Frivolity,  Jane Austen

How well do you know Jane?


I was inspired by Megan’s Quizilla post a few days ago (and also seeking to procrastinate at work!), so spent waaay too much time taking on-line quizzes and reading various England-travel websites planning a fantasy tour. The product is today’s post–a fill–in-the-blank Janeite quiz I found! Each quote comes from an Austen novel (and movie, as the case may be), and you just have to fill in the blanks with the missing word. (I got 7 out of the 10 right). I’ll post answers tomorrow, and just for fun will send a copy of one of my books to the person who posts the most right answers here before then!

1) “For what do we live, but to make ( ) for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?”
a) Amusement
b) Sport
c) Spruce beer

2) “Oh, who can ever be tired of ( )?”
a) Bath
b) Brighton
c) cake

3) “One half of the world cannot understand the ( ) of the other”
a) Jokes
b) Amusement
c) Pleasures

4) “A large ( ) is the best recipe for happiness I have ever heard of”
a) Income
b) Estate
c) Umbrella

5) “An ( ) is a very serious business”
a) Engagement
b) Annuity
c) Entailment

6) “There will be very few dates in this ( )”
a) History
b) Pudding
c) Loaf

7) “I am cruelly used, nobody feels for my poor ( )”
a) Daughters
b) Health
c) Nerves

8) “A ( ) boiled very soft is very wholesome”
a) Fowl
b) Calf’s foot
c) Egg

9) “A lady, without family, was the best preserver of ( ) in this world”
a) Fruit
b) Furniture
c) Flowers

10) “and what are you reading, Miss…?” “Oh,, it is only ( )”
a) Fordyce’s Sermons
b) a letter
c) a novel

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Cara King
16 years ago

I subscribe to their newsletter, so I’ve done this one, and know I got all of them right for a change! 🙂

Cara

Suzanne S
16 years ago

1.b)Sport
2.a)Bath
3.c)Pleasures
4.a)Income
5.b)Annuity
6.a)History
7.c)Nerves
8.c)Egg
9.b)Furniture
10.c)novel

Lois
16 years ago

Well, here goes nothing. LOL

Sport

Bath (would like to go there one day!)

pleasures (which is obvious seeing how one half is women and the other half is men!)

income (duh! LOL)

annuity

History

Nerves

Egg (I prefer mine hardboiled. . . I’m boring you with the comments, aren’t I? LOL)

Furniture

Novel (Same here!)

Sorry I didn’t think of more boring comments for you! 🙂

Lois

Amanda
16 years ago

1. b. sport
2. a. Bath
3. c. Pleasures
4.a. Income
5. b. Annuity
6. a. History
7. c. Nerves
8. c. egg
9. b. furniture
10. c. novel

Pam Rosenthal
16 years ago

1. b) sport
2. a) Bath
3. c) pleasures
4. b) estate
5. c) entailment
6. a) history
7. c) nerves
8. c) egg
9. a) fruit
10. c) a novel

Amanda
16 years ago

To up the ante, I’ll try to name the work each of these come from. (Just for fun–I don’t expect extra credit or anything…)
1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Northanger Abbey
3. Emma
4. P&P
5. Sense and Sensiblity
6. A History of England
7. P&P
8. Emma
9. Persuasion
10. P&P

Pam Rosenthal
16 years ago

I’ll raise you, Mandacoll. 10’s Northanger Abbey.

Amanda
16 years ago

Well played, Pam Rosenthal! Well played…

Amanda McCabe
16 years ago

Well done! I always like it when people go above and beyond when it comes to Austen. 🙂
Here are the answers:
Sport
Bath
Pleasures
Income
Annuity
History
Nerves
Egg
Furniture
Novel

So, Suzanne S, Lois, Mandacoll, and Pam, send me your addresses at amccabe7551@yahoo.com, and I will get your books to you. (Sorry they’re not Austen!)

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