This week’s Sunday Scribblings prompt is “eccentricity”.
Famous writers and other artists are often known for their strange characteristics. Often, the weirder the creative person is, the more famous an artist he or she becomes.
Are you destined for artistic greatness? Take this completely unscientific quiz to determine your “E.Q.” — “eccentricity quotient” — and find out. Note: Give yourself 1 point for each YES answer, and 0 points for each NO answer.
The "Eccentricity Quotient" Quiz:
1. Do more than five extremely large wild animals reside with you in your primary residence? (If you are a zoo keeper, Vegas show act, or Jane Goodall, please skip this and move on to question #2.)
2. Do you take long (silly) walks, through all sorts of weather, just for fun?
3. Do you dress in comfortable clothes?
4. Do you give standing ovations to the sounds of subways, rushing rivers, or music on the radio?
5. When telemarketers call you, do you try to sell them something instead?
6. Do you eat very, very slowly?
7. If your favorite song is playing, yet no one is on the dance floor, do you bust out your best moves anyway?
8. Do you give regular poetry readings or dance performances to audiences of infant children, stuffed animals, and toy trucks?
9. Do you have a collection of lucky hats (or shoes or t-shirts or socks), and do you wear them often?
10. Do you blog?
Scoring — How did you do?
0—2 points: Not eccentric... enough... yet....
3—5 points: You’re a bit weird, and must work much harder at it.
6—8 points: You are solidly strange; keep it up!
9—10 points: You’re well on your way, Oh Great Being of the Bizarre.
OR...Did you disregard the quiz instructions entirely and answer each question instead with a poetry slam monologue, a stream-of-consciousness five-paragraph essay, or an interpretive dance performed at your local mall? If so, then CONGRATULATIONS! You are an Idol of Eccentricity, clearly destined for artistic greatness. Go directly to YouTube to start broadcasting your eccentricities and developing your following.
How did you score? Are there any questions that should be on this quiz? See you in the comments.
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