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The Jane Austen Quiz?

Jane Austen by Melissa Dring

Hmm… I think I know

Expert or not, why not test yourself with the latest 10 question Jane Austen Quiz.

There are 10 multiple choice questions and you will be given your score at the end.
Can you work out which of Jane Austen’s ladies are being described here?  Good luck!
You might find this difficult.

Who Are These Ladies?


‘Her skin was very brown; her complexion was uncommonly brilliant; her features were all good; her smile was sweet.’

‘When in looks, she was pretty; walked with elasticity,' (although a late bloomer.)

InsHad ‘very regular, very pretty features; bloom, freshness and animation of eye; thought very lovely.’

‘Short, plump and fair, with a fine bloom, blue eyes, light hair, regular features and a look of great sweetness.’

‘Absolutely pretty; has soft skin, frequently tinged with a blush.’ Also, ‘her eyes should be darker, but she has a pretty smile.’

‘Elegant; perfect height, perfect weight; dark eyelashes, deep grey eyes and very delicate skin which at times wanted more colour.’

‘Had a delicate complexion, regular features and a remarkably pretty figure; had the advantage of height.’

Had ‘lively, dark eyes, clear-brown complexion and general prettiness.’

‘Without perfect symmetry in form, but light and pleasing; had a pretty face and fine eyes with an intelligent expression.’

Acknowledged to have ‘considerable beauty, pretty features, a sharp, quick eye and a smartness of air.’



This Jane Austen quiz has been running for a number of years and we may occasionally have to repeat earlier quizzes.

There are quizzes about Jane Austen, her characters, the novels, letters and social and military history. Even if you only have limited knowledge of the author each Jane Austen Quiz offers you the chance to get some questions right. It is multiple choice so you can play your hunches. Look at the question above. Even if you don’t have a clue you could make a pretty good guess. All of the questions offer a multiple choice.

Go on have a go. It’s fun and you will be given your score at the end. There are good reasons why the Jane Austen Quiz has been running for many years.

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You can have several attempts at getting all the questions correct. Just fill in your email and we will post the results to you. Getting a 10 can be difficult. After each attempt your answer will be scored correct or not.

There are a number of quizzes online and we recommend that you try them all eventually. Some are easier than others. Here is an example link to get you going. Jane Austen Quiz

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