Tell Us About Yourself and We'll Guess the Price of Gold in the Year You Were Born

By: Ian Fortey

Tell Us About Yourself and We'll Guess the Price of Gold in the Year You Were Born
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About This Quiz

Sure, gold is valuable, but it's also volatile. Its value has more ups and downs than a rollercoaster! Did you know that gold was worth less than $100 back in the 1960s, and in 2020 it's selling for around $1,581? That's a heck of a growth factor. All those years in between have been on an incline, but not a steady one. It goes up; it goes down; it explodes up again. 

Back in 1717, Sir Isaac Newton established a standard value of gold that was equal to about $20 an ounce. That's pretty close to what the U.S. Mint paid for gold during much of the Gold Rush. Whatever price it's been over the years, and these days it's well over $1,000 an ounce, it's always been something every society has placed a value on. Just look at Ancient Egypt and everything they made from gold. To them, gold was literally the flesh of the gods. That's heavy value.

How does that relate to us? Only insofar as it shows that the value of gold is always based more on the time in which it's being evaluated rather than anything inherent to the gold itself. And that means we can tell you what gold was worth the year you were born just by learning a bit about you!

Question 1 - social media Being connected is important, right? How many social media platforms do you use?
Too many!
Just a couple
Only one
All of them

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Question 2 - talk on the phone Would you rather text a friend or talk to them on the phone?
I only use the phone if it's business stuff.
Phone is great.
I'd rather talk in person.
Text!!

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Question 3 - couch Do you think you would ever cover your couch in plastic?
Huh?
My grandma did that. So no.
Keeps it clean!
I don't even have a couch.

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Question 4 - sense of humor How would you describe your sense of humor?
Random
Dark
Dry
Goofy

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Question 5 - gold jewelry Do you own any gold jewelry?
I have one thing.
Yeah, one or two
I have a number of pieces.
Not real gold, no

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Question 6 - metals Let's say the world runs out of gold. What other precious metal is catching your eye?
Palladium
Platinum
Silver
I have no idea.

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Question 7 -  fast food Would you rather cook a meal for dinner or just grab some fast food?
Define "cook."
Can someone else cook me the meal?
I like a home-cooked meal.
Ooh, fast food!

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Question 8 - TV How do you prefer to watch TV shows?
Binge!
DVR my favorites
I'll just channel surf.
On my phone

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Question 9 - wrote a letter When's the last time you hand wrote a letter to someone?
Maybe in school?
Years ago
I sent Christmas cards!
Never. It never happened.

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Question 10 - angel on shoulder When you have that little angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other, who do you listen to?
Angel, of course!
I try to listen to both.
I ask them both to leave me alone.
The little devil

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Question 11 - exercise What's your go-to method of physical activity when you need some exercise?
I hit the gym.
I go for a walk.
Exercise?
I'm always doing something.

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Question 12 - outdoors Do you like spending time in the great outdoors?
Sometimes
Not really
I love it when I get the chance.
If it's nice out, sure!

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Question 13 - Las Vegas If you could get away to anywhere in the world for a vacation, where would you go?
Cancun
Las Vegas
Paris
Disney World

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Question 14 - Halloween How do you celebrate Halloween?
Party!
I like to decorate the whole house.
I hand out candy, but that's about it.
Oh, I get dressed up.

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Question 15 - radio What are you listening to on the radio?
Whatever's got a good beat.
Pop
Classic rock
I don't listen to the radio.

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Question 16 - Read book If you have two hours all to yourself one evening to do anything, what are you likely to do?
Maybe play a game
Watch a movie
Read
Chat with friends

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Question 17 - cell phone How long do you think you could last without your cell phone?
An hour?
A day or two?
I don't need my phone.
Don't even ask me that.

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Question 18 - Bond Who is the greatest James Bond?
Daniel Craig
Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery
I don't really care.

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Question 19 - youtube How many YouTube videos are you watching in the average week?
Tons
Maybe a dozen?
A couple
Who keeps count?

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Question 20 - raining You're out for a walk, and it starts raining. What are you going to do?
Run!
Find the nearest shelter
I assume I have an umbrella.
I might play in it.

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Question 21 - steak Would you rather eat pizza, steak or tacos?
Tacos
Pizza
Steak!
Is there such a thing as taco pizza?

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Question 22 - conflict How do you deal with conflict when someone gets in your face?
Drop a sarcastic remark
Talk through it
Try to walk away
I will throw down!

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Question 23 - grammar Do you ever correct people's grammar on the internet?
Rarely
Once in a while
Yes
No, who cares?

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Question 24 - dessert Everyone loves dessert, right? What are you into?
Cake
Cheesecake, please
A nice pie sounds good.
Ice cream!

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Question 25 - spontaneous Would your friends describe you as a spontaneous sort of person?
Maaaaaybe
Probably not
Yeah, no
For sure!

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Question 26 - movie How often do you head to the theater to see a movie?
As often as I can!
A few times a year
Rarely ever
Only when my friends want to go

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Question 27 - risotto If we sent you to the kitchen to make a risotto right now, could you do it?
Not a chance
If you give me the recipe, I could.
Yeah, probably
A what?

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Question 28 - games We're having people over for a night of games! What do you want to play?
Truth or Dare
Monopoly
Poker
Super Smash Bros

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Question 29 - sneakers If you need a new pair of sneakers, what brand are you likely to go for?
Vans
Cons
I couldn't care less.
Nike

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Question 30 - Safe deposit box Where do you keep your valuables?
I don't really have any.
I have a little lockbox.
Safe-deposit box
On a shelf

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