Test Your Knowledge About Robert Louis Stevenson

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Known to be an excellent writer and musician, Loius Stevenson lived a fulfilled life. His exceptional works includes, 'A Child's Garden of Verses', 'Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde, among others. Stevenson was born in Edinburgh to an engineer father and designer mother. He started demonstrating his talent in his late teens and did set the pace.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Robert Stevenson born?

    • A. 

      12 May 1871

    • B. 

      13 November 1850

    • C. 

      16 January 1852

    • D. 

      7 May 1823

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 November 1850
    Explanation
    Robert Stevenson was born on 13 November 1850.

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  • 2. 

    In what year did he drop the name 'Balfour'?

    • A. 

      1871

    • B. 

      1873

    • C. 

      1875

    • D. 

      1878

    Correct Answer
    B. 1873
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1873 because it is the only option that matches the question. The question asks in what year he dropped the name 'Balfour', and the only year provided as an option is 1873. Therefore, the correct answer is 1873.

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  • 3. 

    In what year was he enrolled in school?

    • A. 

      Six years old

    • B. 

      Five years old

    • C. 

      Eight years old

    • D. 

      Nine years old

    Correct Answer
    A. Six years old
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Six years old" because the question is asking about the age at which he was enrolled in school, and the answer states that he was enrolled at the age of six.

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  • 4. 

    When did he marry Fanny?

    • A. 

      May 1890

    • B. 

      May 1880

    • C. 

      January 1893

    • D. 

      February 1895

    Correct Answer
    B. May 1880
    Explanation
    The correct answer is May 1880.

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  • 5. 

    The following are Stevenson's works except 

    • A. 

      Kidnapped

    • B. 

      Ordeals of the Bride

    • C. 

      Treasure Island

    • D. 

      The Black Arrow

    Correct Answer
    B. Ordeals of the Bride
    Explanation
    The given question asks for a work that is not written by Stevenson. Among the options provided, "Kidnapped," "Treasure Island," and "The Black Arrow" are all works written by Stevenson. Therefore, the correct answer is "Ordeals of the Bride," as it is the only option that is not a work by Stevenson.

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  • 6. 

    How old was Stevenson when he died?

    • A. 

      38 years old

    • B. 

      44 years old

    • C. 

      40 years old

    • D. 

      53 years old

    Correct Answer
    B. 44 years old
    Explanation
    Stevenson was 44 years old when he died.

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  • 7. 

    Where is the memorial Stevenson House located?

    • A. 

      California

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Ohio

    • D. 

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    A. California
    Explanation
    The memorial Stevenson House is located in California.

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  • 8. 

    Who designed the bronze relief memorial to Stevenson?

    • A. 

      Martin Jakes 

    • B. 

      Watkins Roger

    • C. 

      Augustus Saint-Gardens

    • D. 

      Wilson Gordon

    Correct Answer
    C. Augustus Saint-Gardens
    Explanation
    Augustus Saint-Gardens is the correct answer because he is the designer of the bronze relief memorial to Stevenson. The other options, Martin Jakes, Watkins Roger, and Wilson Gordon, are not mentioned in relation to the design of the memorial.

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  • 9. 

    In his lifetime, Stevenson like playing the following musical instruments except 

    • A. 

      Flute

    • B. 

      Flageolet

    • C. 

      Piano

    • D. 

      Saxophone

    Correct Answer
    D. Saxophone
    Explanation
    The question asks which musical instrument Stevenson did not like playing in his lifetime. The options given are flute, flageolet, piano, and saxophone. The correct answer is saxophone. This means that Stevenson enjoyed playing the flute, flageolet, and piano, but did not like playing the saxophone.

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  • 10. 

    The following persons are associated with Roberts Stevenson except 

    • A. 

      Alison Cunnighham

    • B. 

      Fleming Jenkins

    • C. 

      John Donne

    • D. 

      Sidney Colvin

    Correct Answer
    C. John Donne
    Explanation
    The question is asking for the person who is not associated with Roberts Stevenson. The other four options, Alison Cunnighham, Fleming Jenkins, Sidney Colvin, are all associated with Roberts Stevenson in some way. However, John Donne is not associated with Roberts Stevenson. Therefore, John Donne is the correct answer.

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