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Oscar Wilde Biographical Quiz
"This quiz concentrates on the life of Oscar Wilde. Good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
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
Who referred to Oscar Wilde as the 'Young Pagan'?
His older brother
Marquis of Queensberry, (father of Lord Alfred Douglas
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...'?
At which Oxford college did Wilde enrol?
In what year did Wilde sail to the U.S. for a lecture tour?
Whom did Wilde marry in 1884?
He did not marry in 1884
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
Which of Wilde's plays was banned in Britain?
An Ideal Husband
A Woman of No Importance
Lady Windemere's Fan
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
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
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
What was the sentence handed down to Wilde after the Court case?
Three years with hard labour
Two years with hard labour
To what had Wilde changed his name by the time of his death?
Wilde's last words were reputedly: 'This _________ is terrible - one of us will have to go!' What word falls properly into the blank?
Who was the chief mourner at Wilde's funeral?
Lord Alfred Douglas
W. B. Yeats
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Compiled Jun 28 12