How Much Do You Know About Jane Austen?

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Jane Austen Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    On what day was Jane Austen born?
    • A. 

      December 1st, 1775

    • B. 

      December 16th, 1785

    • C. 

      December 16th, 1775

    • D. 

      April 23, 1762

  • 2. 
    What was Jane Austen's mother's first name?
    • A. 

      Cassandra

    • B. 

      Anne

    • C. 

      Jane

    • D. 

      Mary

  • 3. 
    What was Jane's father's occupation?
    • A. 

      Rector

    • B. 

      Farmer

    • C. 

      Lawyer

    • D. 

      Newspaper editor

  • 4. 
    How many siblings did Jane have?
    • A. 

      Eight

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Six

    • D. 

      Fifteen

  • 5. 
    In which order were Jane Austen's novels published?
    • A. 

      Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion

    • B. 

      Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion

    • C. 

      Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion

    • D. 

      Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion

  • 6. 
    Jane's elder sister Cassandra (her confidante) was engaged to a young man who died before they could marry.  What was his name?
    • A. 

      John Musgrove

    • B. 

      Tom Lefroy

    • C. 

      Tom Fowle

    • D. 

      Fitzwilliam Darcy

  • 7. 
    What was the name of the young man who proposed to Jane when she was 27?
    • A. 

      Harris Bigg-Wither

    • B. 

      Tom Lefroy

    • C. 

      Reginald Bigg-Wither

    • D. 

      Sir Percy Blakeney

  • 8. 
    Which of the following of Jane's novels was NOT left incomplete?
    • A. 

      The Watsons

    • B. 

      Lady Susan

    • C. 

      Sanditon

    • D. 

      The Tale of the Two Bad Mice

  • 9. 
    Which of the following did Jane Austen say (in one of her letters) about her heroine Emma Woodhouse?
    • A. 

      "With all dear little Emma's faults, you know she is an excellent creature."

    • B. 

      "I do not want people to find her agreeable, as it will save me the trouble of liking them."

    • C. 

      "I must confess that I think her as delightful a character as ever appeared in print, and how I shall be able to tolerate those who do not like her at least, I do not know."

    • D. 

      "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."

  • 10. 
    How old was Jane Austen when she died?  
    • A. 

      108

    • B. 

      39

    • C. 

      42

    • D. 

      41