incorrect. Your score stays that 70 points.


Thanks for playing everyone! Answers will be up soon! :)

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