Class Quiz — There may be a point here, but only in comparison to other people.


I grew up middle class. What a shock. I lived in the most generic suburb in the world (see blog title).

There’s no link. You just copy this and bold what is true.

1. Father went to college.
2. Father finished college.

3. Mother went to college (Mom went to a 3-year nursing school).
4. Mother finished college.

5. Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
6. Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers.
7. Had more than 50 books in your childhood home.
8. Had more than 500 books in your childhood home.

9. Were read children’s books by a parent
10. Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
11. Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
12. The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed
14. Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
15. Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs (undergrad, yes).

16. Went to a private high school
17. Went to summer camp (I went to engineering camp. What a dork.)
18. Had a private tutor before you turned 18
19. Family vacations involved staying at hotels
20. Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18 (My clothes were cheap though).
21. Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
22. There was original art in your house when you were a child.
23. You and your family lived in a single-family house
24. Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
25. You had your own room as a child

27. Participated in a SAT/ACT prep course.
28. Had your own TV in your room in high school
29. Owned a mutual fund or IRA in high school or college
30. Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16.
31. Went on a cruise with your family
32. Went on more than one cruise with your family
33. Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up.
34. You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family.


5 Responses to “Class Quiz — There may be a point here, but only in comparison to other people.”

  1. Okay, I don’t know how to make these bold. Hey, I’m a poet. And I’m obviously not wanting to face the blank screen right now.

    Most of mine were bold, embarrassingly. The ones which weren’t: #8. 15. 18. 20. 27. 28. 29.

    How do we know what this means?

  2. darbydale Says:

    Yeah, I didn’t bold 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 27, 31, 32.

    The DCKz were po’ and rich in similar ways. (We got lots of hugs).

  3. Only about a third for me. Eat the rich!

  4. I’m still trying to figure out how Lindendale’s parents didn’t read to him.

  5. A friend of mine, who has very strong opinions and an inability to keep them to herself (ever), has told parents that not reading to their children is child abuse. Not “like” child abuse. It *is* child abuse.

    Poor Mark.

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