How Much Like Your Mother Are You?

By: Mark Lichtenstein

How Much Like Your Mother Are You?
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About This Quiz

Some people are their mothers' children. Others reject the conventions embraced by their mothers, preferring to go their own way. For better or worse, most of us are in the middle. Where do you fall on this scale?
Does your face resemble your mother's face?
Yes
A lot
A little
Not at all

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Do you and your mother have similar hair?
Yes
Very
A bit
No

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Do you and your mother have similar builds?
Yes
A bit
A tiny bit
No

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Do you and your mother like to wear similarly styled clothing?
Yes
Almost the same
A little similar
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes in foods?
Yes
A lot of them, yes
A few of them
No

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Do you and your mother have similar romantic partners?
Yes
Somewhat similar
Not too similar
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to books?
Yes
Some tastes
One or two specific books
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to music?
Yes
Some genres
Some songs
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to television?
Yes
Some channels
Some specific shows
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to movies?
Yes
Some genres of film, yes
Certain films, but that's all
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to travel destinations?
Yes
We've been to a few of the same places
If I traveled, I might go to some of the places she has been
No

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Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to the kinds of people you keep as friends?
Yes
For the most part
A bit
No

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Do you and your mother each speak the same second or third languages?
Yes
We share a second language
I can speak a little bit of her second language
No

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Are you and your mother from the same geographic place?
Yes
The same region
The same country
No

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Are you and your mother members of the same social class?
Yes
No, I've come up a lot in the world
No, she came up in the world
No, she's at the opposite end of the class spectrum from me

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Are you and your mother more or less the same ethnicity?
Yes
My father's family was a little different from my mother's
My father was a completely different ethnicity to my mother
I was adopted and l'm a completely different ethnicity to my mother

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Do you and your mother get along?
Yes
Most of the time
Some of the time
None of the time

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Are you and your mother educated to the same level?
Yes
No, we've achieved slightly different degrees
No, but we're in different fields so that's reasonable
No, we're miles apart

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Do you make more money than your mother did at your age?
No
Almost the same
Very different
My mother and I made totally different incomes at my current age

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Do you and your mother share friends in common?
Most of them
A lot
A few
None

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Did you go into the same profession as your mother?
Yes
No, but adjacent
No, but a similar level of respectability
No, totally different

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Let's assume you have kids. Do you raise them similarly to how you were raised by your mother?
Yes, absolutely
For the most part
I dunno, things have changed...
I will raise my kids in a totally different style to that I was raised in

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Do you and your mother practice the same religion?
Yes
We're in different sects of the same faith
We worship the same number of gods
Nope

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Do you and your mother share shoe tastes?
Yes!
Mostly, but I like a good pair of wellies
No, because I saw what her heels did to her so I stay away from those, but otherwise, yes
Our shoe styles couldn't be more different

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Can you make your mother's famous recipe?
Sure can
I've made some modifications to suit my tastes
I don't, but I might be able to
I hated that recipe growing up

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When you mess up on your own, do you hear your mother in your head?
Yes, encouraging me to double down!
Yes, telling me everything will be okay
Yes, being very critical of me
No

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Do you like your mother's best friend?
Yes! She's wonderful.
She's okay, in small doses
I'll tolerate her at holiday parties
I wish she'd move somewhere far away

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Do you do any of the same hobbies as her, when she isn't around?
I often find myself doing those
Sometimes, when I feel in the mood
When I'm preparing a gift for her
No, never

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Do you flinch when she calls you?
No, because I'm sure the calls will be appreciated
No, but I will when she's really old
Sometimes because she doesn't know how to use technology and she doesn't know what the etiquette of social media is
Yes, her voice is the like sound of nails on a chalkboard to me

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Has anyone ever mistaken you for her?
Yes, frequently
Yes, a few times
Yes, once
No

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