Every Jan. 1 we rack our brains to come up with the best New Year’s resolutions yet -- ones we’ll (maybe, hopefully) finally keep. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of how this tradition got started, how it’s practiced across the globe and what your odds are for actually achieving your goals this year.
Question 1 of 20
This was one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions in ancient Babylon.
Question 2 of 20
In South America, people let go of the past and resolve to have a better new year by setting this item on fire.
Question 3 of 20
What percentage of new gym memberships start between January and March?
Question 4 of 20
Which mythical king is known for inspiring the New Year’s resolution tradition?
Question 5 of 20
What is the most popular New Year’s resolution in America these days?
Question 6 of 20
What percentage of Americans make resolutions each new year?
Question 7 of 20
Now, of those Americans who make New Year’s resolutions, what percentage tends to keep their resolve?
Question 8 of 20
Which one of these techniques is most effective in helping you achieve your New Year’s goals?
Question 9 of 20
Which New Year’s celebration involves traditional red packets?
Question 10 of 20
If you can’t pull it together in time to make resolutions on Jan. 1, what’s another great time to start a fresh beginning?
Question 11 of 20
Which celebrity comedienne made a New Year’s resolution to eat more carbs?
Question 12 of 20
What resolution does Kim Kardashian usually make?
Question 13 of 20
When it comes to the battle of the sexes, which side is better at keeping resolutions?
Question 14 of 20
Which disco supergroup wrote a song about New Year’s resolutions and the desire to do better in the coming year?
Question 15 of 20
Which of these resolutions was written by an American housewife in 1945?
Question 16 of 20
Which was NOT one of Barack Obama’s New Year’s resolutions in 2011?
Question 17 of 20
In which animated short film did Santa plead for help in finding the missing Baby New Year so that time could move forward and New Year’s resolutions could be made?
Question 18 of 20
In the fourth century, Christianity became the official religion of Rome. How did Roman New Year’s resolutions change?
Question 19 of 20
Which American theologian spent two years writing resolutions?
Question 20 of 20