Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Online Literature Quiz -- Norton style

The Norton Anthology of English Literature Quiz (via Bookish)

I scored a miserable 7/10 on the 10 question version of the 20th century literature quiz. I could have reasonably gotten 8, but I forgot the publication date of The Way of All Flesh. The other two I got wrong were, I think, pretty obscure, and I forgive myself.

These might be useful quizzes to try if you're thinking of doing graduate work in English literature, and need to take the GRE English subject test. And for my English prof. colleagues out there, it might just be fun to take it.


[ tyler curtain ] said...

I'm thrilled to say that I hit 25 of 27 on the 20th Century--but I only hit 81% on the Victorian section.

Now guess: what did I specialize in during graduate school?

8:07 PM  
[ tyler curtain ] said...

Wow. 100% for the Romantics quiz. This is addictive. I chose the wrong field.

8:31 PM  
Colin said...

22/27 on the 20th, but I'm only a social scientist.

Some of the wrong options were pretty funny, like for Eliot's plays. There's gotta be a paper on the genre of misleading multiple-choice answers.

1:48 PM  

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