Which Briefcase Full of Money Are You?

quiz coded and designed by Benjamin Jackson and Imp Kerr

One of the promises of the blockbuster, whose production cost is usually included in marketing materials, is getting to see what a couple hundred million dollars looks like. But what about when actual currency shows up in front of the camera? Russian writer Viktor Pelevin has said that the main protagonist in contemporary cinema is a black briefcase full of money: the fates of all other characters depend on it. Cliched though it may be, the briefcase isn’t a singular character across different films. Like any protagonist, each briefcase has a personality all its own. What’s the briefcase full of money like? Is it ostentatious? Serene? Wily? Coy? Clad in a briefcase, money doesn’t travel like ordinary cash or credit: anonymous and blandly exchangeable. It takes on a shape and personality to boot, so viewers can sympathize with it, relate to it, or really get to know it.


  1. Which revolutionary moment do you most identify with?
  2. Choose your favorite verb.
  3. How liked are you? (1=NOT, 6=VERY)
  4. If you were handcuffed to an American president, which would it be?
  5. What is the last digit of your SSN?
  6. Pick a philosopher.