Jane Austen Movie Quiz

Pride and Prejudice Quiz

Persuasion Quiz

Northanger Abbey Quiz

Mansfield Park Quiz

Jane Austen Movie Quiz

  1. What memorable line from Pride and Prejudice is missing in the Colin Firth/Jennifer Ehle version about why Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth?

  2. In what Michael J. Fox children's movie did Hugh Laurie (Mr. Palmer from Sense and Sensibility 1995) star?

  3. Which stars from Sense and Sensibility 1995 were reunited in Love Actually?

  4. Who were the stars in the 1940s version of Pride and Prejudice?

  5. In which two Jane Austen movies did Robert Hardy appear?

  6. Which secondary character in Emma 1996 is missing from Clueless?

  7. Which two Jane Austen books are spoofed by the Bridget Jones' Diaries?

  8. Hariet Walter was Fanny Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility 1995. In what Jane Austen work did she perform the leading role for BBC Radio?

  9. Colin Firth was Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice 1995. Who played Mr. Bingley?

  10. In which Jane Austen movies and spoofs has Gemma Jones appeared?

  11. Bonus: Emma Thompson and Greg Wise fell in love during the making of 1995's Sense and Sensibility. What is their daughter's name?

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Pride and Prejudice

Volume I

  1. Who is speaking? “There is so much of gratitude and vanity in almost every attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself. We all begin freely — a slight preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have heart enough to be really in love without encouragement.”

  2. Why is Lydia not afraid to dance with Mr. Bingley?

  3. Who is being spoken of? Who is speaking? “…to be candid with ostentation in design — to take the good in every body’s character and make it still better and say nothing of the bad — belongs to you alone.”

  4. Who is being described? “Their powers of conversation were considerable. They could describe an entertainment with accuracy, relate an annecdote with humor, and laugh at their acquaintances with spirit.”

  5. Who are some of the young men Kitty & Lydia are interested in besides Wickham?

  6. Who is being described? “…some of the folly had escaped his notice and that his feelings were not of a sort to be much distressed by the folly which he must have witnessed.”

  7. What is Charlotte’s only concern about marrying Mr. Collins?

  8. Who is being described by whom? “She rated his abilities higher than any of the others; there was a solidity in his reflections which often struck her, and though by no means so clever as herself, she thought that if encouraged to read and improve himself by such an example of hers, he might become a very agreeable companion.”

  9. Who is being described? “She is a most charming young lady indeed. [Her mother] says that is part of true beauty, [she] is far superior to the handsomest of her sex; because there is that in her features which marks the young woman of distinguished birth.”

  10. Who is speaking? “Arguments are too much like disputes. If you and Miss Bennet will defer yours until I am out of the room, I shall be very thankful.”

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Volume II

  1. Who is speaking?  “…but with scheming to do wrong, or to make others unhappy, there may be  error and there may be misery.  Thoughtlessness, want of attention to other people’s feelings and want of resolution will do the business.”

  2. What do Wickham and Mrs. Gardiner have in common?

  3. In what two ways was Mr. Gardiner superior to his sister?

  4. Who is speaking of whom?  “[She] is a very respectable, sensible woman indeed and a most attentive neighbor.”

  5. How does Lady Catherine describe Lizzy to Charlotte?

  6. Who is being described?  “[He] seemed really glad to see them; anything was a welcome relief to him at Rosings …”

  7. What comment appears to cause Darcy shame relating to Lady Catherine?

  8. How does Lizzy pass the time and feed her passion between her conversation with Col. Fitzwilliam and her proposal from Mr. Darcy?

  9. Which is Lizzy able to believe first?  Darcy’s account of Jane and her family or his account of Wickham?

  10. What does Mr. Bennet hope Lydia will learn Brighton?

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Volume III

  1. What has Darcy done to surprise Georgiana?

  2. What does Darcy invite Mr. Gardiner to do at Pemberly?

  3. Who is being described?  “All of Elizabeth’s anger against him had long been done away; but, had she still felt any, it could hardly have stood its ground against the unaffected cordiality with which he expressed himself in seeing her again.”

  4. What astonishes Lizzy about Darcy when he, Bingley and Georgiana visit her and the Gardiners at the inn?

  5. Why does Darcy wish to keep Bingley’s relatives from finding out about Georgiana’s planned elopement with Wickham?

  6. How does Mrs. Bennett believe Lydia and Wickham’s elopement could have been avoided?

  7. Who is speaking of whom?  “Their mutual affection will steady them; and I flatter myself they will settle so quietly and live in so rational a manner, as may in time make their past imprudence forgotten.”

  8. How does Mrs. Gardiner want to see Pemberly?

  9. Which son-in-law does Mr. Bennet like best?

  10. What does Darcy hope Lizzy has done with his letter?

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Volume I

  1. What was the year for Anne and Captain Wentworth’s first engagement?

  2. Why has Sir Walter chosen to remain single since the death of Lady Elliot?

  3. Who is older, Henrietta or Louisa?

  4. What is Mrs. Clay’s first name?

  5. What are the names of Mary Musgrove’s sons and which one was injured?

  6. Who is speaking and who is being described? “ Your sister is an amiable creature; but yours is the character of decision and firmness I see. If you value her conduct and happiness, infuse as much of your own spirit into her as you can.”

  7. How did Captain Wentworth describe Anne to Henrietta and Louisa after seeing her for the first time in more than 7 years?

  8. What two ships of Captain Wentworth’s did he discuss with Louisa and Henrietta at the Musgrove dinner party?

  9. Who is being described? “[She] had not a word to say in dissent, she could not accuse herself of having ever called them [Bermuda and Bahama] anything in the whole course of her life.”

  10. How does Mrs. Croft think women should be treated?

  11. Who is being described? “His sanguine temper and fearlessness of mind… He was brilliant, he was headstrong.”

  12. What are Sir Walter’s arguments against the navy?

  13. Why does Mr. Shepherd prefer that Sir Walter go to Bath rather than London?

  14. What are Anne’s reasons for disliking Bath?

  15. What were Elizabeth’s three ideas for retrenchment?

  16. Who is being described? “She was a woman rather of sound than of quick abilities…She was of strict integrity herself with a delicate sense of honor.”

  17. What had Sir Walter’s good looks and rank actually gotten him that the narrator thinks was beneficial?

  18. What poems do Anne and Captain Benwick discuss in Lyme?

  19. Who does Henrietta wish Lady Russell to counsel to settle in Lyme?

  20. Which two men admire Anne in Bath and cause Captain Wentworth to notice her looks?

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Volume II

  1. Who makes the journey from Uppercross to Bath?

  2. What is the name of the nursemaid dispatched from Uppercross to Lyme to tend to Louise?

  3. What improvement does Admiral Croft make to his dressing room?

  4. What language is the love song that Anne translates at the concert for Mr. Elliot?

  5. What is Lady Russell looking at when Anne is looking out from the carriage for Captain Wentworth?

  6. What does Captain Wentworth come back into the room under the pretext of doing so he can give Anne the letter?

  7. What would Charles prefer to do rather than escort Anne home when they encounter Captain Wentworth?

  8. Where is the property that Mrs. Smith thinks can be recovered to improve her income?

  9. What male name is the most popular in the novel?

  10. What is Anne’s idea of good company?

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Northanger Abbey Quiz

  1. Who is speaking? “It is as much as should be said of anyone. To be always firm must be to be often obstinate. When to properly relax is the trial of judgement…”

  2. Who is speaking? “Modesty and all that is very well in its way, but really, a little common honesty is sometimes quite as becoming. I have no idea of being so overstrained. It is fishing for compliments.”

  3. What is Isabella referring to when she says that there are more ways than one for she and Catherine to be sisters?

  4. What are some of the things that Henry teases Catherine she will encounter during her stay at Northanger Abbey?

  5. What modern style of fireplace does General Tilney have?

  6. What was in the roll of papers that Catherine found just before her lamp went out?

  7. What are some of the reasons that Catherine begins to suspect that General Tilney killed or kidnapped Mrs. Tilney?

  8. Who told General Tilney that Catherine was a great heiress and why?

  9. Why does Henry fall in love with Catherine?

  10. What great event precipitates General Tilney forgiving Catherine and Henry allowing them to marry?

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Mansfield Park Quiz

Volume I

  1. When Miss Maria Ward of Huntingdon married Sir Thomas Bertram of Mansfield Park, how many pounds short of being equal to the match did her uncle, the lawyer, believe she was?

  2. How many years elapsed between the estrangement of the sisters?

  3. Sir Thomas is kept from true knowledge of his daughters’ characters by what?

  4. Why does Edmund think Fanny a good friend and companion?

  5. Who is speaking?  “When I am a wife, I mean to be just as staunch myself; and I wish my friends in general would be too.  It would save me many a heartache.”

  6. What is being described?  “The house was build in Elizabeth’s time and is a large, rectangular brick building – heavy but respectable looking.  It is ill placed.  It stands in one of the lowest spots of the park…“

  7. What is Rushworth’s first name?

  8. Who is being described?  “The politeness which she has been brought up to practice as a duty made it impossible for her to escape; while the want of that higher species of self-command, that just consideration of others, that knowledge of her own heart, that principle of right which had not formed any essential part of her education, made her miserable under it.”

  9. Who is being described?  “…he was not yet so much in love as to measure distance, or reckon time, with feminine lawlessness.”

  10. Why does Edmund think Crawford prefers Julia to Maria before the play?

  11. Who is speaking?  “It raises my spleen more than anything, to have the pretence of being asked, of being given a choice, and at the same time, addressed in such a way as to oblige me to do the very thing, whatever it might be!”

  12. What are John Yates’ recommendations?

  13. Instead of calling off the play  at Ecclesford, what would Yates have preferred be done?

  14. Who is being spoken to? “Nobody loves a play better than you do or can have gone much further to see one.”

  15. Who does Fanny think will support Edmund in opposing the theatricals?

  16. Who is being described?  “…the really good feelings by which she was almost purely governed were rapidly restoring her to all the little she had lost in Edmund’s favor?"

  17. Why does Mrs. Grant not think Maria is in love with Henry?

  18. How does Julia satisfy herself with Henry’s withdrawal?

  19. How does Mary Crawford try to sooth Mr. Rushworth about Henry & Maria’s rehearsals?

  20. Why is Mrs. Grant unable to attend the first evening rehearsal?

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Volume II

  1. Why is Mrs. Norris put out by Sir Thomas’ manner of arrival?

  2. Why does Sir Thomas initially like Mr. Rushworth?

  3. What does Sir Thomas do the morning after his arrival?

  4. Who is being described?  “He had known many disagreeable fathers before, and had often been struck with the many inconveniences they occasioned, but never in the whole course of his life, had he seen one of that class so unintelligibly moral, so infamously tyrannical as Sir Thomas.”

  5. How does Mrs. Norris profit from the destruction of the theatre?

  6. How do Edmund and Fanny view the family circle after Sir Thomas’ return?

  7. Who is speaking?  “I am sorry for them all and would give something that Rushworth and Maria had never met.”

  8. How does Sir Thomas rationalize the marriage of Rushworth & Maria?

  9. Who is speaking?  “A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”

  10. To what does Mary attribute Henry’s desire to please Fanny?

  11. Does the narrator believe Fanny would fall in love with Henry?

  12. Why does sir Thomas consent to more visits with the Grants?

  13. What is being described?  “The house is by no means bad and when the yard is removed, there may be a very tolerable approach to it.”

  14. Who is speaking?  “I am a pretty good dancer in my way, but I dare say you are better.”

  15. When does Edmund plan to take orders?

  16. Why does Miss Crawford say she will never dance with Edmund again?

  17. When does Edmund first perceive that Mary’s mind is “tainted?”

  18. When does Lady Bertram first begin to realize that Fanny is “necessary?”

  19. Why does Henry not consult his uncle about marrying Fanny?

  20. Who helps promote William to Lieutenant?

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