Does your local newspaper run this feature? How do you usually do at it?
I usually score "you're plenty smart, but no grind," or "you really should hit the books harder."
Today however, something strange happened, which is that I got two right on the Freshman level and on the Graduate Level, but all three right on the Ph.D. level.
I hardly ever get all three right on a given level, but for Ph.D. to be the only level where I do this? It must be the heat wave warping my brain.
For those who don't know what I'm talking about, some U.S. newspapers run this little quizlet type feature - which is nearly all there is to say, as the topics vary oh so widely.
Today's, as it appears in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, is "Literary Titles." See how you do!
Each answer is a book title taken from literature [Airstud's note: Can you instead take a book title from a avocado tree?] The author, the literary reference and the initials of the title are provided. (e.g. William Faulkner; 2 Samuel 19:4; "A, A!" Answer: "Absalom, Absalom!"
1. John Steinbeck; "To A Mouse" by Robert Burns; "Of M. and M."
2. Robert Penn Warren; "Humpty Dumpty"; "A. the K.M."
3. O. Henry; "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll; "C. and K."
4. John Steinbeck; Genesis 4:16; "E. of E."
5. Noel Coward; "To a Skylark" by Percy Byshe Shelley; "B.S."
6. John Steinbeck [Steinbeck much?]; "The Battle Hymn of the Republic;" "The G. of W."
7, George Bernard Shaw; "The Aeneid" by Virgil; "A. and the M."
8. William Faulkner; "The Odyssey" by Homer [d'oh!]; "A.I.L.D."
9. E.M. Forster; "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman; "A P. to I."
Answers in a few minutes. Score 1 point for each correct answer on the Freshman level, 2 points on the Graduate level, and 3 points on the Ph.D. level.
18 points - congratulations, doctor
15 to 17 - honors graduate
10 to 14 - you're plenty smart but no grind
4 to 9 - you really should hit the books harder
1 to 3 - enroll in remedial courses immediately
0 - who reads the questions to you?!??