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Author - Charles Dickens 4
A photograph of Dickens taken in 1858 when he was 46 years old.

Author - Charles Dickens 4

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

 

Author:  Tony Rennick

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