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Author - Jane Austen
'Mr Darcy' from Pride and Prejudice, by the illustrator CE Brock.

Author - Jane Austen

Jane Austen was born in 1775 into a close-knit family with 8 children. She started writing as a teenager and her first novel, Sense and Sensibility, was published in 1811. Other works, including her favourite and probably most famous Pride and Prejudice. She died in 1817 when still young and more of her work was published after her death.

See how much you know about the life and works of one of our best loved authors, Jane Austen, in this quiz.

Dr. Marina Cano of St Andrews University is currently looking for students aged 11-19 who are studying Jane Austen and are prepared to take a survey. If you are prepared to help then please click here or email Dr Cano at Mcl24@st-andrews.ac.uk. Many thanks.

1.
In 1801 the Austen family moved to which city?
Bath
Bristol
Exeter
Plymouth
The Jane Austen Centre is situated in Gay Street, Queen Square
2.
In Northanger Abbey, the heroine, Catherine Morland, enjoys reading what type of novels?
Gothic
Romantic
Science fiction
Western
Catherine often frightens herself by mistaking the stories for reality
3.
In Pride and Prejudice, what is Mr Darcy's first name?
Fitzherbert
Fitzpatrick
Fitzroy
Fitzwilliam
He is referred to as 'Mr Darcy' or just 'Darcy' throughout the novel. His first name is mentioned only twice - in chapters 25 and 35
4.
Which Austen novel features the character Sir Walter Elliot?
Mansfield Park
Northanger Abbey
Persuasion
Sense and Sensibility
Persuasion was the last novel Austen managed to complete. She finished it in 1816 one year before she died
5.
Austen was born in 1775 at the rectory in Steventon, in which English county?
Dorset
Hampshire
Somerset
Wiltshire
Jane's father, George Austen, served as the rector of the Anglican parish at Steventon
6.
Also in Pride and Prejudice, what is the profession of Mr Wickham?
Army officer
Clergyman
Solicitor
Undertaker
The clergyman is Mr Collins
7.
What is the surname of the five sisters in Pride and Prejudice?
Barratt
Bartram
Bennet
Burrell
The sisters are Elizabeth, Jane, Mary, Catherine and Lydia
8.
What is the title of the short novel Austen wrote in 1795 but never published?
Lady Samantha
Lady Sarah
Lady Sharon
Lady Susan
Lady Susan was not published until 1871 - 54 years after Austen's death and 76 years after it was written
9.
In Austen's comic novel Emma, what is the title character's surname?
Woodbine
Woodhouse
Woodrow
Woodville
In the novel's first sentence, Emma is described as "handsome, clever and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition"
10.
Who is the heroine in Mansfield Park?
Fanny Boyce
Fanny Brice
Fanny Price
Fanny Rice
Fanny Brice was the character played by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl

 

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