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Trivia Quiz - Victor Hugo - Poet, Dramatist and Novelist

Victor Hugo gave the world a rousing and rich volume of memorable stories. Take ten questions on this prolific French writer's life about whom it was said "Victor Hugo was a madman who believed himself to be Victor Hugo".

Quiz Number: 5615
Date Submitted: May 25, 2016
Quiz Categories: Literature, Authors, French History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 52.5 percent
Times Taken: 56 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Victor Hugo

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1. Victor Hugo was born in 1802 in France to a father who had what claim to fame?
  A.   He was a general in Napoleon's army.
  B.   He operated the guillotine during the Reign of Terror.
  C.   He was the brother of Josephine Bonaparte.
  D.   He was a cousin of Marie Antoinette.

2. Apart from his writing, what other skill did Victor Hugo possess?
  A.   musical composition
  B.   sculpture
  C.   acting
  D.   drawing

3. Which of the following novels was written by Victor Hugo?
  A.   Cyrano de Bergerac
  B.   Les Miserables
  C.   Camille
  D.   Madame Bovary

4. What tragedy befell Victor Hugo from which, many claim, he never fully recovered?
  A.   Death of his wife
  B.   Death of his eldest daughter, Leopoldine
  C.   Death of his two sons
  D.   Death of his mistress

5. Which French figure caused Victor Hugo to flee France for 15 years?
  A.   Napoleon
  B.   Robespierre
  C.   Louis Napoleon
  D.   Alexander Dumas

6. Which of the following novels was written by Victor Hugo?
  A.   Phantom of the Opera
  B.   The Human Comedy
  C.   The Three Muskateers
  D.   The Hunchback of Notre Dame

7. To which island did Victor Hugo flee and live for 15 years?
  A.   Guernsey
  B.   Sicily
  C.   Crete
  D.   Ireland

8. Victor Hugo was a man of great appetites. For which of the following was he best known?
  A.   food
  B.   sex
  C.   alcohol
  D.   religion

9. Victor Hugo wrote what anti-capital punishment novel?
  A.   The Green, Green Grass of Home
  B.   Dead Man Walking
  C.   The Last Day of a Condemned Man
  D.   A Beautiful Day to Die

10. At the age of 20 Victor Hugo married Adele Foucher but lived with whom for over 50 years until he died in 1885?
  A.   Angelique Henri
  B.   Juliette Drouet
  C.   Edith Cocteau
  D.   Bernadette Oiseau®   

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