Ultima Personality Test

AnkhBelow is a personality test using questions from in the computer role-playing game Ultima IV. The test is used at the beginning of the game to determine your character's class. They are questions of character and there are no right answers. Each of the 28 question presents a choice between one of the eight virtues of the Avatar. These eight virtues represent all possible combinations of the cardinal traits of Truth, Love, and Courage, which in turn stem from the pure axiom Infinity.

  • Honesty (Truth - Mage)
  • Compassion (Love - Bard)
  • Valor (Courage - Fighter)
  • Justice (Truth and Love - Druid)
  • Sacrifice (Love and Courage - Tinker)
  • Honor (Truth and Courage - Paladin)
  • Spirituality (Truth and Love and Courage - Ranger)
  • Humility (None - Shepherd)

These virtues are loosely related to Buddhism (there's even a character named Buddah in the town of Skara Brae, and an employee of Origin Systems has confirmed that Lord British, the creator of the Ultima series, consulted many religions when creating the virtue system, including Buddhism):

Ultima Virtue The Middle Way of Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path Equivalent
Honesty Views - knowledge of the truth
Valor Aims/thought - the intention to resist evil
Compassion Speech - saying nothing to hurt others
Justice Effort - striving to free one’s mind of evil
Sacrifice Livelihood - holding a job that does not injure others
Honor Conduct/behavior - respecting life, morality, and property
Spirituality Contemplation/meditation - practicing proper forms of concentration
Humility Mindfulness - controlling one’s feelings and thoughts

These questions are copyrighted by Origin Systems and are presented for educational and personal use only. This site is not affiliated or endorsed by Origin Systems. For more information on Ultima IV, see:

Quest of the Avatar
Screenshot by John Hubbard

To take the test, select an answer for each of the questions below, then click Score Results. There are no right or wrong answers, merely virtues and traits you most adhere to. Compare your results with the information above to see what class you may have been if you lived in Britannia.

Let us begin the casting....

Many thanks to Gargish Dragon and Kurse Dragon, who helped me locate the the original text for these questions in 1998.

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