Thursday’s quiz

1. This quote comes from which book?: Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.

2. When was the book first published?

3. It’s fierté in French;   orgoglio in Italian; orgullo in Spanish and whakahīhī in Maori, what is it in English?

4.  Who are the two main charters in the book?

5. If a single man in possession of a good fortune fortune is in want of a wife, in want of what is a single woman in possession of a good fortune?

6 Responses to Thursday’s quiz

  1. Andrei says:

    I know what you’ve been reading over the summer

    (1) Pride and Prejudice

    (2) Early 19th century

    (3) Pride

    (4) Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy

    (5) The opportunity to lead men into battle as as infantry officer according to the gender warriors of Wellington,

  2. Deborah says:

    1. Pride and Prejudice, and the character who says this is Mary Bennet.

    2. In 1813. It’s 200 years old, and still wonderful!

    3. I’m guessing pride, but I don’t know for sure.

    4. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy (do you think that every teenage girl who reads P&P falls in love with Mr Darcy?)

    5. A surfeit of fortune hunters. Or nothing. Given the marriage laws in 1813, why on earth would you want to get married and lose control of your fortune? So on reflection, a single woman in possession of a good fortune is in want of nothing.

  3. Cadwallader says:

    I had no idea but I think the distinction between vanity and pride is wonderful. Thanks.

  4. Alwyn says:

    1. Pride and Prejudice, as the paper has been reminding me lately.
    2. 1813, also thanks to the paper
    3. pride
    4. Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy. I assume he had a first name but I cannot remember it.
    5. A string of toy-boys?

  5. 1. Pride and Prejudice
    2. 1813, and it doesn’t mention the war.
    3. Pride
    4. Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy and Miss Elizabeth Bennet
    5. Surely what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, so she too is in want of a spouse?

  6. TraceyS says:

    5. True love. And sadly she may never find it.

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