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How well do you know Oscar Wilde?

A quiz about the life and works of the brilliant Oscar Wilde. 15 Questions.

 
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1

When was Oscar Wilde born?

  • 16th October 1854
  • 19th January 1875
  • 13th November 1833
  • 11th April 1888

2

What was his FULL name?

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3

In which periodical was "The Picture of Dorian Gray" first published in 1890?

  • The Times
  • Lippincott's Magazine
  • Gentleman's Almanac
  • The Storyboard Chronicles

4

Which literary movement is he associated with?

  • Romanticism
  • Bildungsroman
  • Aestheticism
  • Renaissance

5

"but the gentle violets weeping with the dew weave on his bones an ever-blossoming chain..."- which of his poems is this from?

  • "Ave Imperatrix"
  • "Theocritus"
  • "The Garden of Eros"
  • "The Grave of Keats"

6

The name of his wife- first and second name required.

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7

With whom did he have a scandalous love affair with?

  • Arthur Balfour
  • Alfred Douglas
  • Aaron Hammersmith
  • Alexander Hugo

8

When was "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" published?

  • 1898
  • 1877
  • 1867
  • 1899

9

At what university college did he study at in the years 1874-78 and what did he study?

  • King's College- Ancient Greek and English Literature
  • Imperial College - Law
  • Magdalen College- Classics
  • Trinity College- Art and Music

10

In 1878 he won the Newdigate Prize for which poem?

  • "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"
  • "The Dole of the King's Daughter"
  • "Ravenna"
  • "Flower Of Love"

11

His poem "Requiescat" is dedicated to whom?

  • His mother, Jane Wilde
  • His wife, Constance
  • His sons, Cyril and Vyvyan
  • His sister, Isola

12

The date on which "The Importance of Being Earnest" was first performed

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13

What was his Prison identification number at Reading jail?

  • C.3.3
  • C.1.1
  • C.7.3
  • C.7.5

14

When did he die?

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15

Where did he die?

  • London
  • Rome
  • Paris
  • Spain

 

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