Saturday, 12 July 2008

Trivia Quiz

I thought that it would be nice to do a 20-question trivia quiz for our faithful fans who love the film, Becoming Jane, as much as us.

Icha will be doing one of her more difficult, speciality set of questions (with prize) in commemoration of the death of Jane Austen on the anniversary date of 18th July.

Until then, I thought I would keep you occupied with this one.....Enjoy!

Answers will be posted this time next week.

1. Of the following characters, who was fictional and who existed:
- Mrs Ann Radcliffe
- Mr Wisley
- Henry Austen
- Cousin Eliza de Feuillide
- Lady Gresham
- Benjamin Langlois (Tom’s uncle)

2. Which actor plays the character of Mr Wisley?

3. Which year did Mr George Austen (Jane’s father) die?

4. Name Jane’s six novels in the order that they were published.

5. What was the famous book that Tom gave to Jane in the library and told her to read?

6. At the end of the film when she is reading an extract from one of her novels to the young Jane Lefroy, which novel is the extract from (clue: see post within the last week)?

7. Whilst at dinner with Tom’s uncle during their visit to London, Eliza describes how her husband was killed. Was he:
- Hung
- Guillotined
- Missing, presumed dead
- Drowned
- Died of Cholera

8. What colour was the dress that Jane was wearing at the second ball when herself and Tom shared their first kiss?

9. When Tom returns to Hampshire after news has broke that he is engaged to someone else, where does Jane learn that Mary, Tom’s new fiancĂ©, is from in Ireland?

10. Which character from a Jane Austen novel is Lady Gresham supposedly modelled upon?

11. Which award did Becoming Jane win at the People’s Choice Awards?

12. In the film, who sent the letter to the Judge telling him about Tom’s intentions to marry Jane and consequently ruining their chances of being together?

13. What exactly does Tom say to Jane:
- “I love you Jane, with all my heart and soul!”
- “I'm yours, Jane, heart and soul!”
- “You’re mine, Jane, heart and soul!”
- “We are bound Jane, heart and soul!”

14. When Tom arrives in Hampshire, Jane is reading a speech in celebration of which special event?

15. What is Jane doing in the opening scene of the film?

16. What does Jane read which prompts her to change her mind and return home to Steventon after Tom and herself had decided to elope?

17. How did Jane communicate with her brother George?

18. What did George Austen (Jane’s father) do for a living?

19. What was the name of the wood that Jane met Tom whilst they were both taking a walk?

20. Which of Jane’s novels was influenced most by the work of Mrs Ann Radcliffe?

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Anonymous said...

umm.. you're going to celebrate the anniversary of her death on July 17th? She didn't die on the 17th, she died on the 18th of July in the year 1817. Regardless, I'd rather commemorate her birth. I don't know why people celebrate the anniversary of someone's death. Never made any sense to me.

Below is a jpg of the tombstone at Winchester Cathedral.

Rachel said...

I apologise for the misprint of the date. It is now ammended.
We are not 'celebrating' the death of Jane Austen. We are 'commemorating' the anniversary of her death, and with that, celebrating the fact that she lived and provided us with so much joy through her novels.
Thanks very much for the picture of the tombstone.
Have you ever visited it? It is well worth the visit, particularly for the inscription written by her brothers about their wonderful sister.

Icha said...

Thank you very much Rachel for the post, and our new friend for the correction. Yes, we commemorate - not celebrate - Jane Austen's death. And we will celebrate Jane's birthday next December too; last Dec I was very busy, didn't have time, my apology.