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These quizzes are on books by a variety of authors, all of them British. If you are looking for quizzes about a specific British author, you need to look for them in the author-based categories.
47 British Literature quizzes and 555 British Literature trivia questions.
1.
A Picture of British Lit
  A Picture of British Lit!    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Using the pictures as clues, can you identify some of my all-time favorite books from English literature?
Easier, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jan 16 18
Easier
coachpauly
Jan 16 18
1239 plays
2.
A Pictorial Guide to British Literature
  A Pictorial Guide to British Literature   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A quiz about some popular British authors and their works, with pictorial clues to help you answer.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Jan 01 15
Average
rossian editor
1295 plays
3.
A Very British Book
  A Very British Book   popular trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There are books by British writers that are universal. Then there are books by British writers that reflect Britain in a particular time or period with astounding clarity.
Average, 10 Qns, Christinap, Dec 22 18
Average
Christinap
Dec 22 18
1047 plays
4.
  Brit Lit: The Modern Age--1902-1960 editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is the final quiz in my British Literature series. It contains questions about poetry, short fiction, novels, and drama from the early to middle twentieth century. Have fun!
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 27 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
2321 plays
5.
Writers Bloc
  Writer's Bloc   great trivia quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
There is writer's block, and then there is a writer's bloc, an informal grouping of writers with a common association, in this case, all British. See if you can put together these authors or their works from the clues and pictures provided.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Dec 04 14
Average
CmdrK gold member
950 plays
6.
Brit Lit Puzzler
  Brit Lit Puzzler    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
A brief tour of some British authors and their works. Your task is, using the photographic clue and any hints, to work out who they are or what they wrote.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Dec 07 14
Average
suomy
873 plays
7.
  Brit Lit: The Victorian Age--1831-1901   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Victorian Age.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
1558 plays
8.
  Ben and Stephen and Nick editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on some of my favorite modern British authors. Nothing too high-brow here - what these men have in common is readability and wit.
Average, 10 Qns, agony, Apr 19 14
Average
agony editor
3441 plays
9.
  British Literature: The Renaissance--16th Century   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is concerned with poetry, drama, etc. written by English writers between 1485 and 1603. This quiz is also one of several in a series about British literature that begins with the Old English literary period.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Feb 26 22
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
Feb 26 22
1086 plays
10.
  Famous First Words : Great British Novels   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second installment in my "Famous First Words" series. I'll give you some clues, then the first line of a British novel, you just pick the title and author. Watch out: in question ten, I'll give you the author, you pick the novel!
Average, 10 Qns, thula2, Aug 04 17
Average
thula2
Aug 04 17
1572 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who is the main character and narrator of the story?

From Quiz "The Other Boleyn Girl"




11.
  Brit Lit: Late Renaissance--Early 17th Century   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is one in a series of British Literature games. This particular one is about literature written during the late Renaissance or the early seventeenth century. See what you know or what you can learn!
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
908 plays
12.
  Brit Lit: Age of Reason--18th Century   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to another game in my ongoing British Literature series of quizzes! This one covers the poets, novelists, dramatists, and essayists of the 1700's until late in the century when Romanticism is the dominant influence.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
759 plays
13.
  If All Else Fails    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If all else fails, I can count on a good book from my home nation to take me to a better place. Here are some British favourites for you to peruse. Beware! Some plot spoilers lie in wait...
Average, 10 Qns, malik24, Sep 25 13
Average
malik24
2430 plays
14.
  Middle English Literature   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Refresh your knowledge or broaden your horizons with this survey of Middle English Literature. Here, you'll find more than just Chaucer, though you'll find him too!
Tough, 20 Qns, skylarb, Mar 31 21
Tough
skylarb
Mar 31 21
2154 plays
15.
  Medieval Literature: Old English   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The topic of this quiz is English literature composed between 450 AD and 1066 AD. Much of it would have been written originally in Old English or Latin.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
853 plays
16.
  Medieval Literature: Middle English   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about English lit from 1066 (the Norman conquest) to 1485 (the ascension of the House of Tudor), the second half of the Medieval Period. "Middle English" refers to the language spoken between Old English and Modern English.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
825 plays
17.
  Brit Lit: Restoration Lit--Late 17th Century   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to yet another quiz in the ongoing survey of British literature! This quiz is about the playwrights, poets, and prose writers of the late 1700s or the era of the Restoration of the English monarchy.
Average, 10 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
644 plays
18.
  Let Me Go Look   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You might mutter these words as you delve into your collection of books to see who started their books with these words. This collection of words come from the start of various novels all written by British authors. Let's see which ones you recognise.
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Apr 11 16
Average
suomy
2597 plays
19.
  Tea With Tolkien   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever wondered what it would be like share a cup of tea with the following writers? See if you can figure out who they are. The hints should help (all are British).
Very Easy, 10 Qns, nmerr, Feb 25 22
Very Easy
nmerr gold member
Feb 25 22
1319 plays
20.
  British Detectives and their Creators    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Can you match these British detectives with the authors who created them?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Sep 29 16
Average
Dizart gold member
623 plays
21.
  I Also Wrote (British Authors)    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
How deep is your knowledge of British authors? Match a famous work by an author with one of their less famous works (e.g. "The Man Who Would be King" with "Kim", both by Rudyard Kipling).
Average, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, Sep 11 20
Average
SixShutouts66 gold member
Sep 11 20
358 plays
22.
  Brit Lit: The Romantic Age--1785-1830   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is yet another quiz in my ongoing British Literature series. This one covers the poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama, etc. written during what is typically referred to as the Romantic Period.
Average, 15 Qns, alaspooryoric, Dec 26 16
Average
alaspooryoric gold member
742 plays
23.
  Classic English Novels    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You are given the summary of the initial situation or events of a classic English novel. Up to you to find out which one is meant.
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Oct 02 21
Average
flem-ish
Oct 02 21
4058 plays
24.
  London In Literature   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Naturally enough, a lot of English literature is concerned with the capital, and many authors are intimately associated with the city. Here is a quiz on London in literature from the fourteenth to the twentieth centuries.
Tough, 15 Qns, TabbyTom, Feb 22 23
Tough
TabbyTom gold member
Feb 22 23
2635 plays
25.
  The Write Stuff    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the third of my quizzes, that go towards my Adventures in Authoring badge. This quiz is about British authors who became world famous for their various novels because they had "The Write Stuff" if you excuse the pun.
Easier, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, Aug 10 23
Easier
mcsurfie
Aug 10 23
874 plays
26.
  For Your Ayes Only    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Aye, laddie - or lassie, as the case may be - a quiz about Scottish literature. Scottish authors, Scottish subjects, or Scottish settings. A wee bit of everything Scots related.
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Nov 19 18
Average
daver852 gold member
Nov 19 18
2010 plays
27.
  Do You Know Your Early British Novels?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will cover only British novels (no poetry) up to the Modernist period. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, cotton804, Dec 17 22
Average
cotton804
Dec 17 22
2245 plays
28.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Anyone who survived a high school or college English Lit. class should have no problem with this quiz about 'non-Shakespearian' Elizabethan Age and 17th Century literature. Enjoy.
Easier, 10 Qns, rblayer, Dec 26 16
Easier
rblayer
1903 plays
29.
  Writers From Wales    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Wales is a small country which has produced its share of well-known writers, poets and playwrights. Your challenge is to identify them from my clues.
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Sep 18 15
Average
bracklaman
744 plays
30.
  Yup, English and Irish Lit   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here are some questions on English and Irish writers, their works, etc., all trivialized for your safety and enjoyment. Enjoy!
Tough, 15 Qns, Lofgeornost, Oct 21 17
Tough
Lofgeornost
Oct 21 17
1878 plays
31.
  English Lit 101   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See if you can recall facts about authors, poets and their works found in literature from the British Isles.
Tough, 10 Qns, debodun, Sep 25 14
Tough
debodun
932 plays
32.
  Scottish Literature   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Robert Burns is possibly the most famous Scottish writer but there are plenty of others, see how well you know them.
Average, 15 Qns, alan03, Feb 26 06
Average
alan03
1220 plays
33.
  British Literature of the Restoration    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Restoration was unique for many reasons. Test your knowledge of this time period from a literary and historical perspective.
Tough, 10 Qns, jessepop, May 09 20
Tough
jessepop
May 09 20
898 plays
34.
  British Classical Women Writers    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz concerns the lives and works of women writers.
Average, 15 Qns, nutter2002, Oct 01 22
Average
nutter2002
Oct 01 22
1626 plays
35.
  Opening Lines from British Books    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you the opening line/s and name of the author. You should then choose from which of that author's books the quote has been taken.
Average, 10 Qns, rubytops, May 01 22
Average
rubytops gold member
May 01 22
945 plays
36.
  Eminent Victorians    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz deals with British literature of the Victorian Period (1830-1901). I hope you'll enjoy it.
Tough, 20 Qns, marienbart, Sep 12 22
Tough
marienbart
Sep 12 22
901 plays
37.
  Mixed Bag of Victorian Literature    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Tired of quizzes about the Bronte sisters? Try this quiz, it will test a broader range of literature from some much-loved Victorian writers.
Tough, 15 Qns, tkane82, Dec 26 16
Tough
tkane82
1128 plays
38.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 3    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will cover Eighteenth Century English literature up to the Romantic Revolt.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Dec 26 16
Average
rblayer
1721 plays
39.
  Romanticism    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz deals with the period of romanticism in Britain. The questions are mainly about the chief authors of this period, i.e. the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century.
Average, 10 Qns, marienbart, May 05 24
Average
marienbart
May 05 24
855 plays
40.
  Victorian Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Questions on British (and Irish?) Victorian poets and novelists.
Difficult, 10 Qns, oink, Dec 26 16
Difficult
oink
2641 plays
41.
  Post-War British Literature    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After the Second World War there were important changes in British Literature. There were the Angry Young Men. There were the voices from the ex-Empire. See for yourself what you still remember of those recent 'past times'.
Tough, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Nov 02 19
Tough
flem-ish
Nov 02 19
1299 plays
42.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
While my first English Lit. quiz covered a thousand years, this one will focus on the 39 year period between 1798 and 1837 and the great works of the Age of Romanticism.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Aug 10 21
Average
rblayer
Aug 10 21
1263 plays
43.
  London Literary Allusions   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
You will need to know some literary history to do well in this quiz.
Difficult, 10 Qns, londoneye98, Apr 19 14
Difficult
londoneye98 gold member
450 plays
44.
  19th Century British Lit    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Your high school teacher would be so proud... or not!
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, sampras, Dec 20 15
Very Difficult
sampras
2309 plays
45.
  The Victorian Age Quote Identification    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Match the passage to the author. All of the quotes come from British works from the Victorian age. Most of the selections are from poems, but a few are from important essays from the period.
Tough, 15 Qns, chicknator, Dec 26 16
Tough
chicknator
667 plays
46.
  English Literature Made Simple - No. 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A superhero, some talkative pilgrims and a legendary king. How about a thousand years of English Literature in ten questions? This quiz highlights three early Anglo-Saxon and Medieval English writings from 449 to 1485.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Mar 29 20
Average
rblayer
Mar 29 20
950 plays
47.
  English Literature Through the Ages    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Test your knowledge of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present!
Difficult, 15 Qns, nsweitz, Apr 11 21
Difficult
nsweitz
Apr 11 21
1292 plays
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British Literature Trivia Questions

1. "Sir Patrick Spens", "The Twa Corbies", and "Glenlogie" are examples of a form of literature at which Scotland has long excelled. What are they called?

From Quiz
For Your Ayes Only

Answer: Folk ballads

Scotland has a long tradition of balladry. In the late 19th century, Francis James Child collected 305 ballads which were still being sung in Great Britain at the time, and published them as "The English and Scottish Popular Ballads." Many of the Scottish ballads are based on real events, and some may date as far back as the 16th century. Many ballads were brought to America by early Scots-Irish settlers; the movie "Songcatcher" is about a woman collecting these ballads in the Appalachian Mountains. And although they were sung, the lyrics are often considered to be a form of poetry. According to the book, "The 500 Greatest Poems," "Sir Patrick Spens" is the poem that appears most often in anthologies of English language poems.

2. "When I reached 'C' Company lines, which were at the top of the hill, I paused and looked back at the camp, just coming into full view below me through the grey mist of early morning". These are the opening lines to which of Evelyn Waugh's novels?

From Quiz Opening Lines from British Books

Answer: Brideshead Revisited

"Brideshead Revisited" was written by Evelyn Waugh during the period December 1943 to June 1944 during which time he was recovering from an injury sustained whilst parachuting during his military service. The book was published in 1945. The story is told from the perspective of Charles Ryder and narrates the fortunes of the various members of the "Marchmain" family who he becomes involved with, following his initial friendship with the son of the household, Sebastian, who he meets at Oxford University.

3. Which Renaissance poet wrote the line, "London, thou art the Flower of Cities all!"

From Quiz London Literary Allusions

Answer: William Dunbar

The line was not written by an Englishman! Dunbar, the celebrated Scots poet who visited London around 1500, was nicknamed "the Rhymer of Scotland" by some of his acquaintances there.

4. Which early novel concerns the goings-on of a shipwrecked Englishman, who struggles with aspects of religion and ownership while stranded?

From Quiz Do You Know Your Early British Novels?

Answer: Defoe, "Robinson Crusoe"

Crusoe constantly struggles to remain a dignified Englishman while abandoned on this island. He takes ownership of his surroundings (the natives and resources) because he feels that being a gentleman gives him a natural right above all other savages.

5. British writing of the Restoration era is often called "neoclassical". Why is this?

From Quiz British Literature of the Restoration

Answer: It imitates the Latin classics.

This era was also known as the Age of Reason and Enlightenment because of the focus on logic and science; and the Augustan Era because of the historical similarities between the Emperor Octavian (Augustus) and the Stuart line.

6. Who was the villainess of Alexandre Dumas' "The Three Musketeers"?

From Quiz Mixed Bag of Victorian Literature

Answer: Milady de Winter

Milady de Winter was the ambitious first wife of the musketeer Athos, and met her fate at the hands of an executioner.

7. To what was William Wordsworth referring when he wrote "Ethereal minstrel! Pilgrim of the sky!"?

From Quiz English Literature Made Simple - No. 4

Answer: Skylark

In 1843 Wordsworth became England's poet laureate and remained so until his death in 1850.

8. Who teamed with Joseph Addison to form the famous literary partnership that put out the news sheet "The Tatler" and the daily paper "The Spectator"?

From Quiz English Literature Made Simple - No. 3

Answer: Richard Steele

The two men were both born in 1672 and were former schoolmates.

9. What Elizabethan author of "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" died in a barroom brawl?

From Quiz English Literature Made Simple - No. 2

Answer: Christopher Marlowe

Born the same year as Shakespeare, Marlowe's life ended tragically at the age of 29.

10. Who or what was Beowulf?

From Quiz English Literature Made Simple - No. 1

Answer: a Geatish warrior

Beowulf is believe to be the only surviving full-length heroic epic in Old English. Geatland was in what is now southern Sweden.

11. Who was the author of the 'Waverley' novels?

From Quiz Scottish Literature

Answer: Sir Walter Scott

Scott wrote the first novel, 'Waverley', anonymously as he was slightly ashamed, feeling it would affect his reputation as a poet. Subsequent novels were published as "By the Author of 'Waverley'". The Scott Monument in Edinburgh sits across from the city's main rail station: Edinburgh Waverley.

12. "When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me; Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree: Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet; And if thou wilt, remember, And if thou wilt, forget."

From Quiz The Victorian Age Quote Identification

Answer: Christina Rossetti

Song... "When I am dead, my dearest".

13. In 1381, peasants used phrases from this work in their revolt rhetoric.

From Quiz Middle English Literature

Answer: Piers Plowman

"Piers Plowman," a medieval allegory and dream vision, exhibits much sympathy for the commoner.

14. Chaucer's Canterbury pilgrims set out from the Tabard. Where is this inn situated?

From Quiz London In Literature

Answer: Southwark

The Tabard (renamed The Talbot in 1678) stood in what is now Talbot Yard, off Borough High Street. It thrived for centuries, but went into a decline when stagecoaches gave way to railways. The building (no longer a tavern) was demolished in the 1870s.

15. Which George Eliot novel is subtitled 'A Study Of Provincial Life'?

From Quiz British Classical Women Writers

Answer: 'Middlemarch'

Mary Ann Evans, aka George Eliot, was born in 1819 and died in 1880.

16. In 1897 this writer was released from prison; he moved to France, wrote a ballad about his prison experience, and changed his name to Sebastian Melmoth. By what name is he better known?

From Quiz Yup, English and Irish Lit

Answer: Oscar Wilde

Wilde adopted his alias from 'Melmoth The Wanderer', a novel written by a fellow Irish writer, Charles Maturin.

17. In whose works were these important 'localities': Fernhill; Laugharne; Rhosili; Cwmdonkin Park; Swansea Bay?

From Quiz Post-War British Literature

Answer: Dylan Thomas

Thomas was born at Cwmdonkin Drive, Swansea in 1914. Fernhill is in Carmarthenshire. Rhosili is on the Gower Peninsula. Yeats, Eliot and Auden are sufficiently well-known not to require any 'footnotes'.

18. The title of George Eliot's novel 'Felix Holt' described him as....

From Quiz 19th Century British Lit

Answer: the Radical & radical

Felix Holt gives a good account of the election process of MP's in early 19th century England... the process was fairly confusing, but the account was good.

19. In which work would you find the Red Cross Knight?

From Quiz English Literature Through the Ages

Answer: The Faerie Queene

The Red Cross Knight is the hero of Book One of Spenser's 16th-century epic, "The Book of Holiness".

20. Which Bronte wrote Wuthering Heights?

From Quiz Victorian Literature

Answer: Emily

Charlotte wrote Jane Eyre, Shirley, and Villette. Anne wrote The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey.

21. One of the earliest examples of Scottish literature is a long poem in English called "The Kingis Quair," believed to have been written by this Scottish king, who spent much of his life in captivity. Who was it?

From Quiz For Your Ayes Only

Answer: James I

"The Kingis Quair" means "The King's Book." It is believed to have been written by James I (1394 - 1437) who was captured by the English in 1406 and not released until 1424. It is semi-autobiographical, and describes the dream of a man in prison who is visited by Venus, Minerva, and Fortune, who promises him that he will prosper. James seems to have been heavily influenced by the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. The poem is written in a complicated form called "rhyme royal".

22. What is the name of this cult book which starts off with a broad Scots accent? "The sweat wis lashing oafay Sick Boy; he wis trembling. Ah wis jist sitting thair, focusing oan the telly, tryin no tae notice ...."

From Quiz Let Me Go Look

Answer: "Trainspotting" by Irvine Welsh

This was Welsh's first novel and it was published in 1993. It follows the lives of a group of Edinburgh-based drug addicts. It was made into a film by Danny Boyle in 1996 and helped the acting careers of Ewan McGregor and Robert Carlyle.

23. Three sisters from Yorkshire named Charlotte, Emily and Anne are world famous for the novels they wrote during the 19th century. What was their surname?

From Quiz The Write Stuff

Answer: Brontë

Charlotte, Emily and Anne were the daughters of Patrick and Maria Brontë. Although they were not prolific authors, the books they wrote are still well known today. Charlotte was born in 1816 and died in 1855, and is best known as the author of "Jane Eyre". Emily was born in 1818 and died in 1848, and is known for the only novel she wrote, "Wuthering Heights". Anne was born in 1820 and died in 1849, and is best remembered for her novel "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall". Charlotte, Emily and Anne also had a brother named Patrick Branwell and two other sisters named Maria and Elizabeth. Their home in Haworth is now a museum.

24. "The truth is, if old Major Dover hadn't dropped dead at Taunton races Jim would never have come to Thursgood's at all". Which John Le Carre novel are these the opening lines to?

From Quiz Opening Lines from British Books

Answer: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

There are eight books in John Le Carre's "Smiley" series of which "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" is the fifth. John Le Carre is the pen name for David John Moore Cornwell who himself served as a member of the British Foreign Service from 1959 to 1964. There have been many adaptations of the Smiley books for radio, television and the cinema.

25. What is London called in William Shakespeare's play "Cymbeline"?

From Quiz London Literary Allusions

Answer: Lud's Town

The name appears four times in the play. The word "London" appears (63 times, I believe) only in Shakespeare's history plays, not in any of his other works.

26. Sherlock Holmes employed a page boy to run errands for him. What was the name of this ambitious young man?

From Quiz English Lit 101

Answer: Billy

Billy the page is mentioned in three of Conan Doyle's detective stories - "The Valley of Fear", "The Problem of Thor Bridge" and "The Mazarin Stone". The last has his most significant role as he actually participates in helping Holmes bring the villains, Sylvius and Merton, to justice. He was portrayed in the 1939 movie "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Terry Kilburn.

27. This novel describes the rise and fall of Michael Henchard, a gentleman whose self-destructing nature brings about his downfall. He remains obsessed with his standing in public opinion.

From Quiz Do You Know Your Early British Novels?

Answer: Hardy, "Mayor of Casterbridge"

After losing favor with the people, Henchard renounces all of his possessions and commits to being a hermit. Also, after committing suicide, he asks that no one remember him. These are acts to gain favor with the people, not to repent.

28. Which Walter Scott novel has the characters Front-de-Boeuf, Lady Rowena and Athelstane?

From Quiz Mixed Bag of Victorian Literature

Answer: Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe is in love with Rowena, who is promised to Athelstane. He must free her from imprisonment by the splendidly-named Front-de-Boeuf (Bull's Forehead) and his evil friends.

29. Where did Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan build a palace?

From Quiz English Literature Made Simple - No. 4

Answer: Xanadu

Coleridge also wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" with the well known quote "Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink".

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