“Are You a Good Roommate?” Quiz from 1947 Men’s Magazine

by Brett & Kate McKay on September 1, 2010 · 7 comments

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I thought this quiz would be fun as guys are heading back to school and moving in with old and new roommates. Are you the kind of roommate that’s “too good to be true” or “should you be a hermit?” Find out with this quiz from the 1946 issue of Varsity Magazine before your roommates start leaving passive aggressive notes for you on the fridge. And quit playing that phonograph all the dang time!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Parker Shore September 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm

Took this quiz from my roommate’s perspective.

Only 5 no’s. Glad I’m moving out soon.

2 Jeff! September 2, 2010 at 1:41 am

It’s amusing how relevant some of these questions are, yet out out of touch others are. There’s a quiet assumption that everyone smokes, for example.

I think my favorite part is how “Dating his girls” is right before “Wearing his shirts.”

3 jcard21 September 2, 2010 at 10:15 am

It looks like the bottom of the graphic got chopped off.

Where is #25?

4 Rob September 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

Heh, it’s actually funnier if both you and your roommate *do* smoke, Jeff. Kinda makes it feel like this is a completely relevant, timely quiz, targeted right at you.

Except for the “Morning newspaper” bit. What the heck is a morning newspaper?

5 John September 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

33 no’s. This was fun and amusing. Very nice find.

6 icecycle66 September 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

25 “no”
14 “yes”

I don’t do it, but I hate when my roommate keeps his phonograph turning all through the evening; particularly when I am trying to court a lady.

7 HansGJ September 3, 2010 at 11:47 am

I like how it always refers to girl friends in the plural (12, 40, 43).

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