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Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for He...

Portrait of Samuel Johnson commissioned for Henry Thrale’s Streatham Park gallery (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Johnson Quiz Questions

1) When was Samuel Johnson born?
a) 14 August 1658
b) 3 December 1676
c) 18 September 1709
d) 4 October 1712

2) Where was Samuel Johnson born?
a) Bristol
b) Lichfield
c) Glasgo
d) Edinburgh

3) Which college did Samuel Johnson attend for a year and had to leave for financial reasons?
a) Pembroke College
b) Trininty College
c) St. George’s College
d) St. Andrew’s College

4) When Samuel Johnson married Elizabeth Porter he was 25. How old was she?
a) 21
b) 23
c) 31
d) 46

English: Volume One of Samuel Johnson's A Dict...

Volume One of Samuel Johnson’s A Dictionary of the English Language title page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

5) Which was Samuel Johnson’s longest poem?
a) The False Alarm
b) Thoughts on Falkland’s Islands
c) The Vanity of Human Wishes
d) The Prince of Abyssinia

6) Which magazine did Samuel Johnson edit in 1750-1752?
a) The Gentleman’s Magazine
b) The Rambler
c) The Plain Truth
d) The Tablet

7) When was Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary published?
a) 1760
b) 1755
c) 1758
d) 1759

8) Who in 1762 awarded Samuel Johnson with annual pension?
a) George I
b) George III
c) William IV
d) Edward VII

9) Which university conferred honorary doctorate on Samuel Johnson in 1765?
a) Manchester University
b) Birmingham University
c) Dublin University
d) Leeds University

10) Who became a friend of Samuel Johnson and later published his biography?
a) Christopher Marlowe
b) George Bernard Shaw
c) James Boswell
d) P. G. Wodehouse

Samuel Johnson's The Vanity of Human Wishes ti...

Samuel Johnson’s The Vanity of Human Wishes title page (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Johnson Quiz Questions and Answers

1) When was Samuel Johnson born?
c) 18 September 1709

2) Where was Samuel Johnson born?
b) Lichfield

3) Which college did Samuel Johnson attend for a year and had to leave for financial reasons?
a) Pembroke College

4) When Samuel Johnson married Elizabeth Porter he was 25. How old was she?
d) 46

5) Which was Samuel Johnson’s longest poem?
c) The Vanity of Human Wishes

6) Which magazine did Samuel Johnson edit in 1750-1752?
b) The Rambler
7) When was Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary published?
b) 1755

8) Who in 1762 awarded Samuel Johnson with annual pension?
b) George III

9) Which university conferred honorary doctorate on Samuel Johnson in 1765?
c) Dublin University

10) Who became a friend of Samuel Johnson and later published his biography?
c) James Boswell

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Originally posted 2011-09-23 18:38:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Updated: July 1, 2016 — 9:56 pm

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