What Geographical Feature Are You?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
What Geographical Feature Are You?
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About This Quiz

This beautiful blue marble we call the Earth is 25,000 miles around, and it contains on that vast surface a multitude of landscapes.

There are fiery deserts, where life can struggle to survive in temperatures over 120F, rainfall is below an inch a year, and finding water consumes the days. There are seemingly endless oceans that sprawl over 70% of the planet, reaching as deep as 2 miles and containing whole ecosystems that we have yet to fully understand. There are beautiful forests, plains and grasslands that teem with a wide variety of life and sustain our farms and our homes. There are high mountains,  where humans might fight to breathe but it's not clear if the views or the lack of oxygen took our breath away first. Some of these mountains are hundreds of millions of years old and some - like the Rockies in North America - are relatively "new" in geological terms. 

Each of us feels at home in a different one of these - and each of us possesses characteristics that are similar to that one. From warm and welcoming plains to craggy and cold mountains to tempestuous oceans to dangerous and unyielding desert, which landscape are you most like?

Where would you rather live?
Colorado.
Arizona.
Nebraska.
California.

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Which season do you like the most?
Spring.
Fall.
Summer.
Winter.

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How much variety do you need in your life?
I'm okay with a very simple existence.
I need a little bit of change once in a while, but not too much.
I want to have an equal mix of variety and stability.
I need a lot of variety in my life to keep from getting bored.

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Which attire sounds most appealing to you?
Flannel and corduroys.
Jeans and a T-shirt.
Swimsuit.
Shorts and a tank top.

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How social are you?
I have a decent-sized social network.
I keep to myself mostly.
I'm very outgoing and friendly. I have tons of friends.
I have a small group of friends, but we are very close.

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Which vacation spot fits you the best?
Bali.
Switzerland.
Africa.
Australian Outback.

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What is your feeling about snow?
I love snow. I can't wait for the first flakes to fall.
I hate snow.
Snow is beautiful, but it can get old after a while.
Snow is awesome, but only because it is so rare where I am.

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How in touch with your emotions are you?
I am very open and aware of my emotions.
I'm aware of my emotions, but I tend not to express them.
I tend to push my emotions away.
I only let my guard down around people I'm very close to.

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How well do you deal with ups and downs in life?
I don't deal well with fluctuations at all.
I try to keep things very moderate. I struggle when things get too up and down.
I'm a master at riding the changes in elevation.
I do a pretty good job of riding the waves in my life.

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How much of an adrenaline junkie are you?
I'm very much into getting my adrenaline fix on a daily basis.
I'm not into risk-taking at all.
I enjoy getting a jolt of adrenaline every once in a while.
I'll do something intense, but it happens pretty rarely.

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How appealing is the idea of living on a farm to you?
That's totally my dream.
I have no interest in doing that.
It's pretty appealing to me, but I'm not sure I'm ready for that.
I might be interested in doing a small farm or a community garden.

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Which weather event best fits your personality?
Tsunami.
Snowstorm.
Tornado.
Sandstorm.

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How well do you deal with extreme heat?
I don't do heat waves very well.
I love it. The warmer, the better.
I can deal with it for a few hours, but beyond that and I get totally miserable.
I don't mind when it gets a little warm, but I do prefer mild temperatures.

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Which kind of tree is most appealing to you?
Palm tree.
Oak tree.
Joshua tree.
Pine tree.

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How do you feel about the idea of spending time on a boat?
I might be up for it once in a while, just for a change of pace.
It sounds pretty fun, but I'd like to keep it to just a few hours at the most.
That sounds pretty horrible to me. I'd get seasick over and over.
I could totally live on a boat.

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Which sport calls to you in the strongest way?
Snow skiing.
Baseball.
Water skiing.
Off-road racing.

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How would you describe your sense of humor?
Corny.
Dry.
Raunchy.
Cerebral.

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Which animal do you relate to the most?
Dolphin.
Goat.
Buffalo.
Snake.

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Which musical event would you rather attend?
Bonnaroo.
Coachella.
Lollapalooza.
Tomorrrowland.

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Is your life extremely complicated or do you keep things relatively simple?
My life is extremely complicated, and I like it that way.
Most of the time I'd rather that things were simple, but I like to spice it up from time to time.
I prefer to keep things very simple.
I want enough complication to keep things interesting, but not so much that I get overly stressed.

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Would you consider yourself to be more of a pessimist or an optimist?
I tend to be very pessimistic in my view of the world.
I guess I'm somewhere in the middle between the two.
It really just depends on my mood.
I definitely see the glass as half-full.

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Which song do you like most?
"Rocky Mountain High" by John Denver.
"Omaha" by Counting Crows.
"Somewhere Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin.
"A Horse with No Name" by America.

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Which movie do you like most?
"Dances with Wolves".
"Lawrence of Arabia".
"Titanic".
"Seven Years in Tibet".

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Which novel would you prefer to read?
"Moby Dick" by Herman Melville.
"Cold Mountain" by Charles Frazier.
"The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck.
"Dune" by Frank Herbert.

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What was your favorite subject in school?
English.
Art.
Math.
Science.

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How important is it for you to be near water?
I have to live right by the water.
I'd like to be within a short drive to a lake.
I would actually prefer to be far away from water.
I would like to be near a creek or stream.

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Do you enjoy rock climbing?
It's pretty fun. I've tried it a few times.
I've never tried it, and I really have no interest in it.
I love climbing. I can't get enough of it.
I haven't done it yet, but it might be fun.

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How appealing is riding an ATV through the desert to you?
That might be alright.
I like the ATV part, but not really the part about doing it in the desert.
That really doesn't sound like much fun to me.
That sounds like an awesome time.

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Do you enjoy going to the county fair?
I look forward to the county fair all year.
I went to it once, but it wasn't really my thing.
I've never been, and I have no interest in going.
I've been a few times. It was surprisingly fun.

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Which part of the day are you at your best?
Afternoon.
Midday.
First thing in the morning.
At night.

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