Can We Guess Your Highest Level of Education Based on Your Food Preferences?

By: Ryan Choate

Can We Guess Your Highest Level of Education Based on Your Food Preferences?
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About This Quiz

Not everyone is cut out for spending years trying to get a stack of college degrees, but sometimes society can judge a person on how many years of higher education they have or don't have. While a college degree is certainly an individual accomplishment, it is in no way a measure of success in life or happiness. 

College can be a really fun time in someone's life. It's the time when many "firsts" often happen. It is also a place for real learning rigor. Many professionals, people we depend on in society, get their experience and knowledge through higher education. Doctors spend years in college because they have so much to learn, and it's extremely important their skill set is current and vast. In the same vein, it is not necessary to have a college degree to be an expert in some fields. Sometimes actual real-world experience can be just as valuable as a college degree.

We can tell a lot about a person and what they do by observing some of their personal habits - or the cars they drive and the clothes they wear. How much can you tell about a person simply by the types of food they eat? Is your palate on the sophisticated side, or do you prefer to keep things simple with a little salt and pepper? Cue the pomp and circumstance for this quiz and we will try to guess your highest level of education, based on your food preferences!

What do you put ketchup on?
Fries only!
Hot dogs, hamburgers and fries only
I like to dunk my grilled cheese sandwich in it.
Gross, I only use Dijon mustard.

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What is the weirdest thing you have eaten that was fried?
Twinkie
A stick of butter
Jelly beans
Pig ears

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Which of the following foods makes you turn up your nose?
Lima beans
Brussels sprouts
Eggplant
Asparagus

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What is your favorite breakfast cereal?
Lucky Charms
Cocoa Puffs
Rice Chex
Cheerios

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What style BBQ do you prefer?
Kansas style - I like sweet sauce.
Memphis style - I like a nice dry rub.
Texas style - give me all the beef.
Carolina style - pork ribs with extra sauce

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How do you feel about eating raw fish?
I don't eat anything raw.
I like sushi, but only the cooked stuff.
Delicious - I could eat it all day.
I like my sushi like my steak tartar, raw.

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What does a typical breakfast for you look like?
Instant oatmeal
Egg McMuffin from McDonald's
Wheat toast, scrambled eggs and a glass of no-pulp orange juice
Eggs Benedict with hollandaise sauce

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What style of pizza do you like?
Totino's frozen pizza
New York style - thin crust with a good sauce
Chicago style - thick, with the sauce on the top
California style - vegan, no cheese, and arugula on top

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What is your go-to chain restaurant?
Taco Bell
Olive Garden
Cheesecake Factory
P.F. Chang's

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How do you feel about pretzels as a snack?
I eat anything that is free.
I snack on them at the bar.
I prefer a potato chip.
No thanks, I'm fine with my crackers.

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What is your favorite thing to toss on the grill?
Polish sausage
Cheeseburgers
A nice piece of salmon
Filet mignon

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How do you order your steak at a restaurant?
Well done
Medium
Medium rare
Rare

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What do you usually make for lunch?
Grilled cheese on white bread
Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with sprouts
Bologna sandwich with American cheese
Cottage cheese, skillet bananas, chopped fresh greens

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What do you like to put on your toast?
Butter, sugar, cinnamon
Peanut butter and honey
Avocado
Lightly poached egg with fresh chopped chives

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How would you describe your use of mayonnaise?
It is the universal condiment.
I dip my fries in it, but that is it.
Lightly spread on a turkey sandwich
A truly abhorrent substance

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If you need a recipe for dinner, where do you get one?
The only thing I cook is ramen.
Check out a few books from the library
Call my mom
I have Epicurious bookmarked on my computer.

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What do you usually order when you go to a Mexican restaurant?
Crunchwrap Supreme and a bean burrito
Street tacos with carne asada
Seafood enchiladas with a side of rice and beans
Organic chicken in a fresh mole sauce on a bed of yellow rice

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Would you consider yourself an adventurous eater?
If I can't recognize it, I'm not eating it.
I can try new things, but not weird meat.
Yes, it is one of the joys of traveling.
If Anthony Bourdain liked it, then I will try it.

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Of the following food combinations, which would you like the most?
Peanut butter in scrambled eggs
M&M'S on pizza
Orange juice on cereal
Hot sauce on fruit

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When someone talks about Italian food, what immediately comes to mind?
Pizza
Spaghetti and meatballs
Chicken Marsala with a smoked gouda mushroom sauce
Hearty potato ribollita with rustic bread

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If you are eating dessert, what type do you prefer?
Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia
Apple pie à la mode
Red velvet cake
Chocolate crème brûlée

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What's your favorite type of hoagie sandwich?
Turkey with the works
Cheesesteak with Whiz
Uncured ham with brie and an olive tapenade
Italian supreme grinder with Italian dressing

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You are thinking about eating a little healthier. Which of these meals sounds the most appealing?
Tofu chili
Grilled portobello mushroom sandwich
Smoky black bean beet burger
Roasted eggplant banh mi

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Which of the following foods do you absolutely despise?
Cilantro
Miracle Whip
Liver and onions
Circus peanuts

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Which of the following is your kind of food pusher?
"You sure can pack it away!"
"But I made these treats just for you."
"Should you really be eating that?"
"Eat it. Do you know how much I spent on this?"

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What type of soup do you like the most?
Campbell's Tomato
Minestrone
New England style clam chowder
Gazpacho

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Which of the following would be closest to your McDonald's order?
Four cheeseburgers, small fries
Big Mac and fries, supersize it
Grilled chicken sandwich, hold the mayo, hold the lettuce, hold the bun
Garden salad, no dressing

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What kind of Chinese food do you usually order?
Egg foo young
General Tso's chicken
Beef and broccoli
Peking duck

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Which of the following would you reluctantly try?
Witchetty grub
Fried spider
Bush meat
Spam

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If you could only have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Burritos
Pasta with marinara sauce
Grilled chicken
Filet mignon

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