very well done
i see you used max brook's solonum zombie as your test. that is a very good example for any quiz. im glad to say i passed without difficulty, with the help of my copy of The Zombie Survival Guide.
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Got a B!
The best "Could you survive a Zombie Outbreak" Quiz ever!
Great quiz! Could be tweaked, however.
Schooling isn't essencial for survival, and just because someone hasn't graduated highscool or never went to post-secondary doesn't mean they're a complete moron. Do you learn about guns/ammo/survival in school? Not too often unless you get a specific class involving surviving in the woods or something. Let alone graduates/non-graduates, how about teachers? You think all their book knowledge is gonna help? In a few aspects, yeah, but unless it's gym teachers we're talking about then he/she won't be any better off when face to face with zombies. As the quiz states, primary use of school smarts would come after the worst has happened and civilization begins to rebuild, or to know which berries are good I suppose. Construction/mechanics/MAYBE science class could prove useful.
How about reloading ammo, and maintaining a firearm? Throw in questions to find out if the quizee knows how to reload their own ammo (bullets, casings, primers, and gunpowder), and make sure they know to clean and oil their firearms whenever in a safe environment after shooting. Someone who has shot lots of rented guns at shooting ranges or a friend's firearms may not know it's vital for a firearm's longevity and reliability to keep it clean/oiled. Take care of it, and it'll take care of you.
I really have no idea why someone would consider a SHOTGUN when all you have to do is destroy the brain! Even a tiny 9mm or .22lr is effect enough within 100 yards if your using a carbine/rifle! I'm totally a .45 acp fanboy; my first firearm was an M1911A1, but the lighter your loadout, the better off you are. So why carry big, bulky, short-range shotgun shells or oversized man-stoppers, when you can carry 2 or 3 times as much ammo that's even more effective? Even with the added stopping power and damage of a shotgun shell or .50 cal, it's a non-sensicle choice in my eyes.
I'm all for a bigger bang but your not killing a HUMAN, your killing a wee little brain that's the size of your two fists put together. Larger, hotter rounds with higher velocities and spitzer (pointed) bullets have pore precision at longer ranges, however, but a zombie is not a threat at that point, and would simply be unneccessary weight to carry around such overkill.
Semi autos are definitely the way to go, but it should be noted that it is still very easy to waste ammo in the hands of an inexperienced shooter. Even people who have been shooting for decades can find themselves shooting just a bit too quickly, which takes away from accuracy (even in controlled shooting range environments :s), but it's the experienced shooters who will be able to see their fault, and fix it so as to make every shot count. A panicy survivor who is unfamiliar with firearms might be more focused on keeping a steady rate of fire as apposed to focusing on breathing, getting a good sight picture, and trying to use just one bullet.
I wouldn't say pistols have a low ammo capacity; there's some out now that has 19-20 rounds 9mm with a flush mag. Unfortunately in Canada we're limited to 10 round capacity in pistols (Mags are pinned by law to such a capacity), but even a big, heavy, all-steel, single stack 1911 with just 7/8/extended 10 round mags can be reloaded alarmingly quick with steady practice. The main thing is to not waste ammo, count how many rounds you've fired or is left so you don't end up pulling the trigger without a bang, and knowing exactly when there's one round left or none will mean a faster reload.
Best not to let mags fall freely, either, because you'll have to go back and get it later. Mags are VERY VERY valuable, and you don't wanna lose any or let them rust/degrade (so clean/oil em like you do your firearms; mags can cause jams too!)
Well, I was gonna write a review so may as well make it good. Sorry if I sounded like a know-it-all, just giving some constructive criticism. Looking forward to a third quiz! If anyone can see a flaw in what I posted, or would like to nerd-out on zombie survival/gun talk, send me a message! Good luck next year in 2012 everyone! lol current score: 4.20 XD 5/5
Based on Zombie Survival Guide (love that book) zombies a lot of the reviewers here are idiots!