1. Where was Dickinson
2. What was Dickinson's
3. What was Dickinson's
favorite subject in school?
4. Who was Leonard
5. What was Edward
Dickinson's main profession?
6. What author was not an
influence on Dickinson's writing?
7. What denomination
of Christianity did congregants practice at the Dickinson's church?
8. Which members
of Dickinson's family eventually officially joined the Congregationalist
9. What did Mount
Holyoke's headmistress label Dickinson as a result of Dickinson's
refusal to declare her faith officially?
10. Why did Dickinson's
father take her out of Mount Holyoke?
11. Which poet did
Dickinson often quote in conversation?
12. Which book had
a transformative effect on Dickinson when she read it during the
winter of 1849–1850?
13. What was the
name of the young women's social group that Dickinson joined in
14. What was the
name of the young newspaper editor who published Dickinson's first
15. When was Dickinson's
father elected to the U.S. House of Representatives?
16. Which bill's
passage through the House prompted Edward Dickinson to hold a meeting
of forty Whig party members to discuss forming a new political party?
17. Where did Dickinson
first meet Dr. Charles Wadsworth?
18. Which city did
Dickinson not visit during her lifetime?
19. Which one of
the following was a pervasive theme in Dickinson's poetry?
20. Which prominent
writer did Dickinson approach in 1862 and ask to review her poems?
21. What new philosophical
and literary system of thought was sweeping New England's intellectual
circles in the mid-1800s?
22. Which American
author was most closely linked to Transcendentalism during the
23. What was the
name given to the religious renewal that gained popularity in New
England around 1850?
24. For which magazine
did Thomas Wentworth Higginson write on a regular basis?
25. Which part of
Dickinson's body gave her so much trouble that she traveled to
Boston for treatment?
26. To what Western
city did Dr. Charles Wadsworth move in 1852?
27. Where did Austin
Dickinson go to law school?
28. Dickinson gave
a portrait of which poet's hands to Thomas Wentworth Higginson as
a parting gift?
29. Which newspaper
published a number of Dickinson's poems?
30. What color did
Dickinson begin wearing exclusively when she was in her twenties?
31. During the Civil
War, for what was Colonel Thomas Wentworth Higginson best known?
32. Which movie was
based on Colonel Higginson's experience in the Civil War?
33. When did Edward
34. Which of Sue
and Austin's children had epilepsy?
35. What was Thomas
Higginson's most frequent complaint to Dickinson about her poetry?
36. Which of Dickinson's
friends wrote the book A Century of Dishonor?
37. Which man's portrait,
besides Thomas Carlyle's, hung on Dickinson's wall?
38. How did Dickinson
greet Thomas Wentworth Higginson upon their first face-to-face
39. Which man did
Dickinson hint about marrying when she was in her fifties?
40. When did Lavinia
41. With what disease
was Dickinson diagnosed when she was in her mid-fifties?
42. In which year
did Dickinson die?
43. At Dickinson's
funeral, Thomas Higginson read a poem by which author?
44. In her will,
what did Dickinson stipulate regarding her letters?
45. Who found Dickinson's
secret stash of poems?
46. Who edited the
first published volume of Dickinson's poetry?
47. Who edited later
volumes of Dickinson's poetry?
48. What was the
title of the 1945 collection that brought Dickinson the most posthumous
49. Where is Emily
50. How many poems
did Dickinson produce in her lifetime?
51. What is one of
Dickinson's posthumous nicknames?