It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Sunday quiz can cure all manner of hangovers. With tomorrow being the 199th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, if you think you know your Fanny Price from your Mrs Norris, glide this way…
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The Sunday Quiz: Jane Austen
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0-3: Do you take delight in vexing us?
4-7: Tolerable enough, but not good enough to tempt us
8-10: May we have the next dance?
Jane Austen’s last completed work was a poem written on her deathbed in Winchester. What was the subject?
In Northanger Abbey, what is Catherine Morland’s favourite novel?
In Pride and Prejudice, what volume does Mr Collins wish to read to the Bennet sisters for their instruction?
Which clergyman in Mansfield Park met his end by eating “three great institutional dinners” in a week?
What was the original name for Northanger Abbey?
Where in England would you find the fictional Pemberley?
Which gigantic jeb-end’s attempts to suggest appropriate novelistic subjects was satirised by Austen in Plan of a Novel According to Hints from Various Sources?
In Pride and Prejudice to whom did Lydia Bennet write the letter which began, “My dear… you will laugh when you know where I am gone, and I cannot help laughing myself at your surprise tomorrow morning as soon as I am missed.”?
Which Elizabeth Inchbald play was performed in Mansfield Park?
Finally, what is the name of the Bennet family home?