Respond to These Prompts and We’ll Guess Your Age

Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

As we get older, our judgment matures: we don't rage-quit jobs, intervene in our friends' love lives or gamble it all on intriguing opportunities. On the other hand, we may also lose our ability to take chances when it would benefit us, clinging to the familiar because we're too used to it to imagine anything else. Prudence is important, but without passion, life can quickly lose its luster, which is why the generations have so much to teach each other.

In this quiz, we're going to try to guess whether you're Gen X, Gen Z or a millennial by giving you a series of hypothetical situations to respond to. Your decisions will reveal a lot about which stage of life you're at. Everything from the amount you'd spend on your wedding to how you'd handle your most annoying co-worker can tell us something about how your age influences your philosophy of the world. All you have to do is respond to each prompt to the best of your ability, and we'll figure out your exact age!

So, are you ready to find out whether you think like your peers or like someone twenty years older? There's only one way to find out: by taking this quiz!

You've got the afternoon off and nobody else is home. What are you going to do?

Let's say aliens exist. Do you want to meet them?

Your partner looks good but uses a lot of makeup. Do you encourage them to wear less of it when you're alone?

A witch curses you with the inability to ever again enjoy one type of event: parties, club dance nights, barbecues or sports games. Which one would you give up?

You can be any animal in the world for one day. Which one would you like to be?

Against your wishes, your mother won't stop giving your son fast food. What do you do?

Your friend's cute ex has asked you on a date. They only dated for a few weeks. Do you say yes?

You just got turned down for a job. What do you do?

Let's say you're behind on household chores. You set aside time to clean but get distracted by other stuff. What prompts you to actually start cleaning?

Sharon, a co-worker, loves gossiping about the other people that work with you. It makes you uncomfortable. How do you handle it?

Someone mysteriously gives you a beautiful basket of jewels. What do you do with them?

What's the last thing you'd leave the house without?

A work acquaintance offers to sponsor you at the local country club, where she's a member. You know you can meet important people there, but you also think country clubs are elitist. How do you respond to her offer?

Would you rather be hated but respected, loved but not respected, or considered generally eccentric but left alone?

If suspicious activity were occurring in your neighborhood, would you call the police?

You're making a sandwich. What kind of mustard do you reach for?

A friend is having a poetry reading. You hate poetry but this friend has been very kind to you in the past. Do you go?

As the owner of a small business, you want to reward your employees but can't afford to give them raises. What will you give them instead?

Imagine that you and your partner have saved up $50,000 to spend on your wedding and down payment on a new home. How much money will go to each purpose?

At a picnic, you notice a friend letting her boyfriend walk all over her. Do you intervene?

One day at work, you find out that one director at your company hates you, while another thinks you're great and wants to promote you. You're due for a raise. What's your next move?

Let's say you're on a road trip by yourself. In the middle of nowhere, you pass a group of angry-looking men with a busted car. Do you stop and help them?

Would you rather be beautiful, witty or rich?

What would you do if you had the ability to go back in time and fix any historical problem?

Your best friend has had a bad break-up and won't leave her room. How do you handle it?

You can only read one author for the rest of your life. Who do you pick?

Let's say you're deeply in debt. Someone tips you off that an unlikely stallion will win a local horse race. If you bet the last of your savings on him, you could pay back your debtors! What do you do?

An amazing Victorian house in your price range comes onto the market. It's only got one catch: a very active house ghost. Do you buy it anyway?

You have to work at a fast food restaurant for a year. Which one do you pick?

A kind benefactor offers you tickets for any cruise you'd like. Where would you like to go?

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