Quiz: How Long could You Survive without Gum in High School?

Just a chart with gumYou know what it is. You see it at the store. You need it to survive. What is it? In case, somehow, you haven’t already figured it out, it’s gum. Just how long could you survive without it in high school? Take this quiz, hit submit, and find out.

Readers: this is the first quiz of this blog. Please comment and let me know whether or not you like it, and if you’d like to see more. This is not going to become a quiz-only blog, but a quiz now and then might provide a nice break in-between regular posts.

1. What are your eating habits?
I only eat what I manage to catch with my bare hands in the wilderness.
I eat three meals a day.
I eat five meals a day.
I never stop eating.
Dude, eating is overrated.
2. How does your breath usually smell?
I can’t smell my breath.
I am told that it smells like a garbage dump on a hot August afternoon during a skunk fight.
It doesn’t really matter, because my eating habits keep people away.
I am told that I have “dog breath.”
3. If you saw/smelled someone next to you with gum, what would happen?
I would ignore it.
I would imagine how luscious and refreshing the gum must taste.
I can’t smell; my nose was bitten off by a dog that thought I had stolen its breath.
I would jump up and tear the gum from between their teeth.
4. What is the average sugar % of your blood?
23% (I observe Halloween every day)
12% (I ate kid’s cereal for breakfast this morning)
4% (A cookie a day keeps the doctor away)
0.002% (One of my parents is a dentist)
5. How much do you value physical appearance?
It’s not what’s outside that matters; it’s what’s inside that counts. Unless you are bleeding, in which case your insides are on your outsides and the line gets blurry.
My clothes budget is larger than the federal debt.
Not much. Unless I am leaving the house.
Not at all. People scream when they see me walking down the street.
6. Which would you rather put in your mouth?
A pencil eraser.
Mysterious chemically bonded substances.
Organic fruit.
7. When was the last time you had gum?
Within the last hour.
I’m chewing some right now.
Within the last week.
Within the last month.
August 12th, 2008.
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  1. Where did you get this?

  2. Phil and Ted says:

    What do you mean?

    - Phil

  3. How do you get a quiz for a post?

  4. Phil and Ted says:

    Oh, sorry. I learned (just enough) Javascript online so that I could create this quiz for my blog. Is there a reason you ask?

    - Phil

  5. Because I want one too.

  6. Caroline Caroline says:

    I could survive 120 seconds without gum… according to the quiz which is ironic… Because as a teacher I have a sworn duty to prosecute anyone who breaks the "No Gum" policy. LOL

  7. Phil and Ted says:

    Yes, that could be problematic. But remember, this is meant to give accurate results for someone during their high school years (so, if you were currently or when you were a high school student, you'd be gasping for air at the end of two minutes without gum). Normally, I'd alert your students and tell them to check out 5 Ways to Avoid Being Caught with Gum, but you've already seen it, so your students are pretty much doomed to slowly "gumving" (like starving, but comes from a lack of gum).

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