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Take our Boston Book Festival personality quiz

Dazzled by the literati? Overwhelmed by events and workshops at the festival? Let this quiz be your guide.

With more than 40 events and 150 presenters, the offerings at this year’s Boston Book Festival, to be held Saturday in Copley Square, might feel a bit daunting. Luckily, we have devised a personality quiz to help you navigate the vast waters of the city’s preeminent literary event. Just pick the answer to each question that seems most intuitive, check the key underneath, and receive a scientifically accurate recommendation for the events that suit you best. Most events are free and do not require tickets unless noted. Find detailed venue information and a full schedule at

1: You are about to cross the street when a Mercedes comes out of nowhere and barrels through the crosswalk, missing youby inches. What do you blame for the driver’s carelessness?

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