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I Wish You Would Trivia Quiz


Characters have hopes and dreams too. What do these people really want?

A multiple-choice quiz by AcrylicInk. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
AcrylicInk
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
387,140
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
756
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 174 (9/10), Upstart3 (8/10), Guest 75 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. 'I wish you would stop trying to mould me into someone else. I know my own mind and "I am a free human being, with an independent will."'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 2 of 10
2. '"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe?" I wish you were better looking and more civilized.'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 3 of 10
3. '"I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized." I wish you would give me back my freedom.'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 4 of 10
4. 'I wish she would be nicer to everyone. I know! "I'll make her a magic medicine."'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 5 of 10
5. 'I wish you would forgive me. "How can a novelist achieve atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is also God?"'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 6 of 10
6. '"I get to tend the rabbits." I wish you would let me have rabbits, George. "Go on, George!"'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 7 of 10
7. 'I wish you were not my husband, and you were not my children, so that I could be a free and happy woman. "Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 8 of 10
8. '"God help me to have the cramp go." I wish you would run out of energy and stop swimming so that I can go to sleep.'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 9 of 10
9. 'He was "still timorous and restless" after the attack. I wish he was more practical. I wish he complained and panicked less.'

Which character was thinking this?
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Question 10 of 10
10. 'I wish I could stay young and beautiful. "I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."'

Which character was thinking this?
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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'I wish you would stop trying to mould me into someone else. I know my own mind and "I am a free human being, with an independent will."' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Jane Eyre ('Jane Eyre')

The quote in the question is something Jane Eyre said in response to Rochester. He told her to be still and compared her to a wild bird. Jane answered back, 'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.'

There were numerous occasions in 'Jane Eyre' where Rochester tried to change Jane. Throughout the book he referred to her as Janet. He also gave her expensive gifts, despite claiming that he liked her simple way of life. She felt uncomfortable accepting gifts from him because of the difference in their social statuses.
2. '"How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe?" I wish you were better looking and more civilized.' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Victor Frankenstein ('Frankenstein')

Victor Frankenstein built his 'monster' in a laboratory using a vague mixture of alchemy and chemistry. He was so repulsed by his creation, he ran away, leaving it to fend for itself.
3. '"I wish this story were different. I wish it were more civilized." I wish you would give me back my freedom.' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Offred ('The Handmaid's Tale')

Offred lived in a dystopian world where she was the fertile slave of a high-ranking married couple. A religious fundamentalist group gained control of America and systematically removed human rights, particularly the rights of women. Throughout the novel, Offred thought about how her life used to be, and remembered her husband and child before they were separated.
4. 'I wish she would be nicer to everyone. I know! "I'll make her a magic medicine."' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: George Kranky ('George's Marvellous Medicine')

George Kranky's grandma needed to take her medicine. His parents had gone out, so it was George's job to administer it. She was such a horrible old woman, however, that George decided to give her a completely different kind of medicine. He went from room to room, pouring in different liquids and potions until it was just right.
5. 'I wish you would forgive me. "How can a novelist achieve atonement when, with her absolute power of deciding outcomes, she is also God?"' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Briony Tallis ('Atonement')

In 'Atonement', the thirteen-year-old Briony caused the imprisonment of her older sister's lover, Robbie Turner. To come to terms with her mistake, she wrote a novel later in life to tell the imaginary story of Robbie and Cecilia's life together.
6. '"I get to tend the rabbits." I wish you would let me have rabbits, George. "Go on, George!"' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Lennie Small ('Of Mice and Men')

Lennie Small and George Milton were migrant ranch workers in 'Of Mice and Men' during the Great Depression. Lennie was a mentally disabled man who wanted to settle down on a piece of land with George, where they would live off what they produced themselves. Lennie's biggest desire was to tend rabbits, and liked listening to George describing what their own farm would be like.
7. 'I wish you were not my husband, and you were not my children, so that I could be a free and happy woman. "Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one's life."' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Edna Pontellier ('The Awakening')

In 'The Awakening', Edna withdrew from her duties as a wife and a mother. She pursued her own happiness and fell in love with another man. In the end, she swam out into the sea and thought of her husband and children, and that 'they need not have thought that they could possess her, body and soul'.

The themes and contexts that Kate Chopin explored in 'The Awakening' led to her professional and social decline. She struggled to publish any more short stories before her death not long afterwards.
8. '"God help me to have the cramp go." I wish you would run out of energy and stop swimming so that I can go to sleep.' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Santiago ('The Old Man and the Sea')

Santiago was an old Cuban fisher in pursuit of a giant marlin. After a prolonged bout of bad luck, Santiago finally hooked a phenomenally large fish. The story followed his attempt to stay awake for days until the marlin ran out of energy and stopped swimming.
9. 'He was "still timorous and restless" after the attack. I wish he was more practical. I wish he complained and panicked less.' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: The narrator ('The War of the Worlds')

The unnamed narrator in 'The War of the Worlds' met a curate who lacked survival techniques. He was overcome by shock and worry at the Martian invasion when the narrator first came across him. Together, they hid in an abandoned house for days, but the conditions took their toll on the curate.

Although the food they shared was rationed, he tried to steal more for himself. He would not 'desist from... his noisy babbling to himself', which eventually led to his demise.
10. 'I wish I could stay young and beautiful. "I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them."' Which character was thinking this?

Answer: Dorian Gray ('The Picture of Dorian Gray')

Dorian Gray wished that a painted portrait of himself would age instead of the man himself. Influenced by artist Basil Hallward and, in particular, Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian decided to seek physical beauty and sensual self-indulgence. As he wished, the painting turned ugly and began to show the effects of Dorian's behaviour.
Source: Author AcrylicInk

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