The best American authors created some of the most realistic, relatable, and memorable characters of all time. Which of these great American literature heroes are you? Take the quiz to find out!
1. You pass a homeless man on the street who’s begging for handouts. What do you do?
a) He must be hungry. You give him money. (4 points)
b) He must be hungry, but he might use money to buy drugs or alcohol. You give him food if you have it, or you pass by. (2 points)
c) You barely notice him. It’s not that you’re cold; you’re just busy, and who can help every homeless person? (1 point)
d) You stop to talk to him and direct him either to the closest shelter or to a nearby church. (3 points)
2. You’re the only one doing any work on a group project. What do you do?
a) You tell the teacher, hoping the others will receive consequences. (1 point)
b) You can’t control the other people, and you’re the best one for the job anyway. You pull the weight without complaining, even though you know they’re being lazy. (3 points)
c) You tell the teacher, hoping the others start pitching in after a little authoritative encouragement. (4 points)
d) You try to rally your group by delegating tasks in a nice way. (2 points)
3. Where would you most like to live?
a) A nice house by a lake. (3 points)
b) A farm in a beautiful valley. (4 points)
c) A cute suburban home. (2 points)
e) A big city. (1 point)
4. What is the best way of getting what you want?
a) It’s better to focus on what others want, both because it’s right and because it makes you happy. (2 points)
b) Just go for it without hesitation. Maybe you’ll succeed, maybe you won’t. (1 points)
c) Patience and hard work. (4 points)
d) Big dreams and persistence. (3 points)
Now add up your points and divide by four!
If your number is between 1 and 1.5, you are Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.
Critical and impulsive with a tendency toward apathy, you hate when people are inauthentic and often can’t understand why the world is the way it is. Despite these traits—or perhaps because of them—you are easy to relate to.
If your number is between 1.6 and 2.5, you are Atticus of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
You are unselfish, wise, and intelligent. Your sympathy endears you to people, but your justice can leave others divided over whether they like you.
If your number is between 2.6 and 3.5, you are Jay Gatsby of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
People often know who you are before you meet them. While you are the life of the party, your extroversion is also a cover for a more sensitive and pensive person within. You have great potential but sometimes don’t set your goals high enough.
If your number is between 3.5 and 4, you are Adam Trask of East of Eden by John Steinbeck.
You want to see the good in others have a great capacity for good yourself. Yet your trusting nature and amiability can blind you to the way people really are.
So... which character are you?