Test Your Summer: How Stereotypical Were You?by Lauren Thomas on Jul, 24 2012
At Berkeley, we like to take pride in our individuality and diversity, but let’s face it: no matter the school, college kids tend to do the same types of things over summer vacation. With that said, here’s a handy quiz to help you figure out if what you’ve decided to with your three months of freedom really fits your personality, or if you should start thinking about different ways to spend this precious time off the next time summer rolls around. Keep track of your answers on a separate piece of paper and tally them at the end to find out which stereotypical summer vacation fits you best!
1. Your spirit drink is:
a) Hot cocoa
c) Top-shelf scotch on the rocks
d) A piña colada (actually, probably multiple…)
2. For fun, you like to:
a) Hit the beach
b) Hike up into the Berkeley hills
c) Go shopping
3. In your spare time, you enjoy reading:
a) The newspaper
b) Your old, worn-out copy of Catcher in the Rye
d) The dictionary
4. Your favorite club is:
c) Well, actually, it’s a business fraternity, not a club
d) I went to this great place in Barcelona once…
5. Your favorite spot on campus is:
a) Memorial glade
b) Doe Library
c) The Campanile
d) The Coffee Bean (RIP Tully’s)
6. Your hidden talent is:
a) You can introduce yourself in 12 different languages
b) You read the entire works of Shakespeare in a week
c) You know at least three songs on the guitar
d) You excel at Excel
7. Your spirit animal is:
a) An owl
b) A dolphin
c) A golden retriever
d) A bumble bee
8. You never leave home without:
a) Your cell phone
b) Your camera
c) Your laptop
d) Your iPod
9. Your dream job is:
b) Rock star
10. Your summer anthem is:
a) So Good—B.o.B.
b) American Pie—Don McLean
c) Work Hard, Play Hard—Wiz Khalifa
d) Fifth Symphony—Beethoven
For answers: 1. D 2. A 3. C 4. D 5. C 6. A 7. B 8. B 9. D 10. A
You are a globe trotter!
You love exploring new places, trying new things, and meeting new people. You are adventurous, and having as much fun as possible is your number one priority. Whether your summer involves studying abroad in Italy, volunteering in Costa Rica, or just working on your tan somewhere in the Caribbean, you know it will be one to remember. Be sure to take plenty of photos, but please, try to limit your exotic meal instagrams to one a day.
For answers: 1. A 2. B 3. B 4. A 5. A 6. C 7. C 8. D 9. B 10. B
You are a camp counselor!
You are funny, outgoing, and creative. You’re a friend to little kids and animals alike, and you get along with everybody because you’re crafty and musical and sporty (and probably a little quirky). Your summer will be filled with all sorts of adventures, from horseback riding to tubing to extreme lanyard making. Expect to start the semester in style with enough tie-dye socks and friendship bracelets to make the whole school jealous of your camp swag.
For answers: 1. C 2. D 3. D 4. B 5. B 6. B 7. A 8. C 9.C 10. D
You are a summer school student!
Look at you go, you over-achiever! You are a scholar with an almost insatiable thirst for knowledge, whose intelligence knows no bounds. Not content with the eight months (give or take) of schooling Berkeley offers you during the fall and spring semesters, you have elected to take your studies to the next level and get an advantage over your peers by taking even more classes over the summer! Either that or you’re stuck taking classes because you have to in order to graduate on time (and if that’s true, don’t worry, I’m right there with you), but can we all just pretend it’s the first one?
For answers: 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. D 6. D 7. D 8. A 9. A 10. C
You are an intern!
You are industrious, focused, and driven. While your summer may not be the most glamorous, you’ve got an eye on the future: you know that all the file-sorting and coffee-fetching you do now will help you find job success down the road (plus, having saving up some spending money for the school year is nothing to frown at). You look good in a suit, and even if by the end of August you’re still not positive what constitutes “business casual” attire, take solace in the fact that no one else knows, either, but at least you’ve got a kick-ass resume.