Thursday, July 19, 2007

Literary Quiz

"Leading literary firms failed to recognise the work of Jane Austen when it was sent in by a prankster. The opening chapters of three novels were submitted under an invented name, with titles and character names changed. Think you can do better? Try our opening line quiz."

This quiz is fast and fun. I scored "well read". But I have to tell you, in all fairness, that I really just made some good, logical guesses. ;-)


Anonymous said...

I understand the "good guessing" concept. We've been doing some testing here and that is so true - you can be a good test taker and get good scores, but it does not necessarily mean that you have a good understanding of the material :)
I went all the way through high school that way - graduated top of my class - but I didn't learn very much during those 4 years (or the preceding 8 1/2 years). My Mom taught me to read (funny papers were the curriculum LOL)
Mrs. Molder

Shelbi said...

I think for most people, when it comes down to it, we all do some good guess work when it comes to test taking. I've always wondered how many people could actually have the kind of memory that retains all of the knowledge we acquire in school and not forget some of what they learned along the way? Just thinking out loud... :-)

Shelbi said...

My Mom taught me to read (funny papers were the curriculum LOL)

Is that where you got your sense of humor? ;-)

Anonymous said...

hmmm - haven't thought of that - maybe so... Blondie & Snuffy Smith :)