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Welcome to the Golden Ear Test

Many people think authorship can be better determined by a "golden ear test" applying pure artistic judgment than by going through all the fuss of computer testing. Take our golden ear test and see if your intuition agrees with our computer. Some of the following 31 short verse passages are definitely by Shakespeare, some are definitely not by Shakespeare, and others are questionably Shakespeare. Some possibly telltale proper nouns have been omitted, both for Shakespeare and for others. Can you tell which passages are by Shakespeare simply by reading them and following your own impressions?