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Fraser, George Macdonald
"The arch-cad Harry Flashman had many misadventures during the course of his long life, which were often precipitated by his weakness for women. This is a quiz about the significant females who popped up in "Flashman" and "Royal Flash"."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
We meet Judy early in Flashman's life, just after he is expelled from Rugby School. Who is Judy?
His father's housekeeper
His father's mistress
A barmaid at a pub near Rugby School
A London prostitute
Josette catches Flashman's eye when he begins his army career in the 11th Light Dragoons. What misfortune befalls Flashy as a result of their dalliance?
She steals his wallet and leaves him stranded
She publicly mocks his prowess as a lover
She becomes pregnant, and the scandal results in him having to leave his regiment
He has to fight a duel
Harry is pretty much forced into marriage with the delectable Elspeth. However, the marriage is a long and fairly happy one. Which description best fits Elspeth?
Redheaded, temperamental and outspoken
Mousy, quiet and home-loving
Brunette, intelligent and practical
Blonde, talkative and dim-witted
Flashy ends up in India and eventually, Afghanistan. Harry buys a dancing girl, Fetnab, to enliven his evenings. Fetnab is helpful to Harry in another way, besides the blindingly obvious. How does she help him?
She introduces him to high ranking Indian officials
She acts as his housekeeper
She teaches him Hindi
She teaches him how to haggle in the markets
When Flashman is in Afghanistan, he meets Narreeman, another dancing girl. What is the eventual outcome of their meeting?
Her husband becomes enamoured of Flashman
She becomes pregnant. Flashman goes native and lives with her for the duration of his stay in Afghanistan
She becomes pregnant and the scandal results in him having to leave his regiment
She comes close to torturing him and relieving him of some cherished bodily parts
On the disastrous retreat from Kabul, Flashman mistakenly thinks he stands a chance of amorous success with a young married English lady. What leads him to believe this?
She stroked his hand as he helped her into her carriage
She has previously allowed him to squeeze her bosom
She sent him a note advising when her husband would be absent
She told him she could never resist a man in uniform
Flashman returns home from Afghanistan and is hailed a hero. What does he discover shortly after he returns home?
Elspeth has very likely been unfaithful to him
Queen Victoria had wanted to marry him, but couldn't wait so married Albert instead
His father has married Elspeth's widowed mother
Elspeth has given birth to twins
Back in London, Flashman soon becomes entangled with Mrs Rosanna James. This is the first time that he has written of his dalliance with a 'real' person. Mrs James later became mistress of Ludwig I of Bavaria. By which name is she better known?
In Bavaria, Flashman stands accused of rape after a drunken encounter with a German countess. This is a set up, in order to force him to do what?
Impersonate a Danish Prince
Assassinate King Ludwig
Assassinate Otto Von Bismarck
Steal the Bavarian Crown Jewels
Flashman then travels, under protest, to the Duchy of Strackenz, where he meets the beautiful but icy duchess Irma. Why has he traveled to Strackenz?
To persuade Duchess Irma to marry King Ludwig
To escape the wrath of Otto Von Bismarck after sleeping with his wife
To give Duchess Irma English lessons
To marry Duchess Irma
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Compiled Jun 28 12