Can We Guess Which High School Stereotype You Were?

By: Mark Lichtenstein

Can We Guess Which High School Stereotype You Were?
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About This Quiz

They say that we never really change, but are you still essentially acting like your high school self? Let’s take a trip back to the bleachers and find out if you are the same person you were all those years ago!  Whether you spent more time hitting the books or hanging out in the locker room, your distinct personality traits probably still shine through! Depending on your level of high school swagger, you may have gained or lost cool points in the adult world. This quiz will take you through your high school years to get to the heart of who you were back then.

Unlike high school, this is one quiz you can’t fail! There are no right or wrong answers, and no one is going to send you to detention (but we can't help if you get caught taking this at work.)  Were you a nerd, or were you a jock? There’s only one way to find out! Channel your teenage angst and remember your biggest crush. Take this quiz and your responses will tell us what stereotypical high school kid you were back when you didn’t have to pay bills!

What did you typically do after school?
Study
Run track
Rehearse
Go home to a dysfunctional household

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When you went to college, did you join a team?
I was on the chess team.
I was on a sports team.
I was on the "Magic The Gathering" team.
No, I just hung out.

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Did you pick on anyone when you were in high school?
No, I got picked on.
Yeah, I picked on people.
My friends and I picked on each other, but it was friendly.
Does self-deprecation count?

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What kind of grades did you get?
I got great grades.
I got passing grades.
I had great grades in some subjects and acceptable ones in others.
I had lower grades because of behavioral issues.

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Looking back now as an adult, were you really funny?
It's debatable.
No, people were just intimidated by me so they laughed.
I was freaking brilliant.
No, I was just sad.

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When you went to college, did you join a frat or sorority?
No, I didn't need that to succeed.
Yes, I did.
No, I had another crowd to turn to.
I had to in order to make friends.

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Looking back, what do you most wish you could have done in high school, that you never tried?
Playing a sport
Playing an instrument
Taking challenging classes
Being a nicer person

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What was your locker like?
Neatly organized and full of books
A bit messy with athletic gear
Plastered with pages from comic books
A total disaster

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What was your favorite class?
Science
Gym
Lunch
English

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Did your friends think you were funny?
Not really.
Most people laughed at my jokes.
My closest friends laughed at my jokes.
Yeah, everyone thought I was funny.

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Were you picked on in high school?
Yeah, I got stuffed in a locker.
No, but I got hazed.
Yeah, I had my comic books thrown into the trash.
I only had that problem at the beginning.

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Did you have a serious significant other?
No
A few
One
Do dates count?

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Did you leave high school knowing what you wanted to do with your life?
Yes, but in fairness, I've always known.
High school gave me zero direction.
It helped me understand what general direction to take.
I still don't what I want to do.

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Did you belong to any clubs outside of your school?
I audited classes at the local college.
I had private athletic coaching.
Nope, I just participated in school stuff.
Yes, I was part of an outside subculture.

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Did you have to go to summer school?
No, but I once chose to.
Yes, once.
No, I worked as a camp counselor every summer.
Yes, more than once.

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Did you have much luck dating?
No, not until after college
Yeah, I had my pick of the school.
I had one significant other.
I dated a bit, but never went out with the school hottie.

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Did you have an internship in high school?
I did, at a local manufacturer.
No, I was too busy with sports.
No, I was too busy with my art.
No, I was too lazy.

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What was your least favorite class?
Gym
Math
History
Science

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Did you belong to a group that engaged in hazing?
No, we just debated over the Oxford comma.
Yes, we hazed each other.
Does auditioning for band count?
My whole life in high school was a hazing.

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Were the things you learned in high school useful in life?
High school helped me develop my love of literature.
Nothing was useful.
Learning about random social hierarchies was useful.
High school helped me get into college, so yes.

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Does looking back on your time in high school make you happy?
No! That's a funny question.
Yes, those were the best days of my life.
I definitely had some good times.
It was mostly unpleasant.

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Are you proud of how you behaved in high school?
Yes, I am.
No, I could have been a better person.
Yeah, but not what I wore!
No, I'd like to keep my behavior private, please.

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Did you ever get held back a year?
No, I skipped a year.
Yes, once.
No, I never was.
Yes, a couple times.

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Were you in student government?
I was the treasurer.
Ha, no.
I did the book layout.
I edited the copy.

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What extracurricular would you have been part of?
Chess
Football
Musical theater
Volleyball

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Did you keep many friends from high school?
One or two
Tons
None
A few

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Which was better for you, high school or college?
Definitely college
High school
College, by a small margin
Neither

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What club did you belong to?
Study group
Water skiing
Comic book
Yearbook

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Assuming you went, how did you approach your ten year reunion?
I rolled up in my fancy car, prepared to be very smug.
I hopped out of the family minivan and made sure my shirt wasn't inside-out.
I showed up looking like an indie dream.
I came straight from my law practice, dressed for work.

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Were you popular?
No, I had no friends.
Yes, I was the master of the school scene.
I had my own crowd, but that was all.
I like to think I was.

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