Who's Your Cowboy Doppelganger?

By: Zoe Samuel

Who's Your Cowboy Doppelganger?
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About This Quiz

The Western has been defined as "the most generic of all genres." That doesn't mean it's the one whose movies are the most alike; it means it's the genre that has the most powerfully defined parameters. A Western is a movie generally set in the second half of the 19th century, in the Old West, with certain stock features like cowboys, Native Americans, outlaws, steam engines, saloons and small frontier towns. 

The Western genre has successfully mingled with other genres; there have been horror, comedy, and even sci-fi Westerns. No matter what form they take, they're still instantly recognizable.

Pioneers of the genre include directors such as John Ford, Sergio Leone, Howard Hawks and Sam Peckinpah. They brought stars like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and Paul Newman to our screens, in the form of memorable characters like the Man With No Name from the "Dollars Trilogy," Ringo Kidd in "Stagecoach," Ethan Edwards in "The Searchers," Wyatt Earp of "Tombstone," the eponymous Butch Cassidy of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," Marshall Will Kane of "High Noon," Lieutenant John Dunbar of "Dances With Wolves" and more.

Which of these characters do you take after? Let's have a quick shootout, and we'll let you know!

Are you on the side of goodness?
Yes (secretly)
Yes (openly)
I don't even know any more.
I'm on my side.

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Do you believe in taming the wilderness?
Maybe a corner of it...
Totally
That used to be my job.
No

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Are you good at riding a horse?
I was born on a horse.
Nope
I used to think I was, but then I met really skilled riders.
I'm as good as I need to be.

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Do you know how to drive a horse and carriage?
Obviously!
No
I can drive a wagon.
I can do whatever needs to be done.

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Do you believe in multiculturalism?
I believe in knowing your enemy.
What does that mean?
Yes, it's very important.
I don't really.

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How mysterious are you?
A little
Not at all
I try not to be.
Very

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Can you survive by yourself in the wilderness?
Probably
No
Maybe
Definitely

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Do you dream of owning a little farm?
Ah, yes, that is the dream.
Not right now, but maybe when I retire.
I do now!
Nope

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Do you love a strong woman?
Oh yes, that's the best.
I used to think I didn't care, but now I know I do indeed love that.
I AM a strong woman.
I don't believe in love.

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Can you function without your coffee?
No
I can.
I can, but I miss it so very much.
Sure!

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Do you think you'd be a good spouse?
I really want to find out, and yes, I do.
I'm doing my very best.
I'm not so sure.
No

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Are you fairly taciturn?
I can be.
Not really
Yes, if I'm by myself.
Yes

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Do you have a pet?
I want every animal I see, but I only have a horse.
I have a dog.
I have a wolf.
I work alone.

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How big is your hat?
My hat is enormous.
It's normal.
I often wear no hat.
Mine's quite small.

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Are you a good shot?
Very good
I'm above average, I think.
I'm okay.
I don't ever miss.

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Would you ever join the military?
I already did that and finished my enlistment.
I would, but I have other things to do.
I'm in it right now!
No

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How much do you smoke?
I smoke at parties.
I smoke when I'm stressed.
I don't smoke.
I'm like a chimney.

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How hard are you to kill?
Pretty hard
Harder than I thought
Pretty easy
It's impossible to kill me.

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Do you know how to ask for help?
I recently learned how to ask.
Yes, and I'm improving all the time.
I always ask for help.
I don't need help.

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Do you trust people who grew up differently than you?
Heck no!
I try to.
Yes!
I don't trust anyone.

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How many pistols do you carry?
2
1
0
I can't tell you.

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What do you fear?
Being alone
Failing
Being wrong
Nothing

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What kind of horse do you ride?
One with four legs
I don't really ride horses.
Sioux-bred
A white horse

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What accent do you have?
Mumbling
Midwest
Southern
Californian

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Who do you care about?
Whoever pays me well
The innocent
My family
Myself

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If you weren't a cowboy, what would you be?
Rancher
Police officer
I don't know.
Dead

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How dangerous are you to innocent bystanders?
Only a smidge
Not at all
Quite
Extremely

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How soon do you want kids?
This year
Tomorrow
A couple years
Never

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Do you see everything in black and white?
Yes
Mostly
No
Generally not

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How do you feel about trains?
I love 'em!
I fear them.
Eh
They're not relevant to my life.

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You Got:

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