Victorian Literature Quiz

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In what Charles Dickens novel does the young protagonist, Pip, meet an old woman who is locked away in her old house wearing her wedding dress?
Great Expectations
Queen Victoria ruled from 1837 to what year?
Christmas is a frequent theme in Victorian literature. Which famous Victorian man famously brought the Christmas tree over from Germany and introduced it to English culture?
Prince Albert
Henrik Ibsen's controversial play 'A Doll's House' featured what gender causing a scandal by walking out on their spouse?
A woman
Which Thomas Hardy poem featured a unnamed narrator on New Year's Eve 1899 reflecting on the changes to society over the last century?
The Darkling Thrush
Which Bronte sister wrote 'Wuthering Heights': Charlotte, Anne or Emily?
The British Empire ruled over a large amount of world during the Victorian empire. In his autobiography, which famous Victorian explorer and supporter of the empire suggested that the empire was the product of God's wishes?
Cecil Rhodes
Which famous Victorian author detailed their views on crime and punishment in a letter to a newspaper when he was aged 22?
Charles Dickens
'The Lotos-Eaters' and 'Morte De Arthur' are both famous poems by which Victorian poet?
Alfred Lord Tennyson
What is the name of the 'all-seeing' narrator in 'Wuthering Heights'?
Ellen Dean
Oscar Wilde comments on the ridiculousness of Victorian society in which satirical play, published towards the end of his life?
The Importance of Being Earnest
Which infamous murderer targeted the women of poor areas of London in 1888 and was never caught?
Jack the Ripper
Nancy is killed by which villan in Dickens' novel 'Oliver Twist'?
Bill Sykes
Percy Shelley, a famous poet of the Romantic Period, was the husband of which famous Victorian writer who wrote 'Frankenstein'?
Mary Shelley
Which Christina Rossetti poem documents the journey of a Christian to heaven in the form of a conversation between two people?
Level 75
May 29, 2014
The Ibsen question asked which gender walked out and I wrote female, woman, and the wife, but none of them were accepted. Do you really have to require adding the "a" before woman?
Level 44
Jun 17, 2014
Tried typing 'Bill Sikes' - spelt correctly! How are we to guess at your misspellings?
Level 41
Aug 21, 2016
Nellie should work for Ellen Dean, as she's commonly known by the former name in the novel.
Level 41
Aug 21, 2016
Also, is it really necessary to have the article "the" in front of "importance of being earnest"?
Level 33
Sep 25, 2016
And what makes the Importance of Being Ernest fit better than Lady Windermere's Fan, say?