Samuel Richardson Quiz

Samuel Richardson, by Joseph Highmore

Samuel Richardson, by Joseph Highmore (died 1780). See source website for additional information. This set of images was gathered by User:Dcoetzee from the National Portrait Gallery, London website using a special tool. All images in this batch have been confirmed as author died before 1939 according to the official death date listed by the NPG. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samuel Richardson Quiz Questions

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1. When was Samuel Richardson baptised?
a) 4 February 1694
b) 2 May 1692
c) 19 August 1689
d) 22 December 1685

2. Where was Samuel Richardson born?
a) Mackworth
b) Salisbury
c) Perth
d) Richmond

3. Who as speaker of the House of Commons helped Samuel Richardson get government contracts?
a) William Hogarth
b) David Young
c) Arthur Onslow
d) Edward Garrick

4. When did Samuel Richardson publish Pamela?
a) 1732
b) 1740
c) 1737
d) 1734

5. Who wrote An Apology for the life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, a parody of Pamela?
a) Tobias Smollett
b) Ring Lardner
c) Fanny Burney
d) Henry Fielding

6. In how many volumes did Samuel Richardson publish Clarissa?
a) Five
b) Seven
c) Nine
d) Four

7. Which Samuel Richardson novel has the hero as a good man?
a) The History of Sir Charles Grandison
b) Joseph Andrews
c) The Dunciad
d) The Progress of Wit

8. When did Samuel Richardson die?
a) 14 January 1759
b) 10 June 1768
c) 4 July 1761
d) 12 November 1775

9. Where did Samuel Richardson die?
a) Dublin
b) Plymouth
c) York
d) Parson’s Green

10. Which of the following is true of Pamela?
a) Longest English novel
b) Longest English play
c) Many consider it the first English novel
d) Shortest English novel

Samuel Richardson Quiz Questions with Answers

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1. When was Samuel Richardson baptised?
c) 19 August 1689

2. Where was Samuel Richardson born?
a) Mackworth

3. Who as speaker of the House of Commons helped Samuel Richardson get government contracts?
c) Arthur Onslow

4. When did Samuel Richardson publish Pamela?
b) 1740

5. Who wrote An Apology for the life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews, a parody of Pamela?
d) Henry Fielding

6. In how many volumes did Samuel Richardson publish Clarissa?
b) Seven

7. Which Samuel Richardson novel has the hero as a good man?
a) The History of Sir Charles Grandison

8. When did Samuel Richardson die?
c) 4 July 1761

9. Where did Samuel Richardson die?
d) Parson’s Green

10. Which of the following is true of Pamela?
c) Many consider it the first English novel

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  1. Literature quiz needs to be framed in better way mor question ought to be put in.there r only basic question like date of birth born place married with etc

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