How Much Like Your Mother Are You?
By: Mark Lichtenstein
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?
Do you and your mother have similar hair?
Do you and your mother have similar builds?
Do you and your mother like to wear similarly styled clothing?
Do you and your mother share tastes in foods?
Do you and your mother have similar romantic partners?
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to books?
One or two specific books
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to music?
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to television?
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to movies?
Certain films, but that's all
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to travel destinations?
We've been to a few of the same places
If I traveled, I might go to some of the places she has been
Do you and your mother share tastes with regards to the kinds of people you keep as friends?
Do you and your mother each speak the same second or third languages?
We share a second language
I can speak a little bit of her second language
Are you and your mother from the same geographic place?
Are you and your mother members of the same social class?
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
Are you and your mother more or less the same ethnicity?
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
Do you and your mother get along?
Are you and your mother educated to the same level?
No, we've achieved slightly different degrees
No, but we're in different fields so that's reasonable
Do you make more money than your mother did at your age?
My mother and I made totally different incomes at my current age
Do you and your mother share friends in common?
Did you go into the same profession as your mother?
No, but a similar level of respectability
Let's assume you have kids. Do you raise them similarly to how you were raised by your mother?
I dunno, things have changed...
I will raise my kids in a totally different style to that I was raised in
Do you and your mother practice the same religion?
We're in different sects of the same faith
We worship the same number of gods
Do you and your mother share shoe tastes?
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
Can you make your mother's famous recipe?
I've made some modifications to suit my tastes
I don't, but I might be able to
I hated that recipe growing up
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
Do you like your mother's best friend?
She's okay, in small doses
I'll tolerate her at holiday parties
I wish she'd move somewhere far away
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
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
Has anyone ever mistaken you for her?
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