How well do you know the life and works of Charles Dickens?Try This Fun Quiz

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? Test yourself in this

  • Question of

    In which Dickens novel did the character Mr Micawber appear?

    • David Copperfield
    • Great Expectations
    • Oliver Twist
    • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Question of

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

    • Bill Sikes
    • Mr Pecksniff
    • Sam Weller
    • Tom Sawyer
  • Question of

    Which Dickens novel features scenes from The French Revolution?

    • A Tale Of Two Cities
    • Barnaby Rudge
    • Nicholas Nickleby
    • The Pickwick Papers
  • Question of

    In 1832 what did Charles Dickens nearly become?

    • Professional actor
    • Professional magician
    • Professional painter
    • Professional sculptor
  • Question of

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

    • A Tale Of Two Cities
    • The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
    • Great Expectations
    • Our Mutual Friend
  • Question of

    What nom de plume did Charles Dickens use?

    • Baz
    • Bez
    • Boz
    • Buz
  • Question of

    What was the first name of Charles Dickens’ wife?

    • Carol
    • Catherine
    • Cheryl
    • Christine
  • Question of

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

    • David Copperfield
    • Great Expectations
    • Oliver Twist
    • The Old Curiosity Shop
  • Question of

    For what was Charles Dickens’ father imprisoned in 1824?

    • Assault
    • Debt
    • Drunkenness
    • Theft
  • Question of

    Where in England was the author Charles Dickens born?

    • Birmingham
    • Liverpool
    • Newcastle
    • Portsmouth

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