1. QUOTE: The full actual quote, "in quotation marks" (a tenth of a point penalty for omitting the quotation marks!)
2. ATTRIBUTION: either the work from which the quote derives, OR, The character who speaks the quote. Either/or will do it. No extra credit for both, but I for one will be pleased.
You must include the whole amount of the quote that is being paraphrased in your answer. Completeness is all. A sentence or two too much? No problem. One word too little? Situation. If you left out part of the quote being paraphrased, it's not a correct answer.
- 1 full point for the first correct answer. The first correct answer counts, even if the quotation marks are omitted! However the penalty will be levied.
- Half a point (0.5) for all subsequent correct answers.
- Zero points (0.0) for partially correct answers (answers that get the quote right but omit the work/character - or that name the right work/character, but omit the quote).
Question will be posted 9am each Wednesday.
Answers will not be posted before 5pm of the day in question.
All correct answers count until close of scoring. Scoring remains open until the first correct answer is posted. Translation: if it's past 5pm and I still haven't posted a correct answer, you can still score.
NO CREDIT FOR WRONG ANSWERS. One word wrong = "WRONG ANSWER." Punctuation I may be lenient on, depending how bad it is. However I expect you to get every damn word of the quote right, archaic or not - dead on. Misspellings are likely to be lethal.
The skill lies in spotting and recognizing the quote. Nobody expects you to have Shakespeare memorized verbatim. Don't disgorge some slap-dash approximation from memory! Double-check yourself against the actual quote, and include the actual quote.