Quiz: How Bored Are You?

By Miranda Eng

With the switch from campus to home online classes, you’ve probably been missing the distractions that living at school can provide. With so much newfound time on our hands, we’re all getting a little bored, but take this quiz to see exactly just how bored you are.

1. What has been your go-to Netflix show?

A. Grey’s Anatomy

B. Sex Education

C. The Office

D. I prefer to watch a movie

2. You’re baking today, what are you making?

A. Hmm, good question… we’ll find out

B. 3 ingredient mug cake

C. A no-fail homemade cinnamon roll recipe from scratch that you found on Tasty

D. Baking? No thanks

3. How many Zoom lectures have you missed?

A. The real question is how many Zoom lectures have I actually gone to.

B. Maybe a few, but it wasn’t on purpose!

C. A solid 5 or 6… possibly 8 actually

D. 0, I show up to lectures 10 minutes early

4. How is your phone Screen Time split?

A. 5 hours on Houseparty, 3 hours on TikTok, 2 hours on Snapchat, 1 hour on Netflix (not including the amount of time spent on your computer)

B. 2 hours on Facetime, 30 minutes on Instagram, and 15 minutes on messages

C. 4 hours on Youtube, 2 hours on Twitter, and 1.5 hours on Candy Crush

D. 30 minutes on all social media apps because you set app time limits


Mostly A’s: 99.9999% bored

There is no doubt that this has been the most extreme level of boredom you have ever experienced. Whether you’ve spent your time watching and rewatching the most binge-worthy shows or whipping up some mysterious concoction, the level of bored you’re experiencing is unmatchable. You may have a lot of school work that needs to be done, but that doesn’t stop you from continually missing lectures to learn the latest TikTok dance.

Mostly B’s: 20% bored

Overall, you’re doing pretty well. You’ve been able to find a good balance. Some may even say that you’re thriving. Sure, there are times where you do feel boredom creep in, but you have ways to stop it from taking over.

Mostly C’s: 75% bored

Okay, you’re pretty bored, but you’re doing a decent job at hiding it. You think you’re keeping yourself busy by researching new recipes to bake next, and attempting to develop new “hobbies.” In actuality, however, you can’t wait until you can go outside. Good job on masking your true level of boredom, but we see right through it all.

Mostly D’s: Don’t know what bored is

With still so much to do, you wonder why your friends are constantly complaining about being bored. You don’t know how your friends have had time to finish three shows in one week. Time doesn’t stop for anyone, and neither do you.

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