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The Library of Babel

The Library of Babel


by Jorge Luis Borges

The Library of Babel: Sometimes People Don't Make Sense in Any Language Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Library of Babel? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Hallways contain

Halls, duh
Circular staircases
Abstract paintings
Q. Every hall features a

Picture of Uncle Hester
Q. How are the titles selected for each book?

Based on the story
Based on the author's name
It is pretty random
Q. Which is not a rule of the Library?

No funny business behind the stacks
It has existed forever
There are exactly 25 different written symbols
Q. At the end, what gives the narrator hope?

Bufffalo won a game.
Dreams do come true.
The sun will come out tomorrow.
There is an orderly and elegant universe.