Pretend to Be Rich AF and We’ll Guess Which Jane Austen Heroine You Are!

By: Emily Maggrett

Pretend to Be Rich AF and We’ll Guess Which Jane Austen Heroine You Are!
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About This Quiz

Wealth and Jane Austen don't exactly go together. Although Jane's father came from an old and well-respected family, he earned very little money as a rector, and their family was comparatively impoverished. Jane did not even have her bedroom; instead, she had to write her novels on a tiny table in the family's living room. Perhaps because of this, most of Jane Austen's heroines are also women of slender means. To attain the comforts of life, they're pressured by their relatives to make "advantageous" marriages to wealthy suitors — regardless of whether they love these men or not.

Luckily for them, Jane usually grants her heroines true love and fabulous wealth. Elizabeth Bennet gets to marry handsome, well-heeled Mr. Darcy, while Catherine Moreland is engaged to kind, affluent clergyman Henry Tilney. Marianne Dashwood settles down with Colonel Brandon, who owns his family's estate, and Anne Elliot escapes her family's troubled financial situation by wedding her lost love, the gallant, prosperous Captain Wentworth. 

It's evident that Jane Austen found pleasure imagining the end of her economic constraints. And so can you! For this quiz, we're asking you to pretend that you're wealthy beyond your wildest dreams. Tell us where you'd go, how you'd dress and which jewels you'd wear. Based on your answers, we'll reveal which Jane Austen character you most closely resemble. Are you ready for a diamond-encrusted daydream? Let's get quizzing!

1 - sleeping in until noon How would you pamper yourself?
With weekly spa visits
By sleeping in until noon
With season tickets to my fave sports team
With regular shopping sprees

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3 - Personal chef What would you splurge on to make your life easier?
Personal chef
Live-in nanny
Live-in housekeeper
Personal trainer

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16 - Reese Witherspoon Which celeb would you most want to befriend?
Saoirse Ronan
Gwyneth Paltrow
Reese Witherspoon
Lupita Nyong'o

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2 - Buy the latest designer bag If you wanted to make all your friends jealous, what would you do?
Splurge on the priciest Tom Ford perfume
Set a $100 bill on fire
Buy the latest designer bag
Get the latest iPhone

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5 - pool party How would you entertain?
The same way I do now but with better snacks
My life would be an endless pool party.
I'd throw dinner parties in a formal dining room and catered by a celebrity chef.
Maybe I'd rent, like, a castle!

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19 - paparazzi The paparazzi would criticize you for ______________.
Being so secretive
Spending so much on clothes
Having too many personal assistants
Being too normal

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7 - donate to any charities Would you donate to any charities?
Yes, my focus would be on charities that help famine victims, like the World Food Programme.
Probably not
Yes, I'd donate to a wide array of arts-related nonprofits.
Maybe! I don't have any specific ones in mind, though.

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8 -  private jet When traveling internationally, what mode of transportation would you use?
First class in a commercial jet
I'd sail there in my yacht!
In my private jet, of course
I'd fly economy. Travel is not where I want to splurge.

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9 - Vintage jewelry What collection would you be most likely to start?
Rare books
Classic cars
Vintage jewelry
Old coins

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6 - evening wear Who would be your go-to evening wear designer?
I'd rather wear vintage.
Someone out there, like Versace
Someone classic, like Dior
I wouldn't have a go-to designer. I like to mix it up.

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10 - tipping How much would you tip?
I'd tip 20%, regardless of whether the server was nice or not.
I'd sometimes tip 100%, and other times, I'd probably forget.
I'd tip 15%, as usual, unless the service was really good.
I'd tip 30% because I'd remember what it was like to be poor.

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28 - caviar blini What would be your silliest indulgence?
A dog mansion (instead of a dog house)
A diamond headband
A gold and silver Monopoly set
Oh, I don't know! I don't think of these that make me happy as silly.

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11 - home decor Let's talk home decor. Which style would your main residence embrace?
Personally, I don't believe in picking a certain style of home decor.
I'd mix beachy Greek vibes with French Provincial opulence.
Expensive minimalism
I'd go for Victorian antiques.

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12 - sushi On a typical night, what type of dinner would you have?
Gourmet classics, like lobster, chanterelles and goat cheese
Sirloin steak, spinach and strawberry salad, and buttery mashed potatoes
High-end sushi, ancient grains and seaweed salad
The same stuff I eat now, such as hamburgers and mac 'n' cheese

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13 - chatting on the phone with a friend After a busy day, how would you relax?
By watching HBO and drinking a cup of tea
Dancing my stress away with a bevy of Australian hunks
By forcing my butler to give me a shiatsu massage.
By chatting on the phone with a friend or my mom

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18 - Martha's Vineyard Where would you live in the summer?
Cape Cod or Martha's Vineyard
The French Riviera
The Hamptons
Hawaii

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14 - hair salon weave With access to unlimited help, how would you enhance your looks?
I'm sure that having enough time to sleep would make a big difference.
With a spray tan, eyelash extensions and calf implants, I'd be stunning!
I'm a big fan of subtle plastic surgery.
A weave would help my hair to look much thicker.

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15 - loans to family How would you treat your relatives when they asked you for loans?
I'd help them out ... within reason.
My family deserves everything I can give them!
I wouldn't give them money unless I really trusted them; that might make them too dependent on me.
To keep things on a professional level, I'd hire a business manager and let them handle it.

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17 - pairs of shoes How many pairs of shoes would you have?
Seven ... but they would all be exquisite.
As many as I could fit in my closet
40, at least
Oh, I don't know. Two or three pairs is all you need, right?

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20 - watch What type of watch would you wear?
A Chopard 201-Carat Watch
A Bulgari Serpenti Incantati
A Patek Philippe
Why would I need a watch when I have a smartphone?

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4 - Miami Where would you live in the winter?
New York
Aspen
Miami
Malibu

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21 - rich person parties How would you socialize?
I'd stay friends with my old friends and meet new people through my travels.
At fabulous rich person parties, duh
I'd restrict my social circle to the elite.
I think I'd want to stick with my current friends exclusively.

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22 - Paris Let's say you wanted to whisk away a new love for a romantic weekend. Where would you go?
To the English countryside
Tokyo
Paris
A Southern bed-and-breakfast

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23 - maid Which boring, everyday tasks would you be most excited to delegate?
Doing the laundry
Cleaning my room
Tweezing my eyebrows
Ironing

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24 - Fencing Of the following sophisticated hobbies, which one would you definitely try?
Falconry
Fencing
Playing the violin
Painting watercolors

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25 - working Would you work?
Yes, I think I would get weird if I didn't work.
No way! Being rich is like a get-out-of-jail-free card, but for the job market.
I might choose to be on the board of a nonprofit or two.
If I had unlimited funds, I'd probably go back to college.

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26 - resort wear Which designer would make your resort wear?
Givenchy
Gucci
Chanel
What's "resort wear"?

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27 - marry another rich person Do you think you'd marry another rich person, or would you stick to people from the class into which you were born?
If I loved the person, it wouldn't matter how much money they had.
LOL. If I were rich, I wouldn't ever get married!
I'd definitely want to marry someone as rich as I am ... or richer.
I'd actually want to marry someone from my birth class. Rich people intimidate me.

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29 - landscaping How would your landscaping show off your wealth?
I'd have a greenhouse full of gorgeous tropical plants.
Magical forests and unearthly flowers would make my home's exterior look like Narnia.
I'd have a topiary maze.
Forget the outdoors; I'd want a million house plants!

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30 - champagne What would you drink?
Anything bubbly
Artisanal kombucha
Expensive health drinks
Cold-pressed juices

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