I've just come across a couple of very cool quizzes
. They aren't lame personality tests, they're simple quizzes with two answer choices, in which you must distinguish between something that is famous or great and something that is fake, obscure, or just bad. I only missed one on the "True art or a fake?" quiz, and got progressively worse from there. I only got 50% on "Great Prose or Crap?" which pits Charles Dickens against Edward Bulwer-Lytton*...a statistically likely result for mere guessing. And I think it got worse after that. Those with good eye can try "True art or a fake?" and "Famous or unknown artist?", the musically inclined can attempt "Mozart or Salieri?" and "MIDI or Virtuoso?", and literary folks can do "An artist or a hack?" and "Machine translation or Faulkner?"
Via A Sweet, Familiar Dissonance
These remind me of another fun quiz I posted a while back, Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?
Good luck.*Edward Bulwer-Lytton is the inspiration for the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest to write the worst first sentence of a novel, and the Lyttle Lytton Contest, the same thing in 25 words or less. (Side note -- I had known of and admired the Lyttle Lytton for some time when I discovered that its creator was someone whom I had recently met and worked with. My mind was just a little blown. Especially when I browsed the rest of his site and saw all the interesting stuff he's into.)