To work in New York City’s iconic bookstore, The Strand, you have to pass the test – literally. Annie Correal includes samples of the literary matching test from The Strand’s job application in her article for a The New York Times – There Will Be a Quiz.
Isn’t it rewarding to know The Strand requires its employees to read? From checking the list, I found myself lacking and need to catch up with The Strand standards – more potential reads for my library list.
Here’s a sample if you’d like to try your book smarts. (Note: one pair is incorrect – The Strand’s “trick question.”)
To Literary Work:
- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
- Animal Farm
- To the Lighthouse
- A House for Mr. Biswas
- Invisible Man
- A Confederacy of Dunces
- Dead Souls
- Waiting for Godot
- Gulliver’s Travels
- The Unbearable Likeness of Being
I took the whole 5 tests and scored 41.
41 out of 50? That’s great. Were you hired?