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Yet Another Personality Quiz

Posted by on 18 Jan 2009 | Tagged as: quiz, Uncategorized

This one has some interesting questions…

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I’m a

Self-Improving Romantic Tree Hugger

It was posted at The Other Mother today.

Speedy Fingers!

Posted by on 19 Nov 2007 | Tagged as: fun, quiz, Uncategorized

Sometimes it’s nice to do something that isn’t strictly intellectual/academic. This is a cute online test — measures typing speed and returns both speed and number of errors.

I am able to type with the touch typing system

Here were my first results:

You reached 218 points, so you achieved position 9444 on the ranking list

You type 322 characters per minute
You have 51 correct words and
you have 3 wrong words

So I type about 48 words per minute (I know I type faster when my nails are trimmed and I am not distracted by the TV). I probably get to about 55 or 60 wpm on a good day.

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I always knew I was royalty…

Posted by on 28 May 2007 | Tagged as: crosspost, fun, quiz, Uncategorized

This is funny!

ButtercupWhich Princess Bride Character are You?
this quiz was made by mysti

Geeks, Nerds and other Denizens of Cyberspace

Posted by on 16 May 2007 | Tagged as: crosspost, fun, quiz, Uncategorized

This cute test was on both nrkii and featherbee’s websites! So of course I played lemming and took it. Twice. Same result both times. I am, apparently, Pure Nerd, scoring 82 % Nerd, 21% Geek, 34% Dork


This test tracked 3 variables. How my score compared to the other people’s:

Higher than 93% on nerdiness
Higher than 24% on geekosity
Higher than 58% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid

Note: the previous is significantly less exact than the Geek Test, one version of which can be found here. My score on that is, predictably, quite low, today I scored 27.61341%, making me a Total Geek, far below my dear Tom’s!

April Foolery

Posted by on 01 Apr 2007 | Tagged as: fun, quiz, Uncategorized

This was a fun little quiz, and I think it got it pretty close to the mark… and the alternate form suggested for me, “blank verse,” is also pretty close to the way I see myself.

I am the sonnet, never quickly thrilled;
Not prone to overstated gushing praise
Nor yet to seething rants and anger, filled
With overstretched opinions to rephrase;
But on the other hand, not fond of fools,
And thus, not fond of people, on the whole;
And holding to the sound and useful rules,
Not those that seek unjustified control.
I’m balanced, measured, sensible (at least,
I think I am, and usually I’m right);
And when more ostentatious types have ceased,
I’m still around, and doing, still, alright.
In short, I’m calm and rational and stable –
Or, well, I am, as much as I am able.

What Poetry Form Are You?

Yet another silly quiz

Posted by on 08 Mar 2007 | Tagged as: fun, quiz, Uncategorized

Again heisted from featherbee…

My pirate name is:

Calico Ethel Flint

Often indecisive, you can’t even choose a favorite color. You’re apt to follow wherever the wind blows you, just like Calico Jack Rackham, your namesake. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
part of the fidius.org network

If it seems pirating may be your thing, check out no quarter given a link list to more about pirates than you dared to dream!

the ESP game

Posted by on 27 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: quiz, Uncategorized

This is an interesting project. Goes along with some of the other quizzes and psychological tests I have posted. Give it a try…

ESP game

Just for Fun

Posted by on 04 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: fun, quiz, Uncategorized

I am also posting this on my other blog…

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Her Royal Highness Stidmama the Inexorable of Lower Beanthrop in the Hedge
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

vocabulary test

Posted by on 03 Jan 2007 | Tagged as: quiz, Uncategorized

This one is hard!

GRE words — some of the definitions seem a bit sketchy to non-existent; but they give you the first two letters, the number of spaces and a definition. You need to type in the rest of the word. If you get stuck, there is a hint button — and if you mistype a letter, the space goes red. However, to get more points, you need to get it right the first time without hints.

good luck!

How well do you know yourself?

Posted by on 12 Dec 2006 | Tagged as: quiz, Uncategorized

I like taking little quizzes that tell me about myself. It goes along with the introspection in which I engage while doing repetitive tasks…

There are a couple of scientific studies (as opposed to the recreational quizzes) about preferences, thinking and prejudice online. One that seems pretty well put together (but can be time-consuming) is Project Implicit a joint Harvard-University of Washington study.

The more people who take their quizzes, the better their data set. Though I wonder — people who are likely to take these quizzes probably are better-educated, and certainly are literate and have access to the internet (which implies at least resourcefulness, if not moderate to high income level). What would these quizzes show if they were taken by people from a wider demographic?

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