Which Silver Age Russian Author Are You?

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Which Silver Age Russian Author Are You?

This quiz will determine which early 20th century Russian author you are. Members of Sreda, 1902; Top, L-R: Stepan Skitalets, Fyodor Chaliapin, Yevgeny Chirikov Bottom, L-R: Maxim Gorky, Leonid Andreyev, Ivan Bunin, Nikolay Teleshov


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you smoke?
    • A. 

      No, never.

    • B. 

      No, but I have tried it.

    • C. 

      I used to be a smoker, but not any more.

    • D. 

      Yes.

  • 2. 
    Have you ever fought in a war?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 3. 
    Have you ever squandered a fortune?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 4. 
    How thoroughly do you proofread your work?
    • A. 

      Not at all.

    • B. 

      A quick once over.

    • C. 

      Until I am satisfied there are no errors.

    • D. 

      Several times, even when I am sure it is error-free.

  • 5. 
    Does the opinion of your contemporaries matter to you?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

    • C. 

      A little.

    • D. 

      Only the opinion of certain of my contemporaries.

  • 6. 
    Is it important to you that your work is popular?
    • A. 

      Yes.

    • B. 

      No.

    • C. 

      Only sufficiently to keep me clothed and fed.

  • 7. 
    Do you own a samovar?
    • A. 

      No, nor have I ever.

    • B. 

      No, but I have done.

    • C. 

      No, but I have unrestricted access to one.

    • D. 

      Yes.

    • E. 

      Yes, more than one.

  • 8. 
    City or countryside?
    • A. 

      City.

    • B. 

      Countryside.

    • C. 

      It depends.

  • 9. 
    Have you ever been married?
    • A. 

      No, never.

    • B. 

      No, but I have been engaged.

    • C. 

      Yes, once, now divorced.

    • D. 

      Yes, once, still married.

    • E. 

      Yes, once, now widowed.

    • F. 

      Yes, multiple times.

  • 10. 
    Have you ever cheated?
    • A. 

      No, nor would I.

    • B. 

      No, but I would under certain circumstances.

    • C. 

      Yes, on a girlfriend/boyfriend.

    • D. 

      Yes, on a spouse.

  • 11. 
    Can you paint/draw/sculpt?
    • A. 

      Yes (paint).

    • B. 

      Yes (draw).

    • C. 

      Yes (sculpt).

    • D. 

      Yes (more than one).

    • E. 

      No.

  • 12. 
    Would you describe yourself as an introvert or an extrovert?
    • A. 

      Introvert.

    • B. 

      Extrovert.

    • C. 

      A bit of both.

  • 13. 
    Which golden age author do you most admire?
    • A. 

      Pushkin

    • B. 

      Gogol

    • C. 

      Tolstoy

    • D. 

      Chekhov

    • E. 

      Dostoyevsky

    • F. 

      Lermontov

    • G. 

      Bakunin

    • H. 

      Kropotkin

    • I. 

      Other

  • 14. 
    Form or Function?
    • A. 

      Form.

    • B. 

      Function.

    • C. 

      It depends.

  • 15. 
    With which school do you most closely identify?
    • A. 

      Modernism

    • B. 

      Acmeism

    • C. 

      Classicism

    • D. 

      Symbolism

    • E. 

      Realism

    • F. 

      Neo-Classicism

    • G. 

      Expressionism

    • H. 

      Surrealism

    • I. 

      Futurism

    • J. 

      Other

  • 16. 
    Which do you most like to read?
    • A. 

      Poetry

    • B. 

      Novels

    • C. 

      Short Stories

    • D. 

      Magazine Articles

    • E. 

      Newspapers

    • F. 

      Pamphlets

  • 17. 
    Which do you most like to write?
    • A. 

      Poetry

    • B. 

      Novels

    • C. 

      Short Stories

    • D. 

      Magazine Articles

    • E. 

      Newspapers

    • F. 

      Pamphlets

  • 18. 
    What perspective do you favour when writing?
    • A. 

      Single human perspective (reliable).

    • B. 

      Single human perspective (unreliable).

    • C. 

      Single objective perspective.

    • D. 

      Multiple human perspectives.

    • E. 

      Multiple non-human perspectives.

    • F. 

      Multiple mixed perspectives.

    • G. 

      Other.

  • 19. 
    Have you considered suicide?
    • A. 

      No, never.

    • B. 

      Yes, as a thought experiment.

    • C. 

      Yes, seriously, but never attempted.

    • D. 

      Yes, and attempted.

    • E. 

      Yes, and attempted multiple times.

  • 20. 
    Which of the following best describes your personality?
    • A. 

      Asocial

    • B. 

      Contrarian

    • C. 

      Loyal

    • D. 

      Principled

    • E. 

      Charismatic

    • F. 

      Brooding

    • G. 

      Intense

    • H. 

      Detached

    • I. 

      Focused

    • J. 

      Engaged

    • K. 

      Preoccupied

    • L. 

      Anxious

    • M. 

      Confident

    • N. 

      Brave

    • O. 

      Sarcastic

    • P. 

      Inquisitive

    • Q. 

      Stoic

    • R. 

      Spontaneous

    • S. 

      Unpredictable

    • T. 

      Schizophrenic

    • U. 

      Happy-Go-Lucky

  • 21. 
    What is your sexuality? (Kinsey)
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

    • E. 

      4

    • F. 

      5

    • G. 

      6

    • H. 

      X

  • 22. 
    How do you identify politically?
    • A. 

      Socialist

    • B. 

      Communist

    • C. 

      Marxist

    • D. 

      Liberal

    • E. 

      Libertarian

    • F. 

      Conservative

    • G. 

      Moderate

    • H. 

      Republican

    • I. 

      Democrat

    • J. 

      Fascist

    • K. 

      Capitalist

    • L. 

      Anarchist

    • M. 

      Tea Party / equivalent

    • N. 

      Utilitarian

    • O. 

      Islam

    • P. 

      Catholic

    • Q. 

      Survivalist

    • R. 

      Green

    • S. 

      Futarchist

    • T. 

      Other

  • 23. 
    What is your highest level of formal education?
    • A. 

      None.

    • B. 

      Kindergarten.

    • C. 

      Elementary School.

    • D. 

      Junior High School.

    • E. 

      Senior High School.

    • F. 

      Senior High School Graduate.

    • G. 

      Community College Degree.

    • H. 

      State College Degree.

    • I. 

      Old College Degree.

    • J. 

      Ivy League College Degree.

    • K. 

      Masters Degree.

    • L. 

      Doctorate.

    • M. 

      MBA.

    • N. 

      JD.

    • O. 

      Post-Doc / equivalent.

  • 24. 
    Have you ever been arrested?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    Have you ever been institutionalised for mental illness?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 26. 
    Which social class most closely matches that in which you were brought up?
    • A. 

      Beggar.

    • B. 

      Serf.

    • C. 

      Peasant.

    • D. 

      Unskilled Laborer.

    • E. 

      Farmer.

    • F. 

      Skilled Laborer.

    • G. 

      Lower Middle Class (e.g. teacher).

    • H. 

      Middle Class (professional/manager).

    • I. 

      Upper Middle Class (senior professional/manager).

    • J. 

      Lower Upper Class (wealthy).

    • K. 

      Upper Class (wealthy: older money).

    • L. 

      Aristocracy (wealthy and titled).

  • 27. 
    In adulthood have you maintained your social class?
    • A. 

      No, I'm now a lower class.

    • B. 

      Yes, I'm the same.

    • C. 

      No, I'm now a higher class.

  • 28. 
    Whom of the following do you least like?
    • A. 

      Marx

    • B. 

      Engels

    • C. 

      Lenin

    • D. 

      Trotsky

    • E. 

      Stalin

  • 29. 
    Do you play a musical instrument?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 30. 
    Can you read music?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No