Virginia Woolf Quiz
Twenty-one questions on one of England's great writers. If you think you
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October 31st and win a book by or about Woolf. In case of a tie the winner will be
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|1. Virginia Woolf
was educated in London
a. at home by her parents
b. at a girls school in Hyde Park Gate
c. by herself at the British Library
2. When her mother died, the household was run by
a. Vanessa Stephen
b. Stella Duckworth
c. Virginia herself
3. Woolf liked to give animal aliases to people. Her husband was Mongoose, her sister Vanessa was Dolphin. What was she?
4. Hogarth Press, set up by the Woolfs, did not publish which of these authors?
a. T.S. Eliot
b. Sigmund Freud
c. Charles Darwin
5. What is the name of Virginia Woolfs novel that was originally titled Melymbrosia?
6. The character of Katherine Hilbery in Night and Day is loosely based on
a. Lady Robert Cecil
b. Janet Case
c. Anne Thackeray Richie
d. Violet Dickinson
7. Of whom is Clarissa Dalloway speaking: "Exactly the same, thought Clarissa; the same queer look; the same check suit; a little out of the straight his face is, a little thinner, dryer, perhaps, but he looks awfully well, and just the same."?
8."Mr. Bennet and Mrs. Brown" is Woolfs treatise on
a. modern fiction
b. the feminist movement
c. the state of England
9. With the royalties from Mrs. Dalloway one of the authors proud purchases was
a. two new toilets and a bathroom
b. two pair of secateurs and a wheelbarrow
c. twelve bantam hens and wire fencing
d. two electric fires and a new cooker
10. Woolfs 1933 biography Flush is about
a. an overlooked Pre-Raphaelite female artist
b. the leader of the Womens Suffrage movement
c. Elizabeth Barrett Brownings dog
11. Which well-known writer is Woolf referring to: "We could both wish that ones first impression of ______was not that she stinks like a - well civet cat that had taken to street walking. In truth, Im a little shocked by her commonness at first sight; lines so hard & cheap. However, when this diminishes, she is so intelligent & inscrutable that she repays friendship."?
12. Two key texts that are major contributions to feminist theory are A Room of Ones Own and
a. Between the Acts
b. Three Guineas
c. Letter to a Young Poet
13. The fantastic biography Orlando was inspired by
a. Vita Sackville-West
b. Vanessa Bell
c. Christina Rossetti
14. The Hebrides provides the setting for
a. Jacobs Room
b. To the Lighthouse
c. The Waves
15. Name the work containing six characters and nine chapters.
16. The title of two collections of essays, The Common Reader, is taken from which author and which work?
17. Virginia Woolfs suicide note to her husband contains
a. some of her finest writing
b. a baffling stream-of-consciousness rant
c. a grocery list
d. acknowledgement of the lame prose
18. Which one of the following actors has never appeared in a film adaptation of a Virginia Woolf novel?
a. Vanessa Redgrave
b. Glenda Jackson
c. Kenneth Branagh
d. Rupert Graves
e. Tilda Swinton
f. Quentin Crisp
19. Which rock band released a single entitled "Virginia Woolf"?
a. The Smiths
b. The Indigo Girls
d. Sonic Youth
20. In 1997 a Canadian student found an authentic letter from Virginia Woolf inside a library book which also contained marginal notes by Woolf. What was the book?
21. What is the link between Sigmund Snopek III and Virginia Woolf?
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