William Thackeray & His Vanity Fair: Multiple Choice Questions



01. Who is William Thackeray?
a. A Painter
b. A Novelist
c. A Musician
d. A Player
Answer: b. A Novelist
02. When was William Thackeray born?
a. 1800
b. 1811
c. 1821
d. 1832
Answer: b. 1811
03. What is the date of birth of William Thackeray?
a. 18 July 1800
b. 18 July 1811
c. 18 July 1821
d. 18 July 1832
Answer: b. 18 July 1811
04. William Thackeray was born in:
a. China
b. America
c. England
d. India
Answer: d. India
05. Where was William Thackeray born?
a. New York, America
b. London, England
c. Calcutta, India
d. Paris, France
Answer: c. Calcutta, India
06. What is the full name of William Thackeray?
a. William Thackeray
b. David Thackeray
c. William Makepeace Thackeray
d. Thomas Thackeray
Answer: c. William Makepeace Thackeray
07. Which prestigious university did William Thackeray attend?
a. Jawaharlal Nehru University
b. Patna University
c. Banaras Hindu University
d. Cambridge University
Answer: d. Cambridge University
08. There was a close friendship between William Thackeray and:
a. Eliot
b. Hardy
c. Bronte Sisters
d. Dickens
Answer: d. Dickens
09. Which continent was traveled extensively by William Thackeray?
a. Europe
b. Africa
c. Asia
d. America
Answer: a. Europe
10. William Thackeray's reputation rests chiefly on:
a. Barry Lyndon
b. The Rose and the Ring
c. Vanity Fair
d. The Book of Snobs
Answer: c. Vanity Fair
11. William Thackeray is often compared with:
a. Charles Dickens
b. Jane Austen
c. George Eliot
d. Thomas Hardy
Answer: a. Charles Dickens
12. William Thackeray is also known for his:
a. Painting
b. Sculpture
c. Music
d. Acting
Answer: a. Painting
13. William Thackeray was associated with:
a. Romanticism
b. Realism
c. Modernism
d. Transcendentalism
Answer: b. Realism
14. What pseudonym did Thackeray use?
a. George Eliot
b. Lewis Carroll
c. Boz
d. Michael Angelo Titmarsh
Answer: d. Michael Angelo Titmarsh
15. What is the name of William Thackeray's most famous novel?
a. Vanity Fair
b. Pride and Prejudice
c. Great Expectations
d. Jane Eyre
Answer: a. Vanity Fair
16. With which novel William Thackeray achieved grand success?
a. Vanity Fair
b. Pendennis
c. Barry Lyndon
d. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
Answer: a. Vanity Fair
17. William Thackeray is best known for:
a. Pride and Prejudice
b. Wuthering Heights
c. Vanity Fair
d. Great Expectations
Answer: c. Vanity Fair
18. Who is the author of Vanity Fair?
a. Charles Dickens
b. Jane Austen
c. William Thackeray
d. Charlotte Bronte
Answer: c. William Thackeray
19. What is the sub title of William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair?
a. A Novel without a Hero
b. A Tale of Social Ambition
c. Chronicles of High Society
d. A Story of Love and Deception
Answer: a. A Novel without a Hero
20. William Thackeray's Vanity Fair is primarily set in:
a. London
b. Paris
c. New York
d. Calcutta
Answer: a. London
21. Which period of history does 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair primarily depict?
a. Victorian Period
b. Edwardian Period
c. Georgian Period
d. Regency Period
Answer: d. Regency Period
22. When was 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair Published in book form?
a.1848
b. 1850
c. 1852
d. 1854
Answer: a.1848
23. In which century was 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair first published?
a. 18th century
b. 19th century
c. 20th century
d. 21st century
Answer: b. 19th century
24. Who is the protagonist of 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair?
a. Amelia Sedley
b. Becky Sharp
c. George Osborne
d. Rawdon Crawley
Answer: b. Becky Sharp
25. Who is Becky Sharp's best friend in 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair?
a. Amelia Sedley
b. Miss Crawley
c. Lady Jane Sheepshanks
d. Lady Southdown
Answer: a. Amelia Sedley
26. Becky Sharp of 
William Thackeray'sVanity Fair is known for her:
a. Wit and ambition
b. Kindness and generosity
c. Modesty and humility
d. Intellectual pursuits
Answer: a. Wit and ambition
27. Which character of 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair is a social climber striving for wealth and status?
a. Amelia Sedley
b. Becky Sharp
c. Lady Jane Sheepshanks
d. Rawdon Crawley
Answer: b. Becky Sharp
28. In 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair Becky Sharp marries:
a. Sir Pitt Crawley
b. Rawdon Crawley
c. Captain Osborne
d. Rodolphe Rumpers
Answer: b. Rawdon Crawley
29. What is the name of Amelia Sedley's brother in 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair?
a. William Dobbin
b. George Osborne
c. Rawdon Crawley
d. Joseph (Jos) Sedley
Answer: d. Joseph (Jos) Sedley
30. What is the name of the battle in which Amelia’s husband George Osborne dies in 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair?
a. Battle of Waterloo
b. Battle of Trafalgar
c. Battle of Hastings
d. Battle of Agincourt
Answer: a. Battle of Waterloo
31. Which character of 
William Thackeray's Vanity Fair is known for his love for Amelia Sedley?
a. William Dobbin
b. George Osborne
c. Rawdon Crawley
d. Lord Steyne
Answer: a. William Dobbin
32. Who is William Thackeray's most famous female character in Vanity Fair?
a. Becky Sharp
b. Amelia Sedley
c. Lady Jane Sheepshanks
d. Esther Summerson
Answer: a. Becky Sharp
33. What is the name of William Thackeray's semi-autobiographical novel?
a. Barry Lyndon
b. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
c. Pendennis or The History of Pendennis
d. The History of Henry Esmond
Answer: c. Pendennis or The History of Pendennis
34. William Thackeray's Pendennis traces the career of:
a. Becky Sharp
b. Henry Esmond
c. Arthur Pendennis
d. Amelia Sedley
Answer: c. Arthur Pendennis
35. The author of The Book of Snobs, a collection of satirical works, is:
a. William Thackeray
b. Jonathan Swift
c. William Congreve
d. Charles Dickens
Answer: a. William Thackeray
36. Which one is a historical work by William Thackeray?
a. Vanity Fair
b. Pendennis
c. Henry Esmond
d. Barry Lyndon
Answer: c. Henry Esmond
37. William Thackeray’s The History of Henry Esmond is set during:
a. Roman Empire
b. French Revolution
c. American Civil War
d. English Restoration
Answer: d. English Restoration
38. The narrator of William Thackeray’s The History of Henry Esmond is:
a. Henry Esmond
b. William Thackeray
c. Lady Castlewood
d. None of the above
Answer: a. Henry Esmond
39. William Thackeray's novel The Virginians is a sequel to:
a. Vanity Fair
b. Pendennis
c) Henry Esmond
d. Barry Lyndon
Answer: c. Henry Esmond
40. Which novel by William Thackeray tells the story of an Irish adventurer?
a. Vanity Fair
b. The History of Pendennis
c. Barry Lyndon
d. The Virginians
Answer: c. Barry Lyndon
41. William Thackeray's novel Barry Lyndon is set during:
a. 15th Century
b. 16th Century
c. 17th Century
d. 18th Century
Answer: d. 18th Century
42. Which novel by William Thackeray is set in 18th-century Ireland?
a. Barry Lyndon
b. The Virginians
c. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
d. Vanity Fair
Answer: c. The Luck of Barry Lyndon
43. William Thackeray's novel Barry Lyndon tells the tale of a:
a. Player
b. Sailor
c. Roguish Irish
d. Painter
Answer: c. Roguish Irish
44. William Thackeray's novel The Adventures of Philip tells the story of:
a. Philip Fermin
b. Philip John
c. Philip David
d. Philip Johnson
Answer: a. Philip Fermin
45. William Thackeray's novel The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond is a satire on:
a. Victorian society
b. English politics
c. French aristocracy
d. Scottish history
Answer: a. Victorian society
46. William Thackeray's novel The Newcomes is the depiction of:
a. Aristocracy
b. Upper Middle class
c. Working class
d. Indian artists
Answer: b. Upper Middle class
47. William Thackeray's The Rose and the Ring is a:
a. Religious novel
b. Modern fiction
c. Fairy tale
d. Comedy of humours
Answer: c. Fairy tale
48. William Thackeray’s The Book of Snobs is a collection of:
a. Short stories
b. Poems
c. satirical works
d. Plays
Answer: c. satirical works
49. William Thackeray's Denis Duval is his:
a. First novel
b. Second novel
c. Last novel
d. None
Answer: c. Last novel
50. William Thackeray's Catherine is a:
a. Satirical work
b. Political work
c. Religious work
d. Cultural work
Answer: a. Satirical work
51. Which novel of William Thackeray is a critical portrayal of marriage market?
a. Vanity Fair
b. The History of Henry Esmond
c. The Virginians
d. The Newcomes
Answer: d. The Newcomes
52. William Thackeray is popular for his satirical commentary on:
a. Victorian society
b. Ancient Rome
c. Revolutionary France
d. Medieval England
Answer: a. Victorian society
53. William Thackeray founded and edited:
a. The Yellow Book
b. The Cornhill Magazine
c. Punch
d. The Strand Magazine
Answer: b. The Cornhill Magazine
54. What was the name of William Thackeray's magazine?
a. The Yellow Book
b. The Cornhill Magazine
c. Punch
d. The Strand Magazine
Answer: b. The Cornhill Magazine
55. William Thackeray was a notable contributor of articles to:
a. Fraser’s Magazine
b. Punch
c. New Monthly Magazine
d. All of the above
Answer: d. All of the above
56. When did William Thackeray die?
a. 24 Dec. 1863
b. 24 Dec. 1864
c. 24 Dec. 1865
d. 24 Dec. 1866
Answer: a. 24 Dec. 1863
57. Where did William Thackeray die?
a. London, United Kingdom
b. Calcutta, India
c. Stuttgart, Gemany
d. Kathmandu, Nepal
Answer: a. London, United Kingdom

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