Which Bronte Sister Are You?

By: Sameena Mughal
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Which Bronte Sister Are You?
Image: Branwell Brontë via WikiCommons

About This Quiz

The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne were storytellers from a young age. Growing up in the moors of Yorkshire, England, they wrote stories to keep themselves occupied. This became the foundation for greatness to come. Later, they sharpened their writing chops by becoming teachers and governesses. They were worldly women who had aspirations to go beyond their English homes, eventually traveling to Brussels to improve their French. The theme of education and travel would show up in their various novels. One of the most famous Bronte novels, "Jane Eyre,"  centered on an intelligent English teacher and governess who wanted to live independently.

The forward-thinking women behind these timeless, feminist novels had life experiences that shaped what they wrote and delivered to the world. Forced to write under pen names, they knew what it was like to be intelligent women confined by society. Like them, the characters they created, like Jane Eyre, Agnes Grey, and Helen Huntingdon, sought their freedom in their circumstances. Centuries later, we're still reading their universal stories. The strength the Brontes exhibited in their lives and their writing resonates across space and time. Take our quiz, and see how you compare to these women who were ahead of their time. Find out which storytelling sister you are!

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heroine What kind of heroine are you?
Intelligent
Headstrong
Fearless
Demure

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Spain To which country would you travel to study?
France
England
Italy
Spain

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how do you handle no How do you handle the word "no"?
I change course.
I argue.
Accept it and do what I want to do anyway
I get upset.

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animal How would you act if you saw someone mistreating an animal?
Tell them off
Rescue the animal
Call the police
All three

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house What name would you choose for a house?
Thornfield Hall
Thrushcross Grange
Wildfell Hall
Wellwood House

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leading man What Bronte hero could be your leading man?
Mr. Rochester
Heathcliff
Edmund Weston
St. John Rivers

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Socialite What would be your job in the Bronte's world?
Teacher
Socialite
Missionary
House manager

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Catherine Earnshaw With which Bronte heroine would you be besties?
Jane Eyre
Catherine Earnshaw
Agnes Grey
Helen Huntingdon

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woods If someone you loved betrayed you, where would you run?
The mountains
The woods
The beach
The city

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quiet Do you consider yourself quiet?
Not at all
A bit
Very
Depends on who I'm with

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crazy lady in the attic Can you tell us what your surprise twist would be if you wrote a Gothic novel?
A crazy lady in the attic
The return of a wild, mysterious character
An unexpected rescue
The redemption of a character

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party dress What do you wear to a party that the finest people will be attending?
A sophisticated but practical dress
Whatever is clean
A boho-chic frock
Something plain and easy

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forbidden love Given these scenarios, which one is most romantic to you?
A forbidden love
A passion for the ages
A longing from a distance
A complicated love triangle

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Michael Fassbender Who played Mr. Rochester best in the movies?
Timothy Dalton
Michael Fassbender
William Hurt
Orson Welles

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Oliver Twist Besides the books of the Bronte sisters, what is the best Victorian novel?
"North and South"
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles"
"Oliver Twist"
"Vanity Fair"

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sick bed A relative who was unkind to you is calling for you when they are ill. How do you respond?
Go see them and leave
Ignore them because they were mean
Take care of them
Make an excuse not to go

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Malala Yousafzai Out of today's feminists, who would fit into a Bronte novel?
Malala Yousafzai
Diane Von Furstenberg
Gloria Steinem
Lena Dunham

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pen name If you wrote under a pen name, which one would you choose?
Currer Bell
Ellis Bell
Acton Bell
Adele Varens

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Heathcliff Who is the Bronte villain that you love to hate?
Mr. Brocklehurst
Heathcliff
Arthur Huntingdon
Tom Bloomfield

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can't live without Besides love, can you think of something you can't live without?
Freedom
Social standing
Respect
Peace

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ghost You think you see a ghost at your landlord's house. What do you do?
Quietly leave without a word
Start screaming
Convince myself it was nothing
Close my eyes and pretend I didn't see anything

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poem Can you name a poem that best describes you?
"Phenomenal Woman"
"Hope is the Thing with Feathers"
"Still I Rise"
"Progress"

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estate Would you prefer to live in Wuthering Heights or Thrushcross Grange?
Wuthering Heights
Thrushcross Grange
Both
Neither

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hobby As an accomplished young lady, what hobby would you choose?
Painting
Piano
Storytelling
Singing

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woman with boss The curtains in your boss's office mysteriously burn. What do you do?
I put out the fire and ask no questions.
Run
I find out who did it.
I help him clean it up.

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healthy or sickly Are you healthy or sickly?
Healthy
Sickly
Depends on the weather
A little bit of both

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misunderstood If you felt like no one understood you, how would you act?
I wouldn't care.
Get revenge on everyone
Forgive them
Prove them wrong

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job You don't feel respected at your job. How do you handle it?
Find a better one
Get someone else to take care of me
I stay and make the best of it.
Make them respect me

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mystery How would you like people to remember you after you're gone?
A great intellect
Ahead of the curve
A mystery
Reliable

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