Quiz for the holidays
It’s Good Friday, and perhaps I should give you something spiritual – but you have many other sources for that.
I love literary quizzes.
They come in many topics, but I haven’t seen this one done before. We all know that Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy are the March sisters, and that Jane, Elizabeth, Mary, Kitty and Lydia are the Bennets – but do you know the shared (birth/maiden) surname of these fictional families?
(In some cases one or more sib may be very much more famous than the others.)
- Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen?
- Elinor, Marianne and Margaret?
- Vera, Nikolai, Natasha and Petya?
- Hen, Daphne, Joe, Maggie, Horace, the Twins and the Bairn?
- Petunia and Lily? (Maiden surname!)
- Gerald, Peter and Mary? (This is quite a hard one. Their respective spouses are Helen, Harriet and Charles)
- Nancy (born Ruth) and Peggy?
- Pearl, Pimpernel, Pervinca and Peregrin (known as Pippin)?
- Arun, Savita, Varun and Lata? (Also possibly quite hard. There was a recent TV miniseries of this very long but excellent book.)
- Fuchsia and Titus?
- Rommi and Eyanda?
Bear in mind… only certain types of books are likely to feature siblings, and only certain cultures have surnames.
Answers later. Any further question examples can be added to the comments! You can say if you scored top marks, but please don’t give away answers!
Love from the PPI Blogger
PS You may remember that a little while ago I wrote to the new Director General of the BBC, Richard Sharp : https://www.penelopewallace.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=22902&action=edit
I’ve now received an answer – not, sadly, from him, but from the BBC Audience Services Team:
“Dear Penelope Wallace, Thanks for contacting us. We appreciate all feedback we receive. This is to let you know that we have read your letter and registered your feedback on our daily Audience Log. This is a daily report of audience feedback that’s circulated throughout the BBC and the BBC Executive Board. Thanks again for taking the time to contact us.”