Their result for The Cultural Identity Test ...
The Contemporary Idealist
43% Traditionalism, 57% Knowledge, 57% Diversity, 51% Contemporary and 58% Untraditionalism!
You Scored 58% Contemporary Idealist, Congratulations!
Intolerant? Not you! As a contemporary idealist, you have a lot of innovative ideas about how the world should be run.You probably don't see a lot of value in traditionalism, and think that many traditionalists are outmoded and narrow minded. You likely believe in very permissive lifestyles, where anything goes and it's all ok as long as everyone's having a good time.
The concept of authority probably doesn't sit too well with you, and following any established protocols seems like, well, stupid. Governments, to you, are an extension of the wealthy elites who attempt to hold down the rest of society, and actually result in much of the intolerance we experience today.
You were rated an idealist because many of the answers you selected showed an aversion or disinterest in traditional beliefs. In ideas of race, heritage, culture and diversity, you scored highest in progressive, contemporary ideas that likely weren't very popular as late as fifty years ago. Many of your fellows might consider you a radical, a reformer, or just downright misguided. But don't listen to them. After all, many of the greatest movements in history were started by so called 'radicals'. Unfortunately for you, people tend to cling to their traditions rather stolidly. Fortunately, that gives you a cause! Get out there and show all those ignorant, prejudiced poltroons the true way of enlightenment!
Although it's now taken over 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. Yet even more gratifying are 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. It has been since I was a child, and in reality I created this test more for my own interests and curiosity than for entertainment value. If I succeeded in both then that's just a bonus.
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 necessarily 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 rewarding experience. Our lives are so determined by where we have come from, our past, that to learn more about those indelible links is often times an overwhelming experience. To know that my great, great, great grandfather was a signer of the Declaration of Independence helps me appreciate the history of my country, America, in a much deeper and more personal way. And, like as not, amazing links can be found in almost anyone's history.
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. And feel free to send me your thoughts and comments, or even your ideas for the test! I love to read them, and might even post a few in the test itself.
Answers to the Geographical and Historical Questions:
Q 24: The Five Pillars Of...
Q 25: Historically, the "dollar" draws its origins from...
A: Germany and Scandinavia. Specifically, from the Thaler.
Q 27: A little trickier. What country is highlighted by the red dot?
Q 28: You live in Romania and you travel directly south. What country are you in?
Q 29: Mao Tse Tung...
A: Was a communist Chinese military leader
Q 30: Rome ceased its expansion into Britainia because...
A: A and B
Q 31: What famous building is this?
A: St. Basil's Cathedral
Q 32: If you went to South Africa, could you speak English?
A: Yes, you could.
Q 33: Where do you think this might be?
A: Northern England
Q 34: Aryan...
A: Is an ancient Indo-Iranian word refering to a caste of nobility.
Q 35: Which mythological cycle describes a creator god who emerged from an egg and split himself into two people, one male and one female?
A: Indian Mythology
Q 36: Lao Tzu has remained historically significant because he...A: Is the father of the Taoist belief system.
Their Analysis (Vertical line = Average)
They scored 43% on Traditionalism, higher than 7% of your peers.
They scored 57% on Intelligence, higher than 15% of your peers.
They scored 57% on Diversity, higher than 15% of your peers.
They scored 51% on Contemporary, higher than 85% of your peers.
They scored 58% on Untraditionalism, higher than 93% of your peers.
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