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Oscar Wilde Biographical Quiz

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Oscar Wilde Biographical Quiz game quiz
"This quiz concentrates on the life of Oscar Wilde. Good luck!"

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1. What was Oscar Wilde's full birth name?
    Cathal Oscar Fingal Wills Wilde
    William Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wilde
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
    Oscar Cathal William O'Flahertie Wilde


2. Who referred to Oscar Wilde as the 'Young Pagan'?
    His older brother
    Edward Carson
    Marquis of Queensberry, (father of Lord Alfred Douglas
    His mother


3. While at Oxford, which Professor of Fine Art did Wilde desire to meet, to whom Wilde later wrote: 'The dearest memories of my Oxford days are my walks and talks with you...'?
    Walter Pater
    Hunter Blair
    John Ruskin
    Friedrich Max-Muller


4. At which Oxford college did Wilde enrol?
    New College
    Magdalen
    Brasenose
    Balliol


5. In what year did Wilde sail to the U.S. for a lecture tour?
    1881
    1884
    1882
    1885


6. Whom did Wilde marry in 1884?
    Constance Lloyd
    Vivian Russel
    He did not marry in 1884
    Victoria Maynard


7. Who did he meet in 1891, whose relationship with Wilde was later to be describe as a 'fatal friendship'?
    Marquis of Queensberry
    Lord Alfred Douglas
    Theodore Wratislaw
    Arthur Cunliffe


8. Which of Wilde's plays was banned in Britain?
    Salome
    An Ideal Husband
    A Woman of No Importance
    Lady Windemere's Fan


9. What was 'Mr Whistler's 10 o'clock'?
    An unfinished short story by Wilde
    A regular study appointment granted by Oxford Don Professor Whistler
    A popular music hall song
    A lecture given in 1885 by Mr Whistler


10. Which three famous writers did Wilde describe in the following terms: '...'s style was far too cumbrous, and ...'s too exaggarated.'... has influenced only journalism.'?
    Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Charles Dickens
    W. B. Yeats, George Eliot, George Meredith
    Charlotte Bronte, Anthony Trollope, George Meredith
    George Eliot, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens


11. What event prompted a newspaper of the day to write: 'The aesthetic cult, in the nasty form, is over' and was described in another as 'a dash of wholesome bigotry'?
    Wilde was found guilty of deception
    Wilde was found guilty of adultery
    Wilde was found guilty of indecent assault
    Wilde was found guilty of homosexual practices


12. What was the sentence handed down to Wilde after the Court case?
    Two years
    Three years
    Three years with hard labour
    Two years with hard labour


13. To what had Wilde changed his name by the time of his death?
    Sebastian Melmoth
    Lucian Melmoth
    Sebastian Melmotte
    Lucian Melmotte


14. Wilde's last words were reputedly: 'This _________ is terrible - one of us will have to go!' What word falls properly into the blank?
    Answer: (One word)


15. Who was the chief mourner at Wilde's funeral?
    John Ruskin
    Lord Alfred Douglas
    Charles Lucas
    W. B. Yeats


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Compiled Jun 28 12