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Hello! This short quiz will help us learn a bit more about you – and give you an idea of what startup life at Weirdly is all about.

It should take around 10 or 15 minutes to complete. If you need to pause, hit the button at the bottom of any question page to save your progress.

At the end, you'll be asked to drop in a link to your LinkedIn profile or to a portfolio/example of your work. If you like, take a second before starting to make sure you've got that link handy!

For the rest of the quiz, use your instinct, go with your initial reaction.

To get started, click the “start quiz” button below.

1 / 23
You're a pirate captain burying treasure on a desert island and you need to mark the spot, what do you say to your map-making shipmate?

A

"Express yourself, maybe there's another way of doing this."

B

"A classic X marks the spot thanks, it's worked great so far."
"Express yourself, maybe there's another way of doing this."

A

B

"A classic X marks the spot thanks, it's worked great so far."
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You're hosting a dinner party for your new colleagues. Gah! You've added sugar instead of salt and everything tastes awful. UberEats to the rescue but now the dilemma - what to say?

A

Play it cool and act like ordering food was your plan all along.

B

Swallow your pride and admit that you embarrassingly messed up.
Play it cool and act like ordering food was your plan all along.

A

B

Swallow your pride and admit that you embarrassingly messed up.
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You planned to go fishing but you just woke up and it's a windy, rainy day.

A

Fishing's about the experience, I'll wait for better weather.

B

Fishing's about getting fish, let's go!
Fishing's about the experience, I'll wait for better weather.

A

B

Fishing's about getting fish, let's go!
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What do you do when you think you've noticed a way to improve a process at work?
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  • Privately mention it to the boss.
  • Don't mention it, my team know what they're doing.
  • Think about it for a while to be sure.
  • Bring it up at the next team meeting.
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Your 18th century English village makes the best butter but it keeps spoiling on the way to London (refrigeration hasn't been invented yet, obviously).

A

Research and test ways to make it keep longer and market it so maybe people will come to you.

B

Switch to cheese, more people make it but it's easy to transport so there's guaranteed income.
Research and test ways to make it keep longer and market it so maybe people will come to you.

A

B

Switch to cheese, more people make it but it's easy to transport so there's guaranteed income.
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6 / 23
Your Beatles cover band bandmates would describe you as:

A

Good to have because you always hit every note perfectly.

B

Great because you're honest and you make sure everyone is good.
Good to have because you always hit every note perfectly.

A

B

Great because you're honest and you make sure everyone is good.
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7 / 23
You came second in a hot chilli pepper eating competition.

A

Water off a spicy duck's back! You look forward to next year.

B

You trained really hard so it's super frustrating to come second.
Water off a spicy duck's back! You look forward to next year.

A

B

You trained really hard so it's super frustrating to come second.
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8 / 23
You're really excited about finishing the design for your new style of gumboot, do you:

A

Muster courage and ask your very grumpy, daily-gumboot-wearing uncle for his thoughts.

B

Send it off for production based on your own thumbs up - you've worn gumboots before!
Muster courage and ask your very grumpy, daily-gumboot-wearing uncle for his thoughts.

A

B

Send it off for production based on your own thumbs up - you've worn gumboots before!
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9 / 23
What would you prefer?

A

A really functional website that doesn't look very modern or capture your brand.

B

A totally on-brand and modern website that only has 80% of the functions you need.
A really functional website that doesn't look very modern or capture your brand.

A

B

A totally on-brand and modern website that only has 80% of the functions you need.
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10 / 23
It's a few days before the Ultimate Frisbee world cup final and you hear the coach knows you had junk food for lunch.

A

Keep your head down and train extra hard at the next few practice sessions, she'll see that you're still 100% committed.

B

Talk to her and explain that you were feeling stressed out but you're confident that it won't affect your performance.
Keep your head down and train extra hard at the next few practice sessions, she'll see that you're still 100% committed.

A

B

Talk to her and explain that you were feeling stressed out but you're confident that it won't affect your performance.
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Getting the fine details right...

A

Is usually worth the trouble, the next thing can wait.

B

Isn't worth the trouble, let's get onto the next thing.
Is usually worth the trouble, the next thing can wait.

A

B

Isn't worth the trouble, let's get onto the next thing.
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How do you feel about workplaces that constantly change?

A

Awesome, it keeps things interesting.

B

Not ideal, I prefer stability to get on with my work.
Awesome, it keeps things interesting.

A

B

Not ideal, I prefer stability to get on with my work.
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13 / 23
As a young journalist starting out at the BBC, what would you rather cover?

A

Find your feet with the rose competition at a local community fair.

B

Dive straight in with the refugee crisis in South Sudan.
Find your feet with the rose competition at a local community fair.

A

B

Dive straight in with the refugee crisis in South Sudan.
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14 / 23
How would you describe the effect of stress on you?

A

I can get stressed when things are really intense but I know how to cope with it.

B

I don't really get stressed regardless of how intense things are.
I can get stressed when things are really intense but I know how to cope with it.

A

B

I don't really get stressed regardless of how intense things are.
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15 / 23
After cracking everyone up at your astronomy society meeting they sign you up for a comedy club open mike night.

A

You quickly call ahead to cancel it, way too far out of your comfort zone!

B

Why not? You'll never know till you try - what's the worst that can happen?
You quickly call ahead to cancel it, way too far out of your comfort zone!

A

B

Why not? You'll never know till you try - what's the worst that can happen?
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16 / 23
Your neighbour is starting a craft beer brew business and asks you over the fence for advice:

A

"You want a great marketing plan, a really cool label and insanely good taste."

B

"Meh. Just make it taste ok, people will always buy beer if it's priced right."
"You want a great marketing plan, a really cool label and insanely good taste."

A

B

"Meh. Just make it taste ok, people will always buy beer if it's priced right."
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17 / 23
What's more important? Put your work-self on this spectrum:

A

The team goals.

B

My individual goals.
The team goals.

A

B

My individual goals.
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How do you know when you're finished?

A

When I'm happy with it.

B

When my manager/client is happy with it.
When I'm happy with it.

A

B

When my manager/client is happy with it.
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You're working in your grandfather's banana stand at the beach and he tells you they want to start selling freshly made donuts. Do you say:

A

"Great idea!" and then try experimenting at home.

B

"Sounds awesome!" and then wait for some training.
"Great idea!" and then try experimenting at home.

A

B

"Sounds awesome!" and then wait for some training.
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20 / 23
When voting for class representative you would prefer:

A

Someone consistent and predictable.

B

Someone who will shake things up and disrupt the status quo.
Someone consistent and predictable.

A

B

Someone who will shake things up and disrupt the status quo.
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Tell us in 3 or 4 sentences about a day at work that you want to forget, what happened and how did you cope?
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Let us learn a bit more about your skills - drop a link to your LinkedIn profile, a portfolio or (if you're interested in a marketing role), an example of your writing.
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