Are You A Literature Nerd?

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Are you constantly being berated for using "big" words? Well, never fear, as you are most likely a Literature Nerd! There is no known cure for this level of awesomeness, but with this quiz you are now able to tell how terminal your case is! Isn't that just dandy, have a go at it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You actually enjoy reading Shakespeare

    • A.

      Yes: His word choice is just so...dreamy!

    • B.

      No: I only struggle through him for the sake of my English grade.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: His word choice is just so...dreamy!
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person enjoys reading Shakespeare because they find his word choice to be dreamy. This implies that the person is captivated by the beauty and poetic nature of Shakespeare's language, which enhances their reading experience and makes it enjoyable for them.

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  • 2. 

    Text speak really ticks you off

    • A.

      Yes: I can't stand it when people write like that! I don't even know what half the acronyms MEAN!

    • B.

      No: wut do u mean? thers sumthin els?

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I can't stand it when people write like that! I don't even know what half the acronyms MEAN!
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it expresses a strong dislike for text speak and highlights the difficulty in understanding the meaning of acronyms. This aligns with the statement in the question that "Text speak really ticks you off." The answer also provides an example of the frustration by stating, "I don't even know what half the acronyms MEAN!" This demonstrates a clear aversion to text speak and supports the answer's correctness.

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  • 3. 

    You always make sure to use proper grammar in polite conversation (or correct yourself if you didn't)

    • A.

      Yes: I always speak this way.

    • B.

      No: I speak like a normal person, I don't want to sound like a weirdo, Weirdo!

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I always speak this way.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the person always ensures to use proper grammar in polite conversation and consistently speaks in that manner. The answer indicates that the person has a habit of speaking correctly and does not deviate from it. The phrase "I always speak this way" emphasizes the person's commitment to using proper grammar in their speech.

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  • 4. 

    People are constantly asking you to define something you just said or to "speak English, please"

    • A.

      Yes: It gets so ANNOYING sometimes!

    • B.

      No: I have to ask OTHER people to do that.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: It gets so ANNOYING sometimes!
    Explanation
    The answer suggests that the person agrees with the statement that people constantly ask them to define something or to speak in simpler terms. They find it annoying and frustrating at times.

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  • 5. 

    You spend most of your free time reading

    • A.

      Yes: What else would I do?

    • B.

      No: I actually have a life.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: What else would I do?
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person spends most of their free time reading because they do not have any other preferred activities or hobbies. They imply that reading is their preferred way of utilizing their free time and they may find it more enjoyable or fulfilling than other activities.

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  • 6. 

    Your friends always come to you first if they want something edited or, alternatively, will avoid you like the plague during peer grading sessions, because you "make their papers bleed"

    • A.

      Yes: I turn editing into an art form.

    • B.

      No: Eh, editing is not really my thing.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I turn editing into an art form.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the person takes editing very seriously and puts a lot of effort into it. They have a talent for editing and are able to make significant improvements to their friends' papers. Their editing skills are so refined that it can be considered as an art form. This explanation highlights the person's expertise and passion for editing.

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  • 7. 

    You are familiar with the words "cliche", "Mary-Sue", and "plot hole" (okay, "plot hole" is two words, but still!)

    • A.

      Yes: I use them frequently.

    • B.

      No: Definition, plz?

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I use them frequently.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes: I use them frequently." This answer indicates that the person is familiar with the words "cliche," "Mary-Sue," and "plot hole" and uses them frequently.

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  • 8. 

    People use you as a walking, talking dictionary

    • A.

      Yes: I'm more user friendly than Merriam-Webster's.

    • B.

      No: They're more likely to know the word than I am.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I'm more user friendly than Merriam-Webster's.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes: I'm more user friendly than Merriam-Webster's." This answer suggests that the person is more approachable and easier to understand than a traditional dictionary like Merriam-Webster's. It implies that people find it more convenient and comfortable to ask the person for word definitions rather than consulting a dictionary.

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  • 9. 

    If you don't understand a quirk in the rules of grammar, you'll contemplate it until you do

    • A.

      Yes: I do that at night instead of counting sheep.

    • B.

      No: "Quirks"? I don't understand the rules of grammar, period!

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I do that at night instead of counting sheep.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes: I do that at night instead of counting sheep." The reason is that the first statement in the question suggests that if someone doesn't understand a quirk in the rules of grammar, they will contemplate it until they do. The answer "Yes" indicates that the person does indeed contemplate the quirk in grammar at night instead of counting sheep, which implies that they do understand the rules of grammar.

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  • 10. 

    During peer editing sessions in class, your papers are always returned mark-free, not because your partner was lazy, but because they actually couldn't find any mistakes to correct

    • A.

      Yes: It's starting to bug me...I mean, what's the point of peer editing if they can't actually EDIT my papers?

    • B.

      No: They make my papers bleed... TT~TT

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: It's starting to bug me...I mean, what's the point of peer editing if they can't actually EDIT my papers?
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes: It's starting to bug me...I mean, what's the point of peer editing if they can't actually EDIT my papers?" is the correct answer because it reflects the frustration and confusion of the author regarding the purpose and effectiveness of peer editing sessions. The author questions the point of peer editing if their papers are always returned mark-free, implying that they expect their peers to identify and correct mistakes in their work.

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  • 11. 

    The teacher will reccomend books to you that s/he has read and enjoyed, but doesn't think are appropiate for school/class/the other students' reading levels

    • A.

      Yes: Normally, they're pretty good reads.

    • B.

      No: The only reccomendation I get from the teacher is to "read more".

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: Normally, they're pretty good reads.
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes: Normally, they're pretty good reads" is the correct explanation because it aligns with the statement given in the question. The teacher will recommend books that he/she has read and enjoyed, indicating that these books are usually interesting and enjoyable. However, the teacher does not consider them appropriate for school/class or the reading levels of other students. This implies that the recommended books may be too advanced or contain content that is not suitable for the classroom setting or the students' abilities.

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  • 12. 

    It's really bugging you that there aren't periods at the ends of these sentences

    • A.

      Yes: There should be periods, question marks, exclamation points, colons, SOMETHING!!!

    • B.

      No: There's no periods? I hadn't noticed.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: There should be periods, question marks, exclamation points, colons, SOMETHING!!!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes: There should be periods, question marks, exclamation points, colons, SOMETHING!!!" because it agrees with the statement that there should be some form of punctuation at the ends of the sentences. It expresses frustration and emphasizes the importance of using proper punctuation.

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  • 13. 

    When people ask you your opinion on a book, you reply with a fleshed out analysis of the plot and its possible failings

    • A.

      Yes: Well, what did they expect?

    • B.

      No: I either liked it or I didn't, there's nothing else to it.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: Well, what did they expect?
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the person who replies with a fleshed out analysis of the plot and its possible failings when asked their opinion on a book believes that it is expected of them to provide a detailed analysis. They imply that it is natural to provide a thorough response when asked about their opinion on a book, as analyzing the plot and identifying potential flaws is a common approach to evaluating literature.

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  • 14. 

    It is your personal goal in life to write a novel......And, in that novel, to never use the word "you" except in dialogue and appropriate thought sequences (always in italics)

    • A.

      Yes: How did you know?

    • B.

      Yes: But I don't really care about using "you's" and all that.

    • C.

      No: Why would I want to write a novel? Writing for English class is bad enough!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Yes: How did you know?
    B. Yes: But I don't really care about using "you's" and all that.
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes both of the "Yes" responses because they follow the given personal goal of not using the word "you" except in dialogue and appropriate thought sequences. The "No" response goes against this goal by expressing a lack of interest in writing a novel.

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  • 15. 

    When texting, you sometimes exceed the character limit because you use correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling

    • A.

      Yes: That's why I don't text.

    • B.

      No: How is that even possible?!

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: That's why I don't text.
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the reason for exceeding the character limit when texting is because the person uses correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This implies that by adhering to proper language conventions, the person's messages become longer and may surpass the allowed character count. As a result, the person avoids texting altogether to prevent this issue.

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  • 16. 

    You've won the spelling bee at least once

    • A.

      Yes: I'm regional champion, thank you very much!

    • B.

      No: Spell Check is my freind.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I'm regional champion, thank you very much!
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes: I'm regional champion, thank you very much!" suggests that the person has won the spelling bee at least once and is proud of their achievement as a regional champion. This implies that they have demonstrated excellent spelling skills and have been recognized for their abilities in a specific geographical area.

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  • 17. 

    You've gotten (multiple) awards for your writing

    • A.

      Yes: I have a whole wall devoted to my certificates.

    • B.

      No: Does that A- I got back in third grade count?

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: I have a whole wall devoted to my certificates.
    Explanation
    The answer "Yes: I have a whole wall devoted to my certificates" suggests that the person has received multiple awards for their writing. They have accumulated enough certificates to fill an entire wall, indicating a significant number of awards. This response implies that the person has been recognized and honored for their writing skills, which is why they can confidently answer "Yes" to the question.

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  • 18. 

    You carry around a journal so that you can write down possible story ideas as they come to you

    • A.

      Yes: All great authors do this.

    • B.

      No: That's a waste of room in my (man) purse.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: All great authors do this.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yes: All great authors do this." This answer suggests that carrying around a journal to write down possible story ideas is a common practice among successful authors. It implies that by doing so, authors can capture and preserve their ideas, ensuring that they don't forget them and can later develop them into full-fledged stories. This answer implies that this habit is considered valuable and beneficial for writers.

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  • 19. 

    You have a personal favorite author/genre/series/book

    • A.

      Yes: Who doesn't?

    • B.

      No: I don't read.

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes: Who doesn't?
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that it is common for people to have a personal favorite author, genre, series, or book. It implies that most people have a preference for certain authors, genres, or specific books that they enjoy reading. The response "Who doesn't?" implies that it is almost expected for someone to have a personal favorite in the world of literature.

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