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Wilde Wisdom

Oscar Wilde is known internationally for his plays, novels, and poetry. One feature common to many of them is his use of witty and often humorous quips or one-liners. Here is a short quiz that should add some wise (or otherwise) amusement to your day.


Quiz ID:#33434
Fun:*** (2.83)
Difficulty:*** (2.24)
Category:Literature > Authors
Created By:dalfamnestAnz******




#1   Complete this famous quote. "I can resist everything ____."

#2   Complete this phrase from Wilde's writings: "_____ is the thief of time."

#3   "I always pass on _____. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself." Which of these completes the quip?

#4   "The old _____ everything, the middle-aged _____ everything, the young _____ everything." Complete this witticism with the words in their correct order.

#5   One of Wilde's characters describes a _____ as "A man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing."

#6   According to Oscar Wilde, "Work is the curse of the drinking classes."

#7   "Genius is born, not _____" is another example of Wilde's twists on common sayings.

#8   After lecturing in _____, Wilde described it as "the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between." Which of the following nations fits in the gap?

#9   What did Wilde once describe as "a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months"?

#10   Complete this quote: "If this is the way Queen Victoria treats her _____, she doesn't deserve to have any."





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