How Well Do You Know Female Characters In Literature?

Female characters can be strong and feisty or sweet and delicate, but they're always enthralling. Do you think you know your female lit characters better than anyone? Take these 12 questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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Which feisty lead is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?
Mary Bennet
Jane Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet
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Which novel recounts the adventures an orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert?
Little Women
Anne of Green Gables
Black Beauty
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What little girl is tasked with taking on a big bad wolf in a dark dreary forest?
Rapunzel
Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
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Which novel follows the emotions of its title character, including her becoming and her love for Mr. Rochester?
Jane Eyre
Emma
The Bell Jar
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Which female character in "Vanity Fair" is a cynical social climber who uses her charms to seduce wealthy men?
Mary Wilkerson
Eliza Doolittle
Becky Sharp
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Who is the narrator of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird?"
Scout Finch
Atticus Finch
Boo Radley
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In the novel "Little Women," which of the girls is a headstrong and willful, but often struggles to play down her bold personality?
Amy
Beth
Jo
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Which novel follows a precocious and over confident five year old who is passionate about reading books?
Matilda
Judy Blume
Amelia Bedelia
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Which female character is quoted as saying, "Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean?"
Hester Prynne
Scarlet O’Hara
Cleopatra
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Which female character plays a major role in "The Importance of Being Earnest?"
Gwendolen Fairfax
Lisbeth Sander
Phoebe Caulfield
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Which female character is quoted as saying, "Above all, I wouldn't want people to think that I want to prove anything?"
Anne Frank
Celie
Anna Karenina
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Which female heroine often remarks sarcastically about what an honor it is to be born a female?
Joan of Arc
Athena
Cleopatra
Result
Based on the results of this quiz you are totally character cool! It's clear that you're a fan of classic literature, and more importantly classic characters. Even though you didn't ace this female literature quiz, we still think you've got an amazing handle on literature's most famous female characters.

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a heroine heavyweight! When it comes to the most famous female characters in literature, you know your stuff. It's clear that you're well versed in classic novels and iconic literary characters. Well done!

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Based on the results of this quiz you are totally female fabulous! You aced this literature quiz with flying colors. Not only are you well versed on literature's most famous females, but it's pretty obvious that you know classic literature through and through. Color us impressed!

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1
Which feisty lead is the protagonist in the 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen?
Mary Bennet
Jane Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet
2
Which novel recounts the adventures an orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert?
Little Women
Anne of Green Gables
Black Beauty
3
What little girl is tasked with taking on a big bad wolf in a dark dreary forest?
Rapunzel
Gretel
Little Red Riding Hood
4
Which novel follows the emotions of its title character, including her becoming and her love for Mr. Rochester?
Jane Eyre
Emma
The Bell Jar
5
Which female character in "Vanity Fair" is a cynical social climber who uses her charms to seduce wealthy men?
Mary Wilkerson
Eliza Doolittle
Becky Sharp
6
Who is the narrator of the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird?"
Scout Finch
Atticus Finch
Boo Radley
7
In the novel "Little Women," which of the girls is a headstrong and willful, but often struggles to play down her bold personality?
Amy
Beth
Jo
8
Which novel follows a precocious and over confident five year old who is passionate about reading books?
Matilda
Judy Blume
Amelia Bedelia
9
Which female character is quoted as saying, "Marriage, fun? Fiddle-dee-dee. Fun for men you mean?"
Hester Prynne
Scarlet O’Hara
Cleopatra
10
Which female character plays a major role in "The Importance of Being Earnest?"
Gwendolen Fairfax
Lisbeth Sander
Phoebe Caulfield
11
Which female character is quoted as saying, "Above all, I wouldn't want people to think that I want to prove anything?"
Anne Frank
Celie
Anna Karenina
12
Which female heroine often remarks sarcastically about what an honor it is to be born a female?
Joan of Arc
Athena
Cleopatra