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Fill Me In (#2) Trivia Quiz


All you need to do here is choose the right middle name. Many people, especially in the 19th century, had a first, last, and middle name. See how many of these you know.

A multiple-choice quiz by Windswept. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Windswept
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
301,204
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
600
Last 3 plays: Guest 136 (4/10), Guest 174 (2/10), bananapeel39 (4/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. What is the second name of the writer famous for "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone"? (Actually, what you know of as his first name is his second name.) Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. What is the maiden name of Mary Shelley, the woman who authored "Frankenstein," a novel subtitled "The Modern Prometheus"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What is the second name of the famous writer whose novels take an ironic look at the folly of people's ambitions in 19th century England? His masterpiece has a heroine named Becky Sharp. Becky lives in a world filled with vanity, including her own. Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which is the tricky middle name of the British poet who is famous for his rendition of Prometheus and his marriage to Mary Shelley? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. What is the middle name of the writer whose name was the source of the Stendhal syndrome, an illness which involves extreme physical reactions to overwhelming beauty. Sometimes, this psychosomatic illness is called Florence Syndrome. The writer wrote a novel involving a place called Parma and another dealing with "reds and blacks". Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What is the second name of the American woman writer who wrote of a room with wallpaper of a single color. Her novella presents the daily life of a woman character/narrator who becomes obsessed by this color and its patterns, finally seeing her own double in that wallpaper? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the middle name of the renowned American Civil War figure famous for his March to the Sea? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. What is the middle name of the famous Transcendalist Abolitionist editor of 'The Liberator'? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. What was the middle name of the poet with a club foot, a poet whose poem "Don Juan" led to the development of a certain kind of Romantic hero that was named after him? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which is the rather obscure second name of one of the most famous Liberal prime ministers in British history, whose initials are WEG? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What is the second name of the writer famous for "The Woman in White" and "The Moonstone"? (Actually, what you know of as his first name is his second name.)

Answer: Wilkie

William Wilkie Collins was one of the most popular and prolific writers of his time, the mid-nineteenth century. His life is as interesting as the suspenseful fiction for which he was so popular. For instance, he was apparently addicted to opium and came to believe that he was haunted by a double he himself called "Ghost Wilkie." Although he did not marry, he had active relationships with various women and became a father of three children.
2. What is the maiden name of Mary Shelley, the woman who authored "Frankenstein," a novel subtitled "The Modern Prometheus"?

Answer: Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley came from a very famous family. Her father, William Godwin, was a philosopher who wrote "An Inquiry Concerning Political Justice," and her mother was Mary Wollstonecraft, a famous early feminist who wrote "A Vindication of the Rights of Women." Mary Shelley's brilliant, subtle novel of a doctor and his created "monster" dramatizes energies of Romanticism and gives voice to the crippling effects of injustices of all kinds.
3. What is the second name of the famous writer whose novels take an ironic look at the folly of people's ambitions in 19th century England? His masterpiece has a heroine named Becky Sharp. Becky lives in a world filled with vanity, including her own.

Answer: Makepeace

William Makepeace Thackerey is the complete name of the famous author of "Vanity Fair," a novel which displays the cruelties in a society dominated by social blindness and the desire for wealth. In person, Thackeray was a tall man, about 6'3," who had been born in Calcutta, India. For decades, his wife was totally locked into a depressive state, because of which Thackerey was thought of as a widower.
4. Which is the tricky middle name of the British poet who is famous for his rendition of Prometheus and his marriage to Mary Shelley?

Answer: Bysshe

Percy Bysshe Shelley was one of the foremost British Romantic poets. He, like many other poets at that time, identified with the oppressed and the downtrodden. In his own life, he had been expelled from school for his atheism. Readers praise Shelley's keen musical ear and his interest in philosophy.

He was married twice, the second time to Mary, the author of "Frankenstein." He is most famous for the poems, "Ozymandias," "Ode to the West Wind," and "Prometheus Unbound." Shelley drowned at the age of twenty nine off of the coast of Italy in a storm.
5. What is the middle name of the writer whose name was the source of the Stendhal syndrome, an illness which involves extreme physical reactions to overwhelming beauty. Sometimes, this psychosomatic illness is called Florence Syndrome. The writer wrote a novel involving a place called Parma and another dealing with "reds and blacks".

Answer: Henri

Marie-Henri Beyle is the complete name of the French novelist Stendhal. Stendhal is famous for his understanding of psychology and a new kind of realism. He wrote "The Red and the Black" and "The Charterhouse of Parma." A traveller and an elegant man, he is known to have been a womanizer.

Some people call him a 'romantic realist,' meaning that he combines the longings and passion of Romanticism with the accuracy and details of Realism. "The Red and the Black" presents the efforts of a young man to rise above the boring details of his provincial life. Ultimately, he discovers, among other things, that his own character undoes him. Stendhal suffered from syphilis and had a sudden seizure which killed him.
6. What is the second name of the American woman writer who wrote of a room with wallpaper of a single color. Her novella presents the daily life of a woman character/narrator who becomes obsessed by this color and its patterns, finally seeing her own double in that wallpaper?

Answer: Perkins

Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the author of a famous short narrative called "The Yellow Wallpaper." This novella considers the negative results on a woman of what "the rest cure, a method of dealing with women's allegedly "nervous" or "hysterical" psychological states of mind.

The heroine in this novella is forbidden to write, to create, to think hard. Essentially, she is put to bed by her physician husband after childbirth. Gilman says that she wrote it to get back at the physician who developed this cure--the famous S. Weir Mitchell. Gilman also wrote a book called "Women and Economics" as well of one of the first woman's utopia in her novel called "Herland."
7. What is the middle name of the renowned American Civil War figure famous for his March to the Sea?

Answer: Tecumseh

William Tecumseh Sherman (or 'Cump' as his intimates called him) was a general in the Union Army during the Civil War.
(He is not to be confused with Tecumseh (or Tekamthi) who was a well known Native Amerian leader of the Shawnee).
Sherman is forever associated with the "scorched earth policies" which identify the thoroughness with which he attempted to devastate the American South. Sherman's loyalty to the North, to the Union, is legend. He applied the same severity in his subsequent battles against what he called "a few thieving, ragged Indians." He completely backed the development of the railroad. Overall, Sherman's name is linked to celebrated battles in the Civil War, such as The March to the Sea, Shiloh, Atlanta, Savannah, and others.
8. What is the middle name of the famous Transcendalist Abolitionist editor of 'The Liberator'?

Answer: Lloyd

William Lloyd Garrison was a passionate opponent of slavery who insisted that he "would be heard." Garrison once burned a copy of the U.S. Constitution in 1844 due to his belief that it enslaved black people. Unfortunately, Garrison and Frederick Douglass, two eloquent orators, had a profound disagreement over the role of the Constitution in the emanicipation process. Garrison criticized Douglass openly, and their feud was never resolved.
9. What was the middle name of the poet with a club foot, a poet whose poem "Don Juan" led to the development of a certain kind of Romantic hero that was named after him?

Answer: Gordon

George Gordon Byron, also known as Lord Byron, was (or wanted to be seen as) the epitome of the Romantic hero. His most famous writings are "Don Juan," "Childe Harold's Pilgrimage" and the shorter poem, "She Walks in Beauty." Caroline Lamb, one of his female friends, said of him that he was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know," thus coining a phrase that has come to be widely used. Byron was part of the group of great English poets, including Keats and Shelley, who made much of beauty, danger, and freedom. Byron died of a fever in Greece.
10. Which is the rather obscure second name of one of the most famous Liberal prime ministers in British history, whose initials are WEG?

Answer: Ewart

William Ewart Gladstone was the prime minister of England four times. He is forever associated with the world of Victorian England. His dominance in this period is particularly interesting given the tensions between Gladstone and Queen Victoria. Gladstone's political beliefs would also clash radically with Benjamin Disreaeli's. Gladstone was an early defender of home rule for Ireland. This political position would lead to his political downfall.
Gladstone was a tough man. Apparently, at around 85 years old, he lugged some 32,000 books in a wheelbarrow to their final destination.
Source: Author Windswept

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