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    Bible or Bard?

    New quiz in honor of Shakespeare's birthday/death day. It's tricky but kind of fun. I got 25/30.

    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2...bible-or-bard/
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    21/30.

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

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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 .
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."-- Albert Einstein.

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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!)

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    I had a feeling you'd do pretty well, Prancer.
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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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    21/30. This was hard. I'm handicapped on the New Testament.
    "Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by PRlady View Post
    21/30. This was hard. I'm handicapped on the New Testament.
    Ditto...., and, 22/30

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    20/30. They were pretty short quotes, making guess work on most of them for me as well.
    What would Jenny do?

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

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    21/30 Better than I thought I'd do.
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    I think the hardest one was

    Spoiler

    I missed that one and so did at least two of my FB friends.
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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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I think the hardest one was

    Spoiler

    I missed that one and so did at least two of my FB friends.
    That one I knew. I missed "Holier than thou" and "two-edged sword."
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."-- Albert Einstein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyliefan View Post
    I think the hardest one was

    Spoiler

    I missed that one and so did at least two of my FB friends.
    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 and agreed -- this is hard.
    "Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karina1974 View Post
    15/30
    I got 17. You can sit at my table if you like...
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    27/30!


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