Which Jane Austen Secondary Heroine Are You?

12 Questions
Which Jane Austen Secondary Heroine Are You?

Jane Austen's heroines get a lot of attention, and every fan can compare herself to Elizabeth Bennet, Marianne Dashwood or Catherine Morland. �But what about the ladies who don't get as much recognition? �Which one are YOU most like?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If you could take a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
    • A. 

      Oh, I really do not know! There are so many lovely places! Do advise me!

    • B. 

      A little English village where your family resides

    • C. 

      Brighton, to marry off your daughters--what an opportunity!

    • D. 

      London, perhaps...

    • E. 

      The West Indies

    • F. 

      Home again, to visit your family (with or without your husband, who is quite busy)

  • 2. 
    What's your favorite kind of ice cream sundae?
    • A. 

      Vanilla with hot fudge, nothing fancy.

    • B. 

      Vanilla with caramel sauce, but you must share it with me.

    • C. 

      Chocolate ice cream with chocolate-covered peanuts.

    • D. 

      An ice cream headache would be torture to my poor nerves!

    • E. 

      Mint chocolate chip with whipped cream and a little hot fudge.

    • F. 

      Chocolate with pineapple chunks, strawberry sauce, hot caramel and wet walnuts. And a cherry and whipped cream.

  • 3. 
    If you were invited to a party to which you did not wish to go, you would...
    • A. 

      Go anyway, it's the right thing to do.

    • B. 

      Stay home and eat apples in your tree house.

    • C. 

      Write a cordial note of regret.

    • D. 

      Ask your best friend for advice and act upon it.

    • E. 

      Go, hoping that no one will ask you to sing and play.

    • F. 

      Tell your eldest daughter to write a regret, it does not much signify. You dine with four-and-twenty families, after all!

  • 4. 
    What kind of man will you marry?
    • A. 

      Someone whom you can love and respect

    • B. 

      Someone of good social standing and excellent character--carefully selected by your best friend

    • C. 

      You are already married to a man who has no compassion on your poor nerves.

    • D. 

      Someone who is kind, funny and knows how to have adventures!

    • E. 

      Someone who (hopefully) loves you very much even though he doesn't show it in front of people.

    • F. 

      It doesn't matter how odious the man is, as long as he is respectable.

  • 5. 
    What do you like to do in your spare time?
    • A. 

      Read a good book

    • B. 

      Chat with your younger sister

    • C. 

      Study the atlas and map out your next expedition

    • D. 

      Plot your daughters' marriages

    • E. 

      Take walks, arrange flowers, giggle and spend time with your friends

    • F. 

      Read improving books (such as Fordyce's Sermons) and visit with your friends

  • 6. 
    Which of these best describes your family?
    • A. 

      No parents, but a doting aunt and grandmother

    • B. 

      Mother and two older sisters

    • C. 

      No known family, though it's said you are the natural daughter of a gentleman.

    • D. 

      Parents and four younger sisters

    • E. 

      A respectable husband and five lovely daughters.

    • F. 

      Silly parents, a silly younger sister and at least one little brother who wants to be rich.

  • 7. 
    Your beauty is...
    • A. 

      Still childish, but you will be very pretty in a few years.

    • B. 

      Fair, but not striking.

    • C. 

      Five times more than that of your sisters.

    • D. 

      Quite obvious, and your relations never let anyone forget it.

    • E. 

      Past its peak... you are very nearly "on the shelf".

    • F. 

      Ah, back in the day you were the toast of a regiment.

  • 8. 
    How can you tell if you're in love?
    • A. 

      You couldn't answer that question because you are not romantic and never were.

    • B. 

      When someone cuts off a bit of your hair to keep, of course.

    • C. 

      Well, you really couldn't say because it happens so often!

    • D. 

      It's true love if you are willing to wait indefinitely for someone, even if it seems he's ceased to love you.

    • E. 

      When the gentleman makes an offer, naturally!

    • F. 

      When you meet a young man who is sensible, good humored, lively and perfectly amiable.

  • 9. 
    Your best friend is...
    • A. 

      Your wealthy neighbor, who has taken you under her wing.

    • B. 

      Your sisters-in-law are your confidants.

    • C. 

      Your younger sister.

    • D. 

      Your older sister's beau.

    • E. 

      Your neighbor and her older sister.

    • F. 

      You don't have any close friends, but you wish you did.

  • 10. 
    When you face an awkward social situation, you...
    • A. 

      Trust your friend to deal with it

    • B. 

      Stay calm, cool and collected

    • C. 

      Awkward situation? You know not the words!

    • D. 

      The situation is probably your fault... and you're going to catch it from your sisters on the way home!

    • E. 

      Politely change the subject of conversation

    • F. 

      Blush and hope no one is looking at you

  • 11. 
    If someone deliberately insults you, your automatic response is...
    • A. 

      To sigh and put it down to experience. Sticks and stones...

    • B. 

      Deliberately! Oh, no, it must have been unintentional. She meant no harm!

    • C. 

      Make a catty remark about her to your daughters or sister.

    • D. 

      To hide under the table and refuse to speak to anyone.

    • E. 

      To cry

    • F. 

      To carry on as if nothing had happened

  • 12. 
    If your life were to be made into a movie, who would you choose to portray you on the big screen?
    • A. 

      Lucy Boynton or Emilie Francois

    • B. 

      Laura Pyper or Olivia Williams

    • C. 

      Toni Colette or Louise Dylan

    • D. 

      Alison Steadman or Brenda Blethyn

    • E. 

      Lucy Scott or Claudie Blakely

    • F. 

      Rosamund Pike or Susannah Harker