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Can you name the author AND title of these 3-word novels?
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For each, type in the author's last name AND the title of the novel, in either order, and then you'll get credit for it. For example: "Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby"
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Jun 17th, 2010 at 03:59 GMT
i really like this format, even though i didn't do very well because i'm not good at connecting authors to books. also, it took me awhile to figure out the quiz.
Jun 17th, 2010 at 04:06 GMT
It should say "LIA by WF," not "LIN by WF."
Jun 17th, 2010 at 05:08 GMT
It should also say "UTC by HBS," not "UTC by HBC."
Jun 17th, 2010 at 11:11 GMT
Nice quiz. And good to see some books that don't usually come up!
Jun 17th, 2010 at 12:24 GMT
Really like your quiz!
Jun 17th, 2010 at 18:30 GMT
would it be possible to show the complete titles as answers? if you lose or give up you can't find out the answers if you're curious
Jun 18th, 2010 at 03:36 GMT
Great concept, nicely executed. Agree with the idea of seeing complete titles, but man there just isn't space!
Jun 20th, 2010 at 03:03 GMT
Great quiz! Should be ACO by AB, though.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 21:59 GMT
This is great! I think I may try something similar for songs and one word artists.
Jun 21st, 2010 at 22:41 GMT
@rockgolf Thanks. I made this one a long time ago, but Literature quizzes always seem not very popular so I waited. It took forever to make, because I refused to pick any books that overlapped a word in the any of the columns. So, it took a long time to find books that were famous enough, and didn't have lots of prepositions in the middle or 'the' at the beginning
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 17:25 GMT
Let me say it again: thank you thank you for a literature quiz that doesn't have a single Harry Potter reference. Not, of course, that there's anything wrong with Harry Potter, but enough is enough.
Jun 22nd, 2010 at 17:57 GMT
I think you need to rework your directions a little. It took me at least a minute to figure out that I had to put the author's name next to the book title. I knew them; I just didn't know what you wanted exactly. Thank you for making a quiz using classic literature! Nice.
Jul 19th, 2010 at 03:56 GMT
Good quiz, but I agree with showing the complete titles!
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Aug 14th, 2010 at 04:22 GMT
a good game, except I don't know barely none of these.
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Aug 14th, 2010 at 04:24 GMT
Too much time. I got maybe a third of them, but then had time to get all but one of the rest through a process of guessing and elimination.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 05:04 GMT
I couldn't think of a work by Dickens that was three words except 'A Christmas Carol', haha. Fun quiz!
Aug 14th, 2010 at 05:14 GMT
Nice selection of authors, quite refreshing to have a quiz about literature not feature JK Rowling, Stephen King, Dan Brown, or the woman who writes that Twilight stuff.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 05:25 GMT
Damn you, I could have done this if the authors weren't required.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 05:50 GMT
wish there was some way I could see the answers to those I missed instead of just the initials...
Aug 14th, 2010 at 06:49 GMT
Interesting mix. For several of the authors, I could quickly name one work with three words, so I didn't even have to look in the other columns. Then I had enough time to piece together things that sounded like titles and try them with each author.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 10:33 GMT
nice quiz! there were a good few i didn't know, but was very happy to see achebe and foer on a quiz.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 11:47 GMT
@crazydiamond1to9 Just go across. Like, if you missed Dickens then it'd say OMF, so you go to O and the one that says OMF is Our, then in M it's Mutual, then in F it's Friend. Then you've got Our Mutual Friend. That's what I did at least for the one's I missed.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 12:05 GMT
Much respect to the 0.2% who landed in the 95-99% category - surely by a simple bit of reasoning you could figure out the last one? :p
Aug 14th, 2010 at 14:53 GMT
In Cold Blood isn't a novel.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 15:01 GMT
@Cat_Girl - It's novelized non-fiction, and indeed is said to have created the genre.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 15:38 GMT
Did anyone else have trouble with "A clockwork orange" and "The color purple"? I had to drop the articles and just put in "clockwork orange" and "color purple" to get it to work. Other than that, enjoyed the quiz.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 16:06 GMT
Novel-- 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 17:26 GMT
good quiz, happy to get angle of repose, only fromcknowing it as a science term, a great idea, especially since i have never heaard of the ones i missed
Aug 14th, 2010 at 20:25 GMT
Very enjoyable quiz with a nice range of titles. "In Cold Blood" certainly does occupy an interesting space--researched, reflective of fact and event, and filled with imagined/recreated dialogue and scene. Does it need to be neatly categorized as novel/not?
Aug 14th, 2010 at 20:45 GMT
"Our Mutual Lovers"? "My Sister's Bondage"? "God's Little Thing"? Not sure what the hell I thought I was reading in college...
Aug 14th, 2010 at 21:23 GMT
And the prose was fictitious. He took a set of basic facts and created dialogue. No different than historical fiction.
Aug 14th, 2010 at 23:51 GMT
Trickiest part of this one is how many authors are named Harris, Woolf, and Lamb. You could easily get stuck on the wrong one.
Aug 15th, 2010 at 00:32 GMT
@ktappe Sure, there's Charles Lamb the essayist, and Thomas Harris who wrote the Hannibal Lecter books, but I'm fairly certain there's only one author anyone knows who spells Woolf that way.
Aug 15th, 2010 at 01:50 GMT
I can thank Lost for having made me aware of Dickens' Out Mutual Friend.
Aug 15th, 2010 at 04:33 GMT
Yeah, it's Virginia Woolf, Tobias Wolff, Thomas Wolfe, and Naomi Wolf.
Aug 15th, 2010 at 17:35 GMT
Splendid quiz; thank you! Not Enough Time!!
Aug 15th, 2010 at 18:29 GMT
Tough and fun! Even my swift typing fingers couldn't figure out the ones I didn't know by default this time. Still did pretty well, though.
Aug 16th, 2010 at 01:45 GMT
good quiz, not everyday you see Jean Rhys on sporcle...
Aug 16th, 2010 at 02:21 GMT
aw, I wish the answers were shown in full, so I could read them more easily afterwards
Aug 16th, 2010 at 12:57 GMT
desmond hume ftw!
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