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Would You Be Asked to Dance in a Jane Austen Novel?

At least twice a week, I wonder how I would fare in Jane Austen’s world of ballrooms, gossip, and snappy dialogue. Considering my aversion to fashionable bonnets, my lack of decorum, and the frequency with which I talk about butts, I think it’s safe to assume I would be severely shunned, if not banished from society outright. But I didn’t know for sure, so I made this quiz. Now you, too, can calculate your odds in the veritable battle royale of Regency dances, then plan accordingly in case of time travel. Score!

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