Afflicted Love Trivia Quiz
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Musician’s colorful love-life
Orpheus and his wife Eurydice might have enjoyed a long and happy life together if only Orpheus had not made a critical mistake. What did he do wrong?
B) Fell asleep while drunk
C) Forgot to dedicate a song to Hera
D) Looked at his wife
Antony and Cleopatra hit it off right away when they met after the assassination of Julius Caesar. Besides chemistry, what did each bring to the relationship?
B) His army, her money, her navy
C) His army, her money, her spies
D) His army, his money, her allies
Where did the last meeting take place between Queen Guinevere and Sir Lancelot in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur?
B) In a convent
C) In Guinevere’s bed-chamber
D) In the castle of King Lot of Cornwall
Isolde was the love of Tristan’s life, but whom did he marry?
Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde is the story of the Trojan prince Troilus, whose lover Criseyde abandons him in favor of Diomedes, a Greek warrior. Soon Troilus is dead. Who kills him?
B) Calchas, a seer, Criseyde’s father
C) Criseyde, his former lover
D) Diomedes, his rival for Criseyde
Othello, in Shakespeare’s play, is persuaded of his wife Desdemona’s infidelity after a “token” of hers is found in another man’s room. What token was it?
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tells the story of the love between the children of rival families. A pivotal role in the drama is played by Tybalt. Who was he?
B) A hot-blooded cousin of Juliet’s
C) A young man almost identical to Romeo
D) Romeo’s best friend
Hardly worth mentioning
When Rochester proposes marriage to Jane Eyre, there’s something he neglects to share with her. What is it?
B) He has a living wife, who is insane and lives in a hidden room
C) His deceased wife was mother of twin children, now coming of age
D) His silver investments in Peru have failed — he is destitute
In Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which of the characters is in part a representation of Tolstoy himself?
Three little people
In the film Casablanca, nightclub-owner Rick Blaine and the beautiful Ilsa Lund meet by chance in Morocco during the Second World War. Years earlier, in Paris, their love affair had come to an abrupt end. Why?
B) Ilsa’s husband, surprisingly not dead after all, rejoined her
C) Rick was captured while on an underground mission in Spain
D) Rick decided it was his duty to return to his wife and children
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