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The Life of Thomas Hardy

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The Life of Thomas Hardy game quiz
"Thomas Hardy is one of the greatest of all English novelists. You've read his books, but what do you know about the man himself?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. Hardy died on January 11th, 1928. How old was he then?
    83
    89
    85
    87


2. He was what by training?
    Architect
    Surgeon
    Lawyer
    Cartographer


3. In 1874 Hardy married for the first time. Who was his first wife?
    Bathsheba Everdene
    Emma Gifford
    Eustacia Vye
    Grace Melbury


4. Hardy was the son of Thomas and Jemima Hardy. What was his father's occupation?
    Mason
    Carpenter
    Farmer
    Merchant


5. In 1905 Hardy received an honorary degree from which Scottish university?
    Glasgow
    Stirling
    Aberdeen
    Edinburgh


6. In 1885 the Hardys moved into a house on the outskirts of Dorchester, designed by Thomas Hardy himself. He lived there until his death in 1928. What is the name of the house (which is still standing)?
    Athelhampton House
    Auchinleck House
    Max Gate
    Keepers Cottage


7. In 1915 Hardy remarried. What was the name of his second wife?
    Pauline Peters
    Claire Skinner
    Florence Dugdale
    Polly Walker


8. Hardy stopped writing novels after the publication of "Jude the Obscure". When was it published?
    1897
    1901
    1899
    1895


9. Hardy's ashes are interred in Westminster Abbey. Where does his heart lie?
    The Hardy memorial in Oxford
    In Westminster Abbey with his ashes
    Stinsford Cemetery
    Dorchester Cemetery


10. A statue of Hardy stands in Dorchester. Where?
    In front of the City Hall
    Casterbridge Place
    In front of Wolfeton House
    Top O' Town


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