Jane Austen Houses Quiz

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Many grand country houses with interesting names are featured in the six major novels of Jane Austen. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the houses and their occupants.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which country house in Pride and Prejudice is said to be "situated on rising ground"?

    • A.

      Netherfield

    • B.

      Longbourn

    • C.

      Rosings

    • D.

      Pemberley

    Correct Answer
    C. Rosings
    Explanation
    Rosings is the correct answer because in Pride and Prejudice, Rosings is described as being "situated on rising ground." This suggests that the house is located on higher terrain, which could provide a more commanding view of the surrounding area. This detail adds to the grandeur and elegance often associated with Rosings in the novel.

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  • 2. 

    In Mansfield Park what is the name of Mr. Rushworth's estate?

    • A.

      Southerton

    • B.

      Jamesville

    • C.

      Northfield

    • D.

      Rushworth Manor

    Correct Answer
    A. Southerton
    Explanation
    In Mansfield Park, Mr. Rushworth's estate is named Southerton.

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  • 3. 

    In Emma what is the name of the estate owned by Mr. & Mrs. Churchill that Frank Churchill will one day inheirit?

    • A.

      Elsmere

    • B.

      Enderby

    • C.

      Everdeen

    • D.

      Enscombe

    Correct Answer
    D. Enscombe
    Explanation
    In the novel Emma, Mr. and Mrs. Churchill own the estate called Enscombe. Frank Churchill, their son, is expected to inherit this estate in the future.

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  • 4. 

    In Persuasion the Musgrove family lives at...

    • A.

      Applecross

    • B.

      Uppercross

    • C.

      Underhill

    • D.

      Musgrove Farm

    Correct Answer
    B. Uppercross
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Uppercross. In Jane Austen's novel Persuasion, the Musgrove family resides in Uppercross. This is the location where Anne Elliot, the protagonist, frequently visits and interacts with the Musgrove sisters, Louisa and Henrietta. Uppercross is portrayed as a rural village in the novel, and it serves as a significant setting for the development of the story and the relationships between the characters.

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  • 5. 

    In Sense and Sensiblity who is due to inheirit Allenham when old Mrs. Smith dies? 

    • A.

      William Middleton

    • B.

      Sir John Middleton

    • C.

      Robert Ferrars

    • D.

      John Willoughby

    Correct Answer
    D. John Willoughby
    Explanation
    John Willoughby is the correct answer because in Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, it is revealed that John Willoughby is the illegitimate son of old Mrs. Smith. Therefore, he is the rightful heir to Allenham estate upon her death.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these Pride and Prejudice characters did not grow up at or near Pemberley?

    • A.

      Georgiana Darcy

    • B.

      Mrs. Gardiner

    • C.

      Colonel Fitzwilliam

    • D.

      George Wickham

    Correct Answer
    C. Colonel Fitzwilliam
    Explanation
    Colonel Fitzwilliam did not grow up at or near Pemberley. This can be inferred from the fact that he is not a member of the Darcy family, who are the owners of Pemberley. Georgiana Darcy is Mr. Darcy's sister and would have grown up at Pemberley. Mrs. Gardiner is Elizabeth Bennet's aunt, who is not directly related to Pemberley but may have visited due to her close relationship with Elizabeth. George Wickham is a character who grew up near Pemberley and has a significant connection to the estate. Therefore, Colonel Fitzwilliam is the only character who did not grow up at or near Pemberley.

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  • 7. 

    In Northanger Abbey where does Henry Tilney live and work as vicar?

    • A.

      Woodston

    • B.

      Fullerton

    • C.

      Northanger Abbey

    • D.

      Whitley

    Correct Answer
    A. Woodston
    Explanation
    In Northanger Abbey, Henry Tilney lives and works as a vicar in Woodston.

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  • 8. 

    What is the name of Colonel Brandon's estate in Sense and Sensiblity?

    • A.

      Whitfield

    • B.

      Cleveland

    • C.

      Delaford

    • D.

      Combe Magna

    Correct Answer
    C. Delaford
    Explanation
    Delaford is the correct answer because it is the name of Colonel Brandon's estate in the novel Sense and Sensibility. In the story, Delaford is described as a beautiful and well-maintained estate located in the countryside. It is where Colonel Brandon resides and plays a significant role in the lives of the characters, particularly in the romantic relationships that develop throughout the novel.

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  • 9. 

    In Mansfield Park what is the name of Mr. Crawford's estate in Norfolk?

    • A.

      Thornton-Lacey

    • B.

      Crawford Park

    • C.

      Maddison

    • D.

      Everingham

    Correct Answer
    D. Everingham
    Explanation
    Everingham is the correct answer because it is the name of Mr. Crawford's estate in Norfolk in the novel Mansfield Park. This is mentioned in the book as the location where Mr. Crawford resides, establishing Everingham as the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    In Persuasion what is the name of Sir Walter Elliot's grand house that he has to rent out because of his debts?

    • A.

      Kellynch

    • B.

      Monkford

    • C.

      Wynthrop

    • D.

      Steventon

    Correct Answer
    A. Kellynch
    Explanation
    Sir Walter Elliot's grand house is called Kellynch. He is forced to rent out the house due to his debts.

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  • 11. 

    In Emma Mrs. Elton speaks fondly of "Maple Grove" but who does this grandest of all houses belong to?

    • A.

      Mr. Hawkins

    • B.

      Mr. Bragge

    • C.

      Mr. Suckling

    • D.

      Mr. Dixon

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Suckling
    Explanation
    In the novel Emma, Mrs. Elton admires "Maple Grove," which is described as the grandest house. The correct answer is Mr. Suckling, as it is implied that he owns Maple Grove.

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  • 12. 

    In Pride and Pejudice what is the name of the estate owned by Colonel Fitzwilliam's father the Earl?

    • A.

      Compton

    • B.

      Chatterton

    • C.

      Chawton

    • D.

      Jane Austen does not say

    Correct Answer
    D. Jane Austen does not say
    Explanation
    The question asks for the name of the estate owned by Colonel Fitzwilliam's father, the Earl, in Pride and Prejudice. However, Jane Austen does not mention or provide the name of the estate in the novel. Therefore, the correct answer is "Jane Austen does not say."

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