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J. B. Priestley Quiz

John Boynton Priestley

Statue of John Boynton (J.B.) Priestley This statue is situated at the side of the National Media Museum, near the Public Library. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Boynton Priestley Quiz Questions

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1. When was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) 18 January 1884
b) 19 April 1888
c) 13 September 1894
d) 30 December 1892

2. Where was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) Bradford
b) Manchester
c) Liverpool
d) Edinburgh

3. Which college did John Boynton Priestley attend?
a) Christ College
b) St. Joseph’s College
c) St. Andrew’s College
d) Trinity College

4. Which book of John Boynton Priestley was published in 1925?
a) The English Comic Characters
b) Lost Empires
c) Bright Day
d) When We Are Married

5. Which book of John Boynton Priestley is a novel about travelling performers?
a) The English Novel
b) The Good Companions
c) Found, Lost, Found
d) Johnson over Jordan

6. Whose time theories influenced John Boynton Priestley?
a) Herbert George Wells
b) Jules Verne
c) Albert Einstein
d) John William Dunne

7. When was An Inspector Calls published?
a) 1914
b) 1946
c) 1918
d) 1940

8. Which honour did John Boynton Priestley accept in 1977?
a) George Cross
b) Knighthood
c) Order of Merit
d) Peerage

9. When did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) 7 March 1974
b) 8 June 1979
c) 14 August 1984
d) 20 November 1978

10. Where did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) Alveston
b) York
c) Conway
d) Dover

 

John Boynton Priestley Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When was John Boynton Priestley born?
c) 13 September 1894

2. Where was John Boynton Priestley born?
a) Bradford

3. Which college did John Boynton Priestley attend?
d) Trinity College

4. Which book of John Boynton Priestley was published in 1925?
a) The English Comic Characters

5. Which book of John Boynton Priestley is a novel about travelling performers?
b) The Good Companions

6. Whose time theories influenced John Boynton Priestley?
d) John William Dunne

7. When was An Inspector Calls published?
b) 1946

8. Which honour did John Boynton Priestley accept in 1977?
c) Order of Merit

9. When did John Boynton Priestley die?
c) 14 August 1984

10. Where did John Boynton Priestley die?
a) Alveston

27 novels of John Boynton Priestley

  1. Adam in Moonshine (1927)
  2. Benighted (1928)
  3. The Good Companions (1929)
  4. Angel Pavement (1930)
  5. Faraway (1932)
  6. Wonder Hero (1933)
  7. They Walk in the City (1936)
  8. The Doomsday Men (1937)
  9. Let the People Sing (1939)
  10. Blackout in Gretley (1942)
  11. Daylight on Saturday (1943)
  12. Three Men in New Suits (1945)
  13. Bright Day (1946)
  14. Jenny Villiers (1947)
  15. Festival at Farbridge (1951)
  16. Low Notes on a High Level (1954)
  17. The Magicians (1954)
  18. Saturn over the Water (1961)
  19. The Thirty-First of June (1961)
  20. Salt Is Leaving (1961)
  21. The Shapes of Sleep (1962)
  22. Sir Michael and Sir George (1964)
  23. Lost Empires (1965)
  24. It’s an Old Country (1967)
  25. The Image Men Vol. 1: Out of Town (1968)
  26. The Image Men Vol. 2: London End (1968)
  27. Found Lost Found (1976)
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Originally posted 2017-02-24 22:33:11.

Jane Austen Quiz

1) Which novel of Jane Austen has the characters Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett?
a) Emma
b) Pride and Prejudice
c) Sense and Sensibility
d) Mansfield Park

2) Who are Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility?
a) Elinor and Marianne
b) Mary and Lydia
c) Cassandra and Joan
d) Amy and Amanda

3) Who marries Emma Woodhouse in Emma?
a) Mr. Elton
b) Mr. Frank Churchill
c) Mr. Knightley
d) Mr. Weston

4) Whose proposal of marriage did Jane Austen accept and change her mind the next morning?
a) Harris Bigg-Wither
b) John Murray
c) Thomas Egerton
d) Robert Martin

5) Which of the following activities features frequently in novels of Jane Austen?
a) Swimming
b) Wrestling
c) Dancing
d) Playing football

6) Which disease caused Jane Austen’s death?
a) Addison’s
b) Leukemia
c) Parkinson’s
d) Alzheimer’s

7) What description was used by Jane Austen instead of her name when her novels were published?
a) George Elliot
b) A Lady
c) Maid of Honour
d) Ice Maiden

8) How old was Jane Austen when she died?
a) 26 years
b) 41 years
c) 30 years
d) 49 years

9) Which of the following novels was not completed by Jane Austen?
a) The Watsons
b) The Kennedys
c) First Impressions
d) Love and Friendship

10) What ultimately happens to heroines in Jane Austen’s novels?
a) They leave the country.
b) They die.
c) They remain spinsters.
d) They get married.

Jane Austen Quiz Questions with Answers

1) Which novel of Jane Austen has the characters Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett?
b) Pride and Prejudice

2) Who are Dashwood sisters in Sense and Sensibility?
a) Elinor and Marianne

3) Who marries Emma Woodhouse in Emma?
c) Mr. Knightley

4) Whose proposal of marriage did Jane Austen accept and change her mind the next morning?
a) Harris Bigg-Wither

5) Which of the following activities features frequently in novels of Jane Austen?
c) Dancing

6) Which disease caused Jane Austen’s death?
a) Addison’s

7) What description was used by Jane Austen instead of her name when her novels were published?
b) A Lady

8) How old was Jane Austen when she died?
b) 41 years

9) Which of the following novels was not completed by Jane Austen?
a) The Watsons

10) What ultimately happens to heroines in Jane Austen’s novels?
d) They get married.

Originally posted 2016-05-21 02:28:55.

Samuel Johnson Quiz

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 2017-03-26 03:36:25.