Quiz: Which Dewey Decimal System Category are YOU?


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The library card catalog is an ancient system.

Remember back when you had to flip through drawer after drawer of cards, sorted by category, author, or title to figure out where on the shelf stacks the book you wanted might be, and then you had to run off to the stacks to find it?

Oh, the good old days of alphabetizing without a computer.

Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System
Do You Know Dewey?: Exploring the Dewey Decimal System

Do you even remember hanging out in your favorite section (the 600’s?  the 300’s?) just browsing through what could be discovered just by reading the titles?  Today’s bookstores may have some variety and organization, but Dewey really brought it to a fine art.

Here’s a reminder of the Dewey Decimal System classes, just to jog your memory:

  • 000 – General works, Computer science and Information
  • 100 – Philosophy and psychology
  • 200 – Religion
  • 300 – Social sciences
  • 400 – Language
  • 500 – Science
  • 600 – Technology
  • 700 – Arts & recreation
  • 800 – Literature
  • 900 – History & geography

So with all that pinging your memory appropriately, here’s today’s question:

IF YOU WERE A BOOK IN THE LIBRARY, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION?

Just answer nine different question about who and what you’re all about, and let’s see where you may fall.

So now that you’ve taken the quiz, how accurate was it?  Or would you be consistently mis-shelved on the library rack, just waiting to be discovered by someone who wasn’t looking for you right there?