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How well do you know Christian allegories? (quiz)


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#1 nardis (unregistered)

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:13 PM

From The Guardian.co.uk, a quiz on Christian allegories in literature. (A spin-off of Alan's posting of one of their classical quizzes.)

I haven't taken it yet, and have doubts as to how well I'll do...

Edited by nardis, 21 September 2006 - 08:21 PM.


#2 mrmando

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:15 PM

7 out of 8! Woo hoo!

#3 Anders

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:18 PM

An embarassing 4 out of 8 for this Masters graduate. blushing.gif

#4 Persona

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:38 PM

Six. sad.gif

#5 mrmando

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 08:41 PM

QUOTE(Alan Thomas @ Sep 21 2006, 09:32 PM) View Post

I don't mind Martin beating me. It's just that he ALWAYS beats me by JUST A TEENY TINY BIT!

Yep, I outscored you by 2 or 3 on the classical music poll too ...
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(Although I AM the only one who's figured out his avatar puzzle.)

Ah, but can you explain how the current avatar fits into it?

#6 Joel C

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Posted 22 September 2006 - 12:51 AM

5.

But I'm studying in English, so I've got time to improve, right?

#7 yank_eh

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 01:40 AM

6.

I don't know my saints well enough but why the heck does St Thomas Becket, if he is English, have an '' in his name?

Also, I think the last question was poorly constructed...since when are truth and beauty virues? Honesty yes, but not "Truth"...

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:40 AM

Nardis, thanks for the info. ....but....why isn't it Eleanor Aquitane? wink.gif

#9 Tony Watkins

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:50 AM

QUOTE(yank_eh @ Oct 12 2006, 09:40 AM) View Post

Nardis, thanks for the info. ....but....why isn't it Eleanor Aquitane? wink.gif

Because it sounds terrible? I also wonder whether she was known simply as Eleanor at the time and only needed to be distinguished from other Eleanors by later generations who would have used an English 'of' naturally, whereas Thomas was known at the time as Thomas Beckett. I'm guessing here, you might have noticed.

And I got six. sad.gif

#10 Kyle

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 10:28 AM

Well, somebody has to be worst. I got two. Two!! Man, how bad am I. Or maybe I just need to guess better.

Edited by Kyle, 20 October 2006 - 10:32 PM.


#11 BethR

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:56 PM

7 out of 8... not bad, considering that although I'm sure I've read THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY, I can't remember anything about it so guessed wildly.

#12 Crow

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 03:11 PM

I got 6 out of 8, with a few lucky guesses.