The Purity Test: Your Filth and Depravity Cheerfully Exposed by 2,000 Nosy Questions [NOOK Book]

Overview

By the early 80s, kids were already trawling the message boards of the Internet for perverse kicks. Well before Star Ways Kid or "flash mobs," one of the first online fads was the "Purity Test," a series of questions to rate your moral purity, from the raunchy ("Ever had sex in your parents' bedroom?") to the absurd ("Ever snorted cocaine off the dashboard of a car doing 80 mph?").

The tests would be printed out, brought to school, and pored ...

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The Purity Test: Your Filth and Depravity Cheerfully Exposed by 2,000 Nosy Questions

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Overview

By the early 80s, kids were already trawling the message boards of the Internet for perverse kicks. Well before Star Ways Kid or "flash mobs," one of the first online fads was the "Purity Test," a series of questions to rate your moral purity, from the raunchy ("Ever had sex in your parents' bedroom?") to the absurd ("Ever snorted cocaine off the dashboard of a car doing 80 mph?").

The tests would be printed out, brought to school, and pored over with friends in the back of the gym during recess. Then kids would modify the original with their own prurient additions before sending it along. Eventually, the tests became bloated thousand-question Franken-tests that took hours to complete.

Doing the test with friends was like playing an endless, filthy, wildly enlightening game of "Did You Ever?"--and because it was a standardized test, you could compare your scores. Assuming everyone was being honest--which they weren't.

The Purity Test will offer both a humorous history and analysis of the Purity Test as well as several versions of the test to take at home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429934701
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/3/2009
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 273 KB

Meet the Author

JOSELIN LINDER is co-author of The Good Girl's Guide to Living in Sin and lives in New York City.


Joselin Linder is co-author of The Good Girl's Guide to Living in Sin and author of The Purity Test: Your Filth and Depravity Cheerfully Exposed by 2,000 Nosy Questions. She lives in New York City.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The Purity Test is a brilliant compilation of all the questions that seemed so daunting to answer in highshcool. Its thrilling to see how easy it is to ace as an adult!

    The book is certainly as compelling to browse as any facebook profile! Seriously, you know how you can find yourself staring at pictures and comments for hours and don't know how you somehow still didn't clean your kitchen??? Well, The Purity Test is even better, because Joselin Linder is really funny. I mean Seinfeld funny. So, rather than wasting time browsing not so clever comments and profiles, you can share time with friends pouring over the Purity Test. You may even learn something about a loved one or recent acquaintance that you may or may not have wanted to know...<BR/><BR/>Seriously, it's a really fun read, can make a great gift, or just fabulous to have around for parties or as a procrastination tool. Enjoy!

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