Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There's a Quiz for That

I keep seeing all of these quizzes on Facebook challenging me to find out what kind of bird I am, which month I am.....what holiday I am.  What does that mean...."What month are you?"  I was on a quest to find out. Apparently, just by answering a few questions, these quizzes can tell all kinds of things about you.  As a service to the public, I have been in the trenches, testing the validity and accuracy of these quizzes.  I took every quiz I could find and am happy to share the results with you even though some are less than flattering. 
 
 1) The "WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL THEME SONG?" Quiz:

My result..... 
(click on the title if your memory needs to be refreshed) 
According to my results, "when I come around, people get up and dance", thus my theme song should be the Macarena.  I would have to say that I find these results to be inaccurate as the only times I have ever noticed people jumping up and moving when I come around was the time I threw up in class in the second grade.....oh, and I guess Davis did jump and do a sort of dance when my water broke in the bed that time, but still....
 
2)The "WHAT BREED OF DOG ARE YOU?" Quiz:
 
My result.....
A Mutt
 


    Ok, so let me see if I understand......there are over 300 breeds of dogs and, apparently, I could not be aligned with a single one of them.  No, Joni Miller is a mutt.  They tried to put a more flattering spin on it in the explanation.....something about "because of my real life experiences, I make a good dinner guest" and that I'm "cute in my own way".  Yeah, my days in the pound make for good conversation at parties, I guess....blah blah blah.  Although, not the most complimentary results, I guess I cannot argue with being labeled a mutt.   
 
3)  The "WHAT TV SHOW CHARACTER ARE YOU?"  Quiz:
 
My result......
Spongebob Squarepants  
As if this mutt weren't having a bad enough day, I am named a square, porous, absorbent membrane.  Let's think of all the respectable tv characters, shall we?.......Livvy Walton, Mary Tyler Moore, Louise Jefferson, Julia Sugarbaker, Carolyn Ingalls, Aunt Bea, Sabrina Duncan, Clair Huxtable, Carol Brady.  I would've been happy to have been labeled any one of those, but no......I'm likened to a sponge.  The description was just like salt to a wound......"he has friends, but he is blissfully unaware that several people find him annoying".  Oh, ok then.  Moving on. 
 
4) The "WHICH PRESIDENT ARE YOU?" Quiz  
 
My result......
President Reagan      
So, here I start to feel a little better about myself.....not sure how President Reagan would feel about it though....probably like he was being compared to SpongeBob.  Anyway, its reasoning behind my result was that I "have been a natural leader from a young age and people gravitate toward me".  Yeah, I have to agree with them there......Once a month, in elementary school, it came around to being my turn to be the line leader and I led those kids to the playground like a boss and I do recall them gravitating toward me when I had a new pack of gum, so, yeah, I guess I just never put the pieces together before....I am just like Ronald Reagan.

5) The "WHICH FOOD ARE YOU?" Quiz:
 
My result......
Cheese

Well, the air went out of my sails with this one.  From the leadership of Reagan down to the stench of cheese.  By answering a few questions, the quiz surmised that I am much like a food that is made through a process involving coagulation, bacteria, curdling, mold, aging, and fermentation.  All my favorites.  I'm flattered.  It said that I "can be highbrow or lowbrow" ...I guess that means I can either go individually wrapped processed cheese food product or Gorau Glas......and also that I "go well with almost everything".  Well played, food quiz.  Well played. 

     6) The "WHAT ANIMAL ARE YOU?" Quiz:
 
My result.....
A Meerkat 
While not the prettiest animal, I have to agree with the reasoning behind the result.  I am "a people person and enjoy working in a group" and I'm also "responsible and loyal".  The paranoid side of me can't help but wonder if it has more to do with our shared whisker problem, but I digress.  Ok, so I will validate the accuracy of this test.  I am a meerkat....inside and out.  Just look at me there. 
 
(Let me just stop and mention here that I hope that you appreciate all of the time that I spent researching the quiz circuit for you, people.)
 
 
7) The "WHICH HOLIDAY ARE YOU?" Quiz:
 
My result....
Easter
If results were based on who, in this second week of June, just found two strands of Easter grass in their carpet and a collection of chocolate egg foil under their kids' tv room sofa, then this quiz is spot on.  It says that I am "hopeful, sensitive, and love anything cuddly".....I also enjoy stealing the resurrection confections from the young'uns baskets when they're at school, so I deem this one accurate.
 
8)  The "HOW NICE ARE YOU?" Quiz:
 
My result...
Super Duper Nice 
Ok, so this makes up for the whole Spongebob, mutt, cheese deal.  I mean, what honor could top being tapped as "Super Duper Nice" by Mr. Rogers with his navy Keds and zip up sweaters?  Such good memories I have of that nice man......and Mr. McFeely and Lady Elaine Fairchild from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.  I don't think Mr. Rogers ever had a bad thought, so he should know super duper nice when he sees it.  Don't tell him that I may or may not have fudged on a couple of the answers.  My niceness would be downgraded.   
 
 
9) The "WHICH DISNEY PRINCESS ARE YOU?" Quiz: 
 
My result....
The Little Mermaid 
Well, duh.  The accuracy of this quiz speaks for itself.  It's just like looking in a mirror.
 
 
10) The "WHAT SHOULD YOUR NAME REALLY BE?" Quiz:
 
My result.....
Vanessa 
And here I am.....46 years old and have had the wrong name all this time.  Thanks a lot, Mom. 
 
Conclusion:  If you want to learn more about yourself or if you just enjoy being totally insulted, then you should take more online quizzes.  
 
 
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It's been brought to my attention that some of you who follow me by email are no longer receiving your email notifications about posts.  I don't really know what's going on with that, but other bloggers are also complaining of this.  Until the problem is resolved, you can follow Motherhood and Muffin Tops on Facebook.  Thanks for reading :) 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 

10 comments:

  1. i've taken a few of those tests too joni and most of them are definately not accurate but they are fun to do (sometimes)! as far as the problem about not getting e-mails, apparently there has been an uproar over that situation throughout blogland for about a month or so...i experienced it myself....but from what i read and understand (which isn't much based on some of my "test" results)! it's a problem through Feedburner or one of those other e-mail delivery systems....enough people must have made a big stink about it because it seems to be somewhat corrected....but before it was i had to go back and manually add back in a lot of blogs...hope this info helps!

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    1. Thanks, Judy! I've still got some who say they're not getting emails. I appreciate the info!

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  2. Love your analysis of your quiz results! I have just ignored them so far...I may have to do some and view the outcomes with your kind of perspective!

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    1. You should try one or two, Wendy! You'll have fun :)

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  3. This is great!! I do love that you are both Ariel AND Vanessa! Great names to throw out when you want to make your evening more interesting (that came out more creepy than I intended. I meant like, “Hi, my name is Vanessa!" When introduced to a bunch of salespeople at a work networking event not ANYTHING else!!)

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    1. Hahahaha.........that's hysterical, Karmen! And I don't think you're creepy. ;)

      Sincerely,
      Vanessa

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  4. Another post that had be laughing out loud. Always enjoy stopping by here. : )

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    1. Thank you, Happy One! I appreciated you coming by :)

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  5. this makes me feel so much better, joni. i usually ignore the quizzes but on a whim i took one the other day to discover what kind of old person i'm going to become - you know since i'm 50 & all, this is of great concern. so thinking i was just giving the hippest answers ever, i was devastated to learn that i would be the CAT LADY - who could not have enough cats. I HATE CATS. i so appreciate the research you did on this & coupled with my own experience i am declaring i will never take another online quiz. I AM GOING TO BE A COOL OLD LADY. :)

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    1. Hahahaha!!! I missed that quiz, Tracey! I may have to find that one. I'm with you on the cat thing. If I ever become a cat lady, then y'all will know that my mind has left the building. :)

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