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Subj:.....White and Nerdy - Quiz (S510b) 
          From: TreeSong.org on 11/1/2006

Source: http://treesong.org/whiteandnerdy
 
 
 
 

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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
    original packaging?
    [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 in JavaScript or Klingon?
    [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 edited Wikipedia?
    [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.
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