The What Kind of Reader Am I Quiz

Choose one answer for each of the following questions.
  1. Lunch is best served
    from my backpack as I stand alone on a secluded grassy knoll with a panoramic view of nature.
    amidst the din of a heavily populated city at a sidewalk cafe with a view of passing strangers.
    with a bottle of wine, a pack of cigarettes and an entertaining conversationalist.
    with a challenging and reputable book, a mirror, and a writing device.
    at an all-you-can-eat casino buffet with a wad of cash, a nemesis, and a prostitute.

  2. On vacation, I prefer to
    visit amusement parks, strip clubs, and bingo halls.
    visit art museums, plays, and fine restaurants in a metropolitan area.
    wander aimlessly on foot through the countryside.
    read, write letters, and remain generally productive.
    lay around sipping frozen drinks while basking in the sun.

  3. If I could only keep one of the five senses, it would be:

  4. My dream home would be located in which of the following places:
    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    New York, New York, USA
    Paris, France
    Windermere, England

  5. I prefer to extract information from the following medium:
    a flower
    a film
    a book
    a website
    an ingestible substance

  6. I agree most with the following statement:
    I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.
    Amusement is the happiness of those who cannot think.
    To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
    Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
    I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

  7. If you received an anonymous invitation to a masquerade ball, you would probably:
    find out who sent the invite and then engage them in a debate about the proper uses of anonymity.
    go for a little while to take advantage of the free booze.
    skip the ball and go skinny dipping in a moonlit lake instead.
    see it as an opportunity to do some people watching regardless of who might have invited you.
    stay at home and masturbate.

  8. If I could be a superhero, I would prefer to have the power to:
    read people's minds
    see with x-ray vision
    predict the future.
    be transformed into the animal of your choice.

  9. I prefer to play the following game:
    hide and seek

  10. I prefer to read that which:
    renders visible the underlying structures of the human mind.
    expresses the experiences of individuals living in a state of helpless alienation.
    celebrates Nature as a powerful and seductive force separate from humankind.
    transports me to an alternate state of consciousness.
    challenges me with complex linguistic structures and references to the historically obscure.

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The Arcades Project Project is part of Heather Marcelle Crickenberger's doctoral dissertation entitled "The Structure of Awakening": Walter Benjamin and Progressive Scholarship in New Media which was defended and passed on June 27, 2007 at the University of South Carolina. The committe members are as follows: John Muckelbauer, Ph.D, Judith James, Ph.D., Dan Smith, Ph.D, Brad Collins, Ph. D., and Anthony Jarrells, Ph.D. Copyright 2007 by Heather Marcelle Crickenberger. All rights reserved. lems concerning what you find here, feel free to contact me at You are also invited to leave a message for me and other visitors HERE. The Arcades Project Project or The Rhetoric of Hypertext