Out of the further goodness of my heart (or Art), I have designed the following Evaluation Test for those who wish to become review artists or artistes, and sit on the horns of judgmental dilemmas with some degree of comfort.It is also for ‘writers’ desiring the coveted accolade of ‘author’.
Although I was weaned on giving essay answers in any Examination I took, this Test is ‘multi-choice’, which means that a lucky gambler has the same chance of ‘success’ as an “A” student.
Follow the instructions carefully, and, even if it hurts, truthfully. Tick your answer. Total your score at the end of the Test (a – 1; b – 2; c – 3 points). :
- Do you use:
a. Webster’s Dictionary? – 1 point.
b. The Concise Oxford Dictionary? – 2 points.
c. No Dictionary? – 3 points
- A Thesaurus is:
a. A Vocabulary aid.
b. A mental gymnastic aid.
c. No aid at all.
- Verse has:
a. Rhyme and/or rhythm.
b. A message.
c. A license for questionable syntax.
- Anglo-Saxon is:
a. The language of the Angles and Saxons.
b. The language of England.
c. The language of Literature.
- Punctuation is:
a. A writing tool to add meaning and emphasis to poetry and prose.
c. A nuisance.
a. Those who evaluate productions from both positive and negative perspectives.
b. My Mother and Father.
- Synonyms are:
a. Words of similar meaning.
- Syntax is:
a. A system of grammatical rules.
b. A levy on gambling.
c. Never heard of it.
- A Publisher is:
a. A person (or company) who brings books and other works to the public.
b. A person who owns a bar.
c. A person I would like to meet (or beat).
- Authors’ Den is:
a. A compatible residence for Writers.
b. A constellation of stars.
c. King Arthur’s home-from-home.
Interpretation of scores:
0 Excellent: Buy a book and review it.
0 – 3 Fair: … but…back into training.
4 – 30 Unprintable: Never darken the URL of Authors den again, except, perhaps, to buy a book.
Article by Gerry.
Review by Van: If you think I’ll review this, you’ve got another 'think' coming.