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New Quiz: The Banana Test

When you think banana, what comes to mind? Take my latest word association quiz to find out what your banana association means!

When you think banana, what comes to mind? Take my latest word association quiz to find out what your banana association means!

Do you love bananas? I’m not sure if they are my favorite fruit, but they are a staple fruit in my life… especially in the summer. Just freeze them, whirl them in the food processor with some chocolate (or plain), and you’ve got the healthiest “ice cream” imaginable. I can’t imagine a summer without bananas, although maybe I heard bananas as we know them are in jeopardy. Terrible! I hope I can figure out how to have a banana tree in central TX to get my fix 😉

But this blog post isn’t really supposed to be about bananas… It’s about word association tests. Are you familiar with them at all? They were popularized in the 1950s, and many marketers still use them today.
(If you watch Mad Men, you might notice that they often do an internal word association poll with the creative people when a new ad is being developed.) While these tests may not be the most psychologically sound, they are at least a little revealing. I thought it would be a fun quick quiz for a Friday to try one.

So head on over to The Banana Test, and pick what you most associate with banana! Come back here to let me know what you think of your result… and word association tests in general. If y’all like this kind of test, I’m excited to do more 🙂

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Banana Test? Is it true for you?
  2. What do you think of word association tests? Would you like to see another one on Blogthings sometime?
  3. Is there something else that you associate with banana that wasn’t on the test? What is it?
  4. Take What’s Your Inner Fruit Flavor? What do you think of your result?

 

New Quiz: What Island Fruit Are You?

collection of tropical fruit

What fruit best fits you?

Do you like island fruit? I’m a huge fan of fruit of all sorts, and I love to enjoy a little tropical fruit during the winter to liven things up a bit. Luckily, I live not too far from the tropics, so I still get inexpensive mangos and pineapples during the winter. Nothing cures the winter blahs more than a taste of something from somewhere warm.

Just taking a bite of mango or pineapple on a dreary day transports me to a sandy white beach with a clear blue sky. It reminds me that life is not all winter and dullness. I love to add a little tropical fruit to smoothies or yogurt – or simply have it as a snack. I could imagine surviving on a desert island for quite sometime if I had the right fruit to enjoy 🙂 Well, that and an internet connection. And clean water.

What about you? Do you enjoy any tropical or island foods when it’s cold and dreary out? If so, you may enjoy my latest quiz: What Island Fruit Are You? You may be surprised by your result… in fact, it’s possible you’ve never tasted your result before. Writing this quiz really opened my eyes to all the different types of fruit in the world. And it encouraged me to be much more adventurous in the future.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Island Fruit Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. What’s the most exotic fruit you have tried?
  3. What island would you most like to visit?
  4. What’s your favorite type of fruit?
  5. How many fruits from the quiz were new to you? I have to admit that I didn’t know two of them before I wrote it?