Charles Dickens and His Famous works Solved MCQS


Charles Dickens and His Famous works Solved MCQS

Author – Charles Dickens 1

Charles Dickens is perhaps the most important of all the Victorian writers. He was a master at describing contemporary society, and his works were a form of social commentary. One quiz is not enough to do justice to such a literary giant as Dickens, and so this is the first of four quizzes devoted to his life and his works.

Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. He was sent to school at the age of nine, but unfortunately this came to an end when his father was sent to a debtor’s prison. Charles was sent to work in a factory where he had to put up with terrible conditions as well as separation from his family. After three years he went back to school, but the incident had an effect on Dickens who used it as inspiration in some of his books, most notably in Great Expectations and David Copperfield.

Test your knowledge of the life and works of Charles Dickens in this, Who was the hero in Great 

1-Expectations by Charles Dickens?




Pip πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


Pip is a nickname. The character’s real name is Philip Pirrip

Of which newspaper was Charles 

2-Dickens the founder-editor in 1846?

The Daily News πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

The Daily Sport

The News Of The World

The Sun


The Daily News was set up as a centre-left rival to the right-wing Morning Chronicle

3-What institution was featured prominently in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist?




Workhouse πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


Workhouses were a feature of Victorian society. Life in them was deliberately harsh, so that only the truly destitute would apply

4-Which novel did Charles Dickens complete in 1853?

Big House

Bleak House πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Boarding House

Our House


The novel was originally published as a serial between March 1852 and September 1853

5-Which Charles Dickens novel is named after a father and son?

Dickens And Son

Dombey And Son πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Matthew And Son

Steptoe And Son


The book’s full title is Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son: Wholesale, Retail and for Exportation

6-What seasonal work did Charles Dickens produce in 1843?

A Christmas Cake

A Christmas Card

A Christmas Carol πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

A Christmas Cracker


It tells the story of a miser and how he is changed into more kindly man after visits by a series of ghosts

7-Which mean character appeared in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens?


Ebenezer Scrooge πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Jack Benny

The Chancellor Of The Exchequer


Scrooge was Bob Cratchit’s employer

8-Which adjective describes a similarity to a Charles Dickens character or situation?

Dickensian πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ





The word is usually used to describe poor social conditions or repulsive characters

9-Which English period was covered by the majority of works by Charles Dickens?




Victorian πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


Some of Dickens’ work referred to the 18th century, but the Victorian period was his primary focus

10-Whose team of pickpockets appeared in the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist?


Fagin πŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ




In the novel’s preface Dickens describes Fagin as a “receiver of stolen goods”

Author – Charles Dickens 2

This is the second in our series of four quizzes on the classic Victorian author, Charles Dickens – the creator of some of literature’s most well-known and best loved characters. From the nasty villain to the innocent child, the comical to the tragic, Dickens characters come to life in the minds of his readers.

Dickens’ literary career began in the world of journalism. He started writing for the journals The Mirror of Parliament and The True Sun before he was made the parliamentary journalist for The Morning Chronicle newspaper. From here his career began to pick up and Sketches by Boz, collection of short works written under an assumed name was published in 1837. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was published around the same time and Dickens success bloomed.

How well do you know the life and works of Charles Dickens? 

1For what was Charles Dickens’ father imprisoned in 1824?






Getting into debt carried quite a stigma in 19th century Britain, as imprisonment was common

2-In 1832 what did Charles Dickens nearly become?

Professional actorοΏ½οΏ½πŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Professional magician

Professional painter

Professional sculptor


Dickens had an audition at Covent Garden but he missed it because of a cold

3–What nom de plume did Charles Dickens use?






Boz was Dickens’ family nickname

4–Which Dickens novel features scenes from The French Revolution?

A Tale Of Two CitiesπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Barnaby Rudge

Nicholas Nickleby

The Pickwick Papers


The two cities in the title are London and Paris

5-In which Dickens novel was the death of Little Nell featured?

David Copperfield

Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

The Old Curiosity ShopπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


The story is the tragic tale of Nell Trent and her grandfather, and their journey away from misery

6-What was the first name of Charles Dickens’ wife?






Charles and Catherine had 10 children together

7-In which Dickens novel did the character Mr Micawber appear?

David CopperfieldπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Great Expectations

Oliver Twist

The Old Curiosity Shop


The character, known for his phrase “something will turn up”, has become synonymous with a person who lives in hopeful expectation

8-Which of Charles Dickens’ works remained unfinished at the time of his death?

A Tale Of Two Cities

The Mystery Of Edwin DroodπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Great Expectations

Our Mutual Friend


As the book was not finished Drood’s killer is not revealed. His uncle, John Jasper, is the most likely murderer but no-one can be certain

9-Which was not a Dickens character – Bill Sikes, Mr Pecksniff, Sam Weller, Tom Sawyer?

Bill Sikes

Mr Pecksniff

Sam Weller

Tom SawyerπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


Tom Sawyer was created by Mark Twain

Where in England was the author Charles Dickens born?






Though Dickens was born in Portsmouth, the family moved to London when he was 3 years old

Dicken wrote 20 novels


1-Boffin, Wegg and Venus were characters in which Dickens novel?

Little Dorrit

Nicholas Nickleby

Our Mutual FriendπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

The Old Curiosity Shop


Our Mutual Friend was the last novel Dickens managed to complete

2-The line “Barkis is willing” comes from which Dickens work?

A Tale Of Two Cities

Bleak House

David CopperfieldπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Nicholas Nickleby


This was the message to Clara Peggotty

3-In Martin Chuzzlewit by Dickens what were the names of Pecksniff’s daughters?

Charity and MercyπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Chastity and Prudence

Faith and Hope

Verity and Patience

The correct answer is Charity and Mercy

Dickens thought Martin Chuzzlewit was his best work but it was one of his least popular books

4-Who was “The Infant Phenomenon” in “Nicholas Nickleby” by Dickens?

Fanny Squeers

Henrietta Petowker

Miss La Creevey

Ninetta CrummlesπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


The daughter was a prominent member of Mr & Mrs Crummles’ theatre troop

5-Where is the author Charles Dickens buried?

Hyde Park

Regent’s Park

St Paul’s Cathedral

Westminster AbbeyπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


Dickens lies in poets’ corner along with the likes of Geoffrey Chaucer, Dr Samuel Johnson, Alfred Tennyson and Thomas Hardy

Completed in 1837, which was 

6-Charles Dickens’ first novel?

Nicholas Nickleby

Oliver Twist

The Old Curiosity Shop

The Pickwick PapersπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


He began the work when he was just 24 years old

7-What was Charles Dickens’ Christmas story in 1861 called?

Don Diddler’s Ground

Fred Fiddler’s Ground

Peter Piddler’s Ground

Tom Tiddler’s GroundπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ


The short story shares its name with a children’s game in which one player, “Tom Tidler,” tries to keep other players off a patch of ground

What age was Charles Dickens 

8-when he died in 1870?






He suffered a mild stroke in 1869 and a fatal one just over a year later

9-Which of Charles Dickens’ novels is considered to have been partly autobiographical?

Barnaby Rudge

David CopperfieldοΏ½οΏ½πŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Hard Times

Martin Chuzzlewit


The full title of the novel is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)

10-Who in the 19th century was Ellen Ternan?

Charles Dickens’ aunt

Charles Dickens’ mistressπŸ‘ˆπŸΏπŸ‘ˆ

Charles Dickens’ publisher

Charles Dickens’ sister


Ellen was an actress who aroused Dickens’ interest when he saw her performing on stage


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