Guns of the World: Which One Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

Guns of the World: Which One Are You?
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About This Quiz

While some people are pretty nervous about guns, many people responsibly use them. There are different laws all over the world governing the possession and use of firearms, some more restrictive than others. People are thus often able to use guns safely for recreation like hunting, target shooting, skeet shooting, and competitions. People also use them for very serious endeavors like military and police work.

Even if you have never held a gun, you have a baseline familiarity with the difference between a handgun, a shotgun, a hunting rifle, and a military-grade weapon. Handguns are, as the name suggests, small enough to fit in one hand (though it is often wise to use two, due to the kick after firing them). They are mostly unobtrusive and, if stored securely, can be used for home defense, as using a long gun indoors is obviously dangerous. Shotguns are for hunting and fire cartridges or shells that contain many pellets. They are more conservative and often elegantly engraved. Hunting rifles tend to be lower-caliber weapons that have a "rifled" barrel and fire a single bullet at a time. They are not automatic, meaning you have to pull back the hammer to get rid of the spent casing and then manually chamber the next round. They're sporty, tough, and sleek: the weapon of the responsible civilian gun owner. Military weapons are often semi-automatic (one shot per trigger pull) or automatic ("spray and pray"). They're chaotic, powerful, and bold, a weapon for people with regular training, experience, and a quality gun safe! Individual guns are even more nuanced, with different characteristics serving different purposes. Let's see which best represents you!

What is the most important tool in your arsenal?
My sneakiness.
My raw power.
My economy of effort.
My ingenuity.

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What solo sport do you like best?
Skiing.
Running.
Skating.
Climbing.

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Which team sport do you like best?
Hockey.
Baseball.
Soccer.
Basketball.

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Which of these years was the best to be alive?
1955.
1911.
1944.
1974.

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Which food most appeals to you?
Pirogi.
Hot dog.
Jellied eels.
Bratwurst.

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How much do you curse?
I curse all the time.
I never curse.
When I feel like it.
I rarely curse.

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What is the best negotiating tactic?
I blackmail them.
I speak softly and carry a big stick.
I'm forthright and gentlemanly.
I use reverse psychology.

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What kind of vehicle do you own?
I drive a beater.
I drive a pickup.
I drive an economy car.
I drive a sedan.

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What airline do you have your loyalty points with?
Aeroflot.
American Airlines.
British Airways.
Lufthansa.

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How large is your circle of friends?
It's small.
It's big, but no one is really close.
It's medium-sized but close-knit.
It's average, but all my friends are high quality.

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How did you meet the bulk of your friends?
Through work.
Through family.
Through other friends.
Through school.

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Which totemic animal do you like best?
The bear.
The eagle.
The lion.
The spider.

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Which setting makes you calm?
The plains.
The mountains.
The forest.
The city at dawn.

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How many jobs have you held?
Two.
One.
Three.
Six.

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How ambitious are you?
I'm not ambitious at all.
I have towering ambition.
It's unseemly to be ambitious.
I have modest ambitions.

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What genre of music do you like the most?
Folk music.
Rock.
Blues.
Techno.

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What is your favorite season?
Winter.
Summer.
Autumn.
Spring.

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How career-oriented are you?
I'm not very career oriented at all.
I keep a balance.
I'm more focused on my personal life.
I'm all about my job.

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What kind of relationship are you currently in?
I'm not in a relationship.
I'm married.
It's casual.
It's serious.

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What fabric is your favorite?
Fur.
Canvas.
Velvet.
Leather.

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What period of history is most interesting to you?
The early 20th century.
The late 1800s.
The 1700s.
The 1400s.

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How many children do you want to have?
One.
Five.
Three.
Two.

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Do you work long hours?
Yes.
I work a nine to five job.
I make my own hours.
Sometimes I work long hours.

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What do you do to relax after work?
I drink.
I drive.
I walk my dog.
I read.

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How well off are you?
I'm broke.
I make a decent living.
I'm thrifty, so I've got money.
I'm solidly middle class.

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How well educated are you?
I'm not very well educated.
I'm barely educated.
I've graduated from university.
I have an advanced degree.

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What is your favorite kind of movie?
Historical films.
Westerns.
War movies.
Science fiction.

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What foreign country would you most like to visit?
Belarus.
Australia.
Spain.
Italy.

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How many books do you read in a year?
Maybe one.
Two or three.
A dozen or so.
Dozens.

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How much do you work out?
I don't work out.
All the time, and I use lots of supplements.
A couple times a week.
Four days a week.

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