Monday, July 16, 2012

Answers to the Pride and Prejudice Quiz

Now the moment you've all been waiting for. Drum roll, please.

Here are the answers to the quiz I posted on Friday.

1. Which of the following is NOT one of the Bennet sisters?

a. Kitty
b. Mary
c. Anne
d. Jane

2. Mr. Bingley’s first name is:

a. Fitzwilliam
b. Charles
c. George
d. Arthur

Two people missed #2. Miss Bingley addresses her brother as "Charles" when she advises him not to give a ball at Netherfield. Later she comments, "It would surely be much more rational if conversation instead of dancing made the order of the day." Mr. [Charles] Bingley responds, "Much more rational, my dear Caroline, I dare say, but it would not be near so much like a ball."

3. The Bennet family lives in the village of:

a. Meryton
b. Longbourn
c. Kellynch
d. Chawton

4. Mr. _______________ protested that he never read novels.

a. Darcy
b. Bennet
c. Hurst
d. Collins

Two people also missed this one #4, even though I provided a picture of Mr. Collins. He was invited to read aloud to the Bennet ladies but rejected a novel in favor of Fordyce's Sermons.

5. Miss Bingley’s wit flows long on the subject of Mr. Darcy’s admiration for Elizabeth Bennet’s:

a. Pleasing figure
b. Playful manners
c. Fine eyes
d. Intelligent expression

6. Miss Bingley attracts Mr. Darcy’s attention by inviting Elizabeth Bennet to:

a. Take a turn about the room
b. Have a lovely cup of tea
c. Attend a dinner party
d. Perform on the pianoforte

I assure you it is very refreshing after sitting so long in one attitude.

7. Mr. Wickham claims that Mr. Darcy should have granted him a:

a. Position as steward of his estate
b. Living as a clergyman
c. Purchase of a military commission
d. Pension of £100 per year

8. Lydia Bennet is in ecstasy at an invitation to go to _______________ with her friend Mrs. Forster.

a. London
b. Bath
c. Derby
d. Brighton

9. Mr. Darcy offends Elizabeth Bennet during his proposal by dwelling on the inferiority of her:

a. Dowry
b. Intellect
c. Family
d. Manners

10. When Lady Catherine says, “If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient,” she is speaking of:

a. Drawing
b. Dancing
c. Italian
d. Music

First place goes to Mavis Moon with 9 correct answers! Second place goes to Tricia Kok with 8 correct answers, and third to Barb Sindlinger with 7 correct answers.

Congratulations to Mavis, and thank you all for playing! It was prodigiously civil of you, and I was excessively diverted.

(If I had played, I should have been a great proficient.)


Barbara Sindlinger said...

yea! I'll take 3rd place - especially since I had to get help for the answers.!

Janette Kok said...

All right! Go, girl!