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Life of Samuel Pepys
"This quiz is on the life of Samuel Pepys, the Englishman whose famous diary gives a candid view of life during the Restoration."
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Where in England was Samuel Pepys born on February 23, 1633?
Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk
Salisbury Court in London
Which one of the following about Pepys' childhood is NOT correct?
He was orphaned as a baby and raised by his uncle, a Whitechapel butcher.
Pepys came from a musical family that played many instruments.
His father was a tailor, and his mother was a former washmaid.
His parents had eleven children but only four survived childhood.
Did Samuel Pepys have the opportunity to receive a university education?
Which one of the following statements best describes Elizabeth, the lady Pepys married in 1655?
She was a wealthy London widow several years his senior.
She was a young, pretty girl whose father was a penniless Frenchman.
Pepys married his first cousin to please his uncle and father.
She was a daughter of the wealthy rector of Brompton.
What kind of surgery did Pepys have on March 26, 1658?
A stone was removed from his bladder.
His impacted wisdom teeth were cut out.
Pepys had a large mole taken off his face.
He had an emergency tracheotomy
Samuel Pepys was one of the first gentlemen in London, to adopt the French fashion of wearing a periwig.
What was the name of Pepys' patron, the man who helped Pepys establish his career on the Navy Board?
Sir Richard Boteler
Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of Shaftesbury
Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich
Alexandre le Marchand de Michel
In what year did Pepys begin keeping his now famous diary?
Which one of Pepys' family died on Nov. 10, 1669?
Robert Pepys (his uncle)
Tom Pepys (his brother)
Elizabeth Pepys (his wife)
Margaret Kite Pepys (his mother)
Which of the following did not occur to Pepys in 1665, the year of London's Great Plague?
He became a member of the Royal Society.
He personally visited the plague pit at Moorfields.
His personal fortunes greatly increased.
He lost John Pepys, his father, to the plague.
Was Pepys the first to tell King Charles II that that a great fire was burning in London in 1666?
What was Pepys accused of that led to his arrest and imprisonment in the Tower of London in 1679?
Rerouting £10,000 from the navy to his own accounts
Practicing witchcraft with the members of the Royal Society
Being a Catholic and selling naval secrets to the French.
Plotting against James, the Duke of York, the king's brother
What happened to Pepys and his longtime companion, Mary Skinner, on September 29, 1693?
Their house was broken into and all their valuables were stolen.
They were nearly drowned on an excursion on the Thames.
They were robbed on a London street while walking to the theatre.
Their coach was robbed by highwaymen.
Samuel Pepys married his companion of thirty-three years, Mary Skinner, two weeks before his death in 1703.
In his will where did Pepys bequeath all of his books, manuscripts, and the six volumes that comprised his diary?
John Jackson, his nephew
The Greater Ormond Hospital for Sick Children
Magdalene College, Cambridge
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