What race am I Quiz
Answer These 10 Questions to Find Out!
One of the most astonishing things about nature is the diversity it provides. There are millions of species of plants and animals, different climates, different planets and so on. Each category shares common characteristics based on different criteria. Defining these characteristics makes the study of nature easier and helps in providing a great insight about any subject. One of these subjects are the notions of ethnicity or race.
Throughout the course of history, humans from different parts of the world have mixed. Just imagine how many ancestors you have on both your parents’ sides. The genetic admixture often leads people to seek an answer for what race they belong to.
What Race Am I Quiz:
We have built a small quiz for people who are still confused about which ethnic group they belong to. Of course, the best and accurate way is to resort to DNA tests, which are very common nowadays. But, if you are interested in knowing which race you may fit into based on your how you look, feel free to take the quiz.
By defining some physical attributes, our system will give you an insight on how people may perceive you. Classification factors are listed by importance as some attributes are very dominant in specific races or ethnic groups.
Of course, it is impossible to get things right especially when we are talking about notions that are not well defined. The purpose of this ‘What race am I?’ quiz is to give you an idea about how the closest ethnicity or group that you look like based on your looks.
The quiz also includes some interesting facial morphology information that you probably did not know about such as your face shape. By identifying the morphology of your face, you can choose a haircut that will enhance your features or a pair of glasses that will accentuate your look.
Ethnic Groups in the quiz
The quiz offers a non-exhaustive list of ethnicities to which the respondent may belong. The results are only estimates based on the predominant traits of certain groups and will help you answer the question: what is my race?
The analysis is based on physical traits such as facial morphology. The world is a very diverse place and is beginning to break away from traditional notions. It means that whatever the result is, it does not matter as much as how you identify yourself.
The only way to be sure of one’s ethnicity is to opt for a DNA test. It’s the only way to retrace your ancestors origins.
If the result does not match your expectations, it does not mean that the approach is incorrect but simply that you have traits that correspond to a certain group. For example, if you are from Latin America, there’s a high chance your genetic admixture involves two or more major categories. That is due to the Iberian influence as they have been there for over 500 years. These historic ties make it logical for these racial groups to be predominant among the population of Latin America.
We take into considerations different criteria and aspects that are usually predominant within a specific ethnic group. Some questions have explanatory images attached, as they are not easy to understand if you are not familiar with face morphology.
Knowing the shape of your face is essential to reveal your beauty. By identifying your facial morphology, you will be able to choose a haircut that will enhance your features or a pair of glasses that will accentuate your look. The quiz includes:
-The oval face: the forehead and the jaw are rounded and of the same width. The chin is thin. The oval face is perfect and well balanced in length and width.
-The square face: the forehead is wide and the jaw is prominent. The square face has well-defined lines and angular contours.
-The rectangle face: this face shape looks like the square face but is more elongated. The face is angular and long.
-The round face: the forehead and the jaw are rounded and of the same width. The round face is as long as it is wide. The cheeks are fleshy and the cheekbones are rounded.
-The heart face: the forehead is wide and the jaw is narrow. The cheekbones are not very prominent and the chin is pointed.
-The diamond face: the forehead and chin are narrow. The cheekbones are wide and prominent. The contours of the rhombus face are angular but the features are soft.
There are 5 natural hair colors: black, brown, chestnut, ginger and blond. For each hair color, there are different shades. For example, for brown hair, there are dark brown, golden brown, hazelnut brown…
Monolid has a flat surface, lacks a three-dimensional effect and has almost no wrinkles in the eyelids. The particularity of the monolid eye is that the eyebrow bone is not prominent.
Wrinkles on the upper eyelid, but the skin on the upper eyelid folds back to cover part of the eyelid, giving the eye a smaller appearance, characterize hooded eye.
The deep eyes fall into the skull, giving the illusion that the eyebrow bones are more visible.
A close set means that the distance between the eyes is less than the width of one eye.
The distance between the two eyes is greater than the width of one eye.
The colored part of the eye is the iris. You should know that the iris of each individual is like a fingerprint: unique in the world. In general, there are five type of eyes: Brown, Bleu, Dark Brown or Black, Green and Hazel. For each eye color there are different shades.
-Type 1: When you look at your hair, you will see that it is straight, smooth, without any waves.
-Type 2: Your hair is wavy but not curly.
-Type 3: Your hair is curly.
-Type 4: Your hair is coily.
The Definition of Ethnicity
Ethnicity is today a social assignment and a representation attributed to an individual, or to a human group, according to cultural criteria or their physical appearance (skin color in particular, hair color, eye color, eye shape…). It is similar to the notion of race, which is open to question, as it depends on subjective considerations, rather than on objective criteria.
Origin or ancestry attempts to determine a person’s roots or ethnic origin. However, the concept is somewhat ambiguous since it usually does not provide a point of reference. Since new ethnic groups may emerge over time, the respondent may have difficulty answering a question about origin.
Since a person has two parents, four grandparents and so on, it is understood that these ancestors may come from multiple ethnic groups. This makes the processing of the resulting data complex.
Conceptually, race may be somewhat less ambiguous than origin or ancestry, but it is not without its difficulties when it comes to measurement. The concept is based primarily on genetic characteristics, of which skin color is the primary, though not the only characteristic. A person can be of mixed races which makes the terminology more ambiguous. Researchers may prefer to use Caucasian instead of white, but many respondents may not fully understand this term.
Identity has some appeal because it attempts to measure people’s perceptions of themselves rather than their perceptions of their ancestors. However, it retains some dimensions not only of origin, but also of race. In addition, it may encompass some aspects of citizenship.
Knowing your origins through DNA
Although DNA makes a person unique, it also contains information that can be common between different individuals. These collective indications are the ethnic origins and the family ties of the latter.
Indeed, parents pass on a portion of their genetic information to their children. This transmitted DNA portion may be outwardly visible, such as the same skin color. It can also remain discrete.
In this case, DNA tests are used to determine whether there is a hereditary link between different individuals. Among other things, these tests make it possible to establish whether a person is the father, daughter or son of another.
To perform these tests, DNA samples from the individuals concerned must be compared. DNA is everywhere, in blood, skin, and even in sweat.
Many people today resort to DNA tests in order to get more information about their genealogy and trace their family origins. It is quite normal to want to know more about one’s geographical and ancestral origins. In the past it was extremely hard and expensive to conduct such tests but nowadays there are different options in the market.
Many companies provide DNA testing services, which will help you to not only determine you ethnic background but also discover people with similar genetic matches.
What are the different tests to do to know one’s origins?
A DNA test allows you to trace your origins, to know your parentage (grandparents, cousins, paternal line or maternal line), to discover your biological father and even diagnose certain diseases. Thanks to modern DNA kits, you will be able to establish your family tree easily.
These tests are easy to conduct; all you need to do is collect a DNA simple via cheek swabs or saliva. You send them back to the company for processing. They add your DNA results to their database and compare it with other users. This will come up with some matches that have similar results and that may be related to you. Regarding ethnicity results, you receive the percentages of geographical areas where your ancestors lived and their movement throughout history.
Many people want to have an idea about the origin of their beautiful afro hair, green eyes or certain physical characteristics. DNA analysis is the easiest way to do this, via a DNA test kit. To find out your ancestry, there are two methods available to you:
-The most popular technique to find a person’s origins is to take a saliva sample. To do this, you need a cheek swab that you will rub in your mouth to collect the saliva.
-Another method is to spit directly into a sterile container. Then you will send the sample to a laboratory for genetic analysis.
How are the ethnic origins calculated?
All the labs say it and write it in black and white, even if it is often in small print, these are ‘estimates’. But it is also paradoxical because these are often the main promises in their advertisements and these are the first results they put forward after your test!
Several international scientific research groups have been working for years on the subject of genetic analysis of human populations, such as the Human Genome Diversity Project or the 1000 Genomes Project.
The commercial labs have all been inspired by the results of this research to establish their panels that are more or less representative of all the geographical origins of the world. But each lab has its own algorithm to compare your DNA to its panels of reference populations, and as they are private companies they do not communicate all the details of their “secret recipe”… And they do not have to open their back office to the scientific community which seriously questions the quality of their panels.