Sunday, September 26, 2004

Notes From The Education Underground: On-line Quizzes

What Kids Are Doing
When parents are out of the room, middle and high school students all over the United States are taking on-line personality quizzes. These quizzes typically consist of a series of multiple-choice questions.

After taking the quiz, a "stereotype generator" places the participant into a "personality type," as can be seen above. One popular version of this quiz is: Which High School Stereotype are you?. Even though the concept could be amusing, there is nothing cute about an outcome that asks the participant, "Wouldn't it be neat to kill them all?"