What % Veronica Mars Are You?

By: Torrance Grey

What % Veronica Mars Are You?
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About This Quiz

Are you as nostalgic for life in Neptune as we are? There's never been any place on television as uniquely colorful as the coastal town outside San Diego, and no detective as iconic as Veronica Mars. Once a carefree "09er," part of Neptune's in-crowd, Veronica fell from grace hard after her boyfriend dumped her for no apparent reason, her best friend was murdered, and her father lost his position of importance as sheriff of Balboa County. Yet Veronica reinvented herself from the ashes, becoming her father's assistant in a detective agency and Neptune High's go-to problem solver and fixer. 

We loved Veronica for her sarcastic wit, her keen intelligence, and for the soft heart she mostly hid from the world (but just "mostly," hence the tagline at the end of the pilot: "Veronica Mars: She's a marshmallow"). A small herd of appealing guys, including Duncan Kane, Logan Echolls, Deputy D'Amato and "Piz" Piznarski felt the same way. The world would be a better place if a lot more people were like Keith Mars's daughter and protege!

How much are you like this one-of-a-kind teen detective? We've created a quiz to help you find out. Just answer honestly, and we'll tell you how well you'd fit in on the mean streets of Neptune!

Which of these would be your strength as a PI?
Wiring up high-tech equipment
Working my contacts in high places
Thinking on my feet and adapting to new situations
Calmly persuading people to talk about difficult things, including their secrets

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You have to do surveillance in a bad neighborhood. What do you bring along?
Body armor I made in my home workshop
A canister of mace
A gun
A personal bodyguard

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How do you like to be paid for your services?
Bitcoin
Cash or credit card, please.
A favor to be repaid later
If I like you or feel bad for you, my services are free.

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In high school or college, was/is it important to you to fit in?
Not at all
Oh, yeah!
Only with the smart kids
I was respected; "fitting in" felt secondary to that.

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Which of these mysteries is most satisfying to dig into?
One that reunites friends or family
A major case, like a murder
Anything that pays really well
Something high-tech, like a hacking

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Where do you keep your passwords?
They're written down in the back of an old favorite book.
I pay for an online password-protection system.
I use an encrypted program that I designed myself.
Nowhere; I have a mnemonic system for that.

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What kind of camera do you use on the job?
A simple digital camera
A micro-camera disguised as something else
An old Nikon
A classic Leica or Hasselblad

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How do you feel when delving into a case of infidelity?
Understanding. Infidelity is the exception, not the rule.
Judgmental. I have a strong moral compass.
Wistful. I know what it's like to lose someone I love.
Nothing, really. My few relationships have ended for reasons other than infidelity.

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Which of these fictitious PIs can you most relate to?
Philip Marlowe
Jessica Jones
Nancy Drew
Thomas Magnum

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In high school, your clique was/is ... ?
The "mathletes"
The drama club
Student council
No clique for me, thanks!

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What is/was your favorite high school class?
Computer science
Photography
Journalism
Business math

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You're on the bus, going to school. How do you keep strangers from talking to you?
I just put in my earbuds.
I talk over their heads until they're gone.
I'll talk to a stranger on a bus; they might be interesting.
I never use public transportation.

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What's a go-to school lunch for you?
Sushi I had delivered
Something light, maybe vegetarian
Cheap carbs and a Red Bull on the side
Whatever's in the cafeteria is fine.

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Which of these secondary "Veronica Mars" characters would you hang out with?
Lilly Kane
Wallace Fennel
Deputy D'Amato
Wanda the rebel Student President candidate

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Which of these popular 2000s stores would you shop at?
Eddie Bauer
Gap
Nordstrom
Any cool secondhand store

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Which of these early-2000s TV shows might you re-watch?
Angel
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Deadwood
Freaks and Geeks

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What kind of shoes might you wear while tailing someone?
My usual Converse sneaks are fine.
Door-kicking boots, just in case
Anything I can wear all day without discomfort
Something great-looking. No reason to sacrifice style!

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You've received an unexpected financial windfall! What kind of car do you buy?
A practical SUV
A 90s VW Beetle
A vintage VW Beetle
A sports car

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A criminal has you at gunpoint. What do you do next?
Talk him/her out of shooting me
Panic, frankly. This is SO not my area.
Pull my own gun
Bribe my way out of the situation

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How do you unwind after a hard case?
Grilling in the backyard
Partying at the beach
Binge-watching a favorite TV show
Online gaming

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How do you deal with infidelity in your personal life?
Indulge in a fling with somebody else
Calmly talk it out and see if the relationship can be saved
Blame myself, probably. I don't have the world's highest self-esteem.
Plan an act of elaborate revenge, which I might not go through with.

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Which of these annoys you the most?
Waiting in line
Dishonesty
Snobbery
Stupidity

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Which of these places would you choose for a first date?
A laser tag venue
A decent steakhouse
A privately-owned saliboat
The beach/boardwalk

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What do you look for in a friend?
Loyalty
Kindness
Intelligence
A willingness to break the rules

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You need to stay awake on a stakeout. Which of these would you drink?
A venti cappuccino from a coffeehouse
Coffee with milk and sugar that I made at home
A superfood smoothie from my own recipe
Black coffee, maybe one sugar

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How do you deal with a betrayal from a friend?
Most likely, they're dead to me.
Forgive, but don't forget.
Tell the rest of our friends and let the "tribunal" decide.
Probably I'd suck it up and forgive them. I have too few friends to lose any.

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How do you feel about technology?
I love it and jailbreak everything to suit my needs.
I keep current, but I'm not obsessed.
Honestly, I'm a bit behind in that area.
I trade in my phone every year but don't know that much about tech, LOL.

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Which of these martial arts would you pursue?
Boxing
Fencing
Krav Maga
Is chess a martial art?

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Which of these crime/thriller movies would you most likely watch?
"The Big Lebowski"
"The Untouchables"
"The Matrix"
"The Purge"

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If you couldn't be a PI, what field might you go into?
Photography
Real estate
Politics
Forensic science

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