Are You Average?

This week on the Dullum File we’re going to be talking about what is and isn’t average.  Kevin O’Keefe has written a book called "The Average American:  The Extraordinary Search for the Nation’s Most Ordinary Citizen."  Part of the fun of reading the book is compared yourself to what is supposedly "average."

Here’s a short quiz from the book’s back jacket cover.

Are you an average American?

1.  How close is the nearest Wal-Mart to your home?

     a)  More than a 20 minute drive

     b)  No more than a 20 minute drive

2.  Do you believe you are living the "American Dream?"

     a)  Yes     b)  No

3.  Are you tolerant of all races?

     a)  Yes     b)  No

4.  Can you name The Three Stooges?

     a)  Yes     b)  No

5.  Can you name the three branches of the federal government?

     a)  Yes     b)  No

6.  Do you prefer smooth or chunky peanut butter?

     a)  Smooth     b)  Chunky

And the answers:

1.  b     2.  a     3.  a     4.  a     5.  b     6.  a

Give yourself one point for every "correct" answer.  If you scored….

0 – 2  You?  Average?  You couldn’t be.

3 – 4  You’re somewhere between average and not-so-average.

5 – 6  You may be an average American.

5 Responses

  1. Joshua Swanson

    I think it is unfortunate the average citizen cannot name the three braches of the government. I wonder if W can name the three branches…

  2. The Icon

    Good one swany… but I bet that George W. can name the three branches.
    1) Daddy’s branch.

    2) Oil branch.

    3) National Debt branch.

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