Which Mountain Animal Are You?

By: Ian Fortey

Which Mountain Animal Are You?
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About This Quiz

The world is full of exciting and fascinating animals that live across all kinds of landscapes and environments. Polar bears in the Arctic, camels in the deserts, raccoons in your trash bin out back. Every corner of the globe is just chock-a-block with animals that have their own charm if you're the kind of person who's into the creatures of our world. But there's just something about the mountains, isn't there? Few places anywhere in the world are so invigorating as the mountains. It's as close as you can get to being in the sky, it makes you feel above it all and truly alive. Maybe that's why some of the coolest animals in the world live there too.

There's a good chance there's an animal up there in the mountains that is living out its life in a way very similar to what you're doing right now. Sure, it's not on social media or doing the same work you're doing, but deep down there are some definite similarities. It's just the way nature works; we're all connected. And with that in mind, if you take the time to answer a few questions here for us, we can determine with some scary accuracy exactly which animals you truly are. Take the quiz and see.

Are you a fan of going out for a picnic lunch on a nice summer's day?
I probably have other things to do.
Sure, get my friends together and we'll go.
I kind of want to eat when I'm hungry.
I love a picnic!

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What is your favorite horror movie villain of all time?
Jigsaw
Michael Myers
Freddy Krueger
Hannibal Lecter

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How are you most likely to relax in the hour before you go to bed at night?
Working out
Spending time with family
Maybe reading or watching TV
I might have a snack.

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What's the best part about being up in the mountains?
The fresh mountain air
The great views
The forests
Cool, clean lakes and rivers

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If you couldn't be in the mountains, where might you go?
I'd go to the country.
I'd hang out at home.
I'd consider the desert.
I'd go to the woods.

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What's the best part about going camping up in the mountains?
Getting away from the daily grind
Being with friends and having fun
Getting a chance to relax
Cooking over a fire

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Which of these mountains would you climb, if you could?
The Rockies
Kilimanjaro
Everest
Denali

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Say you get cornered by some nefarious types. How will you handle the situation?
I'll get ready to defend myself.
I'll run and hide.
I'll make them regret bothering me.
I'll go on the offense.

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Are you the kind of person who handles work in a group well or not?
I do pretty good in groups of others.
I thrive in groups.
I fly solo.
I prefer being alone or with family.

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If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I'm not picky.
Vegetables
Meat
Seafood

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No one can have a wedding reception without making all the guests do a dance. Which overdone dance is your favorite?
Cha-Cha Slide
Chicken Dance
The Hokey Pokey
The Macarena

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Mountains and extreme sports go hand in hand. What mountain sport sounds best to you?
Climbing
Mountain biking
Skiing
Hang gliding

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If you had to explain the difference between a really big hill and a really small mountain, what would you say?
Mountains are rockier.
Hills are easier to climb.
Even a really small mountain is bigger than a really big hill.
They're exactly the same thing.

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You have to pay thousands of dollars to get a permit to climb Everest; is it worth it?
Of course! Everest is legendary.
It'd be worth it if you did it with friends.
Seems like a smaller mountain would be just as good.
I can't imagine.

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How do you feel when you're in a situation with a lot of people that you don't know very well?
I'll be guarded.
I get anxious.
I'll step up to make myself known.
I guess it depends on the nature of the situation.

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When you're home alone, do you like to cook full meals for yourself?
I just kind of graze.
I'm more of a snacker.
I'll eat, but it doesn't have to be fancy.
Oh, yeah. I need to eat well.

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What is the greatest kind of junky food item that you can eat?
Doritos
Hot Pockets
Hot dogs
Microwave burritos

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What is the first thing you typically notice about someone you find attractive?
Their face
The sound of their voice
Their attitude
Their body

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Say you decide to try out for the local theater company's production of "The Avengers." What role are you auditioning for?
Captain America
Spider-Man
Iron Man
The Hulk

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What would you say is your biggest fear in life?
Dying
Being alone
Failure
Losing everything

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Are you the kind of person who likes to have people in the house all the time or would you rather go out?
We can hang out at my place.
I love having people over!
No one at my house, thanks.
My home is mostly for me and my family.

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Are you good at expressing your feelings or do you keep things bottled up?
I'd rather not get too into it.
I like sharing.
I can express anger pretty well.
Sometimes I'll blow up, but usually, I'm easy going.

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What's the best way to go camping up in the mountains anyway?
Haul a little trailer up behind your truck
In an RV with all the amenities
A sleeping bag and the stars
You just need a tent and some supplies.

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If you got lost in the mountains, how well do you think you'd survive?
I might panic.
If I'm alone? Not well.
If I can hunt food, I'm fine.
I'm sure I'd figure it out. How hard could it be?

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If you're alone in the car on a long trip, what's playing on the radio?
Something upbeat and a little twangy
Something peppy
Something loud and heavy
Some classic rock

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Which of these holidays is your absolute favorite?
Independence Day
Thanksgiving
Halloween
Christmas

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If you could have any of these vehicles free of charge, which one would you take?
Dodge Ram
Mini Cooper
Mercury Cougar
Hummer

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Is living in an isolated cabin in the mountains something that would appeal to you?
Maybe a cabin for weekends
I prefer being around more people.
I think I could handle that.
I could vacation like that for a month or two.

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Are you a creative person at all?
You could call me crafty.
I think I can be pretty artistic.
I'm not super artsy, no.
I can be if the mood strikes.

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What's the first thing you would do when you show up to a friend's backyard barbecue?
Find a place to sit and chill
Say hi to everyone
Get the lay of the land
Find the food

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