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The birthday of Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is celebrated on Monday, March 2, with Read Across America events and fun activities. And with unforgettable characters like the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and Sneetches, it’s easy to see why his books have remained favorites! At Writer’s Relief, this set us to wondering, pondering, and yelling while standing on a yellow yak’s back: Which character from a Dr. Seuss book best matches your style of writing?
Take this quiz and find out! Be sure to leave a comment about what you discover. And then celebrate Dr. Seuss’s upcoming birthday with a nice plate of green eggs and ham!
Yooks Or Zooks Or Something Else—Meet Your Dr. Seuss Character Match!
On your writing desk you currently have:
- A half-empty coffee cup or teacup
- A bowl of goldfish-shaped snacks
- A box of tissues
- Recycled paper
Your favorite (and most productive) place to write is:
- A coffee shop
- Anywhere! Even on a credenza
- At your carefully dusted desk
- Outside, under a tree
You mostly read:
- True Crime
- Historical Fiction
The best time to write is:
- At the crack of dawn
- When it’s raining
- At midnight
You prefer to write using:
- Your favorite pen
- A laptop computer
- A small notebook you carry with you
- An old typewriter
Add up your responses and find out which Dr. Seuss character is most like your writing style!
If you chose mostly 1…you’re a Sneetch! Whether your belly is plain or you have a star upon thar, you keep up with writing trends and what’s hot in the publishing industry.
If you chose mostly 2…you’re a Cat in the Hat! You like to take chances and push the envelope with your writing—and you look good in a bow tie.
If you chose mostly 3…you’re Horton the Elephant! You are persistent, organized, and know how to ignore distractions and stick tight to your writing schedule.
If you chose mostly 4…you’re the Lorax! You may be shortish in stature, and mossy—or maybe not. But you understand that words have impact and can make a difference in the world.
FOR MORE FUN: Check out this Seuss-y video: 5 FUN-tastical Facts About Dr. Seuss!
Question: Which Dr. Seuss character matches your writing style?