Saturday, February 2, 2013

P&P's Bicentennial Game: Answers and Results!

Thanks to everybody who played this week's game! There was a swell amount of people participating. :)

And without further ado, the answers.

Hat Game

Lydia Bennet (picture from episode 4)


Elizabeth Bennet (episode 3)


Charlotte Lucas (episode 2)


Kitty Bennet (episode 3)
Caroline L. called to my attention that in one scene, this hat is actually worn by Lydia Bennet, which I had never noticed before. But Kitty has it most of the time.

Had to stick this one in here too, just for fun...


Georgiana Darcy (episode 5)


Mrs. Philips (esisode 5)


Elizabeth Bennet (episode 4)


Caroline Bingley (episode 3)


Lady Catherine de Bourgh (episode 6)


Mrs. Gardiner (episode 4)

Unscramble Game

15. ATUH  PNIISPL - AUNT PHILIPS (I've seen it both Phillips and Philips, but in my copies at least, it's Philips.)
(For a bit of amusement, I took it into my head to choose character names for this game who do not appear in the 2005, um, version. :P And that's not all of them, haha.)

Book Quote Game

21. "His pride does not offend me so much as pride often does, because there is an excuse for it. One cannot wonder that so very fine a young man, with family, fortune, everything in his favour, should think highly of himself. If I may so express it, he has a right to be proud."
--Charlotte Lucas (Chapter 5)
"This is very true," replied Elizabeth, "and I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine."

22. "Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can."
--Elizabeth Bennet (Chapter 11)

"Miss Bingley,'' said [Darcy], "has given me credit for more than can be. The wisest and the best of men, nay, the wisest and best of their actions, may be rendered ridiculous by a person whose first object in life is a joke.''
"Certainly,'' replied Elizabeth -- "there are such people, but I hope I am not one of them. I hope I never ridicule what is wise or good. Follies and nonsense, whims and inconsistencies do divert me, I own, and I laugh at them whenever I can. -- But these, I suppose, are precisely what you are without.''

23. "A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
--Mr. Darcy (Chapter 6)

Miss Bingley immediately fixed her eyes on his face, and desired he would tell her what lady had the credit of inspiring such reflections. Mr. Darcy replied with great intrepidity,
"Miss Elizabeth Bennet."
"Miss Elizabeth Bennet!" repeated Miss Bingley. "I am all astonishment. How long has she been such a favourite? -- and pray when am I to wish you joy?"
"That is exactly the question which I expected you to ask. A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment. I knew you would be wishing me joy."

24. "I declare I do not know a more awful object than Darcy, on particular occasions and in particular places; at his own house especially, and of a Sunday evening when he has nothing to do."
--Mr. Bingley (Chapter 10)
Mr. Darcy smiled; but Elizabeth thought she could perceive that he was rather offended, and therefore checked her laugh. 

25. "Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."
--Jane Bennet (yes! Jane!) (Chapter 17)

"They have both," said [Jane], "been deceived, I dare say, in some way or other, of which we can form no idea. Interested people have perhaps misrepresented each to the other. It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side."
"Very true, indeed; and now, my dear Jane, what have you got to say on behalf of the interested people who have probably been concerned in the business? Do clear them too, or we shall be obliged to think ill of somebody."
"Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion."

26. "I cannot talk of books in a ballroom; my head is always full of something else."
--Elizabeth Bennet (Chapter 18)

"Sir William's interruption has made me forget what we were talking of."
"I do not think we were speaking at all. Sir William could not have interrupted any two people in the room who had less to say for themselves.—We have tried two or three subjects already without success, and what we are to talk of next I cannot imagine."
"What think you of books?" said he, smiling.
"Books—Oh! no.—I am sure we never read the same, or not with the same feelings."
"I am sorry you think so; but if that be the case, there can at least be no want of subject.—We may compare our different opinions."
"No—I cannot talk of books in a ball-room; my head is always full of something else."
(I didn't think Mr. Darcy was being too bad of a conversationalist... if my dance partner asked me what I thought of books, I would be mightily pleased. Heehee.)

27. "Those who do not complain are never pitied."
--Mrs. Bennet (Chapter 20)
"Not that I have much pleasure indeed in talking to any body. People who suffer as I do from nervous complaints can have no great inclination for talking. Nobody can tell what I suffer! -- But it is always so. Those who do not complain are never pitied."

28. "I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I do not have an excellent library."
--Caroline Bingley (Chapter 11)
(I don't believe her... but it's a good quote.)

29. "Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure."
--Elizabeth Bennet (Chapter 58)

30. "I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice."
--Elizabeth Bennet (Chapter 60)
"I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh."

Trivia Quiz

Q: In his letter to Elizabeth, does Mr. Darcy speak first of his dealings with Mr. Wickham, or of dividing Mr. Bingley from Jane?
A: Unlike in the miniseries, he speaks first of dividing Mr. Bingley from Jane, because he was addressing them in the order Elizabeth brought them up.

Q: "He was directly invited to join their party, but he declined it, observing that he could imagine but two motives for their chusing to walk up and down the room together, with either of which motives his joining them would interfere." What were the two alleged motives that Miss Bingley insisted Mr. Darcy explain?
A: "I have not the smallest objection to explaining them," said he, as soon as she allowed him to speak. "You either choose this method of passing the evening because you are in each other's confidence, and have secret affairs to discuss, or because you are conscious that your figures appear to the greatest advantage in walking; if the first, I would be completely in your way, and if the second, I can admire you much better as I sit by the fire."

Q: What are three names of houses/estates in P&P? (Excluding Pemberley--sorry, folks, that one's too easy.)
A: Possible answers-- Longbourn House, Netherfield Park, Lucas Lodge, Hunsford Parsonage, Rosings Park.

Q: How many attempts did it take Mrs. Bennet to successfully arrange for Mr. Bingley to propose to Jane?
A: Two. (See Chapter 55.)

Q: How many of the Bennet sisters draw?
A: Not one. (See Chapter 29.)

Q: Did Lady Catherine ever visit Pemberley after Mr. Darcy was married--or, I should say, once the shades of Pemberley were thus polluted?
A: Yes.

Q: Put these events in the correct order:
A: 1. Meryton Assembly
2. The ball at Netherfield
3. Mr. Collins's proposal to Lizzy
4. Mr. Darcy's first proposal
5. Visit to Derbyshire and Pemberley
6. Lydia's Elopement
7. Mr. Bingley's proposal to Jane
8. Mr. Darcy's second proposal

Q: Mr. Gardiner said Mr. Bennet would be expected to pay how many pounds per annum (during his life) upon Lydia's marriage to Mr. Wickham?
A: 100 pounds per annum.

Q: Who has joint guardianship with Mr. Darcy of Georgiana?
A: Col. Fitzwilliam

Q: Here's a pretty obscure one... when does Elizabeth first realize that Mr. Collins is paying her attentions, and fears a proposal of marriage?
A: When he asks here in advance for the first two dances at the Netherfield ball (see Chapter 17).

Player Scores

Miss Margaret Dashwood: 79
Caroline L.: 75
Emily: 74
Lizzie: 74
The Elf: 69
India Grace: 66
Miss Dashwood: 62
Miss Laurie: 60
Kiri Liz: 48 
Katrinia: 16/20 (just played the hats portion)

Poll Results

Which is your favorite first name from the following list of female characters in P&P? 
~Caroline (1 vote)
~Catherine (1 vote)
~Charlotte (1 vote)
~Elizabeth (2 votes)
~Georgiana (4 votes) 
~Jane (3 votes) 
~Kitty (1 vote)
~Lydia (1 vote)

...And Georgiana wins!

Thanks everyone! New game on Monday.


Caroline L. said...

This was fun! Thanks for another great game! =]

Miss Dashwood said...

I am humiliated into the very DUST by all my wrong answers ... I really do not think I'm worthy to run this blog alongside of you. Farewell, Twinnie, I send in my resignation tomorrow. Think of me, think of me fondly when we've said goodbyyyyyyye...

*Amy stops being melodramatic*

In all seriousness, though, I had to be amused at the "swell number of participants"-- was it very hard indeed to leave off the "issimus", dearling? :P

Miss Marianne said...

Caroline L.,
Glad you thought so! :) Thanks for playing.

Elinor dear,
Nooooo, don't you dare leave me! Of course you are worthy. Most people have different areas of expertise when it comes to P&P. (Also depends on which things may be fresh on a person's mind.) And I am not even sure how I would have done on this game, haha. Besides, you still got the majority right. :D

Ha, haha... it did take some concentration not to say swellissimus. :P Sometimes I do just say swell, though, in real life. I did before I remembered about TABTO. ;D

I didn't even see your comment at first, because the notifications of authors' comments don't get sent to my email, haha.