What Field of Science Are You?

By: Mark Lichtenstein
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
What Field of Science Are You?
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About This Quiz

Human curiosity has lead to the branches of science we use to understand the world. The same impulses that lead us from the trees to walk on our hind legs are the same impulses that lead us to explore space, split the atom, and understand our own bodies. What field of science are you?
Who is your favorite character on Star Trek?
Spock
McCoy
Kirk
Sulu

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What is the best part of "Law & Order?"
The interrogation
The lab work
The court case
The investigation

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What do you like about NASA?
It broadens humanity's horizons.
It pushes the limits of where humans can go.
It teaches us about the laws of the universe.
It creates a lot of technology we can use elsewhere, like Teflon.

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If you owned a dog, what would your favorite dog-related activity be?
Talking to my dog about my problems.
Keeping my dog fit.
Throwing a bunch of things to see which one the dog decides to retrieve.
Letting the dog follow a scent to find out where it leads.

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How often do you waste time on Facebook?
More than is healthy.
More than I need to.
17.3 times a day.
I'll have to go back and check my browser's history.

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What did you study in college?
Liberal arts
I got a BFA
Business management
Stage design

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How often do you cook your own meals?
I get too anxious about food going bad, so I never have anything in the house.
3-5 nights a week
I'm too busy to "cook" so I make a lot of prepared meals, also known as TV dinners.
Once a week, when I've reverse engineered my favorite order in from the local takeout.

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How do you plan your vacations?
I try to find a place that will satisfy my inner child.
I find someplace exotic.
I find someplace where the expense adds up to as much fun as I think I'll have.
I find a place with history.

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How do you make major purchases, like houses or cars?
I go with my gut.
I find something that ticks all the boxes.
I find the optimal combination of all factors.
I find an option that I don't think I'll regret.

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How do you choose a romantic partner?
I try to find someone kind, who I can relate to.
I look for someone who isn't too closely related to me.
I look for a person I like a couple of standard deviations more than anyone else.
I try to pick someone who doesn't strike me as a psycho.

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What kind of live entertainment do you like best?
Magic
Acrobats
Professional gamblers
Stage Plays

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Who do you look up to?
My mother
My high school science teacher
My college professors
Doctor Bell

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What science fiction franchise do you like best?
Star Wars
Alien
The Matrix
Star Trek

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What was the most important scientific discovery?
The IQ test
Gene therapy
Regression analysis
Fingerprinting

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What household product can you not do without?
The bacon press my mother always used
The Post It pad by the phone
The spice rack
The household cork bord

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Which book is best?
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales"
"Who We Are and How We Got Here"
"Moneyball"
"Mindhunter"

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What RPG is your favorite?
Vampire: The Masquerade
Werewolf: The Apocalypse
D&D
Rifts

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What do you think of when you gaze at the stars?
How small I am
How all that complexity pales in comparison to the complexity with humans
How I can only see a little piece of what's out there
How the sky must have looked a thousand years ago

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What season is your favorite?
Autumn
Spring
Summer
Winter

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Which sport do you like best?
Boxing
Track and field
Baseball
Football

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Which governmental position is the most important?
The President
The Senate
The House
The Judiciary

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What HBO show do you like best?
"The Sopranos"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Deuce"
"True Detective"

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How are you in a crisis?
I turn in on myself.
I'm slow to act.
I try to see everything I can before I act.
I'm very cool in a crisis.

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Do you think you are psychologically healthy?
I'm not qualified to say, because I am myself.
Probably
I don't have enough data to say.
I'll only know after I do something unhealthy.

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Do you worry about your family medical history?
Probably more than is healthy.
I think about it a lot.
Not much, because I don't know enough to be worried.
I think about it, but then it's hard to say how much it'll play into my own medical life.

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What are the odds you achieve your dreams?
That's not a good question because the goal posts are always moving.
I have no idea.
Statistically, not great.
I'll only know if I ever succeed.

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Can you tell if someone has been going through your stuff at home?
No, I'm too disorganized.
Sometimes, if I've put my things in order.
Most of the time I can't, because I don't keep track of things.
I always can.

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What is your favorite card game?
Texas Hold 'em
Whist
Pai Gow Poker
Blackjack

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What can't you leave the house without?
My lucky pen
My heirloom jewelry
My smartphone
My little flashlight

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What historical period was the most important to the advancement of mankind?
The mid 1800s
The present
The 1960s
The late 1800s and early 1900s

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