Which Extinct Animal Are You?

By: Steven Miller
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Which Extinct Animal Are You?
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About This Quiz

There was a time when each of these animals was perfectly adapted to their environment. Whether it was due to climate change, a volcanic eruption, a meteor strike or the effects of human influences on their surroundings, some form of change proved to be too much for all of them.

Perhaps you're the apex predator of your surroundings. If you're highly aggressive and people tend to take a step back when you walk into the room, T-Rex might just be your perfect match. Should you mention that your reach is rather limited and you tend to scavenge off those who are weak around you, there will be little room left for doubt.

Maybe you're someone who just wants to be left alone and to live out your days in peace on a tropical island. If you'd fit right in with the characters in "Alice in Wonderland" and you have some highly unusual characteristics, the dodo is looking like the front-runner to be your extinct avatar.

Alternatively, it's possible that you're most known for your slow and steady pace and the way you tend to make people laugh, or cry, from pure joy at your presence. If this is starting to remind you of the way you move through the world, the giant sloth could be just the one we're looking for.

Let's get a move on before these options disappear from the planet forever.

Are you physically coordinated or are you more clumsy?
I'm a total clumsy mess.
I can't exactly turn on a dime.
I'm fairly coordinated, but I'm never in a rush to do anything.
I'm a highly coordinated and athletic person.

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Which movie genre listed below is most appealing to you?
Action/Adventure.
Comedy.
Epic drama.
Documentary.

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How odd are you?
I'm actually about as normal as you can get.
I suppose I have a few unusual characteristics.
I'm a totally bizarre personality.
I'm not your average person, but I wouldn't use the word odd to describe myself.

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Which setting matches your personality the best?
A tropical island.
A little house on the prairie.
The forest or jungle.
A mountain retreat.

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Which book would you rather read?
"The Martian".
"Dune".
"The Lost World".
"Alice in Wonderland".

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Are you more predator or prey?
I'm the one on the hunt. I'm a predator, for sure.
I'm just trying to do my own thing peacefully.
Sadly, I'd say that I'm an easy target.
I'm generally very chill, unless you mess with someone I care about.

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Do you leave a strong impression on people?
I'm more likely to try to blend into the scenery.
I suppose that I have made an impact on those who are close to me.
That really just depends on the situation.
Yep, you're never going to forget an interaction with me.

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Which description best matches your body type?
Muscular.
Average.
Large.
Curvy.

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Do you turn heads when you walk into a room?
Nah, I'm not that interesting.
I'm likely to get a bit of attention when I arrive on the scene.
I'm sure to get a few raised eyebrows.
People generally turn their heads and take a step back.

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What pace do you tend to move at in life?
It depends on my mood and what's going on that day.
I move so slow that it's kind of funny.
I'm in a hurry and on the move.
I stay busy, but I'm usually taking my sweet time.

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Are people intimidated by you?
I think the opposite is actually true.
I don't mean to be that way, but I suppose it sometimes happens.
Yes, I think I am very intimidating.
No, I don't think so.

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Which description best matches your diet?
Meat-eater.
Omnivore.
Vegetarian.
Vegan.

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Do you enjoy traveling?
No, I like to stick very close to home.
I'm always moving on to my next adventure.
I usually do a seasonal migration to a warmer climate.
I take a few short trips each year.

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How close are you to your family?
We're all doing our own thing.
We talk on a pretty regular basis.
We are a very tight-knit group.
We're very loving and supportive of each other.

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Do you have thick skin or are you easily upset?
It takes a lot to really get me irritated.
My skin is like a bullet-proof vest.
It doesn't take much to really throw me off.
I'll usually go on the attack if someone upsets me.

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Have you ever been accused of being naive?
I've heard that before, that's for sure.
I get that all the time.
No, I don't think anyone would dare say that to me.
I guess someone might have said that to me at some point, but it's been a long time.

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How much do you worry about what's going on in the world these days?
I just do my own thing and I try not to worry about the bigger picture.
I'm extremely worried about the way things are going.
Things are amazing right now.
It bothers me, but I try to focus more on what's right in front of me.

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In general, how laid-back are you?
I'm actually very high-strung.
Despite my desire to live a peaceful life, I seem to get sucked into drama frequently.
I'm about as chill as they come.
I have work to do, but I try to take things in stride.

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Do you think your competition thinks of you as an easy target?
Yeah, I'm kind of a sitting duck.
No, I think my competition respects my abilities.
They think of me that way, but they really shouldn't underestimate me.
Nope, I'm the one who thinks of my competition that way.

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Which extinction event matches your personality the closest?
Nuclear war.
Global warming.
Meteor.
Volcanic eruption.

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Which general classification of animal matches you the best?
Mammals.
Amphibians.
Birds.
Reptiles.

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Are you an aggressive person?
Not at all.
I'll defend myself if necessary, but I prefer to keep things very chill.
I'm pretty much always aggressive.
Only if you mess with someone I love.

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How likely are you to take advantage of another's weakness?
That doesn't really sound like me.
I'm much more likely to support someone who is feeling weak.
I do this constantly. It's a dog-eat-dog world.
I'm actually the one whose weakness people tend to take advantage of.

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Where would you likely fall on the food chain?
I'd be an apex predator.
I'd be way down at the bottom.
I wouldn't be at the very bottom, but I'd be below the middle.
I suppose I'd be pretty high up on the food chain.

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How appealing is it for you to be famous?
I'd rather stay out of the limelight if I can.
That sounds terrible to me.
If it happens, it happens.
That is what I'm dreaming about.

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Which movie would you rather watch?
"Jurassic Park".
"Zootopia".
"10,000 BC".
"Ice Age".

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How physically strong are you?
I'm not a weakling, but I'm not a weightlifter either.
I'm stronger than you might think.
I'm actually pretty weak.
I'm a total beast.

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How fast can you run?
I'm not going to win any races, that's for sure.
I run like molasses in January.
I run like the wind.
If it's an emergency, I can move pretty fast.

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What time of the day are you at your best?
Midday.
Early morning.
Afternoon.
Night.

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Which holiday fits your personality the best?
Independence Day.
April Fool's Day.
Thanksgiving.
Labor Day.

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