Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Survival Skills?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz
Life is defined by its surroundings. We learn to live in the environments we call home. Our defenses are based on the sorts of threats we expect to face, which are all a product of our environments. These factors are further contributed to by our formal education and profession, the interests and values of our parents and teachers, and the things we learn to do just for fun.
What does this all mean? It means that your skills, and most specifically your survival skills, are a product of where you grew up, because your hometown will have inculcated certain habits and expectations that led to gaining a certain set of skills. Even people lucky enough to join BSA (formerly Boy Scouts of America) will sharpen different skills depending on where they grow up. When you focus the lens on regions of the country, the differences come into even higher relief. What we believe we can do is determine where you are from by having you run through a series of questions dealing with survival skills. Some of these will seem easy to answer, and may not seem out of the ordinary. Other questions may be outside your wheelhouse, which is exactly to be expected. It is this contrast we will use to tell where you are from. Are you ready to give us a shot?
How can you usually tell it's time to keep an eye out for trouble?
None of the apartments around you have air conditioners, but they have sleeves built into the walls for air conditioners.
The temperature suddenly changes.
You can't see into the water, but you can see there are a lot of large fish.