Books Quiz - Author - Charles Dickens 4 (Questions)

Dickens is and was thought of as a literary giant of the Victorian age. Possibly his most famous work, A Christmas Carol, published in 1843 is still popular today. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also well known and loved by readers and viewers all around the world. This is the last of our set of four quizzes on the classic author, Charles Dickens.

On the 8th of June 1870, Charles Dickens suffered a stroke at his home after a full day's work on his final novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He died the next day. He had stated that he wanted to be buried at Rochester Cathedral but was instead buried in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. An epitaph to him reads: "To the Memory of Charles Dickens (England's most popular author) who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years. He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of England's greatest writers is lost to the world."

See how much you know about the life and works of Charles Dickens in this, the last of four fun quizzes!

1. In which Dickens novel does The Artful Dodger appear?
[ ] Nicholas Nickleby
[ ] Oliver Twist
[ ] The Old Curiosity Shop
[ ] The Pickwick Papers
2. Where did Charles Dickens embark upon a tour of public readings in 1867-68?
[ ] France
[ ] Italy
[ ] Spain
[ ] United States of America
3. In which Dickens novel does the child Paul suffer an early death?
[ ] A Tale Of Two Cities
[ ] Barnaby Rudge
[ ] Dombey And Son
[ ] Oliver Twist
4. In the Dickens novel Bleak House who was the eccentric scrap dealer?
[ ] Mr Criminal
[ ] Mr Krook
[ ] Mr Rogue
[ ] Mr Scoundrel
5. Charles Dickens wrote Little Dorrit during which war?
[ ] American War Of Independence
[ ] Boer War
[ ] Crimean War
[ ] Napoleonic War
6. Before writing Hard Times, where had the author Charles Dickens visited factories?
[ ] Bradford
[ ] Leeds
[ ] Manchester
[ ] Newcastle
7. Who was Bill Sikes' partner in the Dickens novel Oliver Twist?
[ ] Debbie
[ ] Nancy
[ ] Sharon
[ ] Tracy
8. What in Dickens' David Copperfield was Salem House?
[ ] Hotel
[ ] Office Block
[ ] Sanatorium
[ ] School
9. In Dickens' Dombey And Son where was Walter sent away to work?
[ ] Cuba
[ ] Jamaica
[ ] Mexico
[ ] Venezuela
10. What is the subtitle of the Dickens novel Barnaby Rudge?
[ ] A Canterbury Tale
[ ] A Tale Of The Riots Of '80
[ ] A Tale Of Two Cities
[ ] A Winter's Tale

 

Books Quiz - Author - Charles Dickens 4 (Answers)
1. In which Dickens novel does The Artful Dodger appear?
[ ] Nicholas Nickleby
[x] Oliver Twist
[ ] The Old Curiosity Shop
[ ] The Pickwick Papers
The Artful Dodger was one of the boy pickpockets
2. Where did Charles Dickens embark upon a tour of public readings in 1867-68?
[ ] France
[ ] Italy
[ ] Spain
[x] United States of America
During his time there Dickens gave 76 readings and earned £19,000
3. In which Dickens novel does the child Paul suffer an early death?
[ ] A Tale Of Two Cities
[ ] Barnaby Rudge
[x] Dombey And Son
[ ] Oliver Twist
Paul is a sickly child who dies at the age of six
4. In the Dickens novel Bleak House who was the eccentric scrap dealer?
[ ] Mr Criminal
[x] Mr Krook
[ ] Mr Rogue
[ ] Mr Scoundrel
In the novel Krook dies from a case of spontaneous human combustion!
5. Charles Dickens wrote Little Dorrit during which war?
[ ] American War Of Independence
[ ] Boer War
[x] Crimean War
[ ] Napoleonic War
It was written between 1855 and 1857
6. Before writing Hard Times, where had the author Charles Dickens visited factories?
[ ] Bradford
[ ] Leeds
[x] Manchester
[ ] Newcastle
Dickens' shortest novel, Hard Times, is set in the fictitious Northern English mill-town of Coketown
7. Who was Bill Sikes' partner in the Dickens novel Oliver Twist?
[ ] Debbie
[x] Nancy
[ ] Sharon
[ ] Tracy
Thinking that she has betrayed him, Sikes beats Nancy to death in a fit of rage
8. What in Dickens' David Copperfield was Salem House?
[ ] Hotel
[ ] Office Block
[ ] Sanatorium
[x] School
David is sent to the boarding school, Salem House, after biting his stepfather, Edward Murdstone
9. In Dickens' Dombey And Son where was Walter sent away to work?
[ ] Cuba
[x] Jamaica
[ ] Mexico
[ ] Venezuela
Through the manipulations of the firm's manager, Mr Carker, Walter was sent off to work in Jamaica.
10. What is the subtitle of the Dickens novel Barnaby Rudge?
[ ] A Canterbury Tale
[x] A Tale Of The Riots Of '80
[ ] A Tale Of Two Cities
[ ] A Winter's Tale
The book is based upon the Gordon Riots of 1780