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Apr 23rd, 2012 at 06:24 GMT
I had no idea Harper Lee was a woman. How did that never come up in English (or history, or film studies, or general conversation)!? Public school has failed me.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 09:03 GMT
Pretty good quiz, had to guess once i eliminated all the women i knew. i didnt think that nicki minaj was famous lol.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 11:43 GMT
Definitely not a quiz where you want to be a lesser guessed answer.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 13:15 GMT
You wouldn't want my percentage in a single's club...
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 16:27 GMT
Great idea! If you do a sequel may I suggest including 'C.V. Wedgwood' (Cicely Veronica), great historian with a wonderfully old mannish name.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 18:55 GMT
Outstanding idea and implementation. 5 stars!
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 19:13 GMT
I see that @laschmela has many thumbs up and this surprises me. To Kill a Mockingbird was written about Nelle Harper Lee's life. She was the character Scout and the character of Dill was based on her childhood friend and neighbor, Truman Capote. I thought it was very well know that Lee is one of America's most important FEMALE writers.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 19:23 GMT
If only 77% of Sporclers know she was a woman, you can bet the general public's knowledge would be below 60%.
Apr 23rd, 2012 at 23:32 GMT
A five star winner!
Apr 24th, 2012 at 00:00 GMT
Great idea for a quiz. Very fun and well done. The only problem: I'm worried now that my mother might be my father.
Apr 24th, 2012 at 03:23 GMT
Way cool quiz...but those of us who were adolescent males in the 60's were looking for Joey Heatherton on this quiz.
Apr 24th, 2012 at 14:12 GMT
@lynnline and @mcbain please remember that the general public does not only consist of Americans. I studied Laurie Lee at my school not Harper Lee. I wonder how many Americans have heard of him (incidentally he good candidate for this quiz).
Apr 25th, 2012 at 00:14 GMT
Great literature knows no nationality.
Apr 25th, 2012 at 07:04 GMT
Really inventive - this should make the main page sometime. For this quiz, I'd like to see the percentages of the wrong answers chosen!
Apr 25th, 2012 at 07:46 GMT
@lynnline I never read the book, nor have I seen the movie. Most school curricula teach it, but mine didn't. I was also never required to read Catcher in the Rye, unlike every other seventh grader in the country, but I sought that one out on my own. My comment merely noted that despite the fact that To Kill a Mockingbird is such a well-known part of our culture, and I know the story (more or less), the fact that Harper Lee is a woman never entered the conversation. Which is surprising.
Apr 26th, 2012 at 00:19 GMT
Another couple of (possibly) misleading ones - Lynn Davies (man) and Julian of Norwich (woman).
Apr 26th, 2012 at 13:54 GMT
Evelyn Waugh's first wife was also named Evelyn.
Apr 26th, 2012 at 14:57 GMT
Billie Piper, Glenn Close, Alex Kingston and Scottie Thompson could also be good alternatives.
Apr 26th, 2012 at 19:10 GMT
I'm glad you like my quiz! Thank you all for the positive feedback and for the suggestions of names that could go into a sequel. I'll get to work on it soon!
Apr 27th, 2012 at 18:02 GMT
My strategy (I got 47) was as follows: (1) Click all the names I know for sure. (2) Read the other names and click the ones that sound like men. Great quiz!
Apr 28th, 2012 at 18:17 GMT
I can't believe I didn't get Lindsay Lohan!!
Apr 29th, 2012 at 17:47 GMT
Fun quiz, you might want to consider Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Mackenzie Phillips, Vivian Stanshall..for the sequel.
Apr 29th, 2012 at 21:31 GMT
Me during this quiz many times: Whoa, she sounds hot...oh.
Apr 30th, 2012 at 14:03 GMT
Oh I'd 'click' her...
Apr 30th, 2012 at 22:49 GMT
I didn't know about half these people.
May 6th, 2012 at 00:16 GMT
I used sickmission's strategy as well. =P
Game published: May 9th, 2012 at 04:03 GMT
May 9th, 2012 at 04:11 GMT
I can't even look at Shia LaBeouf's name anymore without laughing/being slightly creeped out.
May 9th, 2012 at 04:18 GMT
You definitely should have named it Click-a-Chick.
May 9th, 2012 at 04:22 GMT
The whole Lindsay Buckingham/Stevie Nicks thing has always messed with my head.
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May 9th, 2012 at 05:55 GMT
So...two out of three people don't know who Carson McCullers -- only one of the most important American novelists of the last century -- was? And three out of five know that not only *isn't* "Cobie Smulders" a hastily-contrived pseudonym from Arrested Development, but an actual living FEmale? Do you see, people, what such aburdities do to my sentence construction abilities, not to mention my ability to construct a sentence?!.................!?!
May 9th, 2012 at 06:03 GMT
I had a few guesses left after I got all the ones I knew, so I clicked Peyton Manning just for funsies.
May 9th, 2012 at 06:50 GMT
@DashDixon:Not only was Cobie Smulders in the faster-earning movie of all time which just premiered last weekend, The Avengers, but she's a cast member of How I Met Your Mother, one of TV's most popular sitcoms. Carson McCullers, on the other hand, is not studied in many high schools at all, and was described by Arthur Miller, who was actually one of America's most important playwrights, as "Moving, yes, but a minor author. And broken by illness at such a young age."
May 9th, 2012 at 07:11 GMT
This was a lot of fun. And educational. And sometimes weird.
May 9th, 2012 at 09:01 GMT
I wish there was some way I could mark people as "definitely a man", so I could stop accidentally clicking on them.
May 9th, 2012 at 09:15 GMT
Fooled by Evelyn Waugh - inside I knew he's a man but seeing my name up there (as a female) I automatically clicked it -facepalm-
May 9th, 2012 at 09:43 GMT
Sojourner Truth is tricky, being best known for a speech rhetorically asking if she is a woman.
May 9th, 2012 at 11:41 GMT
Cobie Smulders next to Jean Chretien!
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May 9th, 2012 at 12:09 GMT
Evelyn Waugh is an unfair question and should have been replaced. It had already been pointed out before publication that the wife of Evelyn Waugh (the novelist) was also called Evelyn.
May 9th, 2012 at 12:47 GMT
I seem to have had an easier time knowing the ones that were definitely men, as opposed to definitely women.
May 9th, 2012 at 13:28 GMT
If Rooney Mara and Andy Rooney had a baby would they have named it Rooney Rooney?
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