They’re both Massachusetts natives, the offspring of two Indian immigrants, and have a killer fashion sense. But that’s not where the similarities end between Mindy Kaling and her on-screen alter ego Mindy Lahiri. From witty banter to hilarious one-liners, it can sometimes be confusing to differentiate between the person off-screen versus on-camera. Save for their relationship status, of course: “Mindy Kaling is less of a romantic than the character of Mindy Lahiri is by a lot and much more realistic,” Kaling said about herself to EW last spring.
Whether you’re one of Kaling’s devoted 4.8 million followers on Twitter or a Hulu subscriber plugged into Lahiri’s misadventures, take EW’s quiz to find out how well you really know the two women, ahead.