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Do You Know Your Husband?: A Quiz about the Man in Your Life Paperback – April 1, 2004
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Dan Carlinsky is a writer and literary agent. Previous editions of Do You Know Your Husband? and Do You Know Your Wife? have sold more than 250,000 copies.
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Think you know all about the man on the other side of the dinner table? Well, maybe. Let this little book be the judge.
The fact is, no matter how long you've been together, there's probably plenty you don't know about the man in your life. If the two of you are like most couples, you probably talk more about the neighbors and the news than about yourselves. The result: an information gap.
Counselors say that knowing about your partner's past and preferences can be important-even things like "Who was his best friend in grade school?" and "Does he hate squash?" Knowing, they say-even knowing such bits of trivia-is a sign of caring.
Now, that's not to say that if you and he are on the verge of a split, knowing his shoe size will save your relationship. But, as the lady said as she offered chicken soup to the dying man, "It couldn't hurt!"
So grab a pencil and show what you know. The answers, of course, are not in the book; only he can say. So after you've completed the test, ask him to check your answers and figure your score.
The test has 100 questions. Count ten points for each correct answer. Where you miss some of a multi-part question, divide and take partial credit; you'll need all the help you can get. Here's how to rate yourself:
Above 900: Very impressive. In fact, downright amazing.
700-900: Pretty good, but you might want to work a little to polish off your knowledge. Start asking questions...and pay attention.
Below 700: Weak. Ask him to give you a remedial course.
Take the "Do You Know Your Husband?" test. You may find you have something to brag about, or you may be humbled. Either way, just by going over your answers together, you'll learn a little and have some fun as well. Good luck.
1. For starters, will he take this test:
____ Kicking and screaming?
2. Does he have his tonsils?
3. What does he generally do with junk mail?
____ Throw it away without opening it
____ Skim it, just in case
____ Read it carefully no matter what
4. What's his boss's wife's first name?
5. If you died tomorrow, how soon would he want to get into another relationship?
____ Right away
____ In a while
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Examples of antiquatedness:
1. Your at a small gathering at the home of a friend. After some boring vacation videos, the friend starts to show x-rated video. What does he do? The next question is what would he do if you weren't there?
2. Which parts of a newspaper does he read regularly?
3. Does he look at Men's magazines that feature photos of nude women?
4. What his point of view about whether the mothers of young children should take a paying job?