An Interesting Quiz On BBC's Little Dorrit

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Little Dorrit is a TV series which tells us about an Amy Dorrit who has to live in prison to care for her ailing father William. If you are a big fan of the BBC hit show the n the quiz below is for you. It is assured to sieve out the true fans from the fakers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did Arthur's father die of?
    • A. 

      Consumption

    • B. 

      Typhoid

    • C. 

      Apoplexy

    • D. 

      A broken heart

  • 2. 
    What is Maggy's mental age?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      14

  • 3. 
    In what year was Amy Dorrit born?
    • A. 

      1802

    • B. 

      1803

    • C. 

      1804

    • D. 

      1805

  • 4. 
    Who are the two clever ones, according to Affery?
    • A. 

      Arthur and Mrs. Clennam

    • B. 

      Flintwinch and Mrs. Clennam

    • C. 

      Flintwinch and herself

    • D. 

      Rigaud and Mrs. Clennam

  • 5. 
    What artists can Mr. Gowan not expect to compete with?
    • A. 

      Bellini and Vivarini

    • B. 

      Mantegna and Gorgione

    • C. 

      Titian and Tintoretto

    • D. 

      Veronese and Lotto

  • 6. 
    How much was Tip's debt to a horse dealer?
    • A. 

      10 pounds

    • B. 

      20 pounds

    • C. 

      30 pounds

    • D. 

      40 pounds

  • 7. 
    What is Mr. Clennam's address (after departing from his mother's home)?
    • A. 

      40 Martford Court

    • B. 

      42 Martford Court

    • C. 

      44 Martford Court

    • D. 

      46 Martford Court

  • 8. 
    What was the name of Cavalletto's sweetheart (the same name as Amy's mule)?
    • A. 

      Arietta

    • B. 

      Cristina

    • C. 

      Elena

    • D. 

      Gabriela

  • 9. 
    For how many years has an invention of Mr. Doyce's been languishing in the Circumlocution Office?
    • A. 

      10 years

    • B. 

      12 years

    • C. 

      14 years

    • D. 

      16 years

  • 10. 
    What is the subject of Clennam & Co.'s business?
    • A. 

      Importers of tea and spices

    • B. 

      Importers of fine fabric and silks

    • C. 

      Exporters of tea and spices

    • D. 

      Exporters of fine fabric and silks

  • 11. 
    How does Mr. Clennam describe his sleep after he was locked in the Marshalsea for a night?
    • A. 

      Like a tot

    • B. 

      Like a top

    • C. 

      Like a dog

    • D. 

      Like a log

  • 12. 
    Which is NOT one of Amy's nicknames?
    • A. 

      Little Dorrit

    • B. 

      Little Mouse

    • C. 

      Little Pig

    • D. 

      Little Elf

  • 13. 
    What can't you make out of a brass knob if there is nothing in it, according to Mr. F's Aunt?
    • A. 

      A head and brains

    • B. 

      A head and heart

    • C. 

      A head and feet

    • D. 

      A head and stomach

  • 14. 
    Who do people think is a saint, according to Flora?
    • A. 

      Amy

    • B. 

      Mr. Clennam

    • C. 

      Mr. Meagles

    • D. 

      Mr. Casby

  • 15. 
    How much is Mrs. General's annual salary?
    • A. 

      300 pounds

    • B. 

      400 pounds

    • C. 

      500 pounds

    • D. 

      600 pounds

  • 16. 
    Who proclaims himself to be a man of few words?
    • A. 

      Mr. Dorrit

    • B. 

      Mr. Merdle

    • C. 

      Mr. Pancks

    • D. 

      Mr. Sparkler

  • 17. 
    Where does Amy feel strange, as if she were dreaming?
    • A. 

      When in Mr. Casby's home

    • B. 

      When in Mrs. Clennam's house

    • C. 

      When in Venice

    • D. 

      When returning to London

  • 18. 
    What does Fanny give Amy to "brighten her up"?
    • A. 

      A necklace

    • B. 

      A brooch

    • C. 

      A dress

    • D. 

      A bonnet

  • 19. 
    What county was William Dorrit born in?
    • A. 

      Devon

    • B. 

      Dorset

    • C. 

      Kent

    • D. 

      Cornwall

  • 20. 
    What case was Rugg's daughter a plaintiff in?
    • A. 

      Rugg & Dorkins

    • B. 

      Rugg & Porkins

    • C. 

      Rugg & Mater

    • D. 

      Rugg & Tuppins

  • 21. 
    How much food per week does John Chivery consume?
    • A. 

      "Quite a bit more than" 20 ounces

    • B. 

      "Quite a bit more than" 10 ounces

    • C. 

      "A little beyond" 20 ounces

    • D. 

      "A little beyond" 10 ounces

  • 22. 
    What is the connection between Maggy's mother and Amy?
    • A. 

      She was the best friend of Amy's mother

    • B. 

      She was Amy's nurse

    • C. 

      She was Amy's teacher

    • D. 

      She was, at one time, Amy's employer

  • 23. 
    Why was Rigaud imprisoned in Marseilles?
    • A. 

      He murdered his mother.

    • B. 

      He murdered his sister.

    • C. 

      He murdered his wife.

    • D. 

      He murdered his employer.

  • 24. 
    The Marshalsea air blows over which geographical feature, according to Mr. Dorrit?
    • A. 

      The Surrey Hills

    • B. 

      The Dover Cliffs

    • C. 

      The Essex Marshes

    • D. 

      The Thames

  • 25. 
    How does Rigaud describe the wine of the Marshalsea?
    • A. 

      Beggar's wine, the wine of filth.

    • B. 

      Pauper's wine, the wine of losers.

    • C. 

      Rotten wine, the wine of the poor.

    • D. 

      Nasty wine, the wine of prisoners.

  • 26. 
    Who is Ms. Wade's real father?
    • A. 

      Mr. Clennam, Sr.

    • B. 

      Mr. Casby

    • C. 

      Mr. Rigaud

    • D. 

      No one knows

  • 27. 
    Why was Cavalletto imprisoned in Marseilles?
    • A. 

      For smuggling

    • B. 

      For theft

    • C. 

      For murder

    • D. 

      For arson

  • 28. 
    What did the Meagles do to ensnare Henry Gowan, according to Mrs. Gowan?
    • A. 

      They strained every nerve.

    • B. 

      They gave him an allowance.

    • C. 

      They showered him with chocolates.

    • D. 

      They did nothing.

  • 29. 
    Who doesn't know how to "draw it mild"?
    • A. 

      Amy

    • B. 

      Mrs. Clennam

    • C. 

      Fanny

    • D. 

      Tattycoram

  • 30. 
    Where is Ms. Wade staying at the end?
    • A. 

      Ramsgate

    • B. 

      Whitstable

    • C. 

      Twickenham

    • D. 

      Fulham

  • 31. 
    What is Mr. Dorrit's death, according to Edmund Sparkler?
    • A. 

      "Terrible."

    • B. 

      "Horrid. Just horrid."

    • C. 

      "Deuced unexpected."

    • D. 

      "Tragic."

  • 32. 
    Who, among the following, is one of Edmund Sparkler's "damn fine" girls?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Finching

    • B. 

      Ms. Dorrit

    • C. 

      Ms. Wade

    • D. 

      Mrs. General

  • 33. 
    Who do the Meagles seem to have taken in completely, according to Mrs. Gowan?
    • A. 

      Mr. Gowan

    • B. 

      Mrs. Gowan

    • C. 

      Mr. Clennam

    • D. 

      Mr. Doyce

  • 34. 
    Where does Mr. Doyce go and what does he come back with?
    • A. 

      St. Petersburg, returning with a fine Russian coat

    • B. 

      Moscow, returning with a Chinese music box for Mr. Clennam

    • C. 

      Kiev, returning with new ideas for inventions

    • D. 

      Siberia, returning with an elk

  • 35. 
    What is the setting of the dance Fanny stars in?
    • A. 

      London

    • B. 

      Venice

    • C. 

      Rome

    • D. 

      Paris

  • 36. 
    What kind of handle does Mr. Merdle prefer on a pen-knife?
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Dark

    • C. 

      Ivory

    • D. 

      Turquoise

  • 37. 
    What is Mr. Meagles' favorite number?
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      25

    • C. 

      30

    • D. 

      35

  • 38. 
    Who first says "have a care what you wish for"?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Clennam

    • B. 

      Ms. Wade

    • C. 

      Rigaud

    • D. 

      Mr. Doyce

  • 39. 
    What is Mr. F's Aunt's least favorite part of toast?
    • A. 

      The crust

    • B. 

      The jam

    • C. 

      The blackened bits

    • D. 

      She doesn't like toast at all.

  • 40. 
    Which of the following lines is said by Rigaud?
    • A. 

      "There is some secret in this house."

    • B. 

      "I won't be swallowed up by you."

    • C. 

      "I am not married. Never was."

    • D. 

      "This is the way of things."

  • 41. 
    What is Clennam & Co's address number?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      16

    • D. 

      20

  • 42. 
    What refreshes Mrs. Merdle?
    • A. 

      Fanning herself

    • B. 

      Being in society

    • C. 

      A glass of wine

    • D. 

      Aromatic vinegar

  • 43. 
    What can't you do in the Circumlocution Office, according to Mr. Tite Barnacle, Jr.?
    • A. 

      "You can't just barge in here, saying you want to know, you know?"

    • B. 

      "You can't just charge in here, saying you want information, you know?"

    • C. 

      "You can't just walk in here with filled-in forms, you know?"

    • D. 

      "You can't just come in here and demand the know, you know?"

  • 44. 
    What are Arthur Clennam's father's dying words?
    • A. 

      "Your mother, Arthur...put it right"

    • B. 

      "Do not forget, Arthur..."

    • C. 

      "I won't see you starve..."

    • D. 

      "Here's the watch, Arthur...put it right"

  • 45. 
    What old book does Arthur find in his room at Clennam & Co.?
    • A. 

      Mr. Eustace's little book

    • B. 

      The King James Bible

    • C. 

      Children's Prayer Book

    • D. 

      Mr. Murray's little book

  • 46. 
    What does Mr. Meagles describe as "beknighted"?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      The rest of the world

    • C. 

      Mr. Doyce's inventions

    • D. 

      The Circumlocution Office

  • 47. 
    What is the mother tongue of Mr. Dorrit's valet?
    • A. 

      French

    • B. 

      Italian

    • C. 

      Spanish

    • D. 

      German

  • 48. 
    What are the professions of the two men that are always gossiping at Merdle's dinners?
    • A. 

      A businessman and a lawyer

    • B. 

      A gentleman and a businessman

    • C. 

      A surgeon and a clergyman

    • D. 

      A gentleman and a surgeon

  • 49. 
    What does Arthur want to keep with him when he goes to the Marshalsea?
    • A. 

      His button and his books

    • B. 

      The clothes he stands up in and his books

    • C. 

      His Chinese music box and his books

    • D. 

      His cake and his books

  • 50. 
    Which of the following lines is NOT said by Edmund Sparkler?
    • A. 

      "This is so unfair!"

    • B. 

      "What a shame."

    • C. 

      "Dash my buttons, no!"

    • D. 

      "I can't bear it!"

  • 51. 
    What sort of spirits does Mr. F's Aunt seem to always be in around Arthur, according to Flora Finching?
    • A. 

      Good spirits

    • B. 

      Bad spirits

    • C. 

      Fine spirits

    • D. 

      Ill spirits

  • 52. 
     What two aliases does Rigaud use?
    • A. 

      Guan and Blandois

    • B. 

      Lenier and Guan

    • C. 

      Lagnier and Blandois

    • D. 

      Marjolaine and Jaileur

  • 53. 
    When Cavalletto first hears Rigaud in the marketplace in London, what is Rigaud standing in front of?
    • A. 

      A crate of apples

    • B. 

      A pig's head

    • C. 

      A chicken

    • D. 

      A Flintwinch

  • 54. 
    Who has the habit of "dreaming", according to Flintwinch?
    • A. 

      Cavalletto

    • B. 

      Arthur

    • C. 

      Affery

    • D. 

      Mrs. Clennam

  • 55. 
    In what year was the company of Doyce & Clennam established?
    • A. 

      1825

    • B. 

      1826

    • C. 

      1827

    • D. 

      1828

  • 56. 
    Which variation of the Meagles' name does Mrs. Gowan use?
    • A. 

      Maggles

    • B. 

      Muggles

    • C. 

      Miggles

    • D. 

      Moggles

  • 57. 
     Which one of the following objects does Pet have Tattycoram fetch for her?
    • A. 

      Umbrella

    • B. 

      Cloak

    • C. 

      Fan

    • D. 

      Bonnet

  • 58. 
    Which of these places does Mr. Dorrit NOT pass by on his journey back to Venice?
    • A. 

      Rochester

    • B. 

      Paris

    • C. 

      Metz

    • D. 

      Verona

  • 59. 
    What was the name of Mr. F's late uncle?
    • A. 

      James

    • B. 

      George

    • C. 

      Henry

    • D. 

      John

  • 60. 
     What are Rigaud's last words?
    • A. 

      "Qu'est -ce qui passe ici si tard?"

    • B. 

      "Sacre bleu!"

    • C. 

      "Mon dieu!"

    • D. 

      "My God!"

  • 61. 
    What are Rigaud's first words onscreen?
    • A. 

      "Qu'est -ce qui passe ici si tard?"

    • B. 

      "Sacre bleu!"

    • C. 

      "Mon dieu!"

    • D. 

      "My God!"

  • 62. 
    Why were charges dropped against Rigaud?
    • A. 

      They weren't; he escaped prison.

    • B. 

      He was friends with the magistrate.

    • C. 

      There wasn't enough evidence.

    • D. 

      He bribed the jailer.

  • 63. 
    How much does Henry Gowan charge for a portrait of Mr. Dorrit?
    • A. 

      100 guineas

    • B. 

      200 guineas

    • C. 

      300 guineas

    • D. 

      400 guineas

  • 64. 
    What word does young John use to describe his abode?
    • A. 

      Messy

    • B. 

      Humdrum

    • C. 

      Higgledy-piggledy

    • D. 

      Filthy

  • 65. 
     How tight is Arthur Clennam, according to Tip?
    • A. 

      "Not tight at all!"

    • B. 

      "Tight as a clam!"

    • C. 

      "Tight as an oyster!"

    • D. 

      "Tight as a skippy!"

  • 66. 
    What two fruits does Flora mention in relation to being a "gooseberry"?
    • A. 

      Blackberry and greengage

    • B. 

      Greengage and pomegranate

    • C. 

      Pomegranate and prune

    • D. 

      Prune and prism

  • 67. 
    What road has milestones on it, according to Mr. F's Aunt?
    • A. 

      Sussex

    • B. 

      Dover

    • C. 

      Twickenham

    • D. 

      Grayson

  • 68. 
    Which of these professions did Tip not experiment with?
    • A. 

      Shopkeeping

    • B. 

      Law stationing

    • C. 

      Food trading

    • D. 

      Horse dealing

  • 69. 
     According to Pet Meagles, what was so horrible about Marseilles, besides Ms. Wade?
    • A. 

      Tattycoram

    • B. 

      Mr. Clennam's company

    • C. 

      The tea

    • D. 

      The ship

  • 70. 
    In his own words, what does Rigaud "have to sell" to Mrs. Clennam?
    • A. 

      Her legal papers

    • B. 

      Her secret

    • C. 

      His silence

    • D. 

      Her security

  • 71. 
    Who owns birds?
    • A. 

      Edmund Sparkler, Pet Meagles

    • B. 

      Rigaud, the Dorrits

    • C. 

      The Meagles, the Merdles

    • D. 

      Arthur Clennam, Mr. Casby

  • 72. 
    How old was Mr. Dorrit in the year 1826?
    • A. 

      51

    • B. 

      61

    • C. 

      71

    • D. 

      81

  • 73. 
    To whom did Mr. Merdle speak his last words onscreen?
    • A. 

      Fanny

    • B. 

      His butler

    • C. 

      Mrs. Merdle

    • D. 

      The bath house owner

  • 74. 
     Which of the following is a list of some of Mr. Panck's jobs and/or hobbies?
    • A. 

      Rent collector, shopkeeper, a worker at Doyce & Clennam

    • B. 

      Rent collector, banker, investor

    • C. 

      Rent collector, clerk, detective

    • D. 

      Rent collector, solicitor, retired soldier

  • 75. 
    Who encouraged Fanny in taking dancing lessons?
    • A. 

      Her father

    • B. 

      Her uncle

    • C. 

      Her brother

    • D. 

      Her sister

  • 76. 
     Who wrote to Amy to tell her that Mr. Clennam was in the Marshalsea?
    • A. 

      Mr. Casby

    • B. 

      Mr. Plornish

    • C. 

      Mr. Chivery

    • D. 

      John

  • 77. 
    In Mr. Dorrit's story, what was the name of the prisoner in the Marshalsea whose sister is given attentions by a young turnkey?
    • A. 

      Captain Cuttle

    • B. 

      Captain Martin

    • C. 

      Captain Swosser

    • D. 

      Captain Hawdon

  • 78. 
    How many years experience does Clennam have in business?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      25

  • 79. 
    According to Doyce, who is a good little workman?
    • A. 

      Mr. Pancks

    • B. 

      Arthur Clennam

    • C. 

      Mr. Plornish

    • D. 

      Cavalletto

  • 80. 
    How much was William Dorrit's debt?
    • A. 

      100 pounds

    • B. 

      110 pounds

    • C. 

      120 pounds

    • D. 

      130 pounds

  • 81. 
    In his illness, which of the following does Arthur NOT dream about?
    • A. 

      Mrs. Clennam

    • B. 

      Tattycoram

    • C. 

      Amy

    • D. 

      His father

  • 82. 
    What does Maggy drop on the streets when she first meets Arthur?
    • A. 

      Apples

    • B. 

      Potatoes

    • C. 

      Tomatoes

    • D. 

      Oranges

  • 83. 
    In the story Amy tells to Maggy, what does the little woman keep?
    • A. 

      A Chinese music box

    • B. 

      A shadow

    • C. 

      A jewel

    • D. 

      A button