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The Picture of Dorian Gray Quizzes

by Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray Quiz 1

1. To which play does Dorian take Henry and Basil?

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Dr. Faustus
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Romeo & Juliet

2. Who is the only person that Dorian shows the painting to?

  • Sibyl Vane
  • Lord Henry Wotton
  • Basil Hallward
  • Alan Campbell

3. About how many years elapse between the death of Sibyl Vane and the death of her brother?

  • 3
  • 13
  • 18
  • 38

4. Who does Dorian meet in the opium den?

  • Lord Henry
  • Adrian Singleton
  • Ernest Bunberry
  • Alan Campbell

5. Which composer wrote the nocturne that Dorian plays for Lord Henry?

  • Chopin
  • Beethoven
  • Dorian's father
  • Schubert

6. What gift from Lord Henry does Dorian blame for playing a large part in his corruption?

  • a novel
  • a handheld mirror
  • a book of poetry
  • a box of opium

7. What instrument does Dorian play?

  • violin
  • oboe
  • piano
  • clarinet

8. What is James Vane's occupation?

  • spy
  • sailor
  • soldier
  • actor

9. In the preface, Wilde states that "It is [. . .], and not life that art really mirrors." Fill in the blank.

  • "Caliban"
  • "the artist"
  • "the spectator"
  • "society"

10. How does Basil Hallward die?

  • he is run over by his train to Paris
  • he is shot in a hunting accident
  • he is stabbed by Dorian
  • he poisons himself

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