Valentine’s Lit Quiz

Have a little fun this Valentine’s Day whatever your romantic status with my little literary love quiz.

Guess the missing words (answers at bottom)

1. “The magic of first love is our ________ that it can ever end.” Benjamin Disraeli

2.  “Love is in all things a most wonderful _______.” Charles Dickens

3. “Love has no age, no ______; and no death.” John Galsworthy

4. “There is no happiness in love, except at the end of ___________.” Anthony Trollope

5. “As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with _______.” Shakespeare



Who said it and in which literary work? (answers at bottom)

1. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same, and Linton’s is as different as a moonbeam from lightning, or frost from fire.”

2. “Whoever it is you fall in love with for the first time, not just love but be in love with, is the one who will always make you angry, the one you can’t be logical about.”

3. The stone fidelity
They hardly meant has come to be
Their final blazon, and to prove
Our almost-instinct almost true:
What will survive of us is love.

4. “It didn’t matter in the end how old they had been, or that they were girls, but only that we had loved them, and that they hadn’t heard us calling, still do not hear us, up here in the tree house with our thinning hair and soft bellies, calling them out of those rooms where they went to be alone for all time, alone in suicide, which is deeper than death, and where we will never find the pieces to put them back together. ”

5. Heav’n has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn’d



Missing words answers:

  1. Ignorance
  2. Teacher
  3. Limit
  4. An English novel
  5. Words

Who and Which Answers

  1. Wuthering Heights- Emily Bronte
  2. The Passion – Jeanette Winterson
  3. An Arundel Tomb – Philip Larkin
  4. The Virgin Suicides – Jeffrey Eugenides
  5. The Mourning Bride – William Congreve

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