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Trivia Quiz - Oscar Wilde: Irish Author & Poet

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Quiz Number: 3330
Date Submitted: May 19, 2019
Quiz Categories: Authors
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 42.2 percent
Times Taken: 59 times
Taken by Registered Users: 7
Quiz is about: Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde Irish Author  Poet
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1. Oscar Wilde was born in Ireland in 1854. His middle names were:
  A.   Seamus Fitzwalter Patrick
  B.   Fingal O'Flahertie Wills
  C.   O'Connor Powell Mullins
  D.   O'Rourke Murphy O'Hearn

2. Wilde and his wife, Constance had two sons. Their names were:
  A.   Julian and Tristram
  B.   Nigel and Damien
  C.   Cyril and Vyvyan
  D.   Marion and Gaylord

3. How many novels did Wilde write?
  A.   1
  B.   10
  C.   15
  D.   20

4. Into which country was Wilde entering when he reportedly remarked, "I have nothing to declare but my genius."?
  A.   France
  B.   Canada
  C.   U S A
  D.   England

5. Wilde sued which English aristocrat for libel when he was accused of being a sodomite?
  A.   Duke of Gloucester
  B.   Prince of Wales
  C.   Earl of Clarence
  D.   Marquess of Queensberry

6. Following the evidence from the libel trial, Wilde was subsequently jailed for sodomy. His reported lover, Lord Alfred Douglas had what nickname?
  A.   Bosie
  B.   Posie
  C.   Rosie
  D.   Cosy

7. From which of Wilde's works does the following line come? "A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her."
  A.   The Importance of Being Earnest
  B.   Picture of Dorian Gray
  C.   A Woman of No Importance
  D.   An Ideal Husband

8. From which of Wilde's works does the following line come? "Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."
  A.   De Profundis
  B.   The Happy Prince
  C.   Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
  D.   The Importance of Being Earnest

9. Wilde died November 30, 1900 of what ailment?
  A.   meningitis
  B.   syphillis
  C.   tuberculosis
  D.   scarlet fever

10. In which country is Wilde buried?
  A.   France
  B.   Ireland
  C.   England
  D.   Spain®   

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