Take this fun quiz I made! Do you think you know Jane Austen? Here's your chance to prove it: Who Spoke these Famous & Cheeky Lines in Sense & Sensibility?
These are a few of my favorite quotes from Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, her first published work.
I will publish the answers and a grading scale separately. Please don't cheat and get the answers first. ;) Write down or print out your answers first and then go grade yourself. Let me know how many you got right in the comments below. :) I can't wait to see how hard it was for you!
Whose name is missing from each blank?
1. “Nor I,” answered ______ with energy, “our situations then are alike. We have neither of us any thing to tell; you, because you do not communicate, and I, because I conceal nothing.”
2. She [______] took the first opportunity of affronting her mother-in-law on the occasion, talking to her so expressively of her brother’s great expectations, of Mrs. Ferrars’s resolution that both her sons should marry well, and of the danger attending any young woman who attempted to DRAW HIM IN; that Mrs. Dashwood could neither pretend to be unconscious, nor endeavor to be calm.
3. “Shyness is only the effect of a sense of inferiority in some way or other. If I [_______] could persuade myself that my manners were perfectly easy and graceful, I should not be shy.”
4. “Brandon is just the kind of man,” said ________ one day, when they were talking of him together, “whom every body speaks well of, and nobody cares about; whom all are delighted to see, and nobody remembers to talk to.”
5. _______ blushed for the insincerity of Edward’s future wife, and replied, “This compliment would effectually frighten me from giving any opinion on the subject had I formed one. It raises my influence much too high; the power of dividing two people so tenderly attached is too much for an indifferent person.”
6. “…I [________] have had such good luck in getting my own children off my hands that…if I don’t get one of you at least well married before I have done with you, it shall not be my fault.”
7. “Had I [__________] not seriously, and from my heart believed it might be of service, might lessen her [Marianne’s] regrets, I would not have suffered myself to trouble you with this account of my family afflictions...”
8. Elinor perfectly understood her [_____], and was forced to use all her self-command to make it appear that she did NOT.