Are you well-read?
1 The last novel you read was ...
a. on your school syllabus
b. on The New York Times best-seller list
c. in the 1990s
2 Your bookcase is ...
a. filled with CDs and games
b. filled with an eclectic mix of books
c. what does eclectic mean?
3 On a long journey, your reading material consists of ...
a. Hello magazine
b. a page-turning thriller
c. The Economist
4 You read ...
a. for pleasure
b. to pass an exam
c. to get to sleep
5 The last time you went to a bookshop was ...
a. last week
b. last year
c. to exchange your Christmas presents
6 Which is not a Shakespearean tragedy?
a. Romeo and Juliet
b. The White Devil
c. King Lear
7 Which is the correct name of a prestigious literary prize?
a. The Woman Booker Prize for Fiction
b. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction
c. The Man Book Prize for Fiction
8 The author of The Da Vinci Code is ...
Calculate your score:
1. a = 2, b = 3, c = 1
2. a = 1, b = 3, c = 1
3. a = 1, b = 2, c = 3
4. a = 3, b = 1, c = 2
5. a = 3, b = 2, c = 1
6. a = 1, b = 3, c = 1
7. a = 1, b = 3, c = 1
8. a = 1, b = 3, c = 1
How did you do?
8-13: Reading the back of the Cornflakes packet is about the extent of your literary journey. Come on, books aren't that boring.
14-19: Not bad. You aren't a literary genius, but you don't need to worry about making a fool of yourself.
20-24: Ooh la la! You are quite the literary buff. We wouldn't be surprised if you could quote a bit of The Bard, too.