Quiz: which fictional world do you belong in?

To open a book is to enter a new world, whether you're transported to a different time, across the globe, or into a purely fictitious place of the author’s own imagining. Which fictional universe would you best be suited to?

A colourful illustration of multiple fictionalised worlds, with a question mark in the centre
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Part of the joy of reading is that it allows us to enter different spheres of existence: we can travel across the globe, through time, or into fantastical worlds that, for all their differences, reflect some important aspects of our own. But what if we could live in any book we wanted, inhabiting the world created by its author? And in what kind of fictional universe would you feel most at home?

The quiz below is designed to figure out just that, whether it’s a real-world setting or a fantastical, fully imagined universe:

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