I think I have mentioned before that I love personality quizzes, jokes, and games that make learning and teaching English fun. This was one of my favorite tests because students loved to try to guess what the different answers meant. Much like my Walk in the Woods Quiz, this quiz can be done with the whole class if you have 9 or less or you can break them into groups and have them share their answers.
Of course, doing quizzes every day will not make for an academic lesson but it is a nice break. I recommend diversionary classes once a week to take a break from the standard book you are doing. My last school had me teaching students who were in classes for 8 hours every day. Even though they only saw me for four of those I tried to have things that got them out of their seats and excited at least a couple times a week.
Which Path Do You Choose?
Imagine that are walking to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s house…
1. You are walking to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s house.
There are two roads to get there. One is a straight path which takes you there quickly, but it is very plain and boring. The other is curvy and full of wonderful sights on the way but takes quite a while
to reach your loved one’s house.
Which path do you choose? Short or long?
2. On the way, you see two rose bushes.
One is full of white roses. One is full of red roses. You decide to pick 20 roses for your boyfriend/girlfriend. You can choose any combination you wish but the total must equal 20. For example, you may choose all white or red, 10 white 10 red, 15 white 5 red, or any other combination.
What color combination do you choose?
3. You finally get to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s house.
You ring the bell and the maid answers. You can ask the maid to go get your loved one, or you may go get them yourself.
Which action do you take? Ask the maid or do it yourself?
4. Now, you go up to your girlfriend/boyfriends room.
No one is there. You can leave the roses by the window sill, or on the bed.
Where do you put the roses? Bed or window?
5. Later, its time for bed.
You and your loved one go to sleep, in separate rooms. (Of course) You wake up in the morning and go to your boyfriend/girlfriend’s room to check up on him/her. You enter the room:
Is he/she awake or sleeping?
6. It’s time to go home now, and you start to head back.
You can take either road home now: The plain, boring one that gets you home fast; or the curvy, sight-filled road that you can just casually take your time with.
Which road do you choose? Short or long?
1. Which road do you choose to take to your love’s house?
The roads represent your attitude towards falling in love. If you chose the short one, you fall in love quickly and easily.
If you chose the long one, you take your time and do not fall in love easily.
2. What combination of roses do you choose to give your love?
The number of red roses represent how much you expect to give in a relationship. The number of white roses represent how much you expect in a relationship. Therefore, if a person chose all red with one white, he/she gives 90% in the relationship but expects to receive only 10% back.
3. Do you ask the maid to get your love, or do you do it yourself?
This question shows your attitude in handling relationship problems. If you asked the maid to get your loved one, then you may beat around the bush*, maybe asking a third party to intervene. The avoidance of problems runs high.
If you went and got your loved one yourself, then you are pretty direct. If there is a problem, you confront it and deal with it. You want to work it out right away.
*Beat Around the Bush means you don’t like to come directly to the point. You may hint at what you want but not openly say it. Ex. Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want!
4. Where do you put the roses? On the window sill or on the bed?
The placement of the roses indicates how often you’d like to see your boyfriend/girlfriend. Placing the roses on the bed means you need lots of reassurance in the relationship, and you’d want to see your loved one every day, if possible. Placing the roses by the window show that you don’t expect or need to see your loved one too often.
5. Do you find your love asleep or awake?
Finding your boyfriend/ girlfriend asleep: You accept your loved one the way they are.
Finding them awake: You expect him/her to change for you.
6. Which road do you choose to go home?
The short and long roads now represent how long you stay in love. If you chose the short one, you fall out of love easily.
If you chose the long one, you tend to stay in love for a long time.
And That is the Quiz!
I like this one because it’s not always evident what the answers are and this one can lead to more discussions about personality. How did you do?
Let me know how this one went for you and either how you did on the quiz or how your students liked it in the notes below. Until next time always remember that Teaching and Learning English is Fun!