What % Queen Material Are You?

By: Zoe Samuel

What % Queen Material Are You?
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About This Quiz

Monarchy has been one dominant form of government across the planet throughout much of human history. It has benefits and downsides, like any system, but these days, it is often relegated to history in favor of democracy. In the developed world, monarchs are mostly "constitutional," meaning that they are figureheads instead of running the executive branch of the government.

Of course, there are two big misconceptions about monarchy. First is that it can never have the consent of the people. The Queen enjoys public approval on an institutional and a personal level that no elected official has ever managed, much to the envy of many said officials. Indeed, in 2012, her approval rating was an astonishing 90%, a number that any president could only dream of attaining. The second misconception about monarchy is that it is ineffective. A wise and thoughtful monarch can actually be very effective, as they are not beholden to a donor class or to whatever the polls say will happen at the next election. This doesn't mean monarchy is good, but it does means it's not all bad!

However, a dynasty is only as strong as its weakest link. One bad ruler can turn the people against the monarch both personally and even to the extent that they decide to change their entire system of government! Would you be the weak link, or do you have the tools needed to be more like Elizabeth II (or even Elizabeth I, who was also considered a great leader)? Let's find out!

How elegant are you?
Totally elegant
I am basically Grace Kelly.
I have my moments.
I'm OK I guess!

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Can you keep a straight face when someone is making an utter idiot of themselves?
Yes
Usually
Sometimes
Nope

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Do you mind loads of people having input into who you date or marry?
Yes, that's how you pick a good one!
I don't mind.
I could deal.
Heck yes, I mind.

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Do you like dressing up?
I love it!
I like it most of the time.
I can handle it.
No, I get nervous when I wear dry clean only clothing.

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Do you care a lot about all parts of governing?
Yes, I am very invested in all of it and love the details.
I love most of it.
I'm a big picture person.
No, some departments are just so boring.

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What education do you have?
Masters in political science
Bachelor in politics
Military education
High school

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Have you served in the military?
Yes, five or more years.
Yes, two years.
No, but I have volunteered a lot.
No

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Do you like most people?
Yes, everyone has something interesting to say.
Mostly, yes.
Depends on my mood.
No, people suck.

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Are you out of touch, and if so, with whom?
I fear that I don't know what the chattering classes think.
I don't know any poor people.
I don't understand people who vote for the other political party.
I have no idea what people are all about, honestly!

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How many languages do you speak?
4 or more
3
2
1

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Do you know how to do the royal wave?
Yes, I perfected it young!
I know how but I have never done it.
I have an idea.
I didn't know there was a special wave for royals.

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Can you pretend to be interested even when you are not?
Honestly, I'm actually interested.
Yes, I can fake it.
If my blood sugar is OK, I can do it.
No, if I am bored, you'll know.

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Do you love to read vast amounts of materials?
I adore it!
I can handle it.
I am willing to do it.
I hate all reading.

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Queens have the top security clearance. Can you keep a secret?
I am like Fort Knox itself.
I am discreet.
I might blurt a few things out.
I am like a sieve.

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What is your hobby?
Horseriding
Hunting
Rowing
Bingo

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Can a rich person also be a good person, in your view?
Yes, if they do their best to create a system in which anyone can become richer with work.
Yes, if they are ethical and charitable.
Yes, if they are a good boss and not a crook.
No. Hoarding wealth is cruel by its very nature.

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Do you often lose small objects like rings or brooches?
Never
I left one on a plane years ago.
Every so often.
All the time!

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Do you look good in a tiara?
I look good in wall to wall diamonds, baby.
I think so.
I've never tried one.
No, I would feel so stupid in a tiara!

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How do you feel about public speaking?
I love it and I am great at it.
I don't like it but I'm great at it.
I like it and I am OK at it.
I hate it and I suck at it.

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What did you want to be when you grew up?
President
CEO
Diplomat
Community organizer

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Do you want to have children?
Yes, lots!
Maybe 2-3
Maybe 1-2
I loathe children.

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Do you love to travel?
I adore it!
I like luxury travel!
I like it every so often.
No. I get sick and feel miserable.

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Queens sometimes have to meet really bad people. If you met a dictator, what would you say or do?
I would use queenly methods to convey my disgust, while technically observing all protocols properly.
I would give them a good lecture in private but be proper in public.
I would look stony but do the right things.
I would punch that jerk.

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Would you go nuts if everything you did was scrutinized to death?
I welcome it. I think it would keep me honest.
I could handle it. I'm not doing anything shameful, after all.
I would need a break every so often.
I would definitely go totally mad.

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Do you mind not really belonging to yourself?
I think it stops me from being selfish.
I could get used to it.
I do not like it.
I hate that idea.

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Are you someone who beats herself up over her mistakes?
No. Once you say sorry and fix it, it's healthier to move on.
I do sometimes indulge in that, yes.
I do that all the time.
I am the worst wallower in the world.

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What's your take on monarchy overall?
It's not as bad as some options, and very good if the monarch is good.
It's not democratic, but these days it's clear that democracy is not working, so we might as well try it.
It's not as good as democracy but not as bad as fascism, I guess.
It's unethical.

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Do you trust yourself with the launch codes for the nukes?
Yes, I would never break the law or use that unwisely.
As long as I am supervised.
I would really prefer not to have that handy.
The first thing I'd do with the nuclear code is disarm our weapons.

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Could you ever bear to declare war?
Yes, if it were a just war or my country were under threat.
If the UN said it was OK, I could.
If Congress/Parliament said so, I could.
I don't think I could, honestly.

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Can you handle power without becoming evil?
Yes. I know how to ensure there are checks and balances.
I think I would be OK if my family and friends kept an eye on me.
I might get corrupted!
God, no. I'll kill everyone.

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