Death in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

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The Moon and Sixpence Quiz

Basics of the novel, The Moon and Sixpence.

  1. Why does Blanche Stroeve end up committing suicide?

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  2. What is the name of the 17 year old Tahitian girl whom Strickland marries?

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  3. Why does Dirk Stroeve want Strickland to come stay with him and his wife?

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  4. What does Ata promise Strickland she will do after he dies?

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  5. What is Strickland before he leaves town to become a painter?

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  6. Why does Blanche Stroeve want to leave her home with Strickland, the man who she used to hate? 

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  7. What city does Strickland go to after leaving his Family?

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  8. Fill in the blank: Impropriety is the _____ of wit.

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  9. Why does Charles Strickland leave his wife and family?

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  10. What disease does Strickland die of?

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