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So you think you could have worked at Borders?

(CNN) -- The original Borders in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was famed for a quiz it gave to prospective employees. Here's a sampling of the questions (answers below).

In what subject area would you look for books by or about the following people:

1. Edvard Munch

2. Claude Levi-Strauss

3. Jean Piaget

4. Louis Sullivan

5. Garry Trudeau

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Who wrote the following works?

6. "The Magic Mountain"

7. "Thus Spake Zarathustra"

8. "Critique of Pure Reason"

9. "Death of a Salesman"

10. "The Golden Bough"

11. What is the selling price of a book if the list price is $5.00 and we give a 10 percent discount?

12. Michigan sales tax is 4%. What is the tax on a $9.00 sale?


1. Art (painting)

2. Anthropology

3. (Developmental) Psychology

4. Architecture

5. Cartooning/Comics

6. Thomas Mann

7. Friedrich Nietzsche (Richard Strauss later composed a musical work of the same title)

8. Immanuel Kant

9. Arthur Miller

10. Sir James Frazer

11. $4.50

12. $0.36