Quiz: Can You Match the Character to the Book?
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Can You Match the Character to the Book?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Books are one of God's great gifts to humanity. No matter how tired you are, how boring your day has been or how stressful your situation is, no matter whether your relationship has fallen to pieces, your job is a nightmare, and your house is a mess, you can pick up a book and immediately be transported to a better place, a more exciting place, a sexier place - or at least, a place that is not the one you're in.

Books can carry you to kingdoms where you will battle dragons and soar over mountains. They can put you in the mind of a serial killer or the detective chasing her; a warrior and the soldiers under her command; a spy and his enemy counterpart. When a book is well-crafted, the reader will become one with the characters on its pages and come to feel like you truly are them. You exult when they succeed, and you bleed with them when they fail. You know them inside and out, and may literally see their world through their eyes.

Truly, books are as close to magic as we have in the real world, and the characters in them are our guides. Let's see how many of them you remember.

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In which classic novel by Jane Austen will you find Emma Woodhouse?
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Which novel by Charles Dickens features Pip as its protagonist?
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In which book do we meet hero detective, Miss Marple?
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In which dystopia is Winston Smith the protagonist?
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In which book by British novelist J. K. Rowling do we find the character of Hermione Granger?
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Which book that began a major fantasy series has a hero named Ged?
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Who is the hero of Joan Didion's 1970 novel "Play It As It Lays"?
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Who is the hero of Sylvia Plath's novel "The Bell Jar"?
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Who is the hero of Alice Walker's novel "The Color Purple?"
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In what book do we meet the conflicted evangelical Serena Joy?
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What book by Louisa May Alcott features the four March sisters?
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Who is the wife of the pious hero of abolitionist novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin"?
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What novel by Margaret Mitchell features the spoiled Scarlett O'Hara?
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Who is the tenacious lawyer in Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird"?
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What character is the point-of-view perspective in Nella Larsen's novel "Passing"?
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Who is the protagonist of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel, "North and South"?
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Who teaches the main character read in Hannah Crafts' "The Bondwoman's Narrative"?
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In what novel does distressed wife Helen Huntingdon appear?
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In what novel does the kindly Weedon Scott rescue the eponymous protagonist?
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Who is the protege of the main character in Muriel Sparks' "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"?
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Who is the monstrous husband who marries Gwendolen Harleth in "Daniel Deronda"?
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Who is the scandal-ridden cousin whose appearance in New York threatens the happiness of the main characters in "The Age of Innocence?"
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Who is the hero of Evelyn Waugh's satirical masterpiece, Vile Bodies?
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What novel features a character known as Man Friday?
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Who is the protagonist of J. R. R. Tolkien's beloved story, "The Hobbit?"
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What emotionally fragile socialist was once rejected by the protagonist of Mrs. Dalloway?
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What Arctic seafarer is the first point-of-view character in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein?"
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What genre-defining novel introduces us to solicitor Jonathan Harker?
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Of what novel is Edmond Dantès the protagonist?
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What book features a pig named Napoleon and a horse named Boxer?
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What pirate book features Long John Silver?
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In which frightening book by William Golding do we meet Ralph, Piggy, and Jack?
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Who is the love interest in "The Great Gatsby?"
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In which dystopia do we meet the "highly pneumatic" Lenina Crowne?
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