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A Literary Family: The Brontes Quiz
by Staff
The Brontes not only wrote some of history's greatest novels, but also made readers question firmly entrenched ideas about gender, religion and culture of the time. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of one of the first families of literature.

Who was the oldest of the three Bronte sisters?

  • Anne
  • Charlotte
  • Emily

True or false: The Bronte girls' mother died in childbirth.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of the girls' beloved brother?

  • Branwell
  • Brandon
  • Braydon

Which Bronte sister would later use her experience at the notorious Clergy Daughters' School in her most famous book?

  • Anne
  • Emily
  • Charlotte

What type of book did the three sisters collaborate on in 1846?

  • poetry
  • reference
  • novel

What name did the sisters adopt as pen names?

  • Martin
  • Bell
  • Curran

How many copies did the Bronte sisters sell of their first book?

  • 25
  • two
  • 3,000

Which Bronte sister was the first to submit a novel for publication?

  • Anne
  • Emily
  • Charlotte

Which Bronte sister wrote "Jane Eyre"?

  • Anne
  • Emily
  • Charlotte

What year was "Jane Eyre" published?

  • 1847
  • 1867
  • 1887

Which Bronte sister wrote "Wuthering Heights"?

  • Charlotte
  • Emily
  • Anne

True or false: Anne's first book was published in the same volume as "Wuthering Heights."

  • true
  • false

Who was the first Bronte sister to publish a second novel?

  • Charlotte
  • Emily
  • Anne

What disease claimed Anne, Emily and brother Branwell?

  • cancer
  • tuberculosis
  • measles

How old was Emily Bronte when she died in December 1848?

  • 26 years old
  • 28 years old
  • 30 years old

How old was Anne Bronte when she died?

  • 28 years old
  • 29 years old
  • 30 years old

What was the title of Charlotte's second novel?

  • "Shirley"
  • "The Professor"
  • "The Return of Jane Eyre"

What year did Charlotte publish "Villette"?

  • 1850
  • 1853
  • 1856

True or false: Charlotte was the only Bronte sister to marry.

  • true
  • false

How many children did the three Bronte sisters have in total?

  • zero
  • three
  • five

How old was Charlotte when she died?

  • 33 years old
  • 35 years old
  • 38 years old

What Charlotte Bronte title was released right after her death?

  • "The Professor"
  • "The Instructor"
  • "The Governess"

True or false: Patrick Bronte outlived all six of his children.

  • true
  • false

Where did the Bronte sisters spend their childhood and pen their famous works?

  • London
  • Dublin
  • Yorkshire, England

Which Bronte sister's novel tells the tale of the Earnshaws and the Lintons?

  • Emily
  • Anne
  • Charlotte

When did the Bronte sisters finally reveal their gender to their publisher?

  • 1846
  • 1848
  • 1850

Which Bronte sister revealed her gender secret to the world?

  • Emily
  • Charlotte
  • Anne

What is the role of Agnes Grey, the main character in Anne's book of the same name?

  • teacher
  • cook
  • governess

Which Bronte sister's book features the manor Thornfield?

  • Emily
  • Charlotte
  • Anne

Who painted the only surviving portrait of the three sisters?

  • Branwell
  • Patrick
  • Charlotte