Letterman or Leather: The High School Stereotype Quiz

By: Pierre Roustan
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Letterman or Leather: The High School Stereotype Quiz
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About This Quiz

It's not enough to just call your high school self an athlete or a brainiac. The reason why is, generally speaking, we all evolved to accommodate a wide variety of personalities and roles in high school, so oftentimes we were a bit more like mutants than not. Still, we had our core principles in place, what we truly were versus what we ultimately made ourselves out to be. No one is truly a football muscle-head and no one is truly a drama freak at heart, without a little bit of something else mixed in.

And here's why: because there's a spectrum! It's not entirely black or white at all. Deep down you know who you were back in the day, or at the very least what you wanted to be. But was that really who you were in high school? Perhaps not, perhaps maybe. There were some drama geek-jocks in the day, as well as scholar-stoners, for sure. This quiz is designed to show you just exactly what you were at the core in high school, without the labels. 

Whether you were a "letterman" or "leather" type of person simply labels the spectrum, not the person. So give it a shot! Just how much letterman or leather were you?

What instrument did you play in band (or wished you could play)?
Saxophone
Drums
Flute
I was actually the drum major.

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"Mary Poppins" was a popular play in your high school, and you had a role in it. Who were you?
I was the chimney sweep Bert or Mary.
I dug playing Uncle Albert or one of the flying nannies.
I was the bird woman or one of the animated characters that looked cute.
I was Admiral Boom or Ellen the Cook.

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What sport did you like to play?
Track and field
Bowling
Swimming
Tennis

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Your high school had a Halloween party. What did you dress up as?
Neo from "The Matrix"
Tom Cruise in "Risky Business" or Reese Witherspoon in "Legally Blonde"
A stick figure
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton

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What was or is your favorite subject in high school?
All of it?
Speech class
History
None, but I sure as heck busted my tail on all of them.

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You made it a tradition to do one thing in your senior year. What was that one thing?
Tried out for a sport that mainly involved the opposite sex, just for kicks
Snuck into the school and removed all the furniture of my "favorite" teacher (or the principal) and placed it all out on the grass in front of the school
Slept inside my locker overnight
Accepted my diploma wearing my cap and gown and NOTHING underneath

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What was your superlative?
Person most likely to win the Heisman Trophy
Person most likely to start a satanic cult
Person most likely to win the lottery
Person most likely to be a game show host

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Chess Club or Magic: the Gathering Club? (Tough choice, we know.)
I dig the checkmates and slammin' the clock.
Time to tap the mana and bring out the elvish princesses, baby.
I'll explore both options quietly with a coy smile on my face.
I lobbied for both to be started, actually.

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Did you have a crush on a teacher?
Maybe....
Heck, yeah
Eeeew
No, I did not have crushes on teachers in any way, shape or form. I swear an oath and stand by my words.... Honest.

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What was your favorite teen movie back in the day?
"Revenge of the Nerds"
"Never Been Kissed"
"Can't Hardly Wait"
"The Breakfast Club"

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Was acne a major problem for you?
I got a few pimples on my forehead, but not too bad.
I wore foundation - a lot.
They called me "pizza face" back in the day.
I veto that question.

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Homecoming is arriving. Do you have a date?
Yes. My best friend. Purely plutonic.
Going with a group of the opposite sex, because I'm cool like that.
Stag
I was the DJ.

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You had a particular "job" in high school. What did you do?
I painted my entire body and other people's bodies during Homecoming Week. I considered it a "seasonal position."
Kissing booth
I was a journalist for the high school newspaper.
I did radio for the school.

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What was your favorite place to make out in school?
In the middle of the football field
In the principal's office
Under the bleachers
On stage in the auditorium

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Were you a good dancer?
Define "good dancing."
People made a circle around me.
I leaned against the wall and bopped my head a bit.
I sang in the band, man. That was my jive, dude.

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Which Ghostbuster did you identify with the most?
Egon Spengler or Abby Yates
Ray Stantz or Jillian Holtzmann
Winston Zeddemore or Patty Tolan
Peter Venkman or Erin Gilbert

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Which "Stranger Things" actor did you identify with the most?
Finn Wolfhard or Millie Bobby Brown
Shannon Purser or Gaten Matarazzo
Charlie Heaton or Natalia Dyer
David Harbour or Winona Ryder

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What was your favorite lunch item in school?
Cheeseburger
Pizza
Salad
I boycotted the lunch line.

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Be honest: did you do senior skip day?
Yes, but I felt really, really, really, really, really, really bad about it.
I did senior skip WEEK.
The teachers told me to just go home since the rest of the seniors weren't there.
I actually didn't. You have a problem with that?

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Senior prom was such a blast, but it didn't kick into high gear until afterward. What did you do?
Rode a limo downtown for hours on end with the music playing as I painted the town red
Rode a limo downtown for hours on end with the entire football team or cheerleading squad, painting the town red
DROVE the limo downtown. It was fun.
Smoked a joint, then mostly slept

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You hosted a party at your house. How did it go?
Board games and poker. It was cool.
We had a slide. Into a pool. That was the color of pink.
A slumber party with a couple of my good friends
Fortnite - you be the judge on how it went.

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Do you know what a "toga party" is?
You wear a half-robe thing.
Is it a variation of "yoga"?
Ummm.... no
I always wear a toga.

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Which classic novel best represents you?
"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"Pride and Prejudice" or "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"
"The Catcher in the Rye"
"The Great Gatsby"

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If you had to be one of the X-Men, which one would you be?
Colossus or Storm
Deadpool or Domino - sure, they're not "actual" X-Men, per se, but I don't care!
Rogue or Wolverine
Professor X or Jean Grey

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What's your favorite song to dance to during those school functions?
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" by Soulja Boy Tell'em
"Blow" by Kesha
"Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani
"Loser" by Beck (shut up, my school played it at our prom!)

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What's your favorite TV show?
"The Magicians"
"The Vampire Diaries"
"My So-Called Life"
"Riverdale"

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How would you describe your fashion sense in high school?
Preppy
Jazzy
Greasy
Sweatpants on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and then full-blown suit and tie on Fridays

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Who was your favorite teacher?
My biology teacher
My wood shop teacher
My English teacher
The principal

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What was your favorite movie featuring a school or teacher?
"The Faculty"
"The Substitute"
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
"Stand and Deliver"

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You're taking your final exam, but you don't know any of the answers at all. What do you do?
Wing it - and pray
Try to whisper at the person next to me, or make paper airplanes with messages and questions, tossing them around to my fellow classmates (hopefully the proctor doesn't see me).
Sleep
I have all the answers written on the bottom of my shoe.

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