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.

About Terry Dullum

Terry Dullum is a North Dakota native and a graduate of the University of North Dakota. Currently, he is the anchor and producer of WDAZ News @5. He is also a popular speaker throughout the region.
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5 Responses to Are You Average?

  1. oddmanout says:

    Seems like this should be a longer quiz to me!

  2. TD says:

    I thought the length of the quiz was about average.

  3. Joshua Swanson says:

    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…

  4. FireNuts says:


  5. The Icon says:

    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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