Saturday, May 17, 2014

Rewritting Emma - Quote Game

In this game I've given you ten quotes from Jane Austen's Emma that have had some of the words altered from how they read in the original novel. Your job will be to figure out what the altered words actually should be, in each quote. The idea for this game is not quite original, I actually saw this done on the game show Jeopardy!, in a category called "Rewriting The Presidential Oath", and thought it might be fun to use this idea with famous quotes like those from Emma. I did this sort of game with Pride and Prejudice with some good sucess but have tried to make this game a tad easier by underlining the wrong words.

To Play: Read the quotes below and leave a comment guessing what the original words are for each underlined wrong word. I'll respond with your score. Answers will be posted next week. No fair cheating by looking up the original quotes!

Scoring: One point each for correctly guessing the correct word for each wrong underlined word. A total of 35 points can be earned!

Hint: There are at least two wrong words in each quote. Longer quotes may have up to three wrong words.

Rewritten Emma Quotes:

Quote #1
"I always demand the finest treatment, because I never put up with any other." - Emma Woohouse

Quote #2
"I do not know whether it ought to be so, but frivilous things do cease to be frivilous if they are done by sensible people in an audacious way. Evilness is always evilness, but folly is not always folly." - Emma Woodhouse

Quote #3
"One quarter of the world cannot discern the delights of the other." - Emma Woodhouse

Quote #4
"Business, you know, may bring wealth, but companionship hardly ever does. - John Knightley

Quote #5
"It was a pleasant visit; -- perfect, in being much too brief." - Jane Austen

Quote #6
"I have beheld, Mrs Elton, in the course of my life, that if things are going unwell one month, they are sure to rectify the next." - Mr. Weston

Quote #7
"Seldom, very seldom, does complete sincerity belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little camouflaged or a little misled." - Jane Austen

Quote #8
"Ah! There is nothing like lounging at home, for real happiness. Nobody can be more faithful to home than I am." - Mrs. Elton

Quote #9
"Men of wisdom, whatever you may chuse to say, do not want crazy brides." - Mr. Knightley

Quote #10
"There are folks, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for others." - Jane Austen

Quote #11
"If I adored you less, I might be able to speak about it more. But you know what I am. You hear everything but truth from me. I have blamed you, and lextured you, and you have borne it as no other female in Scotland would have borne it." - Mr. Knightley

Quote #12
"Why not grab the pleasure at once? How often is happiness ruined by preparation, stupid preparation!" - Frank Churchill

Happy Guessing!

1 comment:

Melody said...

Heehee, I think you mean "rewriting"...

1. Deserve, best
2. Silly, silly, impudent, and maybe wicked? (Not sure with the last word...)
3. Half, understand, pleasures
4. Money, friendship
5. 2nd blank is short, I think, but not sure about the 1st.
6. Um, random guessing here; observed, badly, ? on the third
7. Truth, disguised, mistaken
8. Staying, comfort, _?_
9. HAHA. Sense, silly, wives
10. People, themselves
11. Loved, talk, nothing, woman, England.
12. Seize, (spoiled?), foolish.

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