By October 24, 2007

Another Zombie Survival Quiz

It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of these: a Just Say Hi’s zombie survival quiz. The quiz has a good balance of preparedness, ethics, and combat questions. It reinforces my belief that as Science Fiction is to social issues, zombie fiction is to disaster preparedness — an easily accessible way to talk about surviving a total breakdown in society.

I rated a 70%, and I’m not sure why. I answered “scream and jump” to the scary movie question, and had a few compassionate answers. Like most of these quizzes, I wish that this one explained the author’s weighting behind the choices. I chose to stay away from the police station and hospital, and I wonder if that hurt my percentage. I was surprised at the absence of a farmhouse or similar zombie staple.

70%

How did you do?

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  1. 1st attempt: got up to 25% and then the site got stuck on “Loading Next Question…” — looks bad! Will try again with Internet Explorer. In the meantime, some of the questions I answered going by the actions, not the explanations. E.g., I’d give my life to save strangers if they looked at all clueful and it seemed like a full-blown zombapocalypse, because after a few months without meds, I wouldn’t be that far off from a zombie anyway.

  2. OK. Tweaking a few answers, I’m still getting between 51% and 56%. I’m guessing my inability to run far is a killer by this quiz. Fair enough, though I could quibble that how much that matters would depend on the situation.

  3. Gangrene says:

    This looks like something I would love to do… but instead of working, it simply outputs “No input file specified.”

    In fact, about 80% of the quizzes on that site have similar issues. I wanted to know who died on my birthday!

    Perhaps it is the enormous influx of traffic from here. Maybe they are crapping their pants at justsayhi.com and are screaming… “We’ve been Dr. Faulkened! We’ve been Dr. Faulkened!”

  4. Fathir says:

    No input file specified.

    I think that means my dependence on computers will be my downfall as the zombie apocalypse destroys the infrastructure.

  5. drfaulken says:

    That’s weird, I’ll try to get ahold of the site admin and see what they have to say. I was able to pull up quizzes in IE and Firefox … wonder what is different about our systems, or if their servers are just under load.

    :edit:

    Spoke too soon, I just got the error 🙂

  6. drfaulken says:

    Well shit, I am now getting 404 errors on the pages. I noticed that “Just Say Hi” is a combination of two dating/match-making sites. The quizzes were originally on a site called Mingle, and I wonder if Just Say Hi is in the process of disconnecting the legacy content from their current site. If you set up an account on JSH, there doesn’t appear to be a way to get to the quizzes.

  7. Starbuck says:

    It finally worked for me!! I have a 52% survival rate, not bad considering.

  8. roclar says:

    Looks like the quiz is working again for me, too. Big ol’ 49%. I’d like to thank the YotZ campaign, the academey…

  9. Markie says:

    71%… I beat you by one point!