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Zombie Survival Quiz

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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

UPDATE:
<+>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 Newgrounds.com 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.
<A> 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.
<A>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.

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Physical B mental C Experience C Emotional F im a Z+

Nice fun quiz it felt pretty legit I got a B on physical strength and C on mental strength Experience rating D (Lol, I think because I think that zombies can bring corpses back to life IDK about that one?) Emotional rating F (What I was good until someone was being attacked by a group of zombies ALONE. So I would think you should have stayed with the group defending... And would walk off. DANG! My overall rank is Z+ it says "You would be unstoppable it will take a holocaust nuke to stop you!" and more but eyy OK! lol I figured I would make the outbreak work out for me in some way! :3

This quiz is extremely biased, but quite entertaining. So I don't want to be too harsh in my review. It wasn't THAT bad, in fact your quiz is pretty good it just some questions here need improvement.

Question 1, 2: So these questions don't matter, why did you bother asking? Legit question.

Question 4 - I think that's a little bit unfair, there are very few people in this world that are cross country runners and you don't need to be one to out run zombies. Cross country runners also have intense diets they must follow and must exercise to stay in shape, in a zombie Apocalypse your top concern is living, not staying in shape.

Question 5 - This one is also unfair being a bear sized human has it's disadvantage, there is no 'best' in this question.

Question 16 - This question conflicts the other ones. Cross country runner for example - you have to follow a harsh intense diet to stay as a cross country runner. In an all you can eat, I eat as much until I can no longer eat vs a survival situation where I need to carefully make sure I have enough food. Honestly 'eating so you don't feel hungry' will quickly put you out of shape and you can no longer be that cross country runner or muscular-bear-man.

Question 17: Okay, wow that's really extreme. This is what I meant by biased questions if you answer anything besides that you get a lower grade. While someone who has never killed before (which is the majority of humanity) it is not as easy to do compared to someone who has, but this doesn't mean your chances of surviving will lower.

Question 25: Now hold on a second! If I'm 'basically a bear in human form' I can very easily carry this person without an issue cant I? In a survival situation you cannot survive on your own for a long term, history has shown that constantly. You need others, while it's the best answer, it's also a stupid answer. The best way to survive is to survive with others.

Question 26: Biased question. I don't completely disagree, but while walking and bicycles don't require gasoline they require your strength and energy which runs out much faster than gas. The last you want is to walk across the city and then end up being too tired to run away from a horde or worse a group of hostile survivors. I honestly see nothing wrong with using a car. Especially when you need to get across the city or to another city. Do you have any idea how long it would take to walk across a city or to another city?

Question 27: The BEST answer is to use whatever you're trained in. A pistol isnt the worst choice it's actually a pretty good choice, it can be concealed, easy to carry, hold enough rounds...etc you don't have to be 'trained' to use a pistol you're thinking rifle, shooting a long distance without any training isnt good. You'd just end up wasting ammo, in fact, if a zombie is a long distance away there is really no need to shoot it. It wouldn't be very helpful when zombies are coming in close. While you are correct it is arguably the most accurate type of weapon in the world, but what rifle are we talking about here?

My advice: take what gun you're comfortable with and pick something with the most common ammo.

Question 28: Zombies don't get surprised, but humans do. It's best to 'listen' for any sound, but besides that I agree.

Question 29: Again, this is very extreme question and if you answer 'no' your grade goes down. In my opinion this type of question shouldn't even be included

Question 31: A teethed knife is a better choice, for both survival reasons and fighting zombies. zombies are rotten and decomposing creatures a knife (teethed or not) will not get stuck in them. Not only that, you can use the teeth as a saw for small trees or if you just need to cut rope easier. I'm quite surprised I got this answer wrong. I've never in my life heard a knife getting stuck inside someone.

Question 32: This is more of a..."depending on the situation" type of question. Otherwise neither answer is wrong. I understand the downsides of traveling in a group, but how about the pros? You got people watching your back and potential criminals will hindered by your group.

Question 34: ehhh...You're not wrong, but this is confusing. I don't disagree with this question or the answers. First you say walking or a bike is the best choice now you're saying a horse is the best choice? As for the horse getting startled usually if the horse has a trusting relationship with the rider they are less likely to get startled and throw you off, but that is always a risk.

Question 35: This one conflicts question 28, first you say to ask if anyone there because you want zombies coming out of their hiding spots, now you're saying the best answer is to 'knock' instead of asking if anyone's there. Come on man, which is it?

Question 36: I thought it was crowbar? Well never mind. Knife is very useful in a survival situation as many survival experts say and agree, if you're talking about combat related reasons it's also useful if you're forced into hand-to-hand combat with another survivor "Knives have short reach" isn't really valid and very vague.

Question 37: If you're far away and the zombie has not noticed you, again why bother shooting it? As I explained above unless you're trained to shoot a long distance I discourage you actually get a long-ranged shooting weapon. Unless you meant medium-range? In that case you'd want to close enough to where you're confident you won't miss. It really depends on the person.

Question 44: okay so the zombie lore we're using is the one where they 'shuffle' and moan. In this case, why do I need to be some cross country runner?

Question 49: But a zombie is dead. So using real life logic, someone infected would not come back to life at all. Once the host is dead, so is the virus.

Question 52: Conflicting, you say we must know how to make explosives so it could easily kill zombies, but you're saying a grenade is purely chance of reaching the brain? I mean...Isnt that literally the same thing as an fertilizer bomb? What's the point of knowing explosives to use against zombies if killing them is simply pure chance? A grenade is not even meant to kill, it's meant to inflict serious harm to the enemy. A grenade is a poor choice against zombies, but not against humans.

My conclusion: I think you shouldn't use a graded base model. I think you should make a model where it actually just gives you advice based on the answers you choose. I.e You don't know how to use firearms? Use what you are comfortable with. You run out of breath easily? Try finding a car or something you're comfortable operating. You're out of shape and not good in combat? Try finding a group of survivors.

I also found it frustrating how the quiz always assumes you will be encountering zombies and not other humans. I.e (grenades are useless against zombies) Okay, but they're not useless against humans. Also how "You must be: Trained in firearms, medicine, have the body of a bear, have insane stamina that allows you to run across a state and be a selfish psychopath. Or you will not survive." When in reality surviving is not about skill and strength, it's about being smart and having common sense. You don't need to know how to make a bomb to stay alive, you don't need firearms training, you absolutely cannot survive alone. The biased questions and answers was a bit annoying.

Besides that, everything else about the quiz is golden.

Emotional Integrity = F... I Agree...

What's an "assault rifle" or a "sub machine gun"

I feel like the author doesn't know guns himself