Can We Guess Which Classic Book Was Your Favorite?

By: Olivia Cantor
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
Can We Guess Which Classic Book Was Your Favorite?
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About This Quiz

So many books, so little time! What kind of books do you love reading?

Not all books are for everyone, of course. That's why the categories are there - to help you find the one you need, the one you want, or the one that maybe calls to you.

And what kind of book indeed calls you? What resonates with your being? What catches your fancy at the moment? Is there a feeling of nostalgia, a feeling to re-live the past, to revisit old haunts in your mind via the pages of these books? We don't need any fancy machines to travel through time since our memories and the books will go hand in hand to take us there, and everywhere for that matter! 

That is what certain types of books do to us. They're mostly of the fiction type, but of course, the nonfictional ones also do that trick, especially autobiographies and memoirs. Since they're real-life recollections of the past, you can definitely relate to that. But that's also where the power of fiction comes in, especially with classic novels written a long time ago. There's a reason why they are called classics: because they transcend the test of time.

Do you think you can resonate more with these classic books? We picked at least four here to choose from. And, depending on your responses, we'll guide you as to who you are, according to these novels. Curious? Open up and find out!

Are you scared of people who have names like Injun Joe?
If he's in the business of killing people and framing others for it, then yeah!
I trust people whose names are in the Bible, like Ishmael.
I'm more scared of creatures of the sea and land, not people.
I don't get scared by names, but by deeds.

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Do you like sailing out to the sea for long voyages, on a ship with a crew you don't all know?
I could try an adventure like that, sure.
Only if my aunt doesn't notice! But she does.
I like sailing out, but alone.
I'm in big enough trouble here on land, so I think I'll stay put.

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Are you appreciative of characters starring very old men?
Yeah, it reminds me of my dear grandpa.
I prefer stories with rambunctious kids.
I like teen stories more.
I like reading about mad men more!

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Have you been kicked out or expelled from a school before?
Story of my life, man...
Just caught playing hooky!
Who needs school when you can go out sailing at sea?
No time for school when you need to help around the home with errands and stuff

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Do you like playing hooky from school, and thinking of ways to not get caught?
That sounds about right! Story of my childhood there.
Well, I get caught and get kicked out, so I'm in a different league, I guess.
I'd rather help old men who feel like great mentors to me.
I'd rather catch a huge fortune by going on a long journey where there's sure money.

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Are you okay with being cooped up in just one place for many weeks?
If I have someone to fool there, I'm good.
If this has a huge payoff, then fine by me.
If it means breaking my very long streak of bad luck, I'll try it.
Nah. I'd rather roam around the streets to shake things off.

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Do you believe in the concept of having a long streak of bad luck?
That's our culture, so beware! And yes, I believe it so!
That's like the story of my life, man... depressing.
Not if you get lucky and get revenge!
I believe more that, with patience, treasure could be found!

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Can you face your parents directly to tell them that you got kicked out of school?
I am soooo dead with this. No, I can't.
I only play hooky! And they take me back in.
I'll just join a voyage out to the sea.
Who needs school problems when you got long unlucky streaks?

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Are you game to go treasure-hunting for gold?
Oh, you bet I am!
I'd rather take my chances on a ship with a fierce captain.
Nah, I've got some fishing to do...
I'm busy figuring out my problems.

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Would you call a dare to catch a deadly creature, in exchange for big money?
Where do I sign?
Maybe when I grow older a bit.
Don't wanna infect others with my unlucky streak.
Is that mob-related? No way. I study in New York.

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How do you feel about a small town that’s big on gossip talk?
I hate it, especially if they gossip about me being unlucky.
I can start some gossip myself!
Leave it! Find a fierce captain and join him on a voyage!
I bet they're gossiping about how I got kicked out of school.

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Do you have a strong resentment for people who are labeled as a “phony?"
Big time! So many fake people everywhere!
Well, I can act phony myself, if needed!
No time for such things when you're facing a deadly creature in the sea.
I resent more these people who label me as unlucky!

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Would you get scared if you saw someone murder someone?
Of course! But I won't let him get away with it... in court!
Better them than me being murdered!
I'd rather duke it out with a big fish!
I'd probably be too busy minding my own angst to notice that.

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Would you follow a leader blindly, even if his quest is deadly?
Heck yeah, why not? If I get rewarded handsomely later on.
Um, I'm not that adventurous.
I'm too unlucky to do that.
I got my own problems to deal with, so to heck with that!

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If you were a kid, would you be willing to still apprentice under someone that everyone sees as bad luck?
Why not? Bad luck runs out eventually...
No way! I need all the luck I can get, so I can play hooky!
Not if you're sailing in the high seas.
I think I have my own share of bad luck already, so I'll pass.

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Do you spend time hating on your older siblings?
It's my favorite pastime. They're phony!
Not if they're only my half-siblings...
I have enough hate for a huge sea creature, so I got no time for that!
Hate is something I didn't grow old with.

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Do you go on adventures without telling anyone, to the point that they’ll think you’re missing already?
Guilty! Hihihi!
Well, I sailed out to an unknown voyage, so...
I don't think they'll miss an old man; I'm too old for such things anyway.
Too busy with my angst to have such adventures.

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Are you the kind of person who goes on a huge venture into the unknown, in the hopes of getting paid handsomely?
Yep, sounds about right!
I wish! If only my aunt won't search for me.
It's not about the payment, but the dignity.
So many red flags there, so no.

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Are you a fan of fishing stories, or stories about people fishing?
Immensely!
Only if there's treasure to be searched!
Only if it involves a revenge plot against a huge creature!
Got too many fishy people around me already, so no.

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Do you feel bad when you discover that a guy you know will be dating a girl you really like?
This absolutely bums me out to the max!
Impossible! My crush won't do that to me!
Too old to get caught up in things like that.
I'd rather sail into the ocean with strangers onboard.

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Are you good at "convincing" people to do errands for you?
That is my area of expertise, yup!
If I'm a captain, I'll just order them around!
I'm not such a people person.
Don't want to be a phony faker like that!

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If you’re the only one who disagrees with a leader, are you the type who will stand up defiantly, no matter what?
If it's the right thing to do, then yes!
Ugh, can they all just leave me alone?
What? I am the leader of the other kids!
I'd rather defy being unlucky.

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When you were a kid, did you have a special affinity for senior citizens, like going out of your way to help them?
Yes, it's the humane thing to do.
Maybe if it pays well later on, sure, why not?
If it's part of an adventure, sure!
People should mind their own business.

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Are you the kind of older sibling who buys gifts for your younger siblings, just on a whim?
Yeah, why not?
I'd rather they buy me things!
No chance to do that if I work overseas.
Don't have enough money for that, but I can take them out fishing maybe.

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Do you like exploring the forests and river areas with your best friend?
Absolutely! My favorite thing to do!
I'd rather sail on a ship that has a far away destination.
I'd rather go fishing alone... maybe catch a big one.
Got too many problems in the city already, so I'll explore here first.

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Are you adventurous enough to go on a trip without a sure outcome?
As long as I get paid, sure!
Nah! What's in it for me?
I always do that, but alone, though.
Sounds suspicious. No way.

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Do you like reading stories about people who overcame great odds, or almost did that?
Very much! "Triumph of the human will" stories get me each time!
I'd rather read about treasure hunts!
Hard to read when you get seasick sometimes...
Ugh, that's so fictional.

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Have you ever felt so consumed by teen angst before?
Most definitely! Even adult angst!
Teen time is a fun time! What are you talkin' 'bout?
Consumed by revenge more
More consumed with breaking my unlucky streak

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Are you willing to stand up and speak for the wrongly accused?
Yeah! No one should get away with murder!
I'd rather protect my own side, sorry.
I'd rather fight a huge sea creature.
What? I am the wrongly accused! I know how that feels.

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Do you like stories set in small, rustic coastal towns?
Yes! So idyllic and bucolic.
I'm a city dude, so no.
Do they have rivers and forests and caves, too? Then yes.
I prefer sea voyage stories.

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