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Happy Sunday (and the start to Jane Austen’s birthday week)! First, I have posted a pic that relates to Elena’s fascinating pet post a few days ago. This is the photo I took of the memorial to Lilly the spaniel at Chiswick House. It’s too far away to read the writing, but you can see it’s quite an elaborate stone. She must have been a well-loved pet.

Second, here are the answers to the Austen-Christmas quiz! I got all but 1 of them right, which is amazing for me, as I’m usually a total doofus at quizzes.
1) C
2) A
3) C
4) C
5) B
6) A
7) C
8) C
9) B (I got this wrong–for some reason, I always have it in my head that she was born in 1776. But I was never good with dates anyway)
10) C (just like now!)

Since it’s the end of the week (and a loooong week it was, at least for me as we head into this irritating, er, festive season), and a week away from Jane Austen’s birthday, I thought it might be fun to try another quiz. 🙂 This one comes again from the Jane Austen Centre newsletter, and is an Austen-at-Christmas theme. I’ll post answers tomorrow. Good luck, and let us know how you do!

1) With what feelings did Fanny Price creep slowly up the staircase at Mansfield after the Christmas ball?
a) Hopes and fears
b) Restless and agitated
c) Both of the above

2) What was served at the ball?
a) Soup and negus
b) Turkey
c) Bullet pudding

3) Who usually visited the Bennetts at Christmas?
a) Mr. Collins
b) Mr. Bingley
c) The Gardiners

4) Where did they spend Christmas after Elizabeth and Darcy married?
a) Netherfield
b) London
c) Pemberley

5) Who spent Christmas at Uppercross with the Musgroves, to improve the noise at Lyme?
a) Louisa
b) The little Harvilles
c) The Crofts

6) What amusement did Mrs. Musgrove find for them?
a) Making decorations with silk and gold paper
b) Snapdragon
c) A parlor game

7) Mr. and Mrs. Weston held a party on Christmas Eve. Who was absent?
a) Emma
b) Mr. John Knightley
c) Harriet

8) What nearly prevented the party from going ahead?
a) A fever
b) A sore throat
c) Snow

9) Jane Austen was born just before Christmas in what year?
a) 1770
b) 1775
c) 1776

10) What was the main ingredient of a Regency mince pie?
a) Brandy
b) Raisins
c) Meat

I’m on the mailing list for the Jane Austen Centre’s newsletter, and this month’s edition included this fun Regency quiz. A good pastime for a rainy (here, anyway!) afternoon. Enjoy! 🙂

A reticule was what necessary lady’s item?
1) A bonnet
2) A shawl
3) A bag

Which of these was not a Regency era carriage?
1) A phaeton
2) A chaise
3) A brougham

Which kind of flower was not available in Jane’s lifetime?
1) Clematis
2) Tulips
3) Hyacinths

A circulating library is what?
1) On a carriage that tours around
2) In a round room in a country house
3) A library that loaned books to members who paid a subscription fee

To cross a letter is to do what?
1) To sign an x instead of your name
2) To fill the page one way and then write in the spaces the other way
3) To proofread

To trim a bonnet is to?
1) Make it fit a younger sister
2) Add decorative items to it
3) Get rid of decayed fruits adorning it

A Regency gentleman was required to wear which item in the presence of ladies?
1) A hat
2) A coat
3) Gloves

Which supportive undergarment was most popular at the time?
1) A corset
2) Stays
3) A brassiere

Who could “frank” a letter?
1) The royal family
2) Members of Parliament
3) Judges

Which of these games was not a card game of Jane’s time?
1) Poker
2) Whist
3) Piquet

(I ended up getting 9 of 10 right, though I have to admit the flower one was a lucky guess!)

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