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English Literature, novels, quotes and authors Quiz

General knowledge questions on the subject of English Literature including authors, quotes and novels. 16 Questions.

 
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Who wrote the "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall?"

  • George Elliot
  • Anne Bronte
  • Sylvia Plath

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Which well known nineteenth century novel contains the line, "Reader, I married him"?

  • Great Expectations
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Jane Eyre

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What problem was Swift's satire "A Modest Proposal" trying to address?

  • The over population and poverty of Ireland
  • The mass migration of Irish citizens to America
  • The ongoing struggle between England & Ireland

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In "Great Expectations" what name was 'Pip' short for?

  • Peter Pirrip
  • Piper Pirrip
  • Philip Pirrip

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Which novel was written by Emily Bronte?

  • Agnes Gray
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Jane Eyre

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Which is not a play by Shakespeare?

  • Love's Labour's Lost
  • Richard VI
  • King John

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Which play holds this quote, "One that loved not wisely but too well"?

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Twelfth Night
  • Othello

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What year was "Pride & Prejudice" published?

  • 1813
  • 1826
  • 1815

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What was George Elliot's real name?

  • Charlotte Marie Lewes
  • Marie Eve Levers
  • Mary Anne Evans

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What was the collective name for the poets Wordsworth, Keats, Shelley and Byron?

  • The Realists
  • The Romantics
  • The Modernists

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How many novels did Charles Dickens write?

  • 12
  • 20
  • 24

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“No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's..." Which novel?

  • War of the Worlds
  • The Time Machine
  • Extra-Terrestrial

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Who wrote 1984?

  • George Orwell
  • H. G. Wells
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

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Who wrote what?

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  • Northanger Abbey
  • Silas Marner
  • Waverley
  • Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Right

  • Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Jane Austen
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • George Elliot

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Which was written first? (earliest publication to latest publication)

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  • "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
  • "Frankenstein"
  • "Moby Dick"
  • "The Monk"

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Who said what?

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  • Active Evil is better than Passive Good
  • Brevity is the soul of wit.
  • The soul's joy lies in doing.
  • 'Beauty is truth, truth beauty

Right

  • John Keats
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • William Shakespeare
  • William Blake

 

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