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The Life & Works of Charles Dickens Quiz

A quiz about Charles Dickens' life and the novels he wrote 16 Questions.

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In which city was Charles Dickens born in 1812?

  • Portsmouth
  • London
  • Brighton
  • Reading

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Dickens left school at age 12 to work in a 'Blacking' factory after his father was put into a debtor's prison. Is this 'True' or 'False'?

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The 'Blacking' factory was situated at Hungerford Stairs. Where is this near in present day London?

  • The Tower of London
  • Charing Cross Train Station
  • Vauxhall Bridge
  • Canary Wharf

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On 2nd April 1836, Charles Dickens married who?

  • Dora Spenlow
  • Esther Summerson
  • Catherine Hogarth
  • Betsy Trotwood

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Dickens' first novel was published in monthly serials between April 1836 and November 1837 but what was it called?

  • Bleak House
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
  • Oliver Twist

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Charles Dickens wrote a series of sketches under which pen name?

  • Charlie Dockons
  • Sox
  • Boz
  • Dick Charles

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Which of Dickens' characters was inspired by his father?

  • Mr Micawber from David Copperfield
  • Anthony Chuzzlewitt from Martin Chuzzlewitt
  • Dick Swiveller from The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Fagin from Oliver Twist

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How many children did Charles Dickens have?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10

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In which of Dickens' novels was Nancy beaten to death by Bill Sikes?

  • Oliver Twist
  • Great Expectations
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Dombey and Son

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In A Christmas Carol, what was Ebeneezer Scrooge's profession?

  • A Policeman
  • A money lender
  • A teacher
  • A shopkeeper

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Which of Dickens' books featured a long-running litigation in the Court of Chancery - Jarndyce v Jarndyce?

  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • David Copperfield
  • Bleak House
  • The Cricket on the Hearth

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Wackford Squeers runs Dotheboys Hall in Yorkshire in which of Charles Dickens' novels?

  • The Life & Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • Our Mutual Friend
  • Great Expectations
  • Oliver Twist

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At age 9 Dickens saw a house that his father told him that if he worked hard enough, one day he could own such a house. Dickens did eventually buy it as an adult. What was this house called?

  • Gad's House
  • Hill Place
  • God's House
  • Gad's Hill Place

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Charles Dickens became estranged from his wife and took a mistress. What was his mistress called?

  • Nell Gwynn
  • Alice Keppel
  • Ellen Ternan
  • Daisy, Countess of Warwick

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In 1865, Dickens was involved in a rail crash when returning from Paris with his mistress. What was the name of the crash?

  • Paddington rail crash
  • Staplehurst rail crash
  • Chelsea rail crash
  • Hurst rail crash

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Charles Dickens died of a stroke in 1870. Where is he buried?

  • Kensal Green Cemetery
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Broadstairs, Kent