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To start us off with a bang (or a scratching of the head), I’m presenting another quiz — the second Georgette Heyer quiz, where we test your knowledge of her novels. It’s just for fun, and your score doesn’t matter in the least.
Make a note of your answers, check them on the link at the bottom, then come back and tell us how you went, and whether you enjoyed it, found it too hard, too easy or just right.
1) Who said: “I feel an almost overwhelming interest in the methods of daylight abduction employed by the modern youth.” ?
a) The Marquis of Alverstoke
b) The Duke of Avon
c) Miles Calverleigh
d) The Duke of Salford
2). Who is our hero talking about here?
“She blurts out whatever may come into her head; she tumbles from one outrageous escapade into another; she’s happier grooming horses and hobnobbing with stable-hands than going to parties; she’s impertinent; you daren’t catch her eye for fear she should start to giggle; she hasn’t any accomplishments; I never saw anyone with less dignity; she’s abominable, and damnably hot at hand, frank to a fault, and – a darling!”
a) Phoebe Laxton
b) Phoebe Marlowe
c) Tiffany Wield
d) Hero Wantage
3) Who is X in this exchange?
“What do you mean to do when you reach Lacy Manor?” asked X, regarding him in some amusement.
“Wring her neck!” said Z savagely.
“Well, you don’t need my help for that, my dear boy!” said X, settling himself more comfortably in his chair.
a) Lord Sheringham
b) Dominic, the Marquis of Vidal
c) Charles Rivenhall
d) Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy
4) Who is X in this quotation?
“No one could have called X quick-witted, but the possession of three sisters had considerably sharpened his instinct of self-preservation.”
a) Freddy Standen
b) Pel Winwood
c) Ferdy Fakenham
d) Lord Wrotham
5) Who had an unexpected adventure when he discovered a girl, dressed as a boy, escaping from a window on a rope of knotted sheets?
a) Sir Tristram Shield
b) Lord Rule
c) Sir Richard Wyndham
d) Mr Beaumaris
6) Who is X in this conversation?
“If,” said the Dowager, after a pregnant silence, “I had ever dared to speak so to my grandmother, I should have been soundly whipped and confined to my bedchamber on bread-and-water for a sennight!”
The gravity vanished from X’s face. “No, would you, Ma’am? How very brave your parents must have been!”
a) Cressy Stavely
b) Deb Grantham
c) Sophy Stanton-Lacey
d) Horatia Winwood
7) What cynical society aristocrat found himself unable to withstand the blandishments of a twelve year old boy?
a) The Nonesuch, Sir Waldo Hawkridge
b) Sylvester, the Duke of Salford
c) The Marquis of Alverstoke
d) The Duke of Avon
8) Which novel is this from?
“Glamour might still have clung to a rakehell who abducted noble damsels, but no glamour remained about a man who had been pushed into a pond in full ball-dress.”
a) Devil’s Cub
b) The Nonesuch
c) The Convenient Marriage
9) Who, when taken to view the Elgin Marbles, was outraged that they were broken, and some without arms or heads
a) Freddy Standen
b) Ferdy Fakenham
c) Endymion Dauntry
d) Viscount Sheringham
10). Of what is he talking here? What is the X?
“I didn’t smuggle the X into the country; I merely caused it to be smuggled out of Baluchistan.”
a) A gold statuette
b) A priceless manuscript
c) A ruby parure
d) A dog
11) In this book, our eponymous heroine assures this gentleman:
“Your strength lies in being precisely the kind of man who can procure one a chair when it has come on to rain.” Who is she talking to?
a) Sir Waldo Hawkridge
b) Lord Charlwood
c) Charles Rivenhall
d) Oliver Carleton
12) In this conversation, who is indifferent to the approval of Bath Society?
“Let me tell you, sir, that if you wish to be accepted into Bath society you will do well to mend your manners!’ she retorted.
“I’ve none to mend, and not the smallest wish to be accepted into Bath, or any other, society.”
a) Miles Calverleigh
b) Lord Vidal
c) Oliver Carleton
d) Sir Tristram Shield
Now you have noted your answers, click here and find out if you were correct. Then come back and tell us how you went. Did you enjoy the quiz? Did it inspire you to read (or reread) any of the books mentioned? I’ll be giving a FREE BOOK to someone who leaves a comment.
(By leaving any sort of comment, you’re helping us out by testing this new system. Thanks.)