What Is Your Element?

SCIENCE

Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The Periodic Table of Elements is one of the most interesting parts of science that has grown and evolved right alongside mankind's understanding of the world. As far back as philosophers like Aristotle, the idea that the physical things in our world are made up of smaller parts has existed. And basic elements like gold or mercury have been known for centuries.  As our understanding of science grew, and our ability to understand what these elements were and how to differentiate them, we began to identify more and more.  Eventually, the day came when we were actually able to create our own. In 1937, technetium was created, the first man-made element ever made.

We know now that everything that is, is made of elements. The air we breathe, the Earth under our feet, and our feet themselves.  Tiny little microscopic atoms that are mixed together in an incredible strew to create the entire universe. That's pretty awesome when you think about it. These elements are the most common things in the universe and should be boring and mundane. But there's nothing without them, so they're also incredible and worthy of some respect.  And with that in mind, given how important, unique and valuable the elements really are, why don't we find out which one suits you best.  Just take the quiz and see!

When you're cooking dinner for just yourself, what are you preparing?

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When you first show up at a party, what are you most likely to do?

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If you had a day off and were looking to have a good time, which of these things would attract you the most?

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If you needed to decide what your single best quality was, what would you say?

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Superheroes are bigger than ever. Which superhero would you most like to be?

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What style of cooking appeals to you the most?

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The post-apocalyptic movie genre is pretty popular. What kind of apocalypse do you think you could take on?

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Treat yourself to some ice cream. What's your flavor of choice?

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"Star Wars" is a bit of a cultural phenomenon. What character do you like the most?

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When you're at the beach, you could just relax in the sun or you could have some fun. What kind of water sport do you like the most?

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Part of growing as a person is understanding your own limitations. What would you say is your worst quality?

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Say some company dropped by unexpectedly, is there any part of your home you don't want anyone to see?

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There's a lot of world to see out there. What exotic destination would you like to visit?

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Life isn't always a party, but when it is, what kind of party do you like best?

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Which of these common themes pops up in your dreams most often?

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To which of these mythological beasts do you most relate?

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Do you get along well with the other people where you work?

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Are you the kind of friend who people come to for advice?

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If you could make a fortune, what would be the way you'd want to do it?

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Is there a particular time of day that you feel the most energized?

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What do you consider a good place to go on a first date with someone?

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Would you say you're the kind of person who handles stress well?

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Do you like it when people surprise you?

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Most of us will only ever drive pretty ordinary cars. What exotic car do you wish you could drive?

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Which dog breed do you feel the greatest connection to?

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What class in high school did you enjoy the most?

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Have you ever gotten into a physical fight with someone?

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Online shopping sure is a convenience, isn't it? Where do you do most of your shopping?

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Everyone likes junk food now and then, so what's your unhealthy snack of choice?

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How are you most likely to spend your time when you have a day off?

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