Can We Guess What High School Clique You Were Part Of?

EDUCATION

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

There are people out there who believe with every fiber of their being that your school days are the best days of your life. We're happy to report to folks who are still in school that these people are definitely wrong. High school has some wonderful upsides, for example that you mostly don't have to pay taxes, nothing aches when you wake up in the morning and you get to try all sorts of things for the first time. However, it's also a minefield, socially speaking.

Cliques have been with us since long before there was such a thing as a high school, but they do tend to get particularly stratified in that particular setting. We're all familiar with the key ones that tend to show up in any school over a certain size. There are the jocks, whose athletic prowess and good looks confer power and privilege in the eyes of the school and other students. There are the cool girls, who are beautiful, wealthy, and powerful, and often pretty darn mean, but still win Prom Queen. There are the burners and the dropouts, who are making bigger decisions about their futures than they've realized. There are band, art, and theater geeks, then there are the leaders: the honors students who are both part of the school establishment and well-liked among the student body.

Which of these sounds like you? Tell us a little about yourself and we bet we can figure it out!

At what age did you have your first growth spurt?

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Would you have called yourself weird at the time?

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Did you ever keep a journal in high school?

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How did you feel when the start of a new school year approached?

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Did you have a lot of interests outside school?

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Did you ever spend time on the school campus that wasn't compulsory?

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How did you get on with the typical teacher?

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What sort of grades did you typically get?

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If you didn't have a uniform, what would you wear to school on a given day?

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How caught up were you in high school popularity contests?

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How did you get to school?

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Was your relationship with your family strong?

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How many extracurriculars did you do?

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How much money would it take for you to go back and do it all again, knowing what you know now?

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Did you know what you wanted to be when you grew up?

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If you had a conflict between class and your primary extracurricular activity, which usually won?

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How many tardy slips were you likely to receive in a given year?

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Did you date anyone in high school?

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Would you have considered yourself popular?

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What kind of relationship did you have with unpopular kids?

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Be honest: Do you look back and think you might have been one of the bullies?

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If you had a free period, how did you spend it?

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What was your school's primary anti-bullying mechanism?

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Did you ever run for a member of the student council or a similar body?

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What was your primary activity outside school?

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Did you ever cut class just for fun?

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How would you feel about your future child having a high school experience just like yours?

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In what sort of town was your school located?

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How involved were your parents in the life of the school (eg PTA, fund-raising, etc)?

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If you ever got sent to see the principal, what happened?

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