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The Ultimate Charles Dickens Quiz

The Ultimate Charles Dickens Quiz

Charles Dickens - a writer so famous that a whole period of London's history was named after him. We believe that has yet to happen to Jeffrey Archer.

Born in relative poverty, his tough early years working in a factory shaped his life, and drove him to become arguably Britain's greatest novelist, as well as an ardent campaigner for education, children's right and social justice. And at the end of the day, if there were no Dickens, there would be no Muppet Christmas Carol, so we should all be grateful to him.

Test your knowledge of the man and his work with our quiz.

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The Ultimate Charles Dickens Quiz

Answers

1. Jane Austen Dickens

2. Epilepsy

3. Chatham, Kent

4. Karl Marx

5. Tom Tulliver

6. Great Ormond Street Hospital

7. Boz

8. Raven

9. Merry Christmas

10. Edwin Drood

11. Aliens

12. Nicholas Nickleby

13. Westminster Abbey

14. David Copperfield

15. The Houses of Parliament

16. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

17. Bleak House

18. London and Paris

19. A Christmas Carol

20. Portsmouth

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Dickens named many of his children after his favourite authors. Which of these was NOT one of his offspring?

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Which of these illnesses did Dickens suffer from?

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Dickens is the only author in the world to have a whole theme park dedicated to his works. But where is it?

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Which political thinker was a huge admirer of Dickens' work?

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Which of these is not a Dickens character?

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Which institution did Dickens help when it was in financial trouble?

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What was Dickens' nickname?

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What animal did Dickens keep as a pet?

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Which phrase was popularised by A Christmas Carol?

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Which of these was not a real Dickens-character-inspired band?

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What did Dickens NOT believe in?

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In Roald Dahl's The BFG, what book does the Big Friendly Giant read in order to learn how to write?

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Where is Dickens buried?

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Which Dickens book was most beloved of the author himself?

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Which of these was an early workplace for Dickens?

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Which spirit does not speak in A Christmas Carol?

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The phrase 'not to put too fine a point on it' is from which book?

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Which are the two cities in A Tale of Two Cities?

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Most Dickens books were written in serial form before being compiled - which one was not composed this way?

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Where was Dickens born?

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