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Feb 17, 2008 | 11:29 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 19, 2008

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A lot of people talk about how they would totally survive a zombie outbreak, so now's your chance to get an idea of how well you'd do: are you a zombie hunter or a walking steak?

There are 52 questions, each with an answer and explanation at the end of the quiz, as well as a comprehensive breakdown of your stats, ranging from physical condition to emotional state.

Hope you all enjoy and that there aren't too many typos. :P

Thanks everyone for the praise and criticism! I appreciate that you're enjoying yourself with my little quiz and that your analytical eyes aren't rusty.
My first award! Daily Second Place! Thanks everybody!
Zombie Survival Quiz broke the 4.0 mark! WHOO!
ZSQ has made the front page! Thanks!
I fixed the preloader...not sure why I didn't do it earlier...

On a more distressing note, I'd like to formally say that I do not want this flash game to be hosted on any site other than without my permission, please. Thank you.

Development on v2 of Zombie Survival Quiz is underway. The things I'm planning on adding/improving will blow this one out of the water.

A few of the gripes people had======================

"X" is wrong or dumb.
I can't discuss every little problem you may have had, but I can ask you to read the explanation's if you haven't already. Stop sending me messages please.

Your model of a zombie is wrong.
I chose a specific zombie "lore" that seemed most logical to me and had a broad and reasonably accurate base of fiction and information sources (such as The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z). If I tried to cover all the bases, I'd end up with a 500 question quiz that is wishy-washy between different "styles" of zombies, making it very confusing and muddled.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

really cool

this was a great pass- time, the questions were good and i loved the ratings at the end

good job


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secv responds:

Thank you!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


C for physical, C for mental, D for knowledge, F for emotions - I should be doomed in theory, but the grade of Z+ said that I'd be all right. What is this inconsistency?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Rings very much of a "World War Z" quiz

Nicely done. Some of the questions were a little ambiguous, and after looking at the answers, I could have changed some of the answers that I thought conveyed the same essence, but scored lower.

Anyway, overall, well thought out, good entertainment for just a quiz.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Interesting, but flawed due to bias.

As has been said, this quiz isn't open-ended. Engaging a typical moaning zombie isn't going to be the same as, say, the more realistic 28 Days Later zombie-types. But regardless of what kind of zombie it is, the facts are simple: Zombie bad. Survivor good.

On the level of combat, the quiz is flawed. Take the knife question. You want a smooth edge, not serrated. Your logic for serrated was that the knife gets stuck inside the zombie when you cut. That means, if you don't kill the zombie on the first try, you don't have a knife anymore. Losing your weapon is not a good thing. Ever.

Baggy clothes drag, but tight clothes inhibit movement. Average, therefore, is the better mode of dress. Sure, the zombie can't grab your collar, but you can't fight. That's just as bad.

If we're assuming that the zombie (being once human and predatory) has any kind of killing instinct, it's not going to moan at you when you knock. It's going to wait quietly and kill you. Lions don't roar at gazelles.

While traveling alone is more discreet, it's also stupid when you have the option to travel in a group. With a group, you get more more eyes, more arms, more weapons. Just because you're in a group doesn't mean the zombies will all be in groups. Likewise, just because you're alone doesn't mean you won't be attacked by a group of zombies. And, if all else fails, the group can always scatter.

You've got an interesting idea, but the ideas on close-quarter combat and survival stratagem need to be tweaked to make it more believable.

Nonetheless, good work. At the very least, I was entertained, which means that the quiz fulfilled its purpose.

: )

secv responds:

I think you have the knife question backwards, actually. I also believe smooth-edged knifes are better. As for the clothes, I wasn't really thinking spandex here, lol.

Zombies would react to any stimulus, whether just turning their head or getting up to investigate. I think you are giving zombies too much credit; they are in no way comparable to a lion in intelligence and don't have the mental capacity to lie in wait and surprise people.

That wasn't the question, if I remember correctly. I think the question you're talking about is small group vs large group, not alone vs group.

Anyways, we could all go on for days and I'm happy you enjoyed yourself!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

pretty good.

although, i got many of the basic zombie questions wrong, the newer dawn of the dead being fresh in my memory.