Certain questions assume a real-world knowledge of animals or American politics. It is not obvious that reasonably everyone knows the difference between a lion and a bear, or that the president of the USA is Obama--or for that matter, that he lives in the White House. Most English speakers--presumably many of whom will take this quiz--reside in other countries. Also, the drawings are either too small (such as the one in which the animals were hugging) or too individually styled to be universal. The images should be same-sized and color-free for reasons of clarity and consistency. I suggest replacing animals with a more basic category, like simple shapes: e.g. "the square is on top of the circle," "on top of the circle is the square." Finally, while I haven't yet read your followup questions about dialect, I wonder whether they assume only one region of origin and maturation. I was born in California, raised in Oregon from ages 6 to 25, returned to California until 27, and recently transported to Texas. So is my dialect an amalgam? Does "the internet" in any sense count as a region?
I hope I haven't wasted your time with my musing; thanks for the quiz, it was fun.
Our top three guesses for your English dialect:
1. American (Standard)
2. US Black Vernacular / Ebonics
3. South African
Our top three guesses for your native (first) language:
This is literally impossible. All speech is accented; just some accents are naturalized as 'correct' by ideology.
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