How Much Do You Know About Jane Austen?

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Jane Austen Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge about the author's life with this trivia quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    On what day was Jane Austen born?

    • A.

      December 1st, 1775

    • B.

      December 16th, 1785

    • C.

      December 16th, 1775

    • D.

      April 23, 1762

    Correct Answer
    C. December 16th, 1775
  • 2. 

    What was Jane Austen's mother's first name?

    • A.

      Cassandra

    • B.

      Anne

    • C.

      Jane

    • D.

      Mary

    Correct Answer
    A. Cassandra
    Explanation
    Jane Austen's mother's first name was Cassandra.

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  • 3. 

    What was Jane's father's occupation?

    • A.

      Rector

    • B.

      Farmer

    • C.

      Lawyer

    • D.

      Newspaper editor

    Correct Answer
    A. Rector
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rector. This suggests that Jane's father was a religious leader or clergyman in a church or parish. A rector is typically responsible for the spiritual guidance and administration of a congregation.

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  • 4. 

    How many siblings did Jane have?

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Fifteen

    Correct Answer
    B. Seven
    Explanation
    The question asks for the number of siblings Jane had. The answer "Seven" indicates that Jane had seven siblings.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
    Explanation
    Jane Austen's novels were published in the following order: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Fowle
    Explanation
    Jane's elder sister Cassandra was engaged to a young man named Tom Fowle. However, before they could get married, Tom Fowle passed away.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Harris Bigg-Wither
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Susan
    Explanation
    Lady Susan is not a novel written by Jane Austen. It is a novella, which means it is a shorter work of fiction. The other options, The Watsons, Sanditon, and The Tale of the Two Bad Mice, are all novels that Jane Austen either completed or partially completed. Therefore, the correct answer is Lady Susan.

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  • 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."

    Correct Answer
    D. "I am going to take a heroine whom no-one but myself will much like."
    Explanation
    In this quote, Jane Austen expresses her intention to create a heroine that may not be universally liked by readers. She acknowledges that not everyone will appreciate the character she is creating, but she personally finds her delightful. This quote suggests that Austen is willing to take a risk and deviate from the traditional likable heroine archetype, possibly to create a more complex and realistic character in Emma Woodhouse.

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  • 10. 

    How old was Jane Austen when she died?  

    • A.

      108

    • B.

      39

    • C.

      42

    • D.

      41

    Correct Answer
    D. 41
    Explanation
    Jane Austen died at the age of 41.

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