The All About Me Meme

Stefanie tagged me to do Emily’s “All About Me” meme. Take the quiz and see how well you do!

Rules: Try to answer the following questions, and leave your answers in the comments section. If you feel like it, create ten questions of your own with multiple choice answers and ask people to see how well they know you. Tag five others to do the same.

1. I have how many siblings?

a. 2

b. 3

c. 6

d. 7

2. I have been teaching for how many years?

a. 4

b. 7

c. 11

d. 13

3. I grew up in …

a. Vermont

b. Western New York State

c. Eastern Pennsylvania

d. Connecticut

4. I specialized in what field in grad school?

a. Early Modern literature

b. Eighteenth-century literature

c. Victorian literature

d. Modernism

5. I am afraid of …

a. heights

b. flying

c. dirt

d. being upside down

6. Which food do I refuse to eat?

a. potatoes

b. brussel sprouts

c. liver

d. cottage cheese

7. Who is not among my favorite authors?

a. Laurence Sterne

b. Virginia Woolf

c. D. H. Lawrence

d. Vladimir Nabokov

8. I am particularly obsessed with …

a. essays

b. true crime

c. historical fiction

d. biographies

9. Which type of movie usually bores me?

a. romantic comedies

b. action movies

c. independent films

d. documentaries

10. On weekends you will not catch me …

a. clothes shopping

b. riding my bike

c. hiking

d. grading papers

I don’t feel like tagging people, so if you want to do this one, consider yourself tagged!

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9 responses to “The All About Me Meme

  1. I think that I know the answer to half of these questions: 3 b, 4 b, 7 c, 8 a, and 10 a. The rest, I’d just be guessing, although I do recall that you have many siblings…

  2. Okay, let’s have a go:
    1. d
    2. a
    3. a
    4. b
    5. b
    6. a
    7. c
    8. a
    9. a
    10. a

    I am very shaky as to what you are afraid of – I have you down as fearless!

  3. I’m going to have to guess on a few of these, I’m afraid. (And I’m not even going to cheat by looking at anyone else’s answers! :) ).
    1. C
    2. B
    3. B
    4. B
    5. D
    6. A
    7. C
    8. A
    9. B
    10. A

  4. Wow….. I must be retarded, I went and answered these as they apply to ME…… halfway through realizing, “Whoa!” something is wrong here!
    This can’t be right.
    OK… now I get it. We are supposed to guess about the OTHER person…… hmm…… we would have to be fairly in the know, as it were….

  5. Oh my, I’m a bit shaky on some of these, but here goes:
    1. c
    2. a
    3. c
    4. b
    5. d
    6. c
    7. c
    8. d
    9. b
    10. a

  6. verbivore

    Ooh, these are harder than I thought they would be. And I’m curious that you’ll eat either liver or brussell sprouts or maybe even both, both of those are off-limits in my book!

  7. On 5, I can’t see you being afraid of any of them… unless d. is a reference to cycling. Whenever possible, keep the wheel side down.

    Just out of curiosity, have you ever ridden a unicycle? Have you ever considered it? I’m thinking about it because I can put one in a bag and carry it on the train. I bought a new (very heavy and cheap) bicycle to leave at my main disembarking point, but would sometimes like mobility at other stations.

  8. Thanks for playing my game. Can’t wait to see how I do.

    1. Give me more than 2 siblings, and I tend to lose track (which is why I’ve had friends who think I only have 2 siblings), so, despite the fact you’ve told me several times, I can never remember if you have 7 siblings or if there are 7 of you altogether. However, I think it’s that you have 7, and there are 8 of you altogether, so I’m going with d. 7.

    2. If you’re not including courses you taught as a student, I think it’s a. 4.

    3. b. Western New York, but it resembles Eastern PA a bit, no?

    4. b. eighteenth-century literature, a sign that you are one who does not follow the crowd

    5. I don’t know, except I know it isn’t c. dirt, because you feel the same way I do about housekeeping, and you certainly get dirty riding your bike. Maybe it’s d. being upside down?

    6. a. potatoes. Easy to remember, because I think you are the only person I’ve ever known who didn’t like them. Thus, I was able to make sure not to serve any when you visited (other guests don’t get so lucky and wind up with all kinds of things they don’t like, if I forget to ask).

    7. c. D.H. Lawrence, whom I’ve never read

    8. I’d say you’re obsessed with all of these when you read a good book that falls into the category (except maybe true crime), but I’m going to go with a. essays, because you said *particularly*, and I do tend to think of you when I look at essay collections these days.

    9. b. action movies (or am I just projecting? No, I’m pretty sure I’m not).

    10. a. shopping for clothes. Our friends can drop you and me off at a bookstore (preferably one with a cafe) and meet us back there when they’re done clothes shopping, right?

  9. Kate — all the ones you attempted you got right! And I wouldn’t blame anybody for not remembering all my siblings. I have trouble keeping them straight myself.

    Litlove — I do have some fears, definitely! In fact, quite a lot. I suppose I hide it well :)

    Danielle — you did very well! The only one you missed was the number of years teaching, which now that I think about it, I probably never mentioned … oops!

    Cipriano — I know, the quiz wasn’t easy, was it? Most of the answers I did discuss on the blog at some point, but I’ve been blogging over three years, and that’s a lot of information to keep track of!

    Stefanie — not bad, especially for feeling shaky on some of them!

    Verbivore — actually, now that I think about it, I’ve never tried liver or brussel sprouts. So I might well refuse to eat them after I tried them once, but I haven’t tested them yet! Potatoes, on the other hand, my mother made me try, quite often, and I’m still scarred :)

    Bikkuri — D is right on #5, although it doesn’t come from cycling directly. I was afraid of being upside down before cycling, but cycling adds an entirely new dimension to the fear. And no to the unicycle — another thing to fear! I’m sure I’d be no good at it. I’d love to hear about it if you get one!

    Emily — very good job! The first two were tricky. It IS hard to remember if I meant 7 siblings or 7 total. And I wasn’t really clear on what kind of teaching I meant. But if you count it all up, it’s 11 years. Yikes! Otherwise you were perfect. And how kind of you to remember the potatoes thing!

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