Books Quiz - Author - Emily Brontë (Questions)

Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in 1818. She was the second youngest of six children, two of whom, Charlotte and Anne, were also writers. She was educated for a time at the Clergy Daughters’ School but in 1825 she was educated at home by her father, her aunt, her elder sister Charlotte, and by tutors who visited from time to time.

At the age of 19 Emily became governess at Miss Patchett's Ladies Academy but returned home after a few months. Five years later Emily and Charlotte decided to open a school of their own. To this end the sisters went to Belgium to finish their education. On their return home they published, along with Anne, a book of poems under the pen names of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. Emily’s novel Wuthering Heights was published in 1847 but tragedy soon followed. Her beloved brother, Branwell, died in September 1848 and Emily, heartbroken at the loss, died of tuberculosis less than three months later.

Find out how much you really know about Emily Bronte in this fun quiz!

1. Which pen name did Emily use in her writing?
[ ] Acton Bell
[ ] Currer Bell
[ ] Ellis Bell
[ ] Harriet Bell
2. What was the Christian name of Emily's alcoholic elder brother, who died in 1848?
[ ] Barnwell
[ ] Bramwell
[ ] Branwell
[ ] Bridewell
3. In Wuthering Heights, what is the surname of the heroine Catherine?
[ ] Bagshaw
[ ] Earnshaw
[ ] Grimshaw
[ ] Henshaw
4. Emily was born in the village of Thornton, near which Yorkshire city?
[ ] Bradford
[ ] Leeds
[ ] Sheffield
[ ] York
5. Who played Heathcliff in the 1939 film version of Wuthering Heights?
[ ] Ronald Colman
[ ] Errol Flynn
[ ] Laurence Olivier
[ ] David Niven
6. In which Yorkshire village is the Brontë Parsonage Museum?
[ ] Haworth
[ ] Helmsley
[ ] Holmfirth
[ ] Horton-in-Ribblesdale
7. Together with her sister Charlotte, Emily attended private school in which city?
[ ] Brussels
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Paris
[ ] Stockholm
8. What was the first name of Emily's father?
[ ] Patrick
[ ] Paul
[ ] Peter
[ ] Pierre
9. Who played the title role in the 1997 TV musical Heathcliff?
[ ] Michael Ball
[ ] Aled Jones
[ ] Cliff Richard
[ ] Russell Watson
10. In 1838 Emily took a job as governess at Miss Patchett's Ladies Academy, near which Yorkshire town?
[ ] Halifax
[ ] Harrogate
[ ] Hawes
[ ] Huddersfield

 

Books Quiz - Author - Emily Brontë (Answers)
1. Which pen name did Emily use in her writing?
[ ] Acton Bell
[ ] Currer Bell
[x] Ellis Bell
[ ] Harriet Bell
Anne used Acton Bell; Charlotte used Currer Bell
2. What was the Christian name of Emily's alcoholic elder brother, who died in 1848?
[ ] Barnwell
[ ] Bramwell
[x] Branwell
[ ] Bridewell
In his youth Branwell was considered the most talented of the children
3. In Wuthering Heights, what is the surname of the heroine Catherine?
[ ] Bagshaw
[x] Earnshaw
[ ] Grimshaw
[ ] Henshaw
In one scene in the novel Catherine declares her feelings for Heathcliff and Linton to Nelly Dean, the housekeeper of Wuthering Heights
4. Emily was born in the village of Thornton, near which Yorkshire city?
[x] Bradford
[ ] Leeds
[ ] Sheffield
[ ] York
She was born at 74 Market Street in 1818
5. Who played Heathcliff in the 1939 film version of Wuthering Heights?
[ ] Ronald Colman
[ ] Errol Flynn
[x] Laurence Olivier
[ ] David Niven
Niven played Edgar Linton, who marries Catherine
6. In which Yorkshire village is the Brontë Parsonage Museum?
[x] Haworth
[ ] Helmsley
[ ] Holmfirth
[ ] Horton-in-Ribblesdale
The family moved into the house in April 1820
7. Together with her sister Charlotte, Emily attended private school in which city?
[x] Brussels
[ ] Edinburgh
[ ] Paris
[ ] Stockholm
The school was the Pensionnat Heger
8. What was the first name of Emily's father?
[x] Patrick
[ ] Paul
[ ] Peter
[ ] Pierre
The Reverend Patrick Brontë was an Irish priest who lived most of his life in England
9. Who played the title role in the 1997 TV musical Heathcliff?
[ ] Michael Ball
[ ] Aled Jones
[x] Cliff Richard
[ ] Russell Watson
Thee musical was an attempt to fill in some of the gaps in Heathcliff's story
10. In 1838 Emily took a job as governess at Miss Patchett's Ladies Academy, near which Yorkshire town?
[x] Halifax
[ ] Harrogate
[ ] Hawes
[ ] Huddersfield
The academy was a part of Law Hill School. The school no longer exists but the building is still there. It is now a private residence