Answer These Questions and We'll Guess What You Were Like in High School

By: Zoe Samuel

Answer These Questions and We'll Guess What You Were Like in High School
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About This Quiz

For most of us, high school was a painful time of chrysalis, when we changed from our child-selves into Adult 1.0. It was a time of experimentation. We experimented with hairstyles, clothing styles, vices, friends, significant others, and through those experiments, we began to learn what really mattered to us, who we really were, and how we wanted to move on with the rest of our lives.

During this time, we may make new friends with whom we remain tight the rest of our lives, or we may only have a few passing friendships that dissolve, giving way to more meaningful ones in college. In high school, we find our first "crowd," be it a team, a club, or just a bunch of kids who sit together at lunch. Our schools give us meaningless things to rail against, like uniforms and running in the halls, so we can learn to deal with things we can't change in a space where protest doesn't result in serious consequences. We learn, in baby steps, how to be adults.

We worked out a quiz that we think will tell us what you were like in high school. Our experiences are pretty universal, so we have a lot of confidence in this. Do you think we have what it takes to ID you? We do. Take our quiz!

How extroverted are you today?
I make people uncomfortable with how extroverted I am!
Not at all
About average
Below average

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Looking at the responsibilities of your job, how important is creativity?
It's the most important thing.
It's not very important.
It's fairly important.
It's totally unimportant.

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When did you meet your significant other?
In my 30s
In my 20s
I haven't met him/her yet.
In college

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How old were you the first time you seriously dated someone?
19
22
16
24+

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How important is your social life?
It's very important to me.
It's not very important to me.
It's somewhat important to me.
It's all I have!

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How much of your identity is wrapped up in your job?
Almost all of it
Very little
Most of it
None of it

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From what era is the music you listen to?
The 1970s and 1980s
The 2000s
The 1990s
The 1920s to the 1930s

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How would you describe your handwriting?
Illegible
Small, block capital letters
Exquisite script
Big and loopy

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Think about your favorite class in high school for a second. Why did you like it the most?
I adored the way the subject made me feel.
I had a teacher who really inspired me.
Through that subject, I knew I could really shine.
My teacher paid no attention to what I was up to!

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What sort of games do you play today?
Party games
Horse
Crosswords
Cards

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How politically active are you?
Very! I march all the time.
Not at all
A bit, but only about a couple of​ issues about which I feel very strongly
I'll do it for a laugh.

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What academic class was your favorite?
English
Social Studies
Math
Science

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What kind of movies did you like best, back in high school?
French New Wave
Action movies
Documentaries
Horror movies

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Which of the following people did you respect the most when you were in high school?
Vincent van Gogh
Derek Jeter
Alan Turing
Sam Kinison

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How early did you get up while you were in high school?
Like, 10 minutes before I had to be out the door
Before dawn
One and a half hours before I had to leave, so I could squeeze in some homework
Usually after classes began

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How many of your current friends are friends you made in high school?
None
Two
Three
One

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What is the guilty pleasure about which you tell no one?
Trashy TV shows
I put peanut butter on pancakes.
I'm not telling you!
Reveling in my past

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What kinds of games did you play in high school?
Board games
Team sports
Chess
Prop bets

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What would high school you think of "now" you?
I think he/she would be proud.
I think he/she would be mostly OK with me.
I think he/she would be a little disappointed.
I think he/she would enter a deep funk.

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In your mental picture of your high school locker, what item do you remember?​
A photo of my friends and me
My team uniform
My to-do list
I don't remember it.

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How similar are you today to your high school self?
We're almost the same.
Very different
Completely different
Mostly the same

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How many "close friends" would you say you had in high school?
Three or four, depending on the year
Five or six
Two, consistently
Only one

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How differently are you viewed in your workplace than you were in high school?
I'm certainly seen as a lot cooler.
I'm seen as something of a workaholic.
I'm seen as the fixer.
No one can believe I'm still here!

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Let's talk about the here and now. How do you keep fit?
I have a trainer.
I lift weights.
I run every day.
How do I what?

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Which of these people do you currently respect the most?
Rembrandt
LeBron James
Sir Isaac Newton
Howard Stern

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How would high school you react to finding out his/her fate as a working adult?
He/she would be ecstatic.
He/she would be a little bummed.
He/she would be pretty happy about it.
He/she wouldn't​ be shocked.

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How close are you to your dream career?
I'm living it!
I'm happy, but then again, having my dream career is nearly impossible.
I'm in the field in which I wanted to be!
I didn't have a dream career, so I guess I'm doing fine.

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What was the last book you read?
A biography
A book on the subject of my job
A novel
A comic book

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How introverted were you in high school?
I was in my own world.
I was a little introverted.
I was very introverted.
I was totally extroverted.

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How much did you enjoy high school?
I hated most of it.
I enjoyed parts of it, but not all of it.
I wouldn't use the word "enjoy," but I guess it was fine.
Those were the best years of my life.

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