Are You a Geek? Quiz

Use this brief screening measure to help you determine if
you might need to see a mental health or other professional to
help you successfully deal with being a geek.

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Instructions: This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might be a geek (aka "nerd"). This screening measure is not designed to make a diagnosis or take the place of a professional diagnosis or consultation. For each item, indicate the extent to which it is true, by checking the appropriate box next to the item.

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1. Who founded Apple?
Bill Gates
Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs and Peter Burrows
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

2. Which Apple founder was the geek?
Bill Gates
Steve Wozniak
Steve Jobs
Peter Burrows
Spencer Katt

3. My favorite magazine is:
a. Budget Living
b. Glamour
c. Time
d. InfoWorld
e. eWeek
f. Network Computing
g. d, e, f and a few more

4. I get a comp subscription to my favorite magazine.
No
Yes

5. I get into (online) arguments about perl versus PHP.
Never
Sometimes
Regularly

6. I pre-ordered Half Life 2 or downloaded it as soon as it was available from Verve.
No
Yes
What's Half Life 2?

7. I eat my first meal of the day before 1:00 pm.
Never
Sometimes
Always

8. Red pill or blue pill?
Blue pill
Red pill

9. I understand the red pill/blue pill reference.
No
Yes

10. I access the Internet primarily via:
AOL
Earthlink/other land line service
Library
DSL
Cable modem
Satellite
T1 or greater
Who knows?

11. I wear or regularly carry this many mobile/data/MP3 devices:
Zero
One
Two
Three or more

12. My primary computer screen is this large:
14"-17"
18"-19"
20"-22"
23" or greater
Who knows?

13. The last time I went on vacation was...
Within the past month
Within the last year
Never

14. I love and watch anime.
No
Sometimes
Regularly
What's anime?

15. In the office or at school, I socialize by...
Talking to others around me
IM'ing or emailing my coworkers or fellow students
Sending out e-vites or Outlook meeting invitations
Why do people whisper behind my back?

16. My favorite operating system is...
Windows
Mac OS X or OS/2
Linux or Unix
BSD
VM/CMS or Vax
What's an operating system?

17. I have used Google to search for pornographic (boobies!) images.
Never
Sometimes
Regularly

18. Fark.
No
Sometimes
Regularly
Gesundheit!

 

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Aug 2013
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