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Quiz about Atonement
Quiz about Atonement

Movie Quiz: Atonement: 10 Questions | Movies


James McAvoy, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan delivered powerful performances in this 2007 movie based on the book by Ian McEwan.

A multiple-choice quiz by Polaris101. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Polaris101
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
287,326
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Briony wrote a play, "The Trials of Arabella", to celebrate her brother's visit. Who was to play the lead? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. After the vase was broken, Cecilia said, "You realize that's probably the most valuable thing we own". What was Robbie's response? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Robbie didn't realize he had given Briony the wrong letter for Cecilia, until Cecilia told him.


Question 4 of 10
4. What did Briony do with Robbie's letter to Cecilia? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. After dressing for dinner, Briony noticed something on the floor as she came downstairs. What item caught her attention? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. It was during the search for the missing twins that the event which led to Briony's false accusation occurred. Who found the twins and brought them home? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Before Robbie went to France, he and Cecilia met for the first time since his arrest. What did Cecilia give him to take along? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Although Briony sent Cecilia a letter asking to see her, Cecilia never answered.


Question 9 of 10
9. Where had Briony been just before she visited Cecilia's flat? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Which part of the story did the elderly Briony admit had NOT really happened? Hint



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1. Briony wrote a play, "The Trials of Arabella", to celebrate her brother's visit. Who was to play the lead?

Answer: Lola

After Briony finished typing her play she spoke briefly with Robbie and told him she was going to perform it later with her cousins. During the discussion of the play with Lola and the twins, Lola begged to play Arabella, and Briony reluctantly agreed. Further discussion of the play proved frustrating for Briony as the twins quickly lost interest and wanted to go for a swim instead. Alone in the room, Briony was drawn to the window by a bee, but then saw Cecilia and Robbie out by the fountain.
2. After the vase was broken, Cecilia said, "You realize that's probably the most valuable thing we own". What was Robbie's response?

Answer: "Not anymore it isn't."

At the fountain, Robbie tried to help Cecilia but ended up breaking the vase. Finding no humor in Robbie's light-hearted remark, Cecilia removed her outer clothing and dove into the fountain to retrieve a piece of the vase. After she emerged from the water, Cecilia and Robbie stared at each other momentarily, becoming very aware of Cecilia's lack of attire and the attraction between them. Robbie then looked away while Cecilia put her clothing back on, grabbed the vase and walked back to the house.
3. Robbie didn't realize he had given Briony the wrong letter for Cecilia, until Cecilia told him.

Answer: False

Robbie was trying to write a letter of apology to Cecilia, but couldn't get it just right. Finally, in frustration, he typed what he really wanted to tell her, which was rather sexually explicit. Never intending to give her the note, he laughed and set the letter aside.

He then hand wrote a letter, apologizing for his behavior by explaining that was the effect being around her had on him. Robbie asked Briony to take the letter to Cecilia, but only after she ran off with it did he remember his actions prior to leaving the house and realize that he had put the wrong letter in the envelope.

He called out Briony's name but she was too far away to hear him.
4. What did Briony do with Robbie's letter to Cecilia?

Answer: Read it, then gave it to Cecilia

After tearing the envelope open in the hall and reading what Robbie had typed, Briony hurriedly handed the letter to her sister as she ran over to greet Leon. Cecilia read it and immediately asked if Briony had read the letter, but even without Briony's answer Cecilia knew that she had.

While Briony was discussing the letter's contents with Lola a little later, the two girls concluded that Robbie was a sex maniac.
5. After dressing for dinner, Briony noticed something on the floor as she came downstairs. What item caught her attention?

Answer: Cecilia's hair clip

When Robbie arrived at the house he found out that instead of being offended by the note, Cecilia had come to realize her own feelings for Robbie. Overcome with emotion, the two expressed their love for each other in the seclusion of the library. Briony noticed the hair clip lying near the library door, then went inside where she found her sister and Robbie making love.

Not understanding what was going on, Briony thought that Robbie was attacking Cecilia.
6. It was during the search for the missing twins that the event which led to Briony's false accusation occurred. Who found the twins and brought them home?

Answer: Robbie

Briony discovered just before dinner that the twins had run away so everyone began searching the grounds. Out by herself, Briony came upon a man assaulting Lola. Lola was vague about who it was, but Briony said she saw him, she saw Robbie, and convinced Lola to say the same.

After the police were called, Briony told them that she had seen Robbie attacking Lola. To back up her claim, Briony went through Cecilia's things, found the letter Robbie had sent and gave it to the police. With Cecilia being the only one at the house who believed in Robbie's innocence, they all waited for him to return.

When he did, he had the twins with him, but his expression changed as he realized that something was wrong. Robbie was arrested and put in jail for the crime that he didn't commit.
7. Before Robbie went to France, he and Cecilia met for the first time since his arrest. What did Cecilia give him to take along?

Answer: Postcard

Now a nurse, Cecilia met Robbie at a tea room before he left with the British Expeditionary Force, having been offered the option of fighting or staying in prison. He expressed doubt about their future together, but Cecilia reassured him she'd wait for him.

She told him about a cottage that a friend had by the coast that they could use when Robbie returned on leave. Before they parted, Cecilia gave Robbie a postcard which depicted a house on the shore. Robbie often looked at the postcard while he was in France, dreaming of when he and Cecilia could be together.
8. Although Briony sent Cecilia a letter asking to see her, Cecilia never answered.

Answer: True

Cecilia narrated a letter she wrote to Robbie in which she explained that Briony had become a nurse rather than attend Cambridge, and had somehow gotten Cecilia's address. Briony confessed that she was beginning to understand the full impact of what she had done and asked to see Cecilia. Cecilia, having cut herself off from her entire family, never responded to the letter.
9. Where had Briony been just before she visited Cecilia's flat?

Answer: Paul and Lola's wedding

Briony saw newsreel footage of Paul Marshall and his fiancee, her cousin Lola, and later went to the ceremony. While listening to the minister, Briony remembered that she had seen the face of Lola's attacker, and it was Paul. Briony failed to speak up when the minister asked if anyone had just cause they could not be married, but upon seeing her afterwards, both Lola and Paul were visibly upset and hurried from the church.

Afterwards, Briony went to Cecilia's flat where she found Robbie getting ready to report for duty again.

She admitted to them how wrong her actions had been and apologized. Neither of them were willing to forgive Briony, but they instructed her to see a solicitor to set the record straight. Both were surprised when Briony told them Paul Marshall had been the attacker.
10. Which part of the story did the elderly Briony admit had NOT really happened?

Answer: Briony going to Cecilia's flat

Briony was being interviewed about the release of her novel "Atonement". She admitted to the interviewer that this was her last novel because she was dying of vascular dementia and wanted to finish the book before she lost her memory. Briony said that although the novel was a true story, she had changed the ending to a more hopeful one.

In truth, she admitted that she had been too much of a coward to go and see her sister in June 1940, and Robbie had in fact died on June 1 at Bray-Dunes of septicemia.

She never set things right with Cecilia, who died in October 1940 in the Balham tube station flooding. Briony felt that by changing the story in the novel, she had given Cecilia and Robbie the happiness they had deserved, which her actions had prevented them from having.
Source: Author Polaris101

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