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A page of ToothyWikizen results from those silly quizzes that litter the web.

Although they seems to be spreading... see StuartFraser's bid to get the
PoliticalMatters/PoliticalCompass a page all of its very own.

This page was originally at AlexChurchill/QuizResults but was collectively hijacked.  Alex's results can still be found there (unless he want to remerge them with the below?)

See /Archives for old results

See /Effectiveness for a discussion of whether PersonalityCategorisations have any PredictivePower, or if they are all HorsePucky? --DR

[Which country shares your parenting values?]

Pallando was most like: Germany, Japan, Australia; and least like: Yemen, Kuwait, Palestine

[politics, ideology and human destiny] by David Brin

[How many Angry Monkeys could you take in a fight?].
Sadly, only 50-100 apparently. --qqzm

[Logic test]. Rachael got 15/15.
ChrisHowlett got 14/15, but disagrees strongly with the answer to the last question as worded.
PeterTaylor got 15/15 and has just dispatched an e-mail pointing out one flaw in the answers (or, more precisely, the justifications for the answers) to questions 1 and 2 and four flaws in the justification to the answer for question 15. (The answer is correct, Chris, but the reasons they give are completely wrong).
The [person on LJ who I got the link from] also has issues with question 15 (warning: spoilers if you haven't done the quiz yet). --Rachael
I disagree (with Peter). The question asks whether something I do with my conscious brain is possible, not whether doing that thing would be correct. Even less pedantically, it asks whether I can say "I expect that in the future, this will be the case." - not, "I can confidently say that in the future this will definitely always be the case." --CH
I agree with CH. You could argue both ways. Extremely strictly, yes you can predict something, even if that prediction is wrong. However, taking the meaning "Every future examination will give the same results", it is invalid, because a future examination is subject to experimental error. Their explanation that something similar to water exists is not compatible with the premises presented in the question. --Admiral
Aren't you agreeing with Peter rather than CH?  In that their answer is correct, but their justification is unrelated to the question? -- SGB
No, he's saying that CH is right, but that if you relax the pedantry slightly then I am. I admit that I missed the importance of the word "predict". --PT
Hang on. The question doesn't ask for the truth of the conclusion but the validity of the conclusion. Incidentally, I just got a reply from the author: "<snip>The answer given on the web site is, as you say, incorrect and needs adjusting, but then it would not be controversial and I would probably not get any feedback." --PT
BwaHaHaHa. At least they're honest about it, I suppose... --AC
What / who does that "Hang on" relate to? --CH
It relates to the line from which it is indented once: your italicised one. --PT
Ah, I follow. In which case I must fall back on pedantry: it is always possible for me to predict anything, hence (anything)=>I can predict $foo. Hence, the conclusion is valid. But really, they shouldn't be bringing chemistry into it. --CH
There was more extraneous science in the stuff I snipped from the e-mail. He brought up heavy water. (As an aside, to pre-empt other punsters, no, I don't know why he swallowed it in the first place either). If that's in the equation then really, define your terms. Chemically D20 and H20 are the same thing. Physically they aren't. FWIW I would consider both of them to be water, and I would consider deuterium to be hydrogen, but if the answer really depends on such details of definition (as the given answer claims) then it's a mindboggling bad question. --PT
DR got 15/15, but it helped knowing in advance that it was a test about the validity of syllogisms, rather than of logic or reasoning in general.  I felt that number 14 was actually the odd one out, in that it required knowledge of statistics.  With respect to number 15, I think the "Therefore" qualifies the "can predict".

[What cute animal are you?]

SunKitten: You are a: Kitten! Cute as can be, kittens are playful, mischevious, and ever-curious. Like you, kittens hate getting wet. Kittens are often loving, but are known to scratch or bite when annoyed. These adorable animals are the most popular pets in the United States--37% of American households have at least one cat.  Whether it is your gentle purr or your disarming appearance, you make a wonderful kitten.
You were almost a: Pony or a Duck
You are least like a: Chipmunk or a Groundhog
That was fortunate - SunGroundhog? doesn't have the same ring to it. --Rachael

Pallando is a turtle

ChrisHowlett: You Are A: Duckling! The cutest of the cute, these baby ducks are often spotted in the spring following closely behind their mother. As a duckling you will grow up quickly, becoming one of the adult ducks seen commonly in ponds and streams. Playful and timid, charming and vulnerable, ducklings are nature's very definition of innocence.
You were almost a: Frog or a Parakeet
You are least like a: Turtle or a Groundhog
Eh, I feel I'm more a cat, but possibly an adult one. Duckling'll do. --CH

Admiral: Is also a kitten, but almost a Bear Cub or a Monkey, and least like a Pony or a Bunny.

SF is a groundhog, thereby failing to be cute even in a what cute animal are you quiz.

SGB is a parakeet, apparently.  And almost a puppy or a duck, which would have been his first two choices.

Rachael is a Turtle. "These reptiles, famous for their hard outer shells, spent their days roaming for food and relaxing in the water. As a turtle you are not very speedy, nor are you soft and cuddly. You tend to hide in your shell and you aren't much of a sprinter, however you are as cute as you are fascinating. You were almost a: Mouse or a Chipmunk. You are least like a: Squirrel or a Duck." Not what I was expecting, especially after telling it in the final question I have long beautiful hair.

AlexChurchill is a Monkey: "Monkeys are intelligent and agile, well-adapted for jungle life as they swing happily from tree to tree. As a monkey, you are a social animal who prefers a warm climate, is quick to learn new things and loves to climb. A monkey's tiny primate features are irresistable, as is his gregarious personality!" Almost a Parakeet or a Puppy, and least like a Duckling or a Turtle. I think they have a slightly wider definition of "cute" than I do.

[What board game are you?]
Rachael is apparently Chess (though not Chess).
"You are brilliant and shrewd. You can often predict what people will do in the future. You thrive in complex situations. You deal with contradictions well. You can have many streams of though (Sic) going on at your mind at once. You keep track of things well. You are very patient. You have lots of endurance, even when your energy dwindles." I'm unconvinced, especially by the last bit.
I got boggle.  Should I be offended?  --Vitenka
Me too. I think you get boggle if you confuse its poor little NetQuiz? brain. --SF
Snap.  Which is to say, I get boggle, not that I get Snap.  That would be *really* offensive. --SGB
I wouldn't have objected if I'd come out as Boggle. --Rachael

DouglasReay is [Chinese Checkers] - better, I suppose, than being a strategic war game :-)
You live a hyper, fast paced life. You rarely ever slow down.  You are good at juggling many things at once. You are the ultimate multi-tasker.  You enjoy being in a group - in fact the bigger the group, the better.  You are an enthusiastic competitor, and you can be a little ruthless when you play games.
M-A too.

[What's your colour IQ?]

(i.e. how well do you distinguish similar hues?)
Rachael scored 34 (where lower scores are better)
Vitenka scored 23, with the worst results being in the red end red-yellow area, and a peak in the blue-green.  But only one missed by more than one position, so not bad.
ChrisHowlett scored 7 (!), with a cluster of three adjacent 1-offs in blue-green, and 4 adjacent 1-offs in the purple-salmon.
SGB got 4; four adjacent 1-offs in the cyans.  I blame the monitor :-)
Requiem] scored 25, with no errors that were not in the blue-green. [My eyes!]
Admiral apparently has perfect colour vision, with a score of 0.
Edwin got 8. Probably good enough for general life.
Nat got 4 with four adjacent bars in the blue/green range (and I'm always having arguments with M-A about objects being blue or green...).
M-A, however, got 32.
SF scored 4 with, yes, 4 adjacent colour bars in the greenish area.
So does that show that women's colour vision isn't as good as claimed, or just that they don't waste money on fancy screens? -- SGB
Maybe not... Ellie was humiliated to get 12, and we have a very fancy screen at home. --SGB
AlexChurchill tried this at work, and beat you all (in OppositeWorld?) with a spectacular 85. At home I got 22: 6 chunks of 3 or 4, mostly in the greens.

[The five love languages]

RobHu scored: Physical Touch 12, Quality Time 8, Words of Affirmation 4, Acts of Service 3, Receiving Gifts 3. He would also like to say that he thinks the book this quiz is derived from is very good and worth reading (especially if you're in a relationship).
StuartFraser gave it up after about the fifth question where he was insulted by both of the options give. Better design needed I think --SF.
Insulted by what exactly? --RobHu

[Klein sexual orientation grid]

RobHu scored 0.1 but thinks it should probably be higher than that, but then again [he's not sure].
Rachael got 1.24 ^^; It seems to set quite a lot of store by the sex of your platonic friends, in which case I'm surprised Rob got as low as 0.1.
It talks about your social preference, not what they actually are... --RobHu
Edwin got 0.81.
StuartFraser got 1.48, but thinks at least one of the questions is really silly. Yes, I have more heterosexual friends. This is because there are many more heterosexual people, even somewhere as liberal as Cambridge.

[The Taboo Quiz]

AlexChurchill got a Moralising Quotient of 0.42 (less permissive than average), Interference Factor of 0.00 (less interfering than average), and a Universalising Factor of 0.67 (more universal than average).
M-A got 0.13, 0.00, 0.00, but disputes that her answers reflect what they think they reflect in the final summaries.  Interesting quiz, though.
Rachael got a Moralising Quotient of 0.25, Interference Factor of 0.00, and a Universalising Factor of 0.50.
Sally got 0.17, 0.00, 1.00.

[Are you qualified to post to ToothyWiki?]

ABCAAACBBC was scored by Pallando
ABAAAABACC for Androidkiller
BBAAAABBCC for FlameRider.  Why am I annoyed that I can't make a word out of any combinations of 10 repetitions of A, B and C?
ABBCBCAABC for StuartFraser. Who probably failed.
BAAAAAAABB for ALessConfusedWolf , who was sorely tempted to just put BAAAAAAAAA.

[Are you a heretic?]

Rachael scored:
You are Chalcedon compliant. Congratulations, you're not a heretic. You believe that Jesus is truly God and truly man and like us in every respect, apart from sin. Officially approved in 451.

Chalcedon compliant 92%
Monophysitism 75%
Modalism 58%
Nestorianism 42%
Pelagianism 42%
Arianism 33%
Adoptionist 33%
Monarchianism 25%
Apollanarian 25%
Docetism 17%
Gnosticism 8%
Donatism 8%

Socinianism 8%
Albigensianism 0%

I don't know what half those things are ^^; The questions sounded to me like they were only asking about two heresies, dualism and something else.

Requiem had:
Chalcedon compliant 100%
Pelagianism 75%
Monophysitism 58%
Monarchianism 42%
Modalism 33%
Apollanarian 33%
Nestorianism 33%
Socinianism 25%
Arianism 17%
Gnosticism 17%
Adoptionist 0%
Albigensianism 0%
Donatism 0%
Docetism 0%
And wanted to jump up and down and explain forcefully to the questioner that it is impossible to answer with 'true / false' a statement that is half true and half false.
100%? Congratulations. I was, like Rachael, also only 92%. --AC

(PeterTaylor) I clearly have issues. Partly (as with Requiem) this is due to trying to work out how to answer statements which are half-right. Partly it's due to lack of explanation of what the questions actually mean. (E.g. "Only Jesus' human nature died on on the cross." Does "human nature" correspond to sarx? I presumed it does. "God's grace is an aid to help people come to him." Is this intended to be a definition of grace, in the sense of a complete description of its nature, or a statement about part of its nature?). I suspect I actually have a major difference to the author: "The efficacy of sacraments depend on the moral status of those administering them" / "The Eucharist is not effective if it is administered by a leader who is sinful". I would describe myself as non-sacramentalist, and I'm not sure that the author of the quiz took that possibility into account. But then the Chalcedonian creed doesn't say anything about sacraments.
Compliant, though.
Chalcedon compliant 67%
Nestorianism 33%
Pelagianism 33%
Monophysitism 33%
Everything else 0%

[Which chemical element am I?]

FlameRider is Lead:
You are a byproduct of radioactive decay... I don't know how to interpret that. Anyway, you're absolutely fixed in how you approach life, but it is really all okay to you. You're like that guy who flew too close to the sun, achieved omniscience for a couple seconds, and then forgot everything while returning to Earth only to spend the rest of his days as a blind man with a distant alien wisdom and sadness in his vacant eyes. You probably really love kids, but know to stay away from them because some aspect of your otherworldly nature makes them sick... especially when they eat you in the form of paint chips.
M-A is Helium:
You scored 20 Mass, 17 Electronegativity, 42 Metal, and 60 Radioactivity! That's odd, our tests indicate that you did not just take this test. In fact, we're not even sure you exist. Oh, wait, no, somebody just found indirect evidence of you in the deep Earth and in the Sun. Okay, so you're real, but man, you need to get out more. Actually, you're pretty cool, always doing your own thing, but we kinda wish that you would interact with us a bit more. On a positive note, I think some research lab in Berkeley has managed to put you into a psuedo-stable relationship that, if you're kept very cold, you won't walk away from... or maybe that was Xenon. I forget.
Nat is Molybdenum:
You scored 35 Mass, 29 Electronegativity, 66 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity! I like to think of you as the miracle worker in The Princess Bride... you can do anything and you do it for the betterment of society. Just because you can raise the dead and make flying wagons and stuff doesn't mean that you show off about it though. You are capable of forming bizarre webs of relationships in which individuals are accomplices, lovers, coworkers, and so on all at once. I once saw you hanging out at the center of a cycloheptatriene... it was completely freakish and bizarre, and I'm not sure I've known what to think of you since. But hey, to each their own. Oh, and stay away from the carbon monoxide... you suck that stuff up.

MoonShadow is Yttrium:
You scored 52 Mass, 18 Electronegativity, 55 Metal, and 10 Radioactivity! Yttrium? Yttrium??? You're messing with me, right? That's not a real element. Really? If you say so. Okay... how about: You are really a solitary creature, and you're somewhat set in your ways. You work, consciously or subconsciously, towards the betterment of society, but I guess you do this by befriending it's strangest elements. You're kind of a spaceman/woman, but in the end you're allright. You should try to be with the benign weirdos of the world because, by goodness, no one else will. Oh, it says here that you are abundant on the moon. Interpret as you will.
As is qqzm
AlexChurchill is Chromium:
You scored 32 Mass, 19 Electronegativity, 81 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity! Oooohaaaaah.... shiny! You probably have an incredibly stable and well-maintained group of friends... that probably also don't get out much either. You're not one to get bogged down by a problem. Of course, I'm basing this upon Chromium's ultra-low water-exchange constant and its corrosion-resistant properties, and I wouldn't be too surprised if the analogy doesn't even apply.
Edwin is Carbon:
You scored 10 Mass, 39 Electronegativity, 20 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity!  Nobody understands you... no, not even organic chemists. The social individualist. You like your attention... but not TOO MUCH attention. You are able to form incredibly close relationships with many individuals, but you don't really get along with preexisting groups. You value equality in relationships, and don't deal well with overly submissive or demanding people. Well, whatever... thanks for making life possible... oh, and cut the global warming out.
Kazuhiko is Sodium:
You scored 42 Mass, 27 Electronegativity, 49 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity!  You are the very salt of the Earth... well, part of it anyway. Society needs a lot of you. You'd of made a perfect peasant in feudal times. You do your own thing without asking too much, but once you've established yourself in your life you don't change it too easily. The problem with you is that, while you are a great cornerstone of a society, you don't really feel the personal onus to keep it going. That's why we need taxes... heh heh heh. With respect to relationships you'll probably, sadly, never find one of those loves that solves every problem you've ever had... but you're still capable of having a great relationship filled with all sorts of positive nouns like trust and whatnot. You can balance your lack of neediness by being with someone who deeply does need you (or needs someone at least)... halogens are good for that (F, Cl, Br, I). Unfortunately you can replace that one special person easily with a whole lot of people who are a little special, so this relationship probably will not last forever... go for it if you live in the countryside... if you're in the city then it might just be best to live the bachelor's life until you grow sick of it.

ChrisHowlett is Iron
You scored 33 Mass, 40 Electronegativity, 59 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity! I don't really need to describe you do I? You're the backbone of any well put together group... communally minded, out going and social, but you don't demand to be the center of attention. Without groups of people like you, human society would crumble. I mean that... don't change. With respect to realtionships, I don't know what to tell ya. I guess I'd reccommend a first row transition metal... or if you don't mind being submissive then go for an oxygen... everyone else will wonder how you ended up with one of those drama queens, but you'll probably secretly love it and he/she will bring out colors of you that you didn't know existed.

["How smart are you?"]

Quizzes from the BBC on National Curriculum subjects: scroll down to bottom right, [here].
Rachael got 100% in English, Maths and Physics; 67% in French (those were hard!) and 71% in Geography (half of them guesses). And 50% in History (fairly embarrassing, but then I didn't take it to GCSE.) 50% on Dickens. 75% on Biology. 90% on Shakespeare, yay. 8/10 in Music. 7/10 in Chemistry (clicked the wrong link, argh). 8/14 in RE (we only did Christianity and Islam). 8/15 in final test (some really arbitrary questions in there!)
(PeterTaylor) 10/12 in French (and IMO #12 isn't a fair question). Physics 10/10 (#4 is out-of-date). Maths 19/20 (#3 is nonsensical). English 20/20 (#20 doesn't have the correct option, which includes "full stop"). Geography 9/14 (and whose bright idea was it to have black map symbols on a black background?). History 8/12. Biology 10/12 (and surely q12 is definitional, and not worthwhile knowing - not that that would prevent it being in a syllabus, of course). Chemistry 9/10, thanks to some lucky guessing. RE 13/14 (if that reflects the syllabus, the weighting's changed a lot. It used to be that vague knowledge of one religion other than Christianity sufficed). Final test 9/15 (and #4 wants rewording - surely paying tax isn't "spending" money).
ChrisHowlett got 6/12 in French, 9/10 in physics, 20/20 maths (not only is 3 making assumptions, but a later question gives areas in "metres squared" rather than "square metres") and English 20/20. History 8/12, which is none too shabby I reckon. And a rather pleasing 10/12 on Dickens. Biology 4/12 (he did Chemistry and Physics). Shakespeare 7/12, although probably should have got at least 1 or 2 more. 9/10 on Chemistry. He couldn't do geography, as the image didn't load for question 3, or music due to a lack of headphones.
qqzm got 20/20 in Maths (technically I got 19, but I took the quiz before they corrected their mistake on question 17 - it originally had 4 options, including -2. I selected -2 and was told I was wrong :) ), 20/20 in English, 10/10 in Physics, 4/12 in French (I did GCSE Latin), 10/14 in Geography, 10/12 in History, 10/12 in Biology, 10/10 in Chemistry, 8/14 in RE and 9/14 in the final test.
Kazuhiko: French 4/12, Physics 10/10, English 18/20, Maths 20/20, Geography 10/14 - No surprises there then.  The English errors were in the spelling section (no surprises there either).  I managed to hold off on a calculator through the whole maths section apart from that Lottery question :/


Don't bother to take the test, but admire the pretty picture at the end.
I'm afraid I did take the test and was amused to find it thinks I'm a Buddhist, although with borderline Taoist tendencies.  --FR
(PeterTaylor) It places me as an agnostic. Hmm.
"Scientology"? Humph! Also, I agree with [PsychoBabe] and Requiem that some of the questions are v.flawed. Do you believe that man was created in the form of God, or that man evolved from other species? Both. Is it important in this life to live every moment to its fullest, and try to do everything that interests you even if some people consider it immoral? Yes followed by no; so, taking it as a logical AND, no. --Rachael

[How dodgy are you?]

How refreshing that there are still people around like you, who respect society and the law. Your Grandparents would be proud. You have a good knowledge of the law and a good public spirit, or you have rarely left the house… Either way - keep it up old fruit!

Based on your answers, we have calculated the maximum penalty for your crimes*:

Years in prison: 10.5 Potential fine: £2000"

(PeterTaylor) That site's dodgy. It keeps resizing my browser window. (0 years, £0).

[Do you know enough to become a British citizen?]

DR scored a shameful 9/15 but was proud of getting the Saint's days correct.
King DJ 10/15
PeterTaylor: 9/15. It's quite hard to second guess what the book says. And the correct answer to question 11 is 230V, which isn't given as an option.
qqzm: also 9/15. I agree with PT about question 11, and I also disagree with their answer to question 6.

(PeterTaylor) 17% of people are more surreal than me.
Oh, does it actually give you a result?  I noticed that it kept on repeating questions, and assumed it was something like theSpark's personality test. --M-A
(PeterTaylor) No. I was mischievously trying to trick people into not giving up.

[What is your core identity?]

DR scored: Least->Most: Music, Nationality, Festivals, Job, Food, Language, Family, Religion, Friends, Pasttimes
Rachael: Least -> Most: Job (if, as DR clarifies, it only refers to my current one!), Nationality, Festivals, Music, Food, Religion (would rank it a lot higher, but they can only prevent you practising the externals), Family (would rank them higher, but hardly get to see them as it is, so it'd have less impact than if I did), Language (am including in this all English literature in the broadest sense), Pastimes, Friends. Rankings subject to change depending on my mood and whether I get a new job.
EdwinLeast -> Most: Religion, Nationality, Festivals, Job (maths student, will end up near the bottom in a few months unless I find something), Music, Food, Family, Language, Religion2 (If I'm forced to have one rather than forced not to), Pastimes, Friends.  If I was doing it again, I'd come up with something different.

[Computer savviness]. Allegedly. MoonShadow thinks a lot of the questions miss the mark or need more options. Nevertheless,

My computer geek score is greater than 99% of all people in the world!

My computer geek score is greater than 76% of all people in the world - SunKitten (not that bad, really...)

Rachael is really disappointed to only get 57.

Kazuhiko is disappointed to only get 69 but consoles himself with the knowledge that his score will probably go up when he actually comes into more permanent contact with Linux late next month...

Edwin got 79, but suspects that this discounts large sections of the world with very few computer geeks.

PeterTaylor got 95, although he fudged it a bit. Technically no-one programs in HTML.

Hawk thought he would stop lurking and actually post something on ToothyWiki again.  I got 91.

[whoshouldyouvotefor.com] works out your political opinions from your answers to 23 questions, and then tells you how much your views are in line or out of line with the policies of the 5 main parties.
Rachael got +34 Lib Dem, +34 Green, +13 UKIP (that one was a surprise), -12 Conservative and -23 Labour.
DR got +37 Lib Dem, +4 Green, +1 Lab, -20 UKIP, -25 Tory (unsurprising - I'm pro-Europe)
AlexChurchill got Liberal Democrat +44 (which didn't surprise me), UK Independence Party +9, Green +20, Labour -20, Conservative -22  (which did - I'd have thought I'd be much more negative to the ConservativeParty? than to MisterTonyBlair).   
SC got +32 Green, +25 LibDem, 2 Labour, 0 UKIP and -23 Tory
Nice find! qqzm got Conservative -65, UKIP -29, Labour -8, Green 14, Liberal Democrat 95! I'm only really surprised that I seem to like the UKIP more than the Tories.
MoonShadow has Labour -26, Conservative -65, Lib Dem 64, UKIP -7, Green 41..

[The Commonly Confused Words Test]
MoonShadow scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 83% Expert. He really wants to know what he got wrong now. He felt the test needed a couple more "either of the above" buttons. Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group: 100% had lower Beginner scores. 100% had lower Intermediate scores. 100% had lower Advanced scores. 100% had lower Expert scores. - MoonShadow finds this hard to believe.
AlexChurchill scored 93% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 66% Expert; was genuinely unsure of the correct answers to 31 and 34; agrees with MoonShadow that a couple more "either/or"s are needed; and suspects the comparative code is broken, as I was also told 100% did worse than me for all categories.
(PeterTaylor) 31: I think hung/practising. In English "practice" is a noun and "practise" is a verb; "hanged" is the form they'd have used back in the days of capital punishment for witchcraft, but I'm fairly sure that it should be "hung" nowadays. Of course, most Americans would go for hanged/practicing, so given the 50-50 toss-up between American and English the writer of the test probably favoured one of the other two options.
(Bobacus) No, "hanged" is the past tense of "hang" in terms of the method of CapitalPunishment?.
Pallando got You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 77% Expert!, but points out the caveat the comparison caveat "in your age group".
ChrisHowlett got 100/93/93/66 (of which he is slightly ashamed), and reckons that "in your age group" might possibly mean "shares your birthday".
Rachael got 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced,  and 72% Expert, and is quite cynical about a test of correct vocabulary whose first sentence is "Good English is not necessarily about developing an expanse vocabulary" (and which tells you you have to be over 18 to take the test after you've taken it). I also think several of the questions are purely transatlantic differences, and don't think much of the author's so-called solution of arbitrarily favouring American usage in some questions and British in others.

Kazuhiko: 93/86/100/72
Requiem: 100/100/100/93. There was one question with two correct answers, bt one of them would have been a bit weird to say. No idea what I got 'wrong'.
Edith: 85|92|86|93 And I still say speeding in your car is risque.

On a connected question, can someone explain where my maths is failing below?
Assuming 93% means missing one question, one answer is worth 6.5% - 7.5%.
In turn, this implies that there are 100/7.5 to 100/6.5 questions in that section, which leaves 14 or 15.
93% was scored in beginner, intermediate and advanced by different people but there are only 40 questions in the quiz...  --K (confused)
You're assuming that the underlying test ranks your answers as either completely true or completely false, and the amount awarded is equal for all the questions. I don't believe either assumption need hold for this test - it is entirely possible that arbitrary weightings were applied to things like picking one of the other answers to an "any/all of the above" question and to britishisms/americanisms, or maybe that the author thought some questions were harder than others and weighted them appropriately. - MoonShadow
I think each category of 10 "questions" may be scored as 15 true/false answers. Except the "Expert", which I think may be 18 (in order to offer 66%, 72%, 77%, 83% and 93%). Observe there was a 66%, and also that many of the questions were testing usage of two different words in one question. --AC

Flamerider got 100%, 86%, 93% and 83%, and is pretty satisfied with that.

Bobacus: 100/100/87/72. Am also surprised how low my score is: I'd expected at least 90% for all, really.
(PeterTaylor): 100/93/87/72. I'm bemused.
Admiral: 100/100/100/80. I said both hung and hanged would be fine, and I refuse to accept "awhile" as a valid word!

[Which famous leader are you?]
PeterTaylor is Abe Lincoln (mild mannered assassination victim). How reassuring.
Rachael: "You are a detached intellectual whose ideas saved/will destroy the world. You are Einstein. You lead with your mind exploring the unknown and helping to invent the future of mankind." *grin*
FlameRider was also Einstein. 
Requiem was Saddam Hussein. ^_^
King DJ was Abe Lincon: mild mannered assassination victim
Bobacus was another Einstein.
qqzm is yae: yet another Einstein.
Nat is, yup, you guessed it...
Which makes AlexChurchill YAL, yet another Lincoln.
"You are paranoid but killing all your enemies does help to relieve anxiety. You are Hitler. You tend to see threats everywhere and always focus on worst case scenarios." --PresidentEvil.
SC was also Saddam Hussein.


[What kind of coffee are you?]

MoonShadow is a double espresso at three AM.
"You are a double espresso at three AM. You are the tortured, nail-biting essence of coffee. You see visions. You could change the world if only you were up at the same time as everyone else. You have created a programming language that throws errors if the code is not written in iambic pentameter, and you are infuriated by the typos in the new edition of Ulysses. You practice sarcasm as a form of tantric sex, and your cats have doctorates. You believe in virgin sacrifice in a good cause."
FlameRider too.

SunKitten is fresh-ground coffee, black, first thing in the morning.
"You are fresh-ground coffee, black, first thing in the morning. You are a life-giving substance. The US government has secret stockpiles of you hidden in caverns under the Rockies. When for some reason you are late to a meeting, world financial markets are thrown into chaos. Your presence can cure warts and mild depression, and when you enter a room, you diffuse a gentle fragrance that reminds people of the happiest moment of their childhoods. Cats and children adore you; they curl up at your feet, where they torment small crawling things and occasionally lick your toes."
MikeJeggo also.  He feels this is very appropriate given what he possibly likes best first thing in the morning is just such a cup of coffee

M-A isn't quite convinced by hers...
"You are instant coffee gulped on a bus. You are better than nothing. You are well-meaning, but ersatz. You sing along with Muzak in elevators. You cannot remember your original hair color, and your artificial nails could be used to slice a zucchini. You forget small details such as your telephone number and the names of your children. You believe in astrology, numerology, and satinism (the cult of shiny fabrics)."

Nat thought his was great:
"You are a mixed green salad. You took this quiz by mistake. You don't drink coffee. You don't even know what it smells like. You should not be allowed in coffee's presence, for you would profane its mysteries. You believe in UFOs and everything that you hear on TV. You are shifty-eyed and untrustworthy, and you are plagued by strange dreams. You want to be on a reality TV show."

[Evil Genius Test]
Steve is 77% Evil MuHaHaHa.
MikeJeggo would be interested to know PresidentEvil's score on this test.  We know he's evil, presumeably therefore his score would give us his genius quotient.

[How well do you know your European geography?]
MikeJeggo got 110, having in a moment of kicking-self madness confused Slovakia and Austria.  The US one was rather less promising, but a creditable score was obtained on the African one.
AlexChurchill got 93 out of 111. It would have been about half that had I never played Diplomacy?.
102 for qqzm and 101 on the US states quiz.
110 for StuartFraser, would have been 111 but he got the Baltic States upside down on his first try. 117(/150) with the US states, doesn't help that getting New England right is mostly a question of fine mouse control.
(PeterTaylor) Try selecting Burundi on the African one. It claimed that I clicked Tanzania twice and Rwanda once.
Actually, I didn't have a problem with that. Didn't score very well though as I always get the Saharan states confused. Did rather better on Asia, only mixed up a couple of the Largenumberofconsonantstan republics. --SF
Only 87 for ChrisHowlett, but as he was coding in between times, he reckons he can claim a few more points for situations where he'd forgotten what the quiz told him.
97 for PeterTaylor, which is shockingly bad.
Bobacus: 93 for Europe, 90 for US states.
M-A: 89.  I know nothing east of Poland / Slovakia / Austria / Italy.  And I wasn't very good at remembering the ones I was told...
PaulPower got 95 out of 111, with the former Yugoslavian countries throwing him right out of whack.  122/150 for the states (all those states near California and in the Deep South got me confused.  I did well in the New England section, though).  Asia 67/84, and a perfect score on Aus!

[Which Star Wars character are you?]

(This seems to be using the [Five Factor model])

[70% open, 1% conscientious, 18% extravert, 17% agreeable, 76% neurotic] -- Pallando
PeterTaylor wonders why someone would produce a test like this which gives such precise values without having error bars.

[Which movie hero are you?] [Flash, music]

M-A is , as is MoonShadow and Bobacus.  The description starts off good and ends good, but the middle bit is, well, completely wrong.  Which is pretty much par for the course when they try to get too accurate with their descriptions.

PeterTaylor is [Spiderman]. He did have to guess randomly for some questions though, due to not knowing and not wanting to research anything about Abercromie and Fitch, etc.

King DJ is Ellen Ripley from Aliens.

Rachael took [The Procrastination Test] (while she really ought to have been going to clean the bathroom because it's her turn on the scary cleaning rota this week...) and got 42%. Fascinating questions, although they seem to be implying that procrastination is opposed to perfectionism, whereas IME they're fairly positively correlated.

MikeJeggo got 29.  He was very surprised to get such a low score as this, he was expecting to get that he was a consistent procrastinator.  As evidenced by the way I'm wiki-ing during working hours...

Bobacus: 39. Now back to what I'm supposed to be doing...

Edwin got 56.  And yes, there is work I'm supposed to be doing now.

[What religion would suit you best?]

Steve seems to be 99% neo pagen oddly enough not 100% anything, also 97% Unitarian Universalism
Pallando was matched 100% with UnitarianUniversalist? and over 90% with TheravadaBuddhism?, SecularHumanism? and LiberalQuaker?.
PeterTaylor was matched 100% with "Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant?". Second was Mormonism (!) at 86%.
ChrisHowlett was matched 100% with "Orthodox Quaker", and afterwards to "Seventh Day Adventist", "Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants" and "Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant?", all in the 80-89% band. I'd never considered myself a Quaker, but the brief description the site gives did seem fairly match-worthy.
StuartFraser was matched 100% with UnitarianUniversailst?, with no other over 90% (Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants at 89%). TheravadaBuddhism?, which is actually correct, or fairly close to it, was at 78%. UnitarianUniversalist? is wrong, very wrong...
AlexChurchill was surprised to discover that being Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant? was only third most suited to him at 88%, after [Orthodox Quaker] at 100% and [Seventh Day Adventist] (!!) at 92%! But was slightly reassured to discover that I at least match with ChrisHowlett in this.
Rachael also got 100% Orthodox Quaker. There seem to be a lot of us around... She then got Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (98%), Liberal Quakers (89%) and Unitarian Universalism (83%) ... but so wanted to put several paragraphs of caveats, disclaimers and explanations after each answer. I mean, "Agree/Disagree?"? Not even a scale of one to five?
ChrisHowlett used the Priority buttons to simulate that facet - slightly agree is more or less the same as agree, but low priority.
Requiem got Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants at 100%, followed by Orthodox Quaker, Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic at 88% (which, to be fair, is fairly accurate - liberal Protestant morals with fairly Catholic view of God). He's also proud to relate that Jehovah's Witness came dead last.
M-A got some very intriguing results.  100% Baha'i, 92% Reform Judaism, 90% Orthodox Judaism, then Islam, then Sikhism. Then, at no. 6, Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants, 86% (which is where I'd categorise myself)!  Well, at least they put all the ones that I have big objections to below 50%...
How odd, I'm a unitarian/quaker (3rd class multiclass cleric?  Heh.)  Humanism didn't come in until fourth and Scientology ranked above Catholicism!  Odd that atheism doesn't seem to be an option.  --Vitenka
There's "nontheist", will that do? --M-A
Well, class it as odd that it didn't appear anywhere near the top of my list, then.  --Vitenka
Bobacus is another 100% "Orthodox Quaker", 86% "Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant?"; neck-and-neck at 85% were Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic, then 77% 7th-day Adventist, 72% Mainline/Liberal? Christian Protestant. Select others: 51% Mormon (8) and Orthodox Judaism (9) ... 48% Islam (11), 43% Bahá'i (12) ... 40% Jehovah's Witness (15) ... 21% Taoism (23) ... 14% Nontheist (last, 27).
Edwin is, allegedly, 100% unitarian universalist, 97% secular humanist, and 86% nontheist.
StephenClark is 100% Eastern Orthodox, 100% Roman Catholic, 98% Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant? (98%),
91% Seventh Day Adventist and 84% Orthodox Quaker. I suspect the less than 100% rating for the third is because I am 'unsound' on the mechanics of creation. Anyway, I'm pleased with the results: they befit a true fan of Lewis and 'Mere Christianity :).
King DJ is Unitarian Universalism  (100%) Secular Humanism (98%) Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (88%) Liberal Quakers (84%) Nontheist (81%), probably fair.

PeterTaylor wonders whether the large numbers of surprise Quakers are due to the admission of greater variability in Quakerism. Take Creation for example: they seem to think that all Mainline to Conservation Christian Protestants are new-Earth creationists, whereas Quakers can be old- or new-Earth creationists.

[What Enneagram Personality Type Are You?]

Pallando is [Type 7: The Generalist] with a secondary of [Type 5: The Thinker]
"energetic, lively, optimistic, curious, analytical, insightful" - hmm, but both extroverted and introverted? --DR
Kazuhiko is strongly the Thinker and weakly the Reformer (is is just me or do these sound like a bad super-hero team?).  Don't know if it counts for anything but I also seem to be strongly the Anti-Generalist and the Anti-Skeptic...

AlexChurchill is primarily Type 2: The Helper. The summary as "The caring, nurturing type" didn't seem to fit, but some of the more detailed descriptions seemed fairly accurate. (Although it seems that the first couple of sections of all of them could apply to most people: I suggest you look at the "What's Hard About Being" sections to confirm which one you are, or the purple "Keyes" link by the side.) Second place was tied between Enthusiast (7) and Peacemaker (9). Hmm, not sure I'm convinced by this scheme of PersonalityCategorisations. MBTI still seems more accurate to me.

MikeJeggo got the highest score for type 9, The Peacemaker, but only one point less for The Reformer and The Helper.
His main comment is that all these names sound like characters from a JamesBond spoof anime in the ReadOrDie line...

M-A declares herself as The Helper and The Sceptic - so I'll help you, but I won't believe you...

Rachael got The Thinker with a bit of The Motivator (huh? no, I do not feature in naff exercise videos) and The Artist.

ChrisHowlett is mostly The Peacemaker with a large side-helping of The Thinker.

FlameRider is very strongly the Artist, surprisingly, with the Reformer, the Thinker and the Peacemaker all coming second.  Very much not the Generalist or the Leader.  Funny, this is what you get for doing a netquiz when you're depressed.

Requiem got The Generalist (11), with a side-order of The Helper (5). His lowest score was for The Thinker (-10). This is really very accurate indeed.

[How fast would you die in a cheesy zombie flick?]

I am a HERO! and make it to the end. So there. --Sally, at a guess?

M-A is also a hero. :)
As is Admiral

AlexChurchill is the [sidekikc] (sic). "Your comic relief saved you. You were probably the hero's best friend and messed up a lot, but helped him in some major way, believing in yourself, near the end. As the sympathetic character, you live." Hmm. Could be worse, I suppose.

MoonShadow is the [nerd]. "You are dorky, technologically savvy, and really annoying. You did some important technical thing, but then were gutted unceremoniously three quarters of the way through the movie. Take pride in the fact that without you, no one would've lived."
Kazuhiko is also nerdlike...

PeterTaylor didn't bother to submit, since he answered "None of the above" to every single question. (The bit with tickboxes wasn't a question). Should "What would your survivor strategy be?" read "What would your Survivor strategy be?"?
Um. Peter? It's a NetQuiz. It can't offer an infinite number of answers, or even a mere sixty billion. By its very nature it comes with an implicit rider of "Select the closest to your answer - or in the absence of that, the one you find most appealing or entertaining." --AlexChurchill
For sentiments in which I express a view similar to that of Peter Taylor about netquizzes, please see [here]. I suspect that people like PT and I ought not to actually even bother with them because we're likely to find them unrepresentative and frustrating .  There is a certain sense in which some netquizzes attempt to coercively dictate framework.  If you don't like the framework, the quizzes are probably best steered clear of or critiqued.  Yes, I know... Netquizzes are only harmless fun, yaddah yaddah, but even still... --AR
I think the only disagreement I have with you there is the "but even still". I agree with you (and MoonShadow and others) that the questions asked on PoliticalMatters/PoliticalCompass are loaded and often ones we're unable to answer within the framework they provide. But the political compass is claiming to be serious (although a number of ToothyWikizens disagreed with that too). Asking which OperatingSystem? you're most like is rather obviously not. We do need to be able to find the serious in what seems frivolous (eg parables) and vice versa, but nonetheless, I think your "but even still" is overstating things. --AlexChurchill
You have to remember that I think we are profoundly affected by our practices, and thus every practice deserves to be questionned.  And I'm claiming seriousnes over that... However, I have very little use with NetQuizzes, and admit that my incessant questionning might spoil peoples' fun, so I shall gracefully bow out here. --AR
(PeterTaylor) The majority of the quizzes on this page contain zero or one questions to which I answer "Mu". This quiz contains 4. I therefore contend that the problem is with this quiz in particular, or rather its author(s)'s lack of imagination.

Damn net quiz, trying to subtley coerce me into thinking in a framework in which I am a character in a cheesy zombie movie!
Oh dear, I thought I had it bad ;-) --AR

[What box do you get put in?]

MoonShadow is in the [Goth box].

SunKitten [isn't in a box] (read: I answered weirdly, like usual. The career choice computer at school told me there was no career to suit me and even the one in the Careers Dept only came up with two career choices - research scientist or, um, commercial research scientist. I'm just awkward ^^;;)
Ditto. --ChiarkPerson
Also ditto for M-A.
Admiral too.
PeterTaylor is in the Geek box, to his surprise. He expected, like SunKitten, to be unboxable.
Oh, you can fit pretty much anything into a box if you try hard enough.  And if it's a big enough box.  I don't fit in the box though, my proxy won't let me near it.  --Vitenka

This is a running joke in AllsFairInLoveAndWar. Oh - and I landed in the Goth box for similar reasons to Alex --Requiem
AlexChurchill would have expected to be Geek, but came out Goth boxed like MoonShadow, seemingly because of the couple of questions on which he choose the romantic or profound answer.
The fact you thought it was profound is why you got put in that box...
I am also in the Goth Box.  Mainly it appears because I was willing to ignore the mindless Angst in order to pick the correct answers... -- Senji

MikeJeggo is in the GothBox.  Apparently.  He finds this concept at once amusing and disturbing...

I think that GothBox needs a wiki page.  There.  Now it has one.  --Vitenka

ChrisHowlett is bemused as to why the GothBox is a LordOfTheRings Collectors edition DVD gift set. And is in the Geek box.

Xarak was in the Geek Box, although the second time he answered with slightly different answers, he was in the Freak Box. Well, I do like the FabulousFurryFreakBrothers so...

[What is your grammar aptitude?]

MoonShadow is the grammar Fuhrer:

You are the grammar Fuhrer. All bow to your authority. You will crush all the inferior people under the soles of your jackboots, and any who question your motives will be eliminated. Your punishment is being the bane of every other person's existence, because you're constantly contradicting stupidity. Everyone will be gunning for you. Your dreams of a master race of spellers and grammarians frighten the masses. You must always watch your back. If only your power could be used for good instead of evil.

Unsurprisingly, so is PeterTaylor.

AlexChurchill too, although I was disappointed that this doesn't actually imply 100%. And I wanted to point out that "he through the ball threw the hoop" does actually make grammatical sense, if not especially much semantic sense...

Much too his' surprise, sew is Kazuhiko.  Do you happen too no how close to 100% you have be to for that result?

Admiral too.

[Which Love Hina Girl Are You?]

You're responsible, sweet, gentle and lovable! You have a loving heart, a great respect for all creatures (human, great and small), and the ability to see the thing that makes each individual special. However, you tend to overlook the things that make you special, and thus, putting you in a position to be pushed around by others. Take some time everyday to reflect on your qualities, and see that you don't have to please everyone and still be loved for who you are.

[What Planeteer are You?]

SunKitten made nagi take the anime weapon test. He is Escaflowne:


In a depressed mood, StuartFraser decided to see what his ultimate fate would be, and thus took the [Dante's Inferno Test]. Prior to taking the test, I'd expected the sixth circle of Hell (heretics); but managed to escape:

The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to the First Level of Hell - Limbo!

Charon ushers you across the river Acheron, and you find yourself upon the brink of grief's abysmal valley. You are in Limbo, a place of sorrow without torment. You encounter a seven-walled castle, and within those walls you find rolling fresh meadows illuminated by the light of reason, whereabout many shades dwell. These are the virtuous pagans, the great philosophers and authors, unbaptised children, and others unfit to enter the kingdom of heaven. You share company with Caesar, Homer, Virgil, Socrates, and Aristotle. There is no punishment here, and the atmosphere is peaceful, yet sad.

MoonShadow gets banished to the second level. Blimey, I wouldn't want to meet myself in a dark alley!

StuartFraser can switch one answer and share your fate. More accurately, he can switch about five, all of which will flip him between levels 1 and 2.

Muahahaha.  I'm a heretic, banished to Dis.  That's a GoodThing, right?  --Vitenka

 Level                                               MoonShadow  StuartFraser ChrisHowlett  Vitenka  AngelaRayner
Purgatory                Repenting Believers        Very Low      Low          High      Very Low    Very High
Level 1 - Limbo          Virtous non-believers      Very Low    Very High      High        High        High
Level 2 -                Lustful                    Very High  Very High    Moderate      Low          Low
Level 3 -                Gluttonous                  High      Very Low    Moderate    Moderate    Moderate
Level 4                  Prodigous and Avaricious    Low        Very Low    Very Low    Very Low    Very Low
Level 5 -                Wrathful and Gloomy        Moderate      Low          Low        Very High    Very Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis Heretics                    Low          High      Very Low    Very High    Very Low
Level 7 -                Violent                      High      Moderate      Low        Moderate        Low
Level 8 - the Malebodge  Fradulent and Malicious  Very High    Moderate      Low          High      Moderate

 Level 9 - Cocytus                                      Low        Moderate     Very Low     Moderate     Very Low

SunKitten is one of the lucky ones! Because of her virtue and beliefs, she has escaped eternal punishment. She is sent to Purgatory! W00t :)
As is ChrisHowlett.
And AngelaRayner :-)
And FlameRider
You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven.
I kind of expected the Christians to manage to pull that one off. I will have to be content to spend eternity illuminated by the light of reason -SF

Jumlian managed to get into Limbo, but was certainly not going to Purgatory.  He has mild inclinations to level 3 (gluttony) and level 8 (Fraudulent and malicious) but nothing serious.

Following a link from that one, PeterTaylor took the [Personality Disorder test]. He ranks High for having schizotypal personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, and Moderate for schizoid personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder.

StuartFraser ranks Very High for dependent, High for paranoid, Moderate for Histrionic, Obsessive-Compulsive and narcissistic. He is aware that dependent and paranoid make for an interesting combination...

ChrisHowlett only gets a Moderate for schitzotypal, Low for everything else. Either he's well-adjusted, or good at lying to himself...

Admiral appears to be a Schizoid Schizotypal Avoidant Dependent Obsessive-Compulsive, with Moderates in most of the others. Hmm.

AngelaRayner is having a good day.  I get "Low" for everything except "Histrionic", which appears "High" and Narcissistic which is "Moderate".  I'm sure you'll all agree!

M-A: Generally low, but Moderate for "Schizoid", "Histrionic", "Narcissistic" and High for "Avoidant" and "Obsessive-Compulsive".  Nyeh-heh-heh...

PHL4IVI3R1D3R got low for Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic and Obsessive-Compulsive, Moderate for Paranoid, Schizoid and Dependant and High for Schizotypal and Avoidant.  Go figure.

[The InnerGeek Geek test]

Kazuhiko - 34.714% - Total Geek (who wants to explain to me how you count to 31 on one hand? I can only get to 19)

Do I get extra points for pointing out that "I own... multi-sided dice" is a bit of a silly question?  Unless you refer to marbles as dice, of course, but the result could be somewhat monotonous --Kazuhiko
Five fingers, two states per finger, therefore 32 combinations. - MoonShadow, 57.98817% (Extreme Geek)
Heh. PeterTaylor can count to 63 at least on one hand.

Garbled 40.8284% - Major Geek - he wonders how many people put more than 0 but less than 5 in the female geek category.

8.6785% - Poser.  Well, after programming it I suppose they couldn't really be nice to those who proved un-Geekish... --MJ

PeterTaylor scores a mere 33.53057%, astonishingly. Probably because I don't roleplay and I'm not a Trekkie.

StuartFraser scores 36.48915% - Major Geek, and is now scared of MoonShadow...

M-A: 36.48915% - Major Geek, but that included 5 bonus points for being female...
That amused me :) - SunKitten (27.something% - Total Geek)
(PeterTaylor) Yes! A second person than whom I score more highly.

Senji: 39.44773% - Major Geek

[Which Fan are you?]

AlexChurchill is [Rikk].  Although the only character I like from Fans is Rumiko.
PeterTaylor is also Rikk.
M-A is also Rikk.  Anyone spot a pattern?
StuartFraser is also Rikk. I think I'm beginning to see it.
SunKitten also gets Rikk. Bother
Actually, I still come out as [Rumiko] even if I answer the questions as honestly as I can. - MoonShadow
Perhaps liking Anime does it.

MoonShadow can't really answer the questions - some of them don't have any options he wants to pick. However, MoonShadow can easily manipulate the answers so he ends up as Rumiko, just based on information from the 4 strips he's read so far; which is probably not a good sign.
Pahh.  Both of those kinds of criticism could apply to nigh-on all the NetQuizzes that are around.
Just to go extremist here for a moment: depending on how you look at it, this is either blatantly untrue or missing the point (a little like saying, "the criticism 'this fanfic contains lots of sex and little else' could apply to nigh-on all the fanfiction that is around"). Compare with the OS quiz or the anime character quiz above, for instance. I think they are both valid criticisms describing things that can make the difference between a good netquiz and a second-rate one. - MoonShadow
Hmm.  Fair criticism.  I agree.  I think the second-rate ones can still be mildly entertaining, although certainly not as outstanding as those which do use better technology.  But you make the point well.  --AC, now tempted to refactor away his earlier refutal
PeterTaylor is of the opinion that there are NetQuizzes where, even knowing the possible outcomes, one can rarely target an answer. However, he considers rare indeed the quiz that provides everyone with a realistic answer to every question.
Admittedly they're best if the connection between answers and results isn't blindly obvious, and/or they make some half-hearted attempt to provide one answer for most kinds of people, but such quizzes are kinda few and far between...  --AC

(PeterTaylor) Some of the characters are easy to aim for - Rumy, Rikk and Alisin in particular. I really don't think I could get Will by intent.
Such will usually be the case with NetQuizzes, I suspect. But in order to take them "properly" (he says snobbishly), I think one has to ignore whatever you think the results might be, and just try to give the closest answer to what you'd actually say, or which one you'd choose if those were the only options... --AlexChurchill
Hey! You're twisting my words. The first time I take any NetQuiz?, I give honest answers (or as near as possible / random guesses where there are no honest answers available). I was pointing out that some of the characters in Fans are so strongly defined that you'd be hard put to write a Which Fans Character Are You quiz where those who wanted to couldn't target those characters.

[Which Monty Python's Quest For the Holy Grail character are you?]

Kazuhiko is:

You are the Scottish enchanter Tim. You are an imposing character with great magic and an affinity for blowing things up.

So am I -- Admiral
SunKitten is the famous historian >.<
Likewise Peter. And M-A.
AlexChurchill is the famous historian.  Eehhh... if he wasn't, he's be the enchanter Tim :)

MikeJeggo is:

You are the French knights. A crazy bunch with outrageous accents, you enjoy hurling strange insults at others and throwing various items at whoever may be outside the castle.
MikeJeggo is also scared to realise how apt this description is ^^;;

Steve is:

You are the Black Knight. You are exceedingly brave and have great strength, but your foolishness leads to the loss of both your arms and your legs in battle.

PaulPower is:

You are a famous historian. While making a documentary about King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail, you were unexpectedly slain by a random knight.

MawKernewek is:

You are the disgruntled peasants. You are outspoken and believe that Arthur should not be King because "strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government."

[Which Catharsis character are you?]

PeterTaylor is Baxter:

[What Mythological Creature Are You?]

AlexChurchill discovered: "You're A Gorgon!! You sexy thing, you ^_~"

This was answering most appropriately for me.  But I was just one answer away from being a Dragon. Ah well. :)

M-A is a dragon - Whee!
MoonShadow too.
And MikeJeggo - I wonder if dragon is easier to get, or if we just all like flying and burning things...
Well, I like flying and not being cold. --M-A

Kazuhiko is apparently an [Erinyes]... (as are PeterTaylor, StuartFraser, SunKitten and ChrisHowlett)

...although I was being a bit vague on some of them.  Now, would someone care to tell me what an Erinyes is? ^^;
Oops, actually I'm either a Dragon or Chimera (I skipped a question by accident and got those two by changing the last answer)...  I'd still like to know what an Erinyes is though.
[It looks like] she was [originally] the "mist-walker" and "punisher of the unfaithful".  The mythology later seems to absorb her into the concept of the Furies - Alecto, Megaera, and Tisiphone, as mentioned on PhoenixFeathers/Megaera.  Ain't Google wonderful?  --AlexChurchill

JennyGell (AlexChurchill's housemate) came out as a Naiad (water nymph). She was quite happy with this designation :)

[What Colour Chocobo Are You?]

Kazuhiko is a blue chocobo... (as are StuartFraser and SunKitten)
Image: 91
You are smart and love learning new things. You have even mastered typing with your wings.
I must be bored, I'm doing quizzes.  I'm a normal yellow chocobo.  Kweh.  Kweh I say.  --Vitenka

PeterTaylor is a normal chocobo. No, really.
As is AlexChurchill, although varying one answer got me red, blue or green. I wish they'd randomised the order of the answers between questions.

[What Fairytale Role Do You Play?]

MoonShadow is the Evil..

YOU are the evil. Wizard, witch, king, queen. You are full of nasty intentions for all involved in the story. And you do your part oh-so-well. You want all the power, all the focus on you. If you could you would be god, since that's a little outta reach though, you'll settle for pure evil. You bad thing you. Hate to burst your bubble, but you will lose to good. You'd rather die then change your ways. So have all your fun while you still can.

SunKitten is evil too *sniffle* I said I was innocent!
Apparently, so is NickTaylor.  All I wanted was a castle!

Kazuhiko is the Helper (but prefers to be known as the FairyGodperson?)...

YOU are the helper. Fairy godmother, good witch/wizard, good fairy. Almost a sidekick, but better. You aren't always around, but your presence is well known. You do everything you can to make every situation better. like the heart and soul of the story. without you all would be lost.

StuartFraser is the Danger.

M-A is neutral...

YOU are neutral. The fairy, sprite, elf. You get the point, little creature with wings of some sort. You fly around, or sneak about playing jokes on everyone. You're fairly neutral to the story, and everyone else thinks the things you do are kinda mean, but you are in the story for a reason, and regardless of what that might be, i think your hilarious. so keep it up.

MikeJeggo is also Neutral
And FlameRider

And AlexChurchill is the Aggressiveness, both times I took the quiz. Not quite what I'd have expected:

YOU are the agressiveness. A dwarf. A goblin. A troll. No one said you had to be smart to be aggressive. you work for the evil and/or dangerous power holders. you do as you're bid, no questions asked. a job is a job, right? everyone's gotta make a living and you play to your strengths. literally.

Admiral is the helper:

YOU are the helper. Fairy godmother, good witch/wizard, good fairy. Almost a sidekick, but better. You aren't always around, but your presence is well known. You do everything you can to make every situation better. like the heart and soul of the story. without you all would be lost.

[We Want Your Soul .com Online Quotation]

The whole wewantyoursoul.com site is quite disturbing.  AlexChurchill also finds it disturbing that he was told
Your soul is worth £26037. For your peace of mind, 36% of people have a purer soul than you.
...when in the anime- and computergaming-BBS forum from which this was linked, almost half the respondents scored higher than that...!  Let's see how ToothyWikizens compare :)
?37-somethingk - 20% of people when I did it last night. - MoonShadow, hazy

Kazuhiko is rather surprised to discover his soul is worth £45247 (15% are purer)
Someone here just got £6k (90% are purer)! --Kazuhiko
M-A: £121357, 2%. I'm intrigued about the interpretations of the questions they ask - I assume that I just have similar views on things to the people who wrote the quiz.
The first page appears to be biblically-based. It nets you a basic ?97k if you can answer all of the questions "correctly". The next page appears to be scored on a "strong opinion vs no opinion" basis rather than on what the opinion actually is. There also seems to be a cap on the maximum value, of about ?156k. It looks like the "prices" are the number of visitors whose "rating" is lower than yours (hence the cap), and the percentages are the number of visitors whose rating is higher than yours - a quick calculation confirms this. - MoonGeek^H^H^H^HShadow
StuartFraser:£38547, 19%....and a second attempt comes out at £54857, 11%. Take your pick.

SunKitten's soul is worth £48043 (14%).

PeterTaylor weighs in at £61738 (9%), and wonders why your age matters.

MikeJeggo: £48806 (14%).

NickTaylor: GBP 15k-ish, 60%, and apparently I've broken locale support again.

[Which Lovely Doctor Who Companion Are You Ashamed To Admit Your Crush On?]

Senji is apparantly ashamed to admit his Crush on Zoe Herriot ("Zoe has the exceedingly distracting habit of dressing in form-fitting catsuits, and she was into PVC before PVC was cool.")
AlexChurchill suspects she was before my time, but apparently my Crush is Sarah Jane Smith, so the Internet tells me. ("
Sarah is charming, tolerant, loyal, wholesome, and quite emotionally stable. Her courage comes and goes, but when she bites back her fear there's not much she won't face down.")

[What Pokémon Are You?]
Apparently, Anonyman is a...

Actually, that's a pretty fair description.


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