What Geological Formation Embodies Your Spirit?

By: Zoe Samuel
Image: Diliff via Wikimedia Commons

About This Quiz

They say the days of men are threescore years and ten, though hopefully nowadays we can aspire to an extra score somewhere in there (if we look after ourselves). The days of volcanoes, canyons, volcanic plugs, batholiths, folds, mesas, caves, mountains and the other formations that make up our world are considerably longer than ours, as they are often shaped very slowly. They can be sculpted by the wind or by the constant flow or drip-drip-drip of water. They can also change quickly, when an earthquake or underground pressure builds up to too much, and rock is split asunder or melted so that it flows and reforms. Probably the most dramatic way for a formation to be created is when a meteor strike creates a crater, with the Gulf of Mexico being the most obvious example on the planet.

Which of these sounds the most like you? Are you fiery and powerful like a volcano? Are you deep and quiet like a canyon? Perhaps you are sociable and supportive of others, but your strength is often underestimated, like a stalagmite? Or are you just utterly misunderstood, like a batholith or a mesa? This quiz will help you figure out which of these you truly are!

Do you have hidden depths?

Do you have a little sparkle to you sometimes?

How patient are you?

How strong are you?

Do you love to draw attention?

Can you graciously take a compliment?

Are you always growing?

Do you feel like you took a long time to become the way you are?

Do you get on with other people like you?

Are you monogamous?

Are you easily moved?

How angry are you right now?

Before you lose your temper, are there signs?

How supportive are you of others?

Can you be a little dense?

What sort of beauty do you possess?

What landscape makes you the most comfortable?

Do you hide your light under a bushel?

How long have you been around?

What body type do you have?

Can you concentrate for long periods?

What sport do you do?

What body of water appeals to you?

What sort of dancing do you like most?

Do people see you as challenging?

Should people feel safe around you?

Can people pronounce your name?

What do you wish people knew about you?

What sort of job would you do best?

What fear do you have?

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