What Animal Do You Become When the Sun Goes Down?

By: Jennifer Post

What Animal Do You Become When the Sun Goes Down?
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About This Quiz

Nocturnal animals are those that sleep all day tucked away somewhere in nature and come out at night to eat, mate and enjoy their lives. There are the animals that you're probably familiar with, like bats and skunks, but there are all types of animals that you've never seen and have probably never even heard of. Some are cute and cuddly; some you wouldn't want to be anywhere near. Nocturnal animals ended up this way because of evolution. It might be that the food they eat only comes out at night, so they evolved to also be nocturnal. Or maybe it's the opposite, and the animals that want to eat the other animal are awake during the day, so the prey turned nocturnal as a means of survival.

If you read up a little bit on these animals, you might find yourself sharing many characteristics with one or another. Animals aren't that really that different from us. We just became accustomed to different ways of life and a different food chain and circadian rhythm. Nocturnals have personalities, preferences and aversions just like we do. 

So, do you want to know which animal you turn into when the sun goes down? Take this quiz and we'll tell you!

Do you have an activity that you like doing better at night?
Eating
Exercising
Reading
Observing

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Are you more of a night person or a day person?
Night person
I used to be a morning person but I've become a night person.
I don't mind the daytime.
The most fascinating things happen at night.

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What kind of overnight job would you want to have?
Road worker
Bartender
Nurse
Security guard

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What makes nighttime so interesting?
It's so much quieter at night.
Places are way less crowded at night.
You can get away with a lot in the darkness.
People are less on-guard at night.

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If you were an animal, where would you want to live?
The forest
A jungle
The mountains
A garden or the woods

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When you can't sleep, what's usually the reason?
Stressing about money
My mind races about everything.
My loud neighbors
Curiosity about what's going on outside

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Could you make it as a vampire?
I'm not sulky enough.
Totally!
I'm good at staying out of sight.
Maybe, but not the blood-sucking part

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Which animal are you most like during the day?
A fish
A high-energy dog
A cat
A sloth

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Have you ever stayed up all night?
I did a lot in college
With a baby, yes
Not all night, no
It's easy for me.

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Is there anything that helps you sleep when you feel restless?
Hot tea
A noise machine
Audio books
I need complete silence.

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Do you enjoy sleeping in, or does it make you feel lazy?
I love sleeping in and it definitely doesn't make me feel lazy.
It's nice on the weekends.
I prefer to get up early and get stuff done before anyone else wakes up.
I love sleeping in.

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Are you a good sleeper?
I can sleep through anything.
I wake up a few times.
Sometimes I am; it goes in cycles.
I usually have a hard time staying asleep.

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When you sleep, do you hog the blankets?
Yes, but it's not my fault.
I usually kick the blankets off me.
I sleep alone; so, yes, I do and it's great.
There are separate blankets.

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If your partner snored, what would you do?
Kick them until they stopped.
Sleep in another room.
Wear ear plugs
Make them use those nose strip things

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What food would have to be available at night if that's when you were awake?
Breakfast food
Twinkies
Fresh fruits
Pizza

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Is there something you would do better at night than during the day?
Not better, just quicker
Baking, for sure
I'd get a lot more work done.
Probably cleaning

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What are most of your dreams about?
Weird colorful tunnels and music
Having conversations I wish I could have in real life
Falling
Running but not getting anywhere

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Where would you hide out in the colder months as an animal?
Underground
I'd just make my way to a warmer place.
I can handle the cold so I don't need a hideout.
Under some brush or plants

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If you need to stay up for something but are getting tired, how do you keep yourself awake?
Coffee, coffee, coffee
I make sure wherever I am isn't too warm.
Staying busy is the best way.
Set a bunch of alarms in case I doze off.

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Of the five senses, which one is your strongest?
Hearing
Taste
Touch
Sight

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What are you like when you're angry?
I get very quiet.
Still adorable
Vicious
I ignore everyone.

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Where would you most like to vacation?
Mexico
Somewhere in Europe
The Swiss Alps
The rainforest

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Which weather condition can you just not stand?
Wind is the absolute worst.
Cold and rain chill me to the core.
Too much heat is unbearable.
Whichever one brings on allergies

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Do you like to be around people?
I don't mind it.
I love being around people all the time.
I prefer to work alone.
Only a few at a time

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Other than normal house pets, with what animal would you want to be friends?
A lion
Elephants seem awesome.
Baby deer
A koala bear

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Does the phase of the moon matter much to you?
The crescent ones are the prettiest.
People get crazy during a full moon. Other than that, it doesn't make a difference.
The least full the better to keep things dark.
Full moons help brighten things up.

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Which mythical creature would you want to be in your next life?
A unicorn
A gargoyle
A centaur
A wizard

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Is going clubbing an activity you enjoy?
I do it almost every weekend.
The club energy is so perfect.
No way! It's​ too loud and hot.
Not very often, no

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What is your greatest fear?
Animals that are bigger than me
Clowns
Nothing scares me.
Tiny holes

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If given the choice, would you have the ability to fly?
Sure, why not?
I'd be afraid to fly.
It's not necessary.
It would really come in handy.

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