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Bronte Sisters Quiz

Trivia on well known poets and novelist sisters, Charlotte (1816–1855), Emily (1818–1848), and Anne (1820–1849).


Quiz

  1. Which of the three famous Bronte sister was the youngest?
  2. What is the name of the home of Edward Rochester in the 1847 novel Jane Eyre?
  3. Which of the Bronte sisters is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights?
  4. Can you name the only brother in the Bronte family?




  5. Anne Bronte wrote two novels, can you name them?
  6. Which Yorkshire village is associated with the lives of the Bronte family and is now home to The Bronte Parsonage Museum?
  7. Which title chosen for a Charlotte Bronte novel established it as a female name?
  8. Lowood Institution, a school for poor and orphaned girls, featues in which novel?
  9. What was Anne Bronte's pseudonym?
  10. Gilbert Markham, a twenty-four-year-old farmer, is the principal narrator in which novel?
  11. What is the last name of Cathy, the fictional character and the female protagonist of Wuthering Heights?
  12. Who used the pseudonym Ellis Bell?
  13. Which Bronte novel's title means 'little town' and is a rather condescending description of Brussels?
  14. Which novel was actually the first novel by Charlotte Bronte and written before Jane Eyre, however it was rejected by many publishing houses and eventually published after Charlotte's death in 1857?
  15. Which disease killed at least four of the Bronte sisters?
  16. The Bronte's father was born in which country?
  17. At the beginning of Wuthering Heights, who arrives at Thrushcross Grange, an estate in the moorland that he is renting from Heathcliff?
  18. Mrs. Bloomfield is the Mistress of Wellwood House in which Bronte novel?
  19. Which novel is set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry?
  20. In a Charlotte Bronte novel, the protagonist Lucy Snowe travels from her native England to which fictional French-speaking city?
  21. All the action of Wuthering Heights takes place in or around two neighboring houses on the Yorkshire moors - can you name them?
  22. Can you name the only book written by Emily Bronte?
  23. Can you name the four books written by Charlotte Bronte?
  24. Name the two books written by Anne Bronte?




Answers:

  1. Anne Bronte
  2. Thornfield Hall
  3. Emily Bronte (published in 1847 under her pseudonym "Ellis Bell")
  4. Branwell
  5. Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  6. Haworth
  7. Shirley (Shirley was originally a male name, but its use in the 1849 novel Shirley established it as a female name)
  8. Jane Eyre
  9. Acton Bell
  10. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  11. Earnshaw (Catherine Earnshaw)
  12. Emily Bronte
  13. Villette
  14. The Professor
  15. Tuberculosis
  16. Ireland (Patrick Bronte)
  17. Mr Lockwood
  18. Agnes Grey
  19. Shirley
  20. Villette
  21. Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange
  22. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)




  23. Jane Eyre, Villette, Shirley, The Professor (Charlotte Bronte)
  24. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey (Anne Bronte)