Voight-Kampff Test Questions - Are you really human?🦾

The "Voight-Kampff" Test is designed to distinguish androids from humans. Would you like to give it a try?

All the questions are reported from the famous book, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and the movie "Blade Runner."

Please don't take this test too seriously. I am just providing an example of how difficult (and maybe impossible) it is to define a human.

  • 1
    Someone gives you a calfskin wallet for your birthday. How do you react?
  • 2
    Your little boy shows you his butterfly collection, plus the killing jar. What do you say?
  • 3
    You’re watching television. Suddenly you spot a wasp crawling on your arm. How do you react?

  • 4
    You're reading a magazine. You come across a full-page nude photo of a girl or guy. You show it to your husband/wife, who likes it so much, he/she hangs it on your bedroom wall. The girl/guy is lying on a bearskin rug.
  • 5
    While walking along in desert sand, you suddenly look down and see a tortoise crawling toward you. You reach down and flip it over onto its back. The tortoise lies there, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs, trying to turn itself over, but it cannot do so without your help. You are not helping. Why?
  • 6
    Describe in single words only the good things that come to mind about your mother.

  • 7
    React to this: You become pregnant by a man who runs off with your best friend. You decide to get an abortion.
  • 8
    React to this: You're watching a stage play. A banquet is in progress. The guests are enjoying an appetizer of raw oysters. The entree consists of boiled dog stuffed with rice. The raw oysters are less acceptable to you than a dish of boiled dog.
  • 9
    The test is over. How many answers do you think were given by machines?
    The test is over. How many answers do you think were given by machines?
  • 10
    Thank you for participating! How did you like the test?
    (This question will not affect your result)

Comments (23)


267 days ago
As with most "test" of this type, the multiple guess answers leave a great deal to be desired. Frankly, I'm amazed I achieved a "mostly human" result, and - to be perfectly honest - the fact I did so proves how unrealistic this test is; I'm an Asperger's autist, and my social score always places in the moron zone when taking a comprehensive IQ test. Were this test even marginally accurate I would have rated 100% android.

The majority of the questions are utterly asinine, and the allowed responses are narrow to the point of imbecility. Example: my kid is collecting and killing butterflies. My choices are to emote enthusiasm, evince censure of a level where I recommend suicide, or take the child to a shrink. 😍?? Where's the "sit the child down and have a serious discussion with him about the moral implications of what he's doing" answer? It's MY kid! It's MY job to figure out what got broke, when it broke, and what needs done to correct the situation before he becomes the next Norman Bates...

IMO, Bethesda did a better job with their character class selection questions in the early Elder Scrolls games. THOSE questions at least A. had a realistic underlying paradigm, and B. were accompanied by answers which the majority of humanity could relate to.

Seriously... The only thing worse than these questions is the Godawful selection of responses.

But that's just my take on it. Maybe some people out there LIKE cordon bleu style puppy chow...
503 days ago
Edit to following comment: Not the very last question. Question #9. Makes no sense.
503 days ago
As you said, don't take the test seriously. If I did, I'd find it disingenuous. Some of the questions are leading, and some of the sets don't make sense (especially the very last question). I can think of much better questions. "Someone publicly accuses you of being an android. What is your reaction?" Now there's a zinger. ;D
835 days ago
The correct answer to Question 5 should read as follows:
"Because I've been lost and stranded in this desert for a week and eating this sun-baked tortoise could be my only chance of making it through the night."
930 days ago
...It's simplicity itself to spot a human versus a replicant/synthetic life form. Humans all malfunction continually and smell of protein (ugh)...
1336 days ago
And by the way, I scored human with a score of 0.
1336 days ago
I always had a theory about the tortoise question: You’re walking in a desert, so it’s possible you have no food, and you turn the tortoise over so that you could kill and eat it to avoid starving to death. That would provide an explanation for why you are not helping.
1371 days ago
Mostly human, so am I cyborg?
1449 days ago
I got totally human, huh.
1548 days ago
1553 days ago
I think the point of the whole Voight-Kampf outlandishness was to point out the ridiculousness of measuring humanity in individuals. I wanted to put answers in there that weren't represented, and that made me feel all the more paranoid about how I don't identify with upwards of 80% of the population of earth. In the end, it's very parallel to the conclusions in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." They were just people trying to live.
1553 days ago
The tortoise/turtle one is particularly interesting. In the book it's made more clear that the android purposely misunderstands the vocabulary in order to defeat the "reaction time" characteristic of the test.

By having to stop and ask for a description, the reaction time can't be measured and therefore the test question is rendered worthless. The android, (unconsciously) knowing that (she) would fail the question, defeats the test parameters by asking for a clarification. Which just highlights the level of sophistication Rosen encoded in the Nexus 6--an active defense mechanism against detection.

Probably Rosen should have produced a blush response immediately after every interrogative clause if a VK machine is present.
1587 days ago
Totally Android. I can't honestly identify which responses to the questions are supposed to be more representative of being human than the others. Simply because Rachel & Leon responded a certain way doesn't mean their responses were necessarily Android. Leon terminated his test early and we had no FB on his test's results. Rachel was subjected to more than one hundred questions most we don't know and again no FB. Without awareness of necessary criteria, explanation and FB I can only conclude the test itself is inconclusive. Do you make these questions up or does someone write them down for you?
1599 days ago
I´m mostly human. I wonder what part of me it is not human.
1659 days ago
Oddly enough, I got that I am a human. It looks like most others are not getting that result.
1716 days ago
Android - big suprise.
1804 days ago
Totally Android
1836 days ago
Cute, but the questions naturally reflect a western society with different moral and legal values resulting from a history we haven't experienced.

They would not engender the same emotional and physiological responses.

Still neat though, I guess.
1846 days ago
Is this to test if I'm a machine or a lesbian?
1890 days ago
Not exactly the most accurate, you need to measure their pupil and blush response as well. Not to mention that the story is set in the future when nearly all animals are dead. This greatly affects the magnitude of the questions. In nowadays context it requires much more empathy.