Quiz: Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?

Written by Michelle Watson

June 17, 2024

Let’s have a little pure, unadulterated fun.

Regency style.

Are you ready to find out which iconic Jane Austen heroine you are most like?

Have fun answering these silly questions, and I will reward you with book recommendations at the end.

1. What’s your ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon?

A) Reading books and taking long walks—to escape from the craziness at home.

B) Plotting the next social extravaganza—time to show the world who’s the hostess with the mostest.

C) Visiting an elderly shut-in or babysitting your nieces and nephews—why be lazy when you can be helpful?

2. How do you handle a disagreeable person at a social gathering?

A) Engage in some dazzling verbal fencing.

B) Play puppet master and subtly nudge them towards better manners.

C) Smile serenely, then disappear like a ghost—classy and mysterious.

3. What’s your approach to romance?

A) Intelligence meets passion—your brilliant love story is going to be one for the ages.

B) Matchmaking for everyone else while you wait for Mr. Perfect to show up (which he will).

C) A deep, soulful connection that stands the test of time—less La La Land, more Sound of Music.

4. What would you do if faced with an unexpected proposal?

A) Politely (but firmly) refuse and make a mental note to add it to your memoirs.

B) Weigh the pros and cons for your entire social circle before making your decision.

C) In the past, you would’ve asked others for advice, but not anymore. Now, you trust yourself to make the right decision.

5. What’s your go-to social activity?

A) Sparking up lively intellectual debates while dancing the night away.

B) Hosting a party so fabulous it’ll be the talk of the town for weeks.

C) A serene evening with your closest friends, maybe some light pianoforte—intimate and elegant.

6. BONUS: What’s your reaction to a juicy piece of gossip?

A) Analyze it from every angle and drop a witty yet discerning remark—you easily see through social smoke screens.

B) Use it to your advantage in your social chess game—every piece of information is a potential move.

C) Listen politely, then tuck it away in your vault of secrets—you’re too classy to spread rumors.

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If you answered mostly As:

Congratulations! You’re Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. With your razor-sharp wit and no-nonsense attitude, you’re the star of any gathering. Honesty and brains are your superpowers, and you’re not afraid to use them. Just like Lizzy, you’ve got a knack for keeping everyone on their toes—watch out, world!

Book Recommendations for Lizzys: Witty banter required

(Note: All book links are your standard ol’ affiliate links. You know the drill.)

If you answered mostly Bs:

You are Emma Woodhouse from Emma. You’re the queen bee of your social scene, with a charm so potent it should come with a warning label. You love orchestrating social symphonies and playing matchmaker—Cupid’s got nothing on you. Just remember, even the best plans can go hilariously awry.

Book Recommendations for Emmas: Soapy romances, please

If you answered mostly Cs:

You are Anne Elliot from Persuasion. You’re the epitome of grace and quiet strength, a true old soul in a modern world. Your loyalty and kindness are legendary, and you’ve got a heart that could outlast any storm. Like Anne, you find beauty in the little things and your serene demeanor hides a depth of feeling that’s truly inspiring.

Book Recommendations for Annes: Sincere and big-hearted

  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict and Nancy Freedman. A young wife sticks by her man through it all.
  • The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery. A dying girl’s desperate last bid for life and love.
  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Anne would love this lyrical and emotional ode to gratitude.

Did my quiz tickle your funny bone? 🤣

That was the point.

I hope this was a bright spot in your day, and that you’re taking a few good book recommendations away with you.

Oh! I’d love to know your quiz results. Leave a comment and tell me!

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