React to These Gen Z Problems and We'll Guess What State You're From

By: Daniel Yetman
Estimated Completion Time
7 min
React to These Gen Z Problems and We'll Guess What State You're From
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About This Quiz

Life is filled with daily challenges that make us uncomfortable. However, for the majority of us, not being able to afford avocado toast and lattes is a bigger danger than not being able to afford clean water and food. 

Compared to people who lived in other eras, we don't have it so bad. Our prehistoric ancestors had to constantly live a nomadic lifestyle in order to chase herds of animals for food. In the medieval ages, there were no Ubers, iPhones or Skip the Dishes. For many of our parents, even computers are a relatively recent technology. 

Gen Z gets a bad reputation for being self-centered, having a small attention span and being allergic to hard work. However, that's not entirely fair. Student debt and cost of living have risen disproportionately to the average salary, which had made becoming a homeowner or financially free more difficult than in our parent's generation. 

We believe Gen Z is the technologically savvy, entrepreneurial and self-reliant generation. We're going to give you 30 hypotheticals, and we bet we can guess where you're from by your reaction. If the guac runs out at the party, are you going to freak out or take the initiative to get more? Let's get started and find out!

Your boyfriend/girlfriend wants to go to a party but you want to stay home. How do you compromise?
We go to the party but just for an hour.
I drive them to the party and relax at home until they're ready to go home.
They go to the party and I stay home.
Looks like we're breaking up.

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What would you do if your parents start charging you rent, but you don't have a job?
Start applying to jobs
Build a cabin and go live in the woods
Get a part-time job as a lifestyle blogger
Start my own tech company

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You meet a friend of a friend who stands too close to you when they talk. You keep backing away, but they don't take the hint. What do you do?
Calmly tell them the problem
Push them back
Ask them why they're standing too close
Keep backing away and hope they take the hint

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How do you get home when you get a flat tire alone in the middle of nowhere?
Flag somebody down to help me
Change it myself
Call AAA
Break down crying until somebody takes pity on me

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You wake up and have 37 new messages waiting for you on your phone. Do you answer right away or let them sit?
Thoughtfully answer them all
They're probably just weather bulletins.
Ignore them
I just write 'lol' for all of them.

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What's the logical assumption when you've messaged your crush an hour ago and they still haven't answered?
They're probably busy and will answer later.
They got eaten by a bear.
They hate me.
They've started to date somebody else.

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You pour your morning cereal into a bowl and then go to the fridge for milk. Turns out you're out of milk, almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk. How are you going to solve this problem?
Go to the store and buy milk
Use water
Eat the cereal dry
Pour the cereal back in the box and skip breakfast

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What would you do if you posted the perfect selfie on Instagram an hour ago but nobody had commented on it yet?
Comment on my friends' posts first
Don't care whatsoever
Unfollow everybody who didn't like it
Everyone in the world is dead to me.

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You buy a new iPhone, and the next day, a newer model is released at double the price. Do you buy the new one or stick with your old one?
My phone is cheaper. That's a good thing.
As long as my phone works, I don't care.
Keep my phone but complain about it at every opportunity
Return my phone for the newer one

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What would you do if your dishwasher broke?
Call my cousin who's good at fixing that kind of thing
Handwash as usual
Order take-out indefinitely
Let the dishes pile up by the sink

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You get a phone call for the first time since you were 14. Do you answer if you don't recognize the number?
Answer it and end up talking for an hour
Answer it just to find out who it is
Ignore it
Ignore it and block the number. Who calls anymore?

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You're curled up in bed, but you've already watched everything good on Netflix. How are you going to kill time?
Go out with friends instead
Just go to sleep
Check Amazon Prime Video
Kill the evening Snapchatting with my friends

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You're out of money, but your best friend invites you to sushi. Are you going to go?
I offer to cook for them at home.
I go fishing and catch my own sushi.
I activate that credit card I received in the mail last week.
I tell them I'll go if they buy.

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What would you do if the Snap streak with your best friend that's been going on for six months was about to end?
Who cares?
What's a Snap streak?
Our friendship is now over.
Quickly send them a message so that the streak stays alive

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You go to the gym but hate the music playing. How do you react?
Ask them to change the music
Workout somewhere else
Cancel my gym membership
Put in my headphones

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There's a book you really want to read, but it isn't available from Kindle. Do you get it anyway?
I go to a bookstore and buy it.
I wait for the movie.
I wait for a Kindle version.
I never read it.

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You need a new blow dryer. How do you purchase it?
I buy a second-hand one.
I wait a month until the next time I drive into the city.
I walk to the store and buy it new.
I order it online.

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Your roommate took a long shower and used all the hot water. Are you going to suck it up or skip your shower today?
Skip the shower today
Take a cold shower instead
Shower at my friend's apartment
Stay at home all day because I can't shower

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The power goes out during a thunderstorm and your phone battery is about to die. What do you do?
Family board game night
Plug in a backup generator
Watch funny YouTube videos until my battery dies
Curl into a ball and cry

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How would you react if you were stuck on a transcontinental flight between two crying children while another child behind you kicked your seat?
I'd try to cheer up the crying kids.
It wouldn't really bother me.
I'd complain to the flight attendant.
I'd put in earplugs.

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What would you do if your package with guaranteed two-day shipping was delayed a day?
It's OK. It's only an extra day.
Three days is still the fastest I've ever received a package.
Call the company and complain
The world is ending. How could this happen?

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You're on a bus in a city you've never been to before. You're lost, but your phone is dead. How do you find your way back to your hotel?
Ask a stranger for directions
Hitchhike home
Pretend like I'm not lost and ride the bus to the end
Just book a new hotel

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You're in a public stall and there's no toilet paper left. Nobody else is around. What do you do?
Wait for somebody to come and ask for help
Look in the garbage for used tissues
Crawl into the next stall
Stay there forever

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How do you avoid the awkwardness of standing on a subway so packed that no matter where you look, you make eye contact with somebody?
Chitchat with whoever I'm sardined with
Get off at the next stop and walk home
Stare at the person across from me
Look down at my phone and pretend to be texting

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Would you answer if a door-to-door salesman knocked on your apartment door?
I'd let him talk as long as he wants even if I have no intention of buying from him.
He'd probably wear me down and I'd end up buying whatever he was selling.
I'd yell at him until he leaves.
I'd pretend not to be home.

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Your bank has had you on hold for the past 20 minutes. Do you keep waiting or hang up?
Hang up and drive to the bank
Wait as long as it takes
Pay somebody to make the call for me
Hang up and give up

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You have $7 in your pocket and you're at a cafe. You can either buy a premium coffee or a real lunch. What do you get?
Buy the thriftiest meal on the menu
I would never go to a cafe.
Save the money and invest it
Get the most expensive coffee on the menu

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What would you do if you had an 8:30 a.m. class, but it's 8:15 a.m. and you're still in bed?
Drag my butt out of bed
Show up late
Get my best friend to FaceTime you into the class
Hit snooze and get up at noon

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Running into one of your Tinder matches is always awkward. What would you do if you ran into your match at your favorite café near your house?
Chat them up
Ask them if they want to go hunting
Run away
Pretend like I don't see them

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What do you do when you're out of the house and your phone is at 1% battery?
Might as well buy a new phone
Find a restaurant with a charging station
Hike 15 miles back to my house to get my charger
Ask a stranger for a charger

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