This quiz was created
in honor of Weird Al's new song "White and Nerdy." It allows you
to determine just how White and Nerdy you are. Each question that you answer
"YES" to is worth 5 points, with partial or bonus credit available on some
questions. Once you've calculated your score, send it to your nerdy friends
with your score at the bottom. You can also visit treesong.org/whiteandnerdy
to comment on the quiz and meet others who have taken it. If you've scored
50% or more, then embrace your inner nerd! If you scored less than 50%,
then you're missing out on some really swell experiences! If only you knew
the power of the dork side...
1. Have you
ever played D&D?
[3 partial points if you've only played computerized versions.]
[3 bonus points if you've ever run a game.]
2. Do you know
who M.C. Escher is?
[3 bonus points if he's your favorite M.C.]
3. Do you know
which Star Trek character drinks Earl Grey Tea?
[3 bonus or partial points if you've ever had Earl Grey Tea.]
4. Have you
ever bought an action figure and kept it in its
[5 bonus points for original Star Wars figures.]
5. Have you
ever read any Steven Hawkings books?
[3 partial points if you've ever given one as a gift
or held it in your hand.]
6. Do you know
pi to more than two decimal places?
[3 bonus points if you know pi to more than 5 decimal places]
7. Have you
ever had fun doing calculus?
[3 partial points if you've had fun
doing any other "higher math"]
[3 bonus points if you've had fun explaining
or teaching "higher math"]
8. Are you fluent
[5 bonus points if you have significant knowledge of both]
9. Have you
ever seen a Segway in person?
[5 bonus points if you've ever touched one
[5 MORE bonus points if you own one]
10. Have you ever
bought a comic book for yourself?
[3 bonus points if you were an adult at the time]
[2 MORE bonus points if you've ever had a comic book collection]
11. Have you ever
[5 bonus points if you've ever created or
significantly altered an article]
12. Have you ever
watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail?
[3 bonus points if you've watched it more times than
you can count on one hand]
13. Do your friends
ask you for computer tech support?
[3 bonus points if acquaintances or strangers ask
you for computer tech support]
[2 bonus points if you've ever made a webpage for
a pet or other non-human]
14. Have you ever
worn a fanny pack?
15. Have you ever
been in AV Club, Glee Club, or the Chess Team?
[3 partial points for similarly nerdy clubs such as Math Team]
16. Have you ever
discussed the merits of Kirk versus Picard?
[3 partial points for comparisons of other Star Trek characters]
17. Have you ever
been to a Renaissance Faire?
[3 bonus points if you've ever dressed worn
Renaissance garb to a faire]
[2 MORE bonus points if you've ever worn
Renaissance garb OUTSIDE of a faire]
18. Have you ever
sung along to a Weird Al song?
[3 bonus points if you've ever memorized an entire Weird Al song]
[2 MORE bonus points if you've ever sung a Weird Al
song while the song wasn't currently playing.]
19. Have you watched
any Star Wars film more times than
you can count on your hand?
[3 bonus points if you've ever watched more than
one Star Wars film in a single day]
[2 MORE bonus points if you've ever dressed up as a character]
20. Including this
quiz, have you ever taken a quiz about
how White and Nerdy you are?
[5 bonus points if you've ever WRITTEN a quiz that
would qualify as White and Nerdy.]
My nerd score is 103.
The author's score was 126. I hope
you enjoyed this
trip down memory lane.