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19th Century English Literature

written by: Eve
 
This quiz deals with major British authors and works of the 19th century when the novel became the leading literary form. Good luck.

Question 1:


Which novel by Charles Dickens is generally regarded as the first Victorian novel?
Barnaby Rudge
The Pickwick Papers
David Copperfield
Dombey and Son

Question 2:


This highly symbolic story by Polish-born novelist Joseph Conrad served as a base for the movie "Apocalypse Now".
An Outcast of the Islands
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
The Shadow Line

Question 3:


Which novel by Thomas Hardy had the subtitle "A Pure Woman", which shocked Victorian readers?
The Return of the Native
The Hand of Ethelberta
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Emma

Question 4:


Which of the Bronte sisters wrote "Shirley", a novel set in Yorkshire during the industrial depression?
Charlotte
Elizabeth
Anne
Emily

Question 5:


Which list contains the names of the Bennet sisters, depicted by Jane Austin in "Pride and Prejudice"?
Charlotte, Elizabeth, Emily, Mary, Kitty
Elizabeth, Ann, Lydia, Kitty, Mary
Elisabeth, Jane, Lydia, Kitty, Mary
Cathrine, Jane, Lydia, Kitty, Mary

Question 6:


Which of these literary works was written in the form of a long letter while the author was in prison?
De Profundis
The Canterville Ghost
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Room with a View

Question 7:


Which of these books were written by Victorian novelist Mary Anne Evans, commonly known as George Eliot?
Middlemarch, North and South, Vanity Fair
Middlemarch, The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede
The Mill on the Floss, Vanity Fair, Adam Bede
The Mill on the Floss, Adam Bede, A Room of One's Own

Question 8:


This novel, which satirizes society in early 19th-century England, opens at Miss Pinkerton's Academy for Young Ladies.
Wuthering Heights
Vanity Fair
The Book of Snobs
Jane Eyre

Question 9:


This literary work by Mary Shelley, infused with some elements of the Gothic novel, was subtitled "The Modern Prometheus".
Arms and the Man
The Mortal Immortal
Frankenstein
The Last Man

Question 10:


What are the two cities named in the title of Charles Dickens' historical novel "A Tale of Two Cities"?
Paris and London
Edinburgh and London
London and Manchester
Dublin and London

 


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