Sunday, February 04, 2007

Well, That Doesn't Suck

My performance on a quiz created by Anniina at Mischievous Muse

You Got 93% Right!

Impressive! There's barely a book on the list that you haven't read. You give me hope for the survival of civilization. Bravo! Give yourself a good pat on the back. You've earned it.

Famous First Lines Quiz
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

4 comments:

Bardiac said...

I tried it and did miserably. Who reads stuff written after 1660 anyways?

Chris said...

Ha! I got 100%. But I guessed two, and got lucky. Though I probably shouldn't admit it, I've never read Catcher in the Rye, but it sounded right. I have read Beloved, but it was years and years ago, and I only had a vague sense that "124 was spiteful" was the opening line. I've also never read Paul Clifford, but I knew it was where the line "It was a dark and stormy night" came from. The rest were easy. I mean, come on, "Call me Ischmael," "Nothing to be done," "All children, except one, grow up," "Mother died today," "Oh for a Muse of fire," and probably the best opening line ever, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way?" Duh.

Anniina said...

Go, Go! Heo Cwaeth Rocks! Thanks for taking the quizzie :)

I do share Bardiac's feelings, even though I made the quiz - Bardiac, I'll make a 1485-1660 quiz next :)

And Chris, there were a lot of gimmes on that list, but you'd be surprised how tough that quiz is on a lot of folks.

HeoCwaeth said...

Bardiac, I'm totally with you on that "after 1660" literature. However, when training as a teacher I needed to read all manner of crazy new books. So, my ability to pass Anniina's quiz comes straight from HS, Part II days.

Chris, if you don't quit bragging, I'm writing my next post in German.
So, as they say, there!

Anniina,
It was actually a bit tough on me, too. I thought it was a good quiz. Tough enough to make me have to think about it, easy enough to not make me hide under the couch when I got my grade.