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Quiz: The Cultural Identity Test

December 18th, 2008 (06:51 pm)
current location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

An interesting quiz. Getting ready to head for a Todd Menton concert at the Cedar.

Your result for The Cultural Identity Test...

The Intellectual

77% Traditionalism, 89% Knowledge, 84% Diversity, 19% Contemporary and 20% Untraditionalism!


You Scored 89% The Intellectual, Congratulations!

Ah, the intellectual. Pure, unadultered science is what motivates you. The world is an interesting place, and you want to pick it apart and see how it works.

You are probably not all that impressed with the Untraditionalism of traditionalists or liberal philosophers, and see instead a third path to enlightenment: that of logic and reason. Modern ideas do not interest you, as you know that every fact is accompanied by an irrefutable opinion, and there is simply no room for such romanticism.

History, philosophy, and a multitude of cultures are all familiar to you, and you revel in the delight of learning even more. There is simply no limit to your understanding, except what you are able to read. The intricacies of language is second nature to you, and you probably can speak more than one. Which is useful, because you love to travel to places where you might need it. While others are content to revel in the intellectual impoverishment of our time, you set your sights higher--probably with the aide of a sextant. Because you're an intellectual, and you probably have one.

Editors Note:

Although it's taken about twenty hours to complete (and if you calculate in all the years I've spent compiling this information for my own purposes a good deal longer), I'm very pleased with how this test has turned out, and even more so with the responses I've been getting from people. If you were wondering, I am a traditionalist, and knowing about my heritage and celebrating my customs is one of the most important aspects of my life. I've tried to be fair in creating a test where questions and answers account for all different backgrounds and beliefs, and from what I've heard so far, I didn't do half bad.

However, regardless of what score you received, and whether or not you had fun, the greatest compliment I've gotten from people is that this test has made them consider their own heritage more deeply, and want to find out more about where they came from. This wasn't a goal I had in mind when I created the test, but to hear that I've sparked some interest in a person's lineage, however small, is an incredibly gratifying experience.

Whatever your score, whatever your ideas on the issues I've raised here, I want to sincerely thank you for spending the time to take my test, and hope that you've enjoyed it.

I also have a ton of resources for learning about your own history, and I'd be happy to share them with anyone who was interested.

Viel Glück und Gott Geschwindigkeit,

- Errantblue

Answers to the Geographical and Historical Questions:

Q 23: Some easy geography. What country is this?

A: Japan

Q 24: A little trickier. What country is highlighted by the red dot?

A: Nigeria

Q 25: If you were to go to New Mexico, what country would you be in?

A: United States

Q 26: You live in Austria and you travel south. What country are you in?

A: Italy

Q 27: Mao Tse Tung...

A: Was a communist Chinese military leader

Q 28: Rome ceased its expansion into Britainia because...

A: A and B

Q 29: The Seven Pillars Of...

A: Islam

Q 30: What famous building is this?

A: St. Basil's Cathedral

Q 31: If you went to South Africa, could you speak English?

A: Yes, you could.

Q 32: Where do you think this might be?

A: Northern England

Take The Cultural Identity Test
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Posted by: Janitor of Lunacy (wodurid)
Posted at: December 19th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)

within a scant couple of points either way, I score the same as you did.

he-he, I remember a recent posting on an airline industry worker blog that laughed at how many times they get asked by US citizens if they need a passport to fly into New Mexico. A traveler's blog reported that some airline workers have made the same boo-boo as well.

Posted by: Willow (thewillow_witch)
Posted at: December 19th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)

I scored the same as you as well. Very interesting.

Posted by: Kira (greenkira)
Posted at: December 19th, 2008 06:39 am (UTC)

Yeah, me too.

Posted by: Gareth (jhirat_dai)
Posted at: December 19th, 2008 10:23 am (UTC)

Pretty much the same for me, an' all. Better than normal online quiz, that, too.


Posted by: jschomberg (jschomberg)
Posted at: December 19th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)

I got liberal philosopher. Peace, love, and happiness dude :)

Posted by: alfredtmahan (alfredtmahan)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)

Oddly enough, I also scored as an Intellectual.

I had to laugh at the questions relating to Irish music and Scottish festivals.

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