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B is for Bronte
"The Bronte sisters - Charlotte, Emily and Anne - were amazing authors whose lives were tragically short. This quiz is about their family life, other family members, home, school, jobs etc. but all answers, like the Bronte name, begin with the letter B."
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Their father, Patrick, changed his surname to Bronte while he was at Cambridge University. What was his surname before this?
Maria Bronte, their mother, chose her maiden name as the middle name for the only son in the family. What was this name?
Many of the early elements of Charlotte's novel, Jane Eyre, are semi-autobiographical. Which book of illustrations, an early favourite of Jane's, did Charlotte and her siblings copy from as part of their painting practice?
Bexley's History of British Beasts
Bewick's History of British Birds
Barnstaple's History of British Bishops
Brewster's History of British Bulldogs
Lowood School in Jane Eyre is based on Cowan Bridge: the school for the daughters of clergymen which Charlotte and her sisters attended. Which character in the book parodies the real life founder of this school, Rev. Carus Wilson?
In which Yorkshire city, only eight miles from the Brontes' home in Haworth, did Branwell briefly establish himself as a portrait painter?
As children, the Bronte siblings prepared tiny magazines and books with microscopic handwriting. These were initially modelled on and inspired by which popular magazine of the day?
Which romantic poet, whose lifestyle was in sharp contrast to the quiet Brontes, inspired both Emily and Charlotte in their writing?
Which European city did Emily and Charlotte travel to in order to attend the Pensionnat Heger school with a view to later opening their own school in Haworth?
Which surname did the sisters adopt as a pseudonym to cover their true identities when publishing their poetry and novels?
What is the name of the public house in Haworth where Branwell spent many of the last evenings of his life getting drunk?
The Blue Boar
The Burgundy Badger
The Brown Bear
The Black Bull
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