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Wilkie Collins: Quiz


Question 1: Blind Love (1889 - unfinished, completed by ________)
Rudyard KiplingJames Rice (writer)Edward Henry PalmerWalter Besant

Question 2: Collins was born in ________, the son of a well-known Royal Academician landscape artist, William Collins.

Question 3: Archival material relating to Wilkie Collins listed at the UK ________
Judicial Appointments CommissionMinistry of Justice (United Kingdom)The National ArchivesLord Chancellor

Question 4: He was hugely popular during the ________ and wrote 30 novels, more than 60 short stories, 14 plays, and over 100 pieces of non-fiction work.
Georgian eraEnglandVictorian eraUnited Kingdom

Question 5: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband ________ named their son James Wilkie Broderick after Collins.
Jonathan PryceBoyd GainesNathan LaneMatthew Broderick

Question 6: An instrumental event in Collins' career occurred in March 1851[1] when he was introduced to ________ by a mutual friend, Augustus Egg.
Ebenezer ScroogeA Christmas CarolCharles DickensLittle Dorrit

Question 7: From the ages of 12-15[1] he lived with his parents in ________, which made a great impression on him.

Question 8: His best-known works are The Woman in White, ________, Armadale and No Name.
The MoonstoneWilkie CollinsGentleman detectiveDetective fiction

Question 9: The Moonstone, being the most popular of Collins's novels, is known as a precursor for detective fiction such as ________.
Professor MoriartyJohn Watson (Sherlock Holmes)Arthur Conan DoyleSherlock Holmes

Question 10: in a genre invented by Collins and not by Poe",[3] and ________ referred to it as "probably the very finest detective story ever written".
Lord Peter WimseyEnglandDorothy L. SayersAgatha Christie


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