Heyer Quiz #2

Anne here: Welcome to the new WordWench blog site. We hope you like the new design. Make sure you bookmark it, as the URL has changed. And since the system is new to us all, please be patient while we sort out the kinks.

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
d)  Cotillion

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.) 

55 thoughts on “Heyer Quiz #2”

  1. Not real well, but it encourages me to dip into my collection of Georgette’s Regencies. I have them all after receiving my first one, April Lady, at 12. My copies are over 50 years old and I will never part with them! Thanks for the quiz, most enjoyable 😉

    • Thanks, Tracy. I have all my old Heyers, too, but some were falling apart, so I bought new ones as well. And now I have some in e-book.

  2. What a fun quiz, Anne. It’s the perfect kick-off of our new blog’s look and platform! (And a perfect reminder to re-read a few of my treasured Heyer books!)

    • I got 3 correct. I do remember Freddy! The last time I read them wea about 30 yrs ago. Definitely time for a re-read!
      Love this new format. Easier to read and I can turn it sideways.

  3. I haven’t read Heyer in forever so I got nothing. But the quiz was fun!

    On another note, I love the new site. I is exactly what I would expect from the Wenches 🙂

  4. I’ve started re-reading my Heyers but judging by this quiz, I haven’t got very far yet! I’ve just read The Talisman Ring, Lady of Quality and False Colours, all of which I loved (again). Will carry on with the rest now as you’ve whetted my appetite for more!

    • Christina, I reread The Talisman Ring fairly recently, after not having read it for decades. It hadn’t been a favourite of mine, but this time it blew me away, and I was left admiring her talent — she was so young when she wrote that.

  5. I must go back and re-read Heyer’s great Regency novels, and begin reading her mysteries.

    Only five of my answers were correct.

    • Thanks, Patricia. I’m not sure whether I’ve even read all her mysteries — they never appealed to me greatly, compared with the historicals. But maybe it’s time I gave them another go.

  6. Yay! A quiz I could pass! 10 right, with one total blank and one miss. It was fun revisiting some of my favorite scenes from GH’s books.
    Love the blog’s new look!

    • Well done, Barb. It was the same for me, digging out the questions and smiling over some memories, and thinking, Oh I must read this one again.
      Glad you like our new-look blog. It turned out very fresh and pretty, I think.

  7. I did very poorly -two correct! Actually, I am starting go download them on my Kindle, because it was such a joy to read each one! I still remember walking to the store and then home, full of excitement for a great read!

  8. I missed five! Way too many — obviously I need to reread these books, but where to find the time, with all the other wonderful books to read?

    • Thanks, Jane. You’re right — there are so many wonderful new books to read, but sometimes it’s like meeting new people all the time — all very fun and stimulating, but sometimes you need a beloved old friend to turn to.

  9. 7 out of 12; My favorite Heyer books are The Grand Sophy, Sylvester or the Wicked Uncle, Devil’s Cub and Faro’s Daughter. I, too, have all of Heyer’s romance novels but the paperbacks are more than 50 years old so the print is small and difficult for me to read. Love your new blog site and thanks for the quiz (eye sight may not be very good but the memory seems good).

    • Thanks, Mary — glad you liked the new site and the quiz. Yes, my old paperbacks are the same, and I’m gradually filling up my kindle with replacements. But NOT throwing out any of my beloved old books, even though I probably won’t read them again.

    • Thanks, Janice — yes those Freddies, Ferdys and Sherrys were part of my evil plan to trick you. But it sounds like you got a good score anyway — well done.

    • Me too! I still read them on my Kindle but I have my mother’s hardcover and paperback versions packed away. My daughter will inherit them. I started reading GH at about 10 and so did my daughter and sisters. When Mum was still alive it was lovely that the three generations could have animated conversations about the old favourites and new.

  10. Thanks for the quiz! It was fun!
    Some of the questions were a bit tricky, but i got them all correct! I amazed myself! 😊
    Do we need to re subscribe to the newsletter?

    • Jane I forgot to say, NO, you don’t need to resubscribe to the newsletter. That’s on a different system and should go on as normal.
      If you want the blog emailed to you, you’ll need to subscribe to that again.

  11. 7 out of 12… Not too bad… The aggravating bit was I knew what book a couple of them were in but not the characters name! But still…time to pull out a couple more to reread. And yes…those Freddy, Ferdy, Sherry questions do throw me for a loop! Grin.

    Love the new look and look forward to many more years of blog entries.

    • Thanks for the good wishes, Vicki and well done on your score. It is hard to keep some of those ditzy young men of Heyer’s straight, I agree. I love them — nobody does that kind of feckless, charming, clueless young men better — except maybe Wodehouse.

  12. Ah, it’s clearly been too long since I’ve read a Heyer book, Anne, but I enjoyed reading through the questions and answers.

    Welcome to the new site!

  13. I did quite well but there were some lucky guesses. I got my Bath heroes muddled up. Also need to re-read False Colours. Thoroughly enjoyed it though. Thank you!

  14. Fantastic quiz. I got two wrong, one because I didn’t read the question properly and one because frankly Lady of Quality and Black Sheep are so similar 🤣

  15. 1 and a half wrong.
    I recognised Avon’s voice but forgotting Devils Cub, could not locate the quote.
    And the last; I thought it might be one of my least read, a lady of quality.

  16. I only got the first and last right! I have read all the stories though and they sparked great memories of the books (I just have a terrible memory for names!) Thanks for the quiz, it was a neat pick-me-up. Love the new www, it’s fresh, but I am so glad you saved all the old blogs, I LOVE to read them.

  17. I got six right and six wrong. Definitely need to re-read. Like others, been a few decades since I read them. Enjoyed the quiz and the look of the new website!

  18. I didn’t do very well. It’s been years since I’ve read her books. I’ve read about 60 some of the total 70 odd books she wrote. Including her mysteries.

  19. It has been too long since I have re-read the books. They are in the bookcase still, so I can do that. I am 91 now and my memory isn’t quite as sharp these days.

  20. I have belatedly made it to the new website! I got 7 out of 12 answers right, although some of them were pure guesses. Others I missed because I haven’t read all of Heyer’s books.

  21. After nearly two years of ill-health when GH was my companion through dark times, she has rewarded me by 10/12 correct quiz answers. The two answers that were wrong were from two books I don’t care for and never read. There is no such thing as wasted time on reading! It must be a lot of work compiling the quiz, but it is very much appreciated and more would keep us on our toes.

  22. Only got one wrong….found the Freddy and Ferdys a bit confusion maybe because those books are not my favourites. It was fun to remember those books. I have reread them fairly often, they are great escapes.don’t know why some have not been made into a film or tv series!

  23. Well, I didn’t do as well as I expected, but this was a great deal of fun. Like many of you, I still have my complete collection that I bought back when paperbacks were $0.75 or less. Since I am a retired librarian, most of my tattered copies got lovingly repaired and reinforced (good practice) though the pages are distinctly yellowed. I am currently working at reading some of them again. So far I have happily reread the Quiet Gentleman, Toll Booth, the Unknown Ajax , These Old Shades , Devil’s Cub, and the Masqueraders. The language is absolutely lovely. I actually broke down and looked up three words in the Unknown Ajax. That made me love Heyer even more.


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