Penguin Classics Jane Austen Quiz

It's time to find out if you really know your Bennets from your Bingleys.

1) Which of the following men did Harriet never fall in love with in 'Emma'?
Frank Churchill

Mr. Elton

Mr. Knightly

Robert Martin

2) What is Mr Darcy's first name?
Maurice

Fitzwilliam

George

Jane Austen doesn't say

3) Who played Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'?
Tara Fitzgerald

Julia Sawalha

Jennifer Ehle

Minnie Driver

4) In which year was Jane Austen born?
1700

1750

1775

1880

5) Who played Emma in the 1996 film?
Gwyneth Paltrow

Jennifer Ehle

Helena Bonham Carter

Kate Winslet

6) "Vanity was the beginning and end of _______________'s character; vanity of person and of situation." Who, in 'Persuasion', is being described?
Mr. Elliot

Sir Walter Elliot

Charles Musgrove

Miss Elizabeth Elliot

7) In which city does most of the action of 'Northanger Abbey' take place?
Lyme Regis

Basingstoke

Bath

London

8) Who refuses to accept that his marriage proposal to Elizabeth has been spurned with a speech that begins 'You must give me leave to flatter myself that your refusal of my addresses is merely words of course . . .'
Mr. Darcy

Mr. Collins

Mr. Wickham

Mr. Bingley

9) From what was Jane Austen recovering when she wrote the original draft of 'Pride and Prejudice'?
Pneumonia

Tuberculosis

A broken heart

A broken leg

10) Which was Jane Austen's first published novel in 1811?
Sense and Sensibility

Mansfield Park

Emma

Pride and Prejudice

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