Charles Dickens Quiz 1 - Answers

1. Charles Dickens was born on
7 February 1812
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born on 7 February 181. He was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

2. Which one of the following is a travelogue by Charles Dickens?
A. American Notes for General Circulation
B. Pictures from Italy
Both A and B
American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. Pictures from Italy is a travelogue by Charles Dickens, written in 1846.

3. When Dickens was 12, his father was imprisoned for what reason?
His father, John Huffam Dickens, was sent to Marshalsea, a notorious prison for its incarceration of the poorest of London's debtors. He was imprisoned for debt in 1824, when Charles was just 12 years old.

4. "Fitoor" is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Abhishek Kapoor and is based on a famour Dickens' novel. Name the novel
Great Expectations
The film written by Kapoor and Supratik Sen based on Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations and was filmed in Kashmir

5. Which one of the following is not a Dickens Novel?
Treasure Island
Treasure Island is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson.

6. Which short story by Charles Dickens depicts a train accident based on the Clayton Tunnel crash that occurred in 1861?
The Signal-Man
"The Signal-Man" is a short story by Charles Dickens, first published as part of the Mugby Junction collection in the 1866 Christmas edition of All the Year Round. The railway signal-man of the title tells the narrator of a ghost that has been haunting him.

7. For which newspaper Charles Dickens reported Parliamentary debates?
Mirror of Parliament
He joined The Mirror of Parliament and worked in the House of Commons for the first time early in 1832. He worked as a political journalist, reporting on Parliamentary debates. Click here to read a report by BBC Parliament

8. Mr. Micawber is a character based on John Dickens which appeared in the story …
David Copperfield
Wilkins Micawber is a fictional character from Charles Dickens's 1850 novel, David Copperfield. He was based on Dickens' father, John Dickens, who like Micawber was incarcerated in debtors' prison after failing to meet his creditors' demands.

9. "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" is an early work of fiction co-authored by Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Which historical incident of India is dealt within this work?
Indian Rebellion of 1857
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners is an early work of fiction co-authored by Dickens and Wilkie Collins dealing allegorically with the Indian Rebellion of 1857.

10. Where is Dickens buried?
Westminster Abbey
he was laid to rest in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English

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