Here are 100 questions to see what you know and what you don't. It may be a humbling experience, but you're sure to have fun-and find out a whole lot about the woman you married.
- How old was your wife on her first date?
- What's your wife's favorite flavor of ice cream?
- What's your wife's shoe size?
- Which of these does your wife always carry with her in case of an emergency?
- A few extra dollars folded away
- A cell phone
- A safety pin
- Something to eat
About the Author
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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Excerpt from Do You Know Your Wife?
Think you know all about the woman 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 woman 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 her best friend in grade school?" and "Does she 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 she are on the verge of a split, knowing her 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 she can say. So after you've completed the test, ask her 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 her to give you a remedial course.
Take the "Do You Know Your Wife?" 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 she take this test:
____ Kicking and screaming?
2. She usually carries enough cash to:
____ Buy a cup of coffee
____ Cover lunch for herself
____ Treat a crowd to dinner and then some
3. When she has a headache she usually takes:
____ An aspirin
____ Two aspirin
____ Another pain medication
4. Did she ever win a contest of any sort? If so, what was her prize?
____ Yes, she won _______________________________
5. What's her favorite color?