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Jane Austen wrote “Sense and Sensibility, a novel that inspired the movie, “From Prada to Nada”.
She gave life to some pretty well-known characters, such as Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice and many more. “How much do you know about this amazing writer?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which era did Jane Austen live in?

    • A.

      Victorian

    • B.

      Edwardian

    • C.

      Elizabethan

    • D.

      [English] Regency

    Correct Answer
    D. [English] Regency
    Explanation
    Jane Austen lived during the Regency era in England. The Regency era refers to the period from 1811 to 1820 when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, acted as the Regent. This era is known for its elegance, refinement, and social customs, which are often depicted in Austen's novels. Therefore, the correct answer is [English] Regency.

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  • 2. 

    Jane Austen came from a family with several sisters.  Do you know how many sister’s she had?

    • A.

      Three – Cassandra, Anne and Elizabeth.

    • B.

      Actually, she only had brothers.

    • C.

      One – Cassandra. They were only two sisters.

    • D.

      Two – Cassandra and Elizabeth.

    Correct Answer
    C. One – Cassandra. They were only two sisters.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "One - Cassandra. They were only two sisters." This answer correctly states that Jane Austen had only one sister named Cassandra. The other options are incorrect as they either mention brothers or additional sisters that Jane Austen did not have.

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  • 3. 

    Do you know how many of Jane Austen's novels were published while Jane was still alive? 

    • A.

      Six

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    D. Four
    Explanation
    Four of Jane Austen's novels were published while she was still alive. These novels include "Sense and Sensibility" (1811), "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), "Mansfield Park" (1814), and "Emma" (1815).

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  • 4. 

    When Jane Austen began to write “Pride and Prejudice”, she originally titled it differently.  Do you know what the original title was?

    • A.

      Elizabeth and Jane.

    • B.

      Elizabeth, the Will of a Lady.

    • C.

      First Impressions.

    • D.

      Prejudiced Pride.

    Correct Answer
    C. First Impressions.
    Explanation
    The original title of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" was "First Impressions". This suggests that Austen initially focused on the theme of forming judgments based on initial impressions, which is a central theme in the novel. The eventual title, "Pride and Prejudice", reflects the two main character traits that drive the plot and character development.

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  • 5. 

    In which novel does Jane Austen make fun of women who read gothic novels?

    • A.

      Persuasion.

    • B.

      Emma.

    • C.

      Sense and Sensibility.

    • D.

      Northanger Abbey.

    Correct Answer
    D. Northanger Abbey.
    Explanation
    In Northanger Abbey, Jane Austen satirizes the popular gothic novels of her time and mocks women who indulge in reading them. The novel follows the story of Catherine Morland, a young and naive girl who becomes obsessed with gothic novels and allows her imagination to run wild. Austen uses this character to criticize the unrealistic and melodramatic nature of gothic literature, highlighting the dangers of indulging in such fantasies. Therefore, Northanger Abbey is the correct answer as it is the novel where Austen specifically addresses and makes fun of women who read gothic novels.

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  • 6. 

    Which actress portrayed Jane Austen opposite actor James McAvoy?

    • A.

      Kirsten Bell.

    • B.

      Anne Hathaway.

    • C.

      Emma Stone.

    • D.

      Emma Watson.

    Correct Answer
    B. Anne Hathaway.
    Explanation
    Anne Hathaway portrayed Jane Austen opposite actor James McAvoy.

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  • 7. 

    The author of Jane Eyre apparently did not care for Jane Austen at all. Do you know the name of this writer?

    • A.

      Emily Brontë.

    • B.

      Elizabeth Gaskell.

    • C.

      Virginia Woolf.

    • D.

      Charlotte Brontë.

    Correct Answer
    D. Charlotte Brontë.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Charlotte Brontë. The given statement suggests that the author of Jane Eyre did not have a favorable opinion of Jane Austen. Charlotte Brontë is known for her criticism of Austen's works, particularly for their lack of passion and realism. Therefore, it can be inferred that Charlotte Brontë did not care for Jane Austen.

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  • 8. 

    In the book Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy is asked for her hand in marriage by a man who is a guest in her house. Who was he?

    • A.

      Mr Collins.

    • B.

      Mr Bingley.

    • C.

      Mr Darcy.

    • D.

      Mr Wickham.

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr Collins.
    Explanation
    In the book Pride and Prejudice, Lizzy is asked for her hand in marriage by Mr Collins, who is a guest in her house.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following actresses have portrayed the lead character in screen adaptations of Austen's Emma? 

    • A.

      Keira Knightley, Natalie Portman, & Scarlett Johansson.

    • B.

      Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, & Jennifer Ehle.

    • C.

      Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, & Romola Garai.

    • D.

      Jessica Alba, Kirsten Dunst , & Hayden Panettiere.

    Correct Answer
    C. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, & Romola Garai.
    Explanation
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Beckinsale, and Romola Garai have all portrayed the lead character in screen adaptations of Austen's Emma.

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  • 10. 

    In Jane Austen’s last novel, Persuasion, which deals with a Love, what is the name of the protagonist?

    • A.

      Anne Elliot.

    • B.

      Emma Woodhouse.

    • C.

      Catherine Morland.

    • D.

      Fanny Price.

    Correct Answer
    A. Anne Elliot.
    Explanation
    In Jane Austen's last novel, Persuasion, the name of the protagonist is Anne Elliot.

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