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By Eva Ciobanu and Anya Sleeper Sheppard
A brief history of ice cream:
The ice cream that we know today was once known as "Cream Ice”. Originally, Roman emperor, Nero Claudius Caesar (ruled from 54-68 CE), sent runners into the mountains for snow, which he then flavored with honey, nuts, and fruit toppings. In 1553, France was introduced to similar frozen desserts. But it wasn’t until 1660 that ice cream was made available to the general public and appeared regularly at the table of Charles I during the 17th century.
The Ice Cream Quiz
1. Your best friend has a problem: they need your help to finish an essay that is due tomorrow. But you had already planned to go watch a movie with your mom. Do you help or do you refuse?
a. You paste on a smile and say, “Of course I’ll help you! I wasn’t planning to do anything today anyway!’
b. You say, “Ya, I’ll help you, but only for an hour because I’m seeing a movie with my mom later.”
c. “Why didn’t you do it earlier? You’re always procrastinating. I always do the work the day it’s assigned.”
d. “Ya, sure I’ll help you!” you say, forgetting your previous plans.
e. “Sorry, I can’t. I’m going to see a movie with my mom and I would feel really bad if I didn’t go.”
f. “Of course I’ll help you, let me make some flashcards for you!”
2. On the way to your next class, you spot a fight between two students you recognize. What do you do?
a. You pull out your phone and start recording it while yelling “OMG, I’m sister shook guys!”
b. You run to the nearest teacher to get help.
c. “Teacher! They’re fighting! I would never do such a thing, in fact, I was just doing my extra credit!”
d. You immediately run into the middle of the fight and try to separate the students.
e. You yell at them and watch from the sidelines.
f. You throw your shoes at them to try and get them to stop.
3. You got a D on your last math test but since it’s the end of the year you can’t make it up. How do you react?
a. “That’s ok, at least I didn’t get an F. Besides, that test was hard!”
b. “Come on! My parents are going to be so mad!”
c. “There’s no way I got a D, I have straight A’s, this must be a mistake!”
d. You start to cry and run out of the room.
e. “OMG I can’t believe you gave me a D!” you yell to the teacher.
f. You ask the teacher, “If I help you out with the class and do extra credit, do you think you could raise my grade?”
4. You find a wallet with $100 in it. There is also a name on it, but no contact info. What do you do?
a. You say “Omg I feel so bad for them! But there is no info so I guess I have to keep it.”
b. You bring it to the main office with hopes of the owner finding it.
c. “They should keep track of their stuff better,” you think, leaving it on the ground.
d. Without missing a beat, you stuff it into your pocket and walk away.
e. You want to keep it really badly but you fight the urge and bring it to the main office.
f. You make flyers for the missing wallet and put your number, so the owner can call you.
5. You can only invite three people to your birthday party due to it being at an amusement park, who do you invite?
a. You don’t want to make anyone feel excluded, so you invite some friends from summer camp.
b. You invite your best friends and hope no one feels bad.
c. You invite some friends from the debate team.
d. You only invite people you know will bring good gifts.
e. You invite only your best friends, and don’t care if people feel excluded: ‘It’s your birthday!’
f. You invite some friends that are excluded often, hoping to make feel welcomed for once.
6. For Christmas, you and a group of friends are going to do Secret Santa; you end up with someone who you’re not that close with. What do you do?
a. You get them stuff from the dollar store and hope they’ll like it.
b. You get them a popular YouTuber’s merch that you’ve heard them talk about before.
c. You get them a cool new pencil case and some homemade cookies, obviously your gift is the best.
d. You go to the store, get the first thing you see, and pray they’ll like it.
e. You put a lot of time and effort into getting them a good present.
f. You spend a week making them the perfect homemade gift.
7. You have a big test tomorrow and you aren’t prepared. What do you do?
a. You try to study but you have a breakdown and end up just scrolling through Instagram.
b.You make a groupchat with all your friends in that class and help each other study.
c. You use all your spare time for studying and making flashcards.
d. You decide to study when you get home, but you just end up binging your favorite show. The next day, you plan to cheat and hope you don’t get caught.
e. You and a friend quiz each other until you both feel ready.
f. You make up a catchy song to help you remember everything and you sing it until it’s stuck in your head.
Mostly A’s: You are salted caramel. You are very kind but like to sugarcoat everything, people don’t trust you as much because at times you are fake.
Mostly B’s: You are chocolate. You are loyal, people can trust you with their secrets. But, you also act very basic and follow every trend, no matter how ridiculous.
Mostly C’s: You are butter pecan. You put a lot of effort into your grades and education. This sometimes gets to your head, and people often get annoyed by your cockiness.
Mostly D’s: You are vanilla. Your habits are traditional, but your actions and reflexes are impulsive.
Mostly E’s: You are mint chip. You are very argumentative and won’t back down, but you are also strong willed and people can depend on you.
Mostly F’s: You are pistachio. You are by far the most unique and complex. You have your own way of doing things, and you always find a way to shake things up.
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