Word frequency quiz: Classics

Posted on September 13, 2007 by Steve

Can you recognize these classics by the nouns that appear in them most? The lists below are the ten most frequently used common nouns, in descending order, from the following titles.

Aesop's Fables
Candide by Voltaire
Discourse on the Method by Descartes
The Iliad by Homer
The New Testament
The Old Testament
The Republic by Plato
Tales of the Brothers Grimm


(1)
fox
lion
man
wolf
day
time
mouse
ass
way
dog
(2)
man
son
ships
spear
horses
hand
gods
armour
battle
city
(3)
god
man
things
lord
son
men
father
day
spirit
heaven
(4)
king
man
time
day
home
father
door
wife
mother
head
(5)
lord
god
king
son
people
house
man
land
children
day
(6)
man
state
life
justice
soul
nature
knowledge
truth
things
world
(7)
man
woman
world
country
master
day
baron
people
sheep
captain
(8)
order
being
things
time
reason
heart
others
nature
blood
truth

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Comments

Posted by Eric Phillips | September 14, 2007 | 12:51:32

Okay, here are my guesses.

1) Aesop's Fables
2) The Iliad
3) The New Testament
4) Tales of the Brothers Grimm
5) The Old Testament
6) Plato's Republic
7) Candide
8) Discourse on the Method
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