Bible or Bard?

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  1. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    falling_dance ToT Thread For Sale

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  3. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Considering how similar they are in many ways, that's not bad at all!
     
  4. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    15/30

    Doesn't help that I am not a Christian (so there goes the Bible knowledge) and the college Shakespeare course which which I got an A was taken in 1998/99.
     
  5. Prancer

    Prancer Dysteleological Staff Member

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    I got 28/30, but I have an unfair advantage--I did a test run on a few other Bible or Bard type quizzes before springing one on my lit class this term.

    This one was a little harder than the others :shuffle:.
     
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  6. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    20/30, too! I clearly need to read more Shakespeare. (I usually can't make it through. I like watching it better than reading it! I was IN "Much Ado" so that one I still have half-memorized!) And since the King James is NOT my version, I should probably read that, too....(Catholics have their own versions, and for academic courses we used the Oxford Student Bible, which is a much more accurate translation than the King James--in fact that was referenced as a very bad version!)
     
  7. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I had a feeling you'd do pretty well, Prancer. ;)
     
  8. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    21/30, but truthfully, there were only a very few that I absolutely knew, rather than making either an educated or uneducated guess.
     
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  9. PRlady

    PRlady still standing

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    21/30. This was hard. I'm handicapped on the New Testament. :shuffle:
     
  10. Impromptu

    Impromptu Well-Known Member

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    Ditto...., and, 22/30
     
  11. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    20/30. They were pretty short quotes, making guess work on most of them for me as well.
     
  12. Grannyfan

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    27/30 Sunday School my whole life; I'm ashamed I missed three. :)
     
  13. Nan

    Nan Just me

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    21/30 Better than I thought I'd do.
     
  14. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    I think the hardest one was
    "ministering angel."
    I missed that one and so did at least two of my FB friends.
     
  15. Spareoom

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    27/30. Most of it was pretty easy. Two I credited to Shakespeare and one I credited to the Bible. Sunday School does pay off. ;)
     
  16. attyfan

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    23/30. Probably should have done better ... when getting my BA, my emphasis was on philosophy of religion.
     
  17. Prancer

    Prancer Dysteleological Staff Member

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    That one I knew. I missed "Holier than thou" and "two-edged sword."
     
  18. PRlady

    PRlady still standing

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    I'm mad about that one. It's not in the Old Testament but it IS in the Passover Haggadah, and having just heard it a month ago I made the wrong choice.

    Again I distributed an FSU-sponsored ;) poll to all my U.S. colleagues and again they yelled at me and they all did it anyway :lol: and agreed -- this is hard.
     
  19. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    I got 17. You can sit at my table if you like... :shuffle:
     
  20. shan

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    27/30!

    :)
     
  21. nursebetty

    nursebetty New Member

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    21/30, average I guess. Story of my life.
     
  22. Kasey

    Kasey Loving on babies!

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    I'm afraid to play. Do they give scores in negative numbers??
     
  23. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Funny thing was, some of these made me think of Lord Peter Wimsey (from the detective series) before either the Bible or Shakespeare. He was a quoting fiend. :)
     
  24. Nomad

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    22/30, which is pretty good considering how little I've read of either.
     
  25. DAngel

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    Same here.
     
  26. zaphyre14

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    23/30 - pretty good for me, considering that I never took Shakespeare and my Bible knowledge comes from the readings every week in Mass.
     
  27. quartz

    quartz I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me

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    20/30, haven't read either the Bible or any Shakespeare since grade 12; that was in 1980!
     
  28. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

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    Beat my 17. I dare you.
     
  29. bek

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    24/30
     
  30. Bunny Hop

    Bunny Hop Perpetually learning Dutch Waltz

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    16. I guessed most of them. As someone else commmented, I prefer to watch Shakespeare rather than read it, so I'm only going on the few plays we studied at school. And as the atheist daughter of an agnostic and an ex-communicated Catholic, I really never stood a chance.
     
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