Can We Guess What College Sport You Played?

By: Zoe Samuel

Can We Guess What College Sport You Played?
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About This Quiz

College is a time for growth, for finally breaking out of the assumptions and limits of your family home and challenging everything you thought you knew. It's possible that what you thought you knew will hold up against that challenge and that you will leave college and head into the world affirmed in the belief system and the values that you gained from your home. 

It's equally possible that you'll conclude that it's all nonsense and develop a different set of beliefs and values. Most likely, you'll land someplace in between, keeping the proverbial baby and tossing out the bathwater. As long as the results come from serious study and a commitment to growth and excellence, you'll surely emerge as someone who is closer to being their most authentic, most excellent, most fully-realized self.

For many people, sport can be a crucial element of this puzzle. Sometimes it can lead you astray, with a culture of entitlement, cheating, or violence - but for most, it helps you to find new friends, to learn discipline and commitment, to bear up in the face of failure and to be gracious in the hour of victory. The sport at which you excel, whether it was a prestigious college money-spinner or a more individualized sport that was nothing to do with the institution at which you studied, tells us a lot about you. So give us a few clues, and we'll figure out whether you were on the pitch or field, in the pool, or halfway up a mountain getting away from it all!

What industry do you work in?
Heavy industry.
Engineering.
Finance.
Media.
Other.

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Which of these films would you say it was your favorite?
"Friday Night Lights"
"The Duellists"
"Chariots of Fire"
"Field of Dreams"

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What sort of position do you have at work?
I'm the head of a team.
I work alone on the big ideas.
I work in a department that's sort of a bullpen.
I run a section of the company.

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How settled down are you?
I'm married and have kids.
I work too hard to be settled.
I'm engaged.
I'm married, but no kids yet.

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Did you consider entering the draft?
No, because I don't want to get physically hurt.
There isn't really one.
I could have gone for several but decided I was done.
Yes, I wanted to, but I didn't think I had a shot.

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What professional sport do you follow?
Pro wrestling.
Basketball.
Ultramarathons.
Baseball.

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Where do you live?
The suburbs.
The heart of the city.
The countryside.
The charming, older side of town.

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Do you have any kids?
Several.
No, but I'd like some.
Yes, one.
Yes, a couple.

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Have you ever coached children in your college sport?
Yes, I have.
No, I don't have the patience.
No, it's not something I would enjoy.
No, but I'd like to.

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What's your number one hobby, other than perhaps your college sport?
I build model battleships.
I paint watercolors.
I go bird watching.
I swim.

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Do you still compete in your college sport?
No way.
Sometimes.
I don't have the time anymore.
Yes, with my company's team.

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Do you still attend college games for your sport?
Sometimes, but I usually watch them on TV.
Occasionally.
No, but I watch at the Olympics.
Not college games, no.

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Who is your favorite band?
Guns 'n' Roses
The Police
Queen
Metallica

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What sort of books do you read?
Books about war.
Poetry.
Science texts.
Biographies.

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What publications do you read?
None.
The major newspapers of record.
Popular Mechanics, etc.
Sports Illustrated, etc.

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What new sport have you taken up since college?
Just shuffleboard.
None.
Just ultimate frisbee.
I play horse every now and again.

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Did your parents teach you about your college sport when you were growing up?
My father did, yes.
No, I was sent for lessons.
Yes, since both of my parents competed at one time or another.
Yes, and I was sent to a specialist coach.

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Did your college sport earn you a scholarship, in high school?
Yes it did, thank God.
No, but once I was in college, it did.
I already had an academic scholarship.
Yes, but I didn't really need it.

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How important is natural physique in your college sport?
It's the most important thing.
It's mostly unimportant.
It's not as important as pure discipline.
It depends on your position.

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How much time did you have to spend training in order to play your college sport?
Eight hours a week.
Fourteen hours a week.
Seven hours a week, at least.
Six hours a week.

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Were you successful in your college sport before, when you were in high school?
Yes, because I was the biggest kid on the team.
Yes, but I was trained from an early age.
No, I hadn't fully blossomed yet.
Yes, I was a five-tool player.

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When you were playing, did you allow yourself pleasures such as drinking?
Of course!
Not until after a tournament was over.
No, never.
Only when the season was over.

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Did playing your sport result in any injuries?
Plenty of them.
Just a bad knee.
Yes, but I found yoga helped me through.
A few, but if I keep fit, they don't bother me.

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Would you recommend others play your sport, knowing what we now know about sports injuries?
No. It's stupid and dangerous, as is.
Yes. It focuses the mind and teaches you to be relaxed and vigilant.
Maybe I'd tell them to specialize more than I did.
Sure, just bring the right equipment.

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What do you do in your local community now?
I mediate disputes at the PTA.
Nothing.
I teach a wellness clinic.
I volunteer with charities for the homeless.

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What board game do you most appreciate?
Chess
Monopoly
Backgammon
Stratego

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What is your favorite TV show?
"Roseanne"
"Burn Notice"
"NCIS"
"Dark Matter"

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What do you currently drive?
A Ford F-150
An Audi A3
A VW Golf
A Chevy Impala

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How many countries have you visited outside the US?
0
9
3
1

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What part of the country are you from?
The middle.
The East Coast.
The Rockies.
The West Coast.

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