Bartleby the Scrivener
by Herman Melville
Bartleby the Scrivener: Whotleby the Scrivewhat? Quiz
Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Bartleby the Scrivener? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What is a scrivener?
One who scrivens
An errand boy
Q. What does Bartleby initially refuse to do?
Lie in court
Office tasks that aren’t in his job description
Q. Where does Bartleby live?
In the office
Under a bridge
In a shoe
At his parents’ house
In John Malkovitch’s head
Q. What does Bartleby eventually refuse to do?
Get up from his chair
Perform any work at all
Give his co-workers any more of his mother’s famous fudge recipes
Q. What does Bartleby’s boss ask him to do?
Pass out flyers advertising the firm
Stop hogging the color copier
Go to school to get his law license