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If you were given a surprise test on the last book you read for fun, what grade would you get?

Asked by Annalem (20points) March 11th, 2010

I would receive an A because its easier for me to remember what I’m interested in, than the boring stuff for school.

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davidbetterman's avatar

A+ ...It was “The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand.
By the way, this is a great question. Nothing silly about it at all.

JeffVader's avatar

This is just about the only time you’ll ever here me boast….. I would get an ‘A’ everytime regardless of the book, I’m brilliant at exams.
Incidently the last book I read was World War Z.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

How completely apropos that we were just discussing “silly questions” on Fluther. I guess we all have to ask the first one sometime, though.

Welcome to the collective.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

The last book I read was interesting, but odd (very, very odd – The Third Policeman). I wouldn’t want to be tested on it.

Snarp's avatar

A. I always get As.

CMaz's avatar

An “F”.
I don’t have long term memory when it comes to books or Movies. But I do surprised myself, what bubbles to the surface now and then.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@ChazMaz you surprise all of us with what bubbles to the surface every now and then.

marinelife's avatar

A—I love reading, whatever.

Annalem's avatar

Chazmaz, can you pay more attention the next time you’ll read a book? Or I won’t talk to you.

CMaz's avatar

I read, I enjoy. I even reflect. But most goes to RAM.

Annalem's avatar

Short term memory

noyesa's avatar

I read stuff for personal enjoyment that practically counts as a text book. I was reading a Python GUI Programming book last week, and I remember virtually all of it. I’d ace that test.

Contrast that with my college classes, where I could read half of my Chemistry textbook and not remember a damn thing.

Selective memory, only I don’t get to do the selecting…

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

It was a glaze chemical textbook.I would do alright….BOOM! lol

Annalem's avatar

I also remember more when I read for pleasure because I enjoy it. That’s why I have a 2.5 GPA.

noyesa's avatar

@Annalem Yeah, most of my friends think my college track record is flawless. I’m taking graduate level computer science classes even though I’m not a graduate student (I like them and they technically count toward my degree) but I struggled through two semesters of 100-level Chemistry and Geology classes (as a sophomore!). I just can’t seem to make myself learn something if I don’t want to. It’s really frustrating.

Annalem's avatar

I am now reading the Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, and Collapse by Jared Diamond.

Cruiser's avatar

I read Blink…it was a book on how we formulate our decisions in a blink of an eye. I would get an A++. I am currently doing extra credit work.

CMaz's avatar

I just read the instructions to my Crock-Pot®.

ucme's avatar

Hopefully an A.It was the highway code.

cbloom8's avatar

A- for The Stand. I would remember a lot of it but at 1100 pages somethings would be forgotten.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@cbloom8 Quite possibly my favorite book ever. :)

Siren's avatar

Probably A+, because I keep re-reading a few books in my library, so can probably quote passages from them now.

TexasDude's avatar

Does The Odyssey count as a book?

If so, I’d make a B or a C+.

shadowofdeath's avatar

A++ last book i read was only a week ago “Soulforge” by Margaret Weis. One of my favorite Dragonlance books

PacificToast's avatar

I’d probably not care. I read the book for my enjoyment right?

J0E's avatar

I wouldn’t miss a single question. When I read something on purpose that I wanted to read I get really into it and digest every word.

Jeruba's avatar

Is the test a short-answer quiz on remembering details or an analytic essay? I’m just wondering what your idea of a test is.

I’ve just finished three books and could give short or long answers on any of them. I would get an A.

YARNLADY's avatar

My daughter in law gave me her Twilight to read, which I just finished, so I would get an A. If the test was next month, I wouldn’t do as well.

mrrich724's avatar

The Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut.

I’d get a B.

coogan's avatar

Rich, I hope you JUST reread that. You must have photographic memory to recall I book we read in high school. I still have my copy though…been meaning to read it again.

Berserker's avatar

No idea. Last thing was Lord of the Rings, but I’m no good with names, so I hope they ask stuff about what Sméagol used to be rather than who’s ancestors did what 700 years ago.

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