1. What famous British
author was Sir Leslie Stephen's first father-in-law?
2. When was Virginia
3. How many siblings,
including half-siblings, did Virginia have?
4. What was the title
of the massive work Leslie Stephen is best remembered for producing?
5. What famous American
author living in England did Leslie Stephen befriend early in his
6. What famous American
poet was Virginia's godfather?
7. Which of the Stephen
children announced early on that s/he wanted to be a painter?
8. What was the title
of the little family newspaper Virginia founded when she was a
9. In what Cornish
town did the Stephens make their summer home?
10. What was the
nickname Virginia's family gave her due to her mischievous nature?
11. Which of Virginia's
brothers sexually abused her?
12. How old was Virginia
when her mother died, an event Virginia would later call "the greatest
disaster that could have happened"?
13. What British
university did Thoby attend, where he met men who would later make
up the core of the Bloomsbury Group?
14. Into which then-shabby
London neighborhood did the Stephen children move after Leslie
15. Which of the
following men was not a classmate of Thoby's at
16. Which of the
Bloomsbury Group later became one of England's most famous biographers?
17. Clive Bell, Vanessa's
husband, was a
18. Virginia's brother
Thoby died of Typhoid Fever after a family trip to which country?
19. How many drafts
did Virginia go through in the composition of The Voyage
20. Which member
of the Bloomsbury Group proposed to Virginia, then rescinded the
offer the next day?
21. What did art
critic Roger Fry do in 1910 that caused a major scandal in London?
22. What was the
name of the town in which the nursing home where Virginia spent
many weeks in her life, recovering from bouts with mania and depression,
23. In what country,
then an English colony, did Leonard spent the years 1904–1911 as
a colonial administrator?
24. What was the
title of Leonard's first novel, inspired by his experiences in
25. In what year
were Leonard and Virginia Woolf married?
26. Which of the
following artists would not be considered part of
the Postimpressionist school?
27. What world event
delayed the publication of The Voyage Out?
28. What did Leonard
and Virginia name their publishing company?
29. What mental condition
did Leonard believe Virginia was suffering from?
30. What book by
an unknown Irish writer did Leonard and Virginia recognize as a
work of genius but had to turn down due to production limitations
of Hogarth Press?
31. Which of Virginia's
books did Katherine Mansfield unfavorable review in a London weekly?
32. Lytton Strachey's
biography of what British figurehead was considered a work of brilliance
when it was published in 1920?
33. What happened
to Virginia upon completion of a novel?
34. Which of Virginia's
novels was the first full-length novel Hogarth Press published?
35. Which beautiful
female writer did Virginia's nephew Quentin Bell say Virginia had
an affair with between 1925 and 1929?
36. Which two of
Virginia's books are considered to be her most accomplished novels
and the best example of Modernist literature?
37. What was a literary
technique used by Modernist writers, specifically Virginia and
of One's Own was compiled from a series of lectures Virginia
gave at what British university?
39. Virginia Woolf,
in A Room of One's Own argues that the best writers
40. Virginia's light
novel Flush purports to be the biography of what
famous British poet's dog?
41. What was the
name of Lytton Strachey's female companion?
42. In what year
did Hitler come to power in Germany?
43. Virginia agreed
to write the biography of which member of the Bloomsbury Group?
44. Virginia's nephew
Julian Bell was killed in what conflict in 1937?
45. Why did Leonard
have more to fear from a Fascist regime than Virginia?
46. What book did
Virginia finish a month after the Battle of Britain ceased?
47. When did Virginia
48. How did Virginia
49. How old was Virginia
when she died?
50. Which of Virginia's
relatives became her most famous biographer?