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'Jane Eyre' vs. 'Wuthering Heights' Quiz
by Staff
It's Bronte vs. Bronte in a battle of the gothic novels. Take our quiz to see how much you know about two of the most beloved books ever written.

True or false: Charlotte Bronte wrote "Jane Eyre."

  • true
  • false

Which of these two classics was published first?

  • They came out at the same time.
  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"

Which book was the first to be made into a movie?

  • "Jane Eyre"
  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • Neither of these books inspired a movie.

What pen name did Charlotte Bronte use when writing "Jane Eyre"?

  • Ellis Bell
  • Acton Bell
  • Currer Bell

True or false: "Wuthering Heights" was Emily Bronte's only novel.

  • true
  • false

Which of these novels featured the grand Thornfield manor?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • neither

Which of these novels utilizes a "mad woman in the attic"?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • both

Which novel is set at Thrushcross Grange?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • neither

Which novel features Lowood school?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • neither

True or false: The male leads in both novels eventually go blind.

  • true
  • false

What was the name of the helpful nursemaid in "Wuthering Heights"?

  • Mrs. Fairfax
  • Nelly Dean
  • Bessie

True or false: In both novels, the star-crossed lovers never marry.

  • true
  • false

Which novel features a narrator named Lockwood?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • both

True or false: Both novels are set in northern England.

  • true
  • false

Which novel tells the tale of the Earnshaw and Linton families?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • neither

Which character from "Wuthering Heights" is described as a dark-skinned gypsy in the novel?

  • Edward
  • Heathcliff
  • Hindley

Which novel gives us the quote "women feel just as men feel"?

  • "Jane Eyre"
  • "Wuthering Heights"

Which character remarks "I am glad you are no relation of mine!"

  • Heathcliff
  • Catherine
  • Jane

Who said, "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same"?

  • Catherine
  • Jane
  • Nelly

Which book had a movie adaptation starring Orson Welles?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • both

Which actor played Heathcliff in the 1939 movie version of "Wuthering Heights"?

  • Clark Gable
  • David Niven
  • Laurence Olivier

Which novel features the quote "proud people breed sorrow for themselves"?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"

Who said, "I had not intended to love him. He made me love him without looking at me"?

  • Jane
  • Catherine
  • Cathy

Who does Heathcliff vow revenge against in "Wuthering Heights"?

  • Catherine
  • Lockwood
  • Hindley

Which novel got a huge boost thanks to an association with "Twilight"?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • both

Which character said, "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs"?

  • Heathcliff
  • Jane
  • Catherine

Which novel features Helen Burns, who was inspired by real-life Bronte sister Maria?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"
  • both

Who said, "If all else perished and he remained, I should continue to be"?

  • Jane
  • Cathy
  • Catherine

Which book had more success when it was released?

  • "Wuthering Heights"
  • "Jane Eyre"

True or false: Emily Bronte actually paid to have "Wuthering Heights" published.

  • true
  • false