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The Story Behind All the Innocence Quizzes

Most experts believe that RU students invented the innocence quizzes as we know them now. They generated the Rice Purity Test back in 1924 (almost a century ago). And their point was to determine which students have had a naughtier campus life.

However, the questionnaire went popular fast. And it was published in several magazines, school newspapers, etc. Since there was no internet back then, the questions were hard to find. However, the test stood the test of time and became viral again in 2020!

Of course, some say the world’s first purity test was created in the 1980s. They believe that it was MIT students who made an MIT Test-like questionary to assess others’ goodness. (But that remains a mystery to this day).

How Did Rice Purity Test Go Viral?


Users of Twitter recently made the RPT go viral again. According to The Tab, users of social media are sharing their purity score more than ever.

However, the quiz surfaced on the internet back in the 2000s. According to Slate, that was the first time someone put the questions on a website. Spark, a matchmaking site, was the initial online home to this type of quizzes. And it continued to get passed on ever since.


During recent years, other websites such as QuizExpo and RicePurity modernized the classic test. While they kept the questions the same, they added a 2020-vibe to them. And that’s another reason why the idea went viral again.

What Does Rice Purity Score Mean?


Every website has its way of calculating the rice purity score. However, it’s mainly on a scale of 0 to 100, 100 being the most innocent person—and 0 being the most wicked ones.

Real Purity:
People who get the highest scores are the pure ones. Usually, a score more than 50 means you are not as immoral as you thought. But scores more than 80 are the real morally uncorrupted people.

A bit of Naughtiness:
Scores between 30 to 50 indicate that you’re a little bit evil. While you might not be that of a ruthless person, you still know what being immoral feels like.

Having an Active Evil Within:
If your score is less than 20, you have done some terrible things. (Just joking). Most adults who had a social life would score less than that. But it’s not usual for a teenager to get such a high grade. So, tone it down, guys.

Actions to Take After Completing the Quiz


The scores don’t mean anything highly important. However, your answers to any questions can reveal who you are. (Or at least offer some clues). So, you might want to take some action after completing the Rice Purity Test.

If you scored 80-100:
You’re pure. But is that a good thing? For most adults, scoring more than 80 is not a piece of good news. That is an indication of isolation and lack of social interactions. If you’re an adult who has not experienced serious relationships, romance, or sex, you might want to do something about it.

Of course, some people (such as nonsexual individuals) decide not to engage in sexual activities. But that’s another story. If social anxiety is what makes you hold yourself back, you should face it. Maybe consulting a therapist and being more active in your community will help.

Note: Are you wondering am I asexual or not? Take the QuizExpo test to find out.

If you scored 55-79:
Everything is normal. Most adults probably have had the same experiences as you. But if you’re under 15 years old and still got a 45-59 point, you’re a naughty person. Your parents would not want to know what you’ve done for sure!

If you scored 30-54:
Such a result shows that you’re a social person. You’re not shy. And you had lots of fun experiences in your life. However, people who score 30-54 are 20+ years old. So, if you’re under 20 and still got the results, phew. You’ve had an exciting life.

If you scored 0-29:
People who see this result are the rarest. Currently, there’s no evidence of someone getting 0 points in the Rice Purity Test. Of course, if you say Yes to all the questions, you’ll get the 100% wickedness result. However, very few people could end up having such results with honest answers.
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