Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels


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Which of the following is a presumption as to why Jane Austen didn't marry?

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1. What conflict is a common theme among the heroines in Jane Austen's novels?

2. In what way is Jane Austen's work related to modern romantic comedies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jane Austen is one of the most enduring authors of the Romantic era. In this quiz, you'll recall not just Austen's life, but the content and themes of her works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This Austen quiz is for you to test your ability to:

  • Recognize a Jane Austen novel from the characters and plot
  • Understand why we know little of her personal life
  • Understand what is or isn't a similarity between Austen's heroines
  • Recognize what isn't an Austen novel from a given list
  • Recall common themes in Jane Austen's books

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on Jane Austen
  • Information recall - remember a common theme among Austen's novels
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about Austen's life and works

Additional Learning

The lesson called Jane Austen: Biography and Major Events will cover the following objectives:

  • Explain why we know so little of Austen's life
  • Explain how themes from her novels tie into her personal life
  • Summarize what is known of Jane Austen's biography
  • Provide examples and synopses of her most popular novels