Which Great American Novel Is Based on Your Life?

Have you ever felt that the ups and downs of your life would make a fascinating novel? What if we told you that you're absolutely right, and that some of the greatest works of American literature are actually mysteriously based on your own life experiences. Want to discover which book it is? Take this quiz and find out for yourself!
abstract retro image
Which of these things do you want the most?
deep red rose
Have you ever been in love?
blonde woman in red hammock
Where do you usually spend your free time?
At home in my pajamas.
None of these.
Somewhere outdoors.
At a wild party.
Wherever I can get more work done.
Wherever my lover is.
elegant dinner party setup
Which one of these literary characters would you most want to have dinner with?
Le Petit Prince
The Little Prince
Dean Moriarty
Dean Moriarty
Holly Golightly
Holly Golightly
Elizabeth Bennet
Elizabeth Bennet
Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes
Don Quixote
Don Quixote
rusty chain
My greatest weakness is ___.
My hopeless romanticism
My vanity
My restlessness
My dogmatic views
None of these
My obsessive personality
My fear of abandonment
window in the rocks
Have you ever traveled outside of your country?
senior couple in love
What are you most attracted to in a significant other?
A sense of adventure
Something else...
A rebellious spirit
woman reading by the sea
Literature is meant to ___.
Something else
Allow us to escape
woman reading in hammock
Which of the following images appeals to you the most?
war tank
bonfire at night
woman in Victorian dress
starfish and shells by the sea
tree at sunset
whiskey on the rocks
dreamcatcher blowing in the wind
Do you dream big or do you like to keep things realistic?
I love to dream big!
I prefer to be more realistic.
brown dog wearing glasses
Which of these hobbies appeals to you the most?
Going fishing.
Working on artistic projects.
Hanging out at bars.
Going hiking or camping.
Watching TV or movies.
barman with 5 cocktails
Which of these drinks do you prefer?
Rum or Whiskey
Fruit Juice
Tea or Coffee
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
fishing boat above whale
According to your answers, it seems as though Moby Dick was based on your life experiences. Moby Dick follows Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to get revenge on the white whale that once bit his leg off. It has also been described as the ideal hymn to both democracy and the cooperative community. Much like Captain Ahab, you are incredibly ambitious and focused. You also have a very good idea of what you want from life, and you're willing to go after it at any cost. Failure is never an option for you and you are willing to go to great lengths to make sure it doesn't come to that.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
flapper sitting in window
According to your answers, it seems as though The Great Gatsby was based on your life experiences. Considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's magnum opus, this great novel explores the themes of social upheaval, idealism and decadence, and primarily follows the millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and his obsessive passion for a beautiful former debutante. Just like Mr. Gatsby himself, you're also in love with love. You will always think fondly of the one that got away, and you will pine after old lovers long after you shouldn't. You'll never forget how you felt in someone's arms and you'll dream of their laugh forever. You are a hopeless romantic, and you are happy to fall in love as often as possible.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
woman in Victorian dress outdoors
According to your answers, it seems as though Little Women was based on your life experiences. This classic novel tells the story of four sisters who couldn't be any different if they tried. Throughout Little Women, we get to see each of these sisters develop their own unique and mature personalities, as they constantly waiting for their father to return home from war. Much like the March sisters, your biggest journey in life has been your path to maturation. You are complex and unique, and becoming who you are meant to be has been more of a struggle than it is for most. But this has also led you to lead a rich life, full of unexpected stations, and a lot of fulfilment.
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
WWI scene
According to your answers, it seems as though A Farewell to Arms was based on your life experiences. A Farewell to Arms is based on Hemingway's own wartime experiences in 'the war to end all wars,' and is an impeccable description of bravery, fear and comradeship during a war. Much like the characters in Hemingway's great novel, you also wish to truly connect with someone, and remain loyal to one another forever. You understand that love can be dramatic, unexpected, and even painful at times. But you believe that once you pledge to be there for each other through thick and thin your life will never be the same.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
cart dogs in snow
According to your answers, it seems as though The Call of the Wild was based on your life experiences. Set during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, The Call of the Wild follows the story of a dog called Buck, who is sold into service as a sled dog. Throughout the course of the novel, readers get to witness Buck's transformation from a loving family pet to a feral leader in the wild. Just like Buck, you have a restless and adventurous spirit. You have trouble conforming to your society, and seek something larger than yourself out in the world. You love nature and the wilderness, and you don't mind being alone with your thoughts for hours on end. You are destined to see parts of the world seen by few and etch out a corner of the universe for yourself.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
burning book
According to your answers, it seems as though Fahrenheit 451 was based on your life experiences. This dystopian work of speculative fiction explores a world where books are banned and 'firemen' are tasked with burning any that they can find. Just like the hero of this story, who ends up questioning his entire existence throughout the course of the story, you are an independent thinker and a non-conformist. You see the way the world works and wonder if any of it will ever apply to you. You have strong principles and values and you wish that more of the world valued what you do. You long for big changes, a better culture, and some of the magic we left behind in our past.
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