Star Trek episode, Dave Eggers book, or Mountain Goats song?
April 3, 2019 5:08 PM   Subscribe

Star Trek episode, Dave Eggers book, or Mountain Goats song?
As I recently noted on FanFare, I started making this thoroughly silly quiz years ago, and only remembered it recently. So I finished it and published it on Buzzfeed's community site. There's no real joke except that all three of these things tend to have delightfully overwrought titles.
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posted by duffell (11 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by filthy light thief on April 20, 2019: Star Trek episode, Dave Eggers book, or Mountain Goats song?

Sixteen out of thirty. Hoosh. This is a difficult quiz.
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:31 PM on April 3, 2019

24/30. I flubbed one mountain goats song that I should have gotten, and you cheated by including one from the new album, which I also missed. I did pretty well with Star Trek, but I only knew Eggers by process of elimination.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 6:18 PM on April 3, 2019

22/30. I was actually miffed that I didn't get 100% on the Star Trek (it was the most prosaic of the Trek titles that I missed), but I figured I'd do little better than 50/50 on Eggers vs. Mountain Goats, since I really don't know either of them.

BTW, I agree with you on a certain DS9 episode being vastly underrated. It's one of my favorites.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 9:09 PM on April 3, 2019 [1 favorite]

17/30, which I'm honestly pretty pleased with, since I knew the title of one Dave Eggers book that wasn't on there. I missed two Mountain Goats songs, the one from the new album and one that the Mountain Goats Wiki tells me was performed literally once in 2008 and which I do not feel bad about missing at all.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 5:59 AM on April 4, 2019

16/30. I expected to get 8/10 Trek right and then random chance on the other 20, or a score of 18. Delighted I did worse than that. At least it was better than 10/30.

I love you shopped this on Fanfare and then took it to Buzzfeed. May you get many pennies in clickbait ad revenue!
posted by Nelson at 8:28 AM on April 4, 2019

I'm so annoyed at how bad I am at this but I still love the quiz.
posted by Emmy Rae at 4:13 PM on April 5, 2019 [1 favorite]

I’m worse at this than I thought I’d be, but I couldn’t get through the one Eggers book I tried to read.
posted by rodlymight at 2:39 PM on April 6, 2019 [1 favorite]

I only just realized that two of the Trek titles in this quiz, along with one not included here ("The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry") are, approximately, in iambic pentameter. At least close enough they would be a not-out-of-place variation within a work of iambic pentameter. Two of the other Trek titles in the quiz are Shakespeare quotes, but less than a full line.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 7:01 AM on April 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

19/30! That's exactly as it should be.
posted by mochapickle at 9:24 PM on April 7, 2019 [1 favorite]

12. Good quiz. Would torture my friends with it.
posted by amtho at 9:34 AM on April 10, 2019

23/30! I only know Eggers and the Mountain Goats, alas, but that was helpful. Fun quiz, duffell!
posted by ferret branca at 5:48 PM on April 21, 2019 [1 favorite]

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