Take This Wholesome Quiz To See if You're More Mister Rogers or Bob Ross

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Take This Wholesome Quiz To See if You're More Mister Rogers or Bob Ross
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About This Quiz

They don't make role models like they used to! Since 1968, wholesome television hosts like Fred Rogers and Bob Ross have been warming our hearts. Although they are no longer with us, they have left a mark on our lives that has influenced generations! Once you answer these questions, the impression they've made on you will stand out, and you'll learn which icon you are most like. 

Both PBS legends liked to take a trip to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. They encouraged creativity and positive thought with their own brands of healthy escape. When you respond to the wholesome question we ask, picture yourself standing in front of a canvas or paying a visit to King Friday XIII. Use every ounce of goodness you have to be honest, and it will point your moral compass in the direction of either Fred Rogers or Bob Ross. Which one do you think it will be? 

We don't expect you to be a saint! Happy little accidents happen to even the most pure-hearted people. Respond with the choice that's most like you in real life, and you'll have a whole new way of being pleased with yourself. It will, indeed, be a beautiful day in your neighborhood ... even if the neighborhood's a mountain landscape! 


Rogers Ross 1 Puppies, rainbows or happy little trees? Which one makes you smile more?
Rainbows always make me smile. Especially the reading kind.
I watch tons of kitten videos.
Puppies have a special place in my heart.
You can't go wrong with a happy little tree.

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Rogers Ross 2 Do you watch Lifetime movies more often than you watch Food Network?
I don't watch much TV.
PBS is my jam.
I couldn't live without Lifetime movies.
Food Network nourishes my soul.

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Rogers Ross 3 What do you have in common with X The Owl from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood?"
I like to learn stuff.
I think Benjamin Franklin is fascinating, too.
I'm always curious.
I too live in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

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Rogers Ross 4 Do you think you're as pure and wholesome as freshly fallen snow?
Let's be honest ... no one is that innocent.
I am now, but my past has a few yellow spots.
No, but I'm a nice shade of titanium white.
I'm as pure as they come.

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Rogers Ross 5 Who's your favorite character from "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood?"
I've never seen it.
O the Owl is my favorite.
Mom Tiger is the best TV mom ever.
Daniel!

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This is Us Which of these television shows always leaves you with the warm and fuzzies?
"Little House on the Prairie"
"This Is Us"
"Downton Abbey"
"When Calls the Heart"

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Rogers Ross 7 You're going to learn a new hobby! Which one is more your style?
Knitting
Stained glass
Spinning
Disc golf

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Rogers Ross 8 If you had to choose a movie for middle school kids, which one would you recommend?
"The Goonies"
"The Neverending Story"
"The Parent Trap"
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

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Rogers Ross 9 What sort of sweater would you lend someone to cover up a less than modest blouse?
Duster
Pullover
Varsity
Cardigan

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Rogers Ross 10 Would anyone in your life describe you as being "as sweet as apple pie?"
I'm not that sweet.
I think lots of people would describe me that way.
Yes 🥰
You'll have to ask them, but I think it goes without saying.

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Rogers Ross 11 Which one of these values would Mister Rogers be proud to know you uphold?
Integrity
Kindness
Courage
Compassion

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Rogers Ross 12 Do you sit down to a family dinner every night of the week?
I wish I had time for that.
We have a nice dinner a few times a week.
Not yet, but I will when I have a family.
We eat together every night.

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Rogers Ross 13 When you watch "The Joy of Painting," do you try to paint along?
The mice in my attic have lovely artwork. Thanks, Bob.
I leave painting to the masters.
I only watch it to hear his soothing voice.
I do not, but I watch it because he's so amazing.

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Rogers Ross 14 Hope, faith or family? What gets you through the tough times?
Faith
Family
My friends
Hope

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Rogers Ross 15 Which wholesome party activity sounds like the most fun to you?
Three-legged sack race
Bobbing for apples
Limbo
Pin the tail on the donkey

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Rogers Ross 16 On a scale of wholesomeness, where would you place "Peppa Pig?"
Honestly, that show freaks me out.
I would let any small child watch it.
It's as wholesome as "SpongeBob SquarePants."
It's nowhere near as wholesome as "Sesame Street."

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Rogers Ross 17 Which one of these comfort foods uplifts your soul when you're feeling down?
Mac and cheese
Ice cream
Tomato soup
Meatloaf

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Rogers Ross 18 Are you like George Washington because you cannot tell a lie?
I've kept secrets, but I never lie.
Little white lies like surprise parties are fine.
Everyone lies once in a while.
George Washington told a few whoppers in his day!

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Rogers Ross 19 What's your idea of the best way to spend a cold, wintery day?
I like to make cookies.
It's best spent with a book and a blanket.
Snow days are for building forts with friends!
I tend to catch up when I'm stuck inside.

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Rogers Ross 20 If you were volunteering, what sort of work would you be doing?
Working with the homeless
Rescuing animals
Reading to kids
Driving seniors to do errands

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Rogers Ross 21 Are you going to the party with your friends on Friday night? It's supposed to be a rager.
I have too much studying to do.
I'll stop in and say hello, but I won't stay long.
Heck yeah, I'm going!
Parties are too people-y for me.

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Rogers Ross 22 How often do you practice random acts of kindness?
My kindness is more direct.
When the urge strikes me
At least once a week
A few times a year

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Rogers Ross 23 What is your first thought when you see a rainbow appear?
Where's the pot of gold?
That's beautiful.
I always make a wish.
I like the explain the science behind it to anyone who will listen.

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Rogers Ross 24 Go back to your "Reading Rainbow" days. Which children's book makes your heart grow a few sizes?
"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss
"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein
"Matilda" by Roald Dahl
"Home Sweet Tree" by Stan and Jan Berenstain

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Rogers Ross 25 What do you think people should spend more time doing together?
Playing board and card games
Talking
Going for walks
Attending community gatherings

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Rogers Ross 26 How would you honor our veterans on Veterans Day?
I would thank a soldier.
My flag would be flying high.
I would donate to a veteran's charity in Bob Ross' name.
I would post something on social media.

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Rogers Ross 27 Do you prefer watching "Captain Kangaroo" or "Reading Rainbow?"
I miss both of them.
"Reading Rainbow" was amazing!
I like Mister Rogers more.
Sign me up for some "Captain Kangaroo!"

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Rogers Ross 28 Which word would you use to describe your table manners?
Impeccable
Adequate
Good
Excellent

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Rogers Ross 29 Out of these holidays, which one makes your heart feel fullest?
Halloween
Christmas
Thanksgiving
Every day makes my heart feel full.

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Rogers Ross 30 Would you send a friend thoughts, prayers or good vibes?
Prayers
Good vibes
All of the above
Thoughts and prayers

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