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Quiz about Select the Jane Austen Characters
Quiz about Select the Jane Austen Characters

Select the Jane Austen Characters Quiz

Select the Jane Austen Characters

This is a collection format quiz in which you are given a list of characters from Jane Austen's novels - mixed in with characters from other well known works of literature. Can you find twelve of Jane's characters?

A collection quiz by Creedy. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Quiz #
Sep 27 23
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
11 / 12
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 173 (10/12), Changeling_de (12/12), Andyboy2021 (12/12).
Select the twelve Jane Austen characters from her six published novels, from the following list of 20 characters altogether, eight of which come from another author.
There are 12 correct entries. Get 3 incorrect and the game ends.
Edmund Bertram Paul Dombey Major Joseph Bagstock Mary Bennet Harriet Smith Tim Linkinwater Abel Magwitch Fitzwilliam Darcy Inspector Bucket George Wickham Fanny Price Wilkins Micawber Margaret Dashwood Catherine Morland Lucy Steele Robert Martin Clara Copperfield Jane Fairfax Charles Bingley Nicholas Nickelby

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Most Recent Scores
Feb 24 2024 : Guest 173: 10/12
Feb 24 2024 : Changeling_de: 12/12
Feb 24 2024 : Andyboy2021: 12/12
Feb 24 2024 : Guest 83: 5/12
Feb 24 2024 : Mazee1: 12/12
Feb 24 2024 : strnog1: 12/12
Feb 22 2024 : Guest 100: 12/12
Feb 21 2024 : Guest 99: 12/12
Feb 21 2024 : Guest 134: 12/12

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts

English born novelist Jane Austen lived from 1775 until 1817. The tragedy of this brilliant writer is that we know so very little of the real Jane - the girl, the woman, the novelist, her personality and character - because, on her death in 1817, her much loved sister, Cassandra, destroyed over 2,800 of Jane's letters, in order, she believed, to prevent her young nieces coming across Jane's "acid or forthright comments on neighbours or family members". What a loss to the world of literature. It is only through Jane's impeccable depictions of the many characters in her six published novels that we are able to get a glimpse of the author herself peering laughingly at us through the mists of time.

Jane could be forthright indeed with various of her characterisations, imbuing them with personality traits and less than desirable behaviour she witnessed in people around her in her day-to-day life. Yet she also gave us wonderful verbal portraits of characters made of pure gold, people to be emulated, portraits held up for her readers of all that is good in the human condition. Altogether she presents an entire range of wonderful characters from the worst to the best, in these works that she describes in one of her surviving personal writings as "being done with a fine brush on a 'little bit (not two inches wide) of ivory'" - a cameo, if you like, of life, love, laughter, manners and behaviour in the Georgian era of Britain.

Characters for this quiz were taken from five of Jane's novels: "Sense and Sensibility" (1811); "Pride and Prejudice" (1813); "Mansfield Park" (1814); "Emma" (1815); and "Northanger Abbey" (1817), which was published after her death. The characters from "Sense and Sensibility" were Margaret Dashwood, Edmund Bertram and Lucy Steele; those from "Pride and Prejudice" were Mary Bennet, Charles Bingley, George Wickham and Fitzwilliam Darcy; "Mansfield Park" gives you Fanny Price; "Emma" presents Jane Fairfax, Harriet Smith and Robert Martin; and "Northanger Abbey" introduces Catherine Morland.
Source: Author Creedy

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