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It’s cool to be a nerd. Take our test to find out whether or not you’re a bona-fide geek.
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1. At school, did you like playing:

a) The clown. You were the class joker, always cracking gags and having everybody in stitches.

b) Truant – you were never in lessons, you were too busy hanging out with your mates at the local McDonald’s.

c) Role-playing games. You were the Dungeon Master! 
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2. Your ideal Saturday night would be spent:

a) At an all-night underground club, somewhere in deepest Dalston.

b) Flitting from swanky hotel bar to swanky hotel bar, sampling a martini in each.


c) Gorging on a Game of Thrones box set. Bring on season 5! 
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3. The whole trend for nerdish big specs has left you:

a) Wanting a pair – you could do with looking a bit cleverer.

b) Totally cold. They’re so unflattering!

c) Bemused – you’ve been wearing them since you were 6 years old. 
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4. When it comes to clothes shopping, you like to hit:

a) The shops around Bond Street – you’re a designer bunny at heart.

b) Oxford Circus. Topshop, Zara and the like all within spitting distance. What more do you need?

c) John Lewis – that’s if you have to go shopping at all. You’re fine wearing the same shirts you always have done. 
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5. To your dream dinner party, you’d invite:

a) The Kardashians – all of them. And Kanye, little North and Saint, natch.

b) All the Kates – Moss, Middleton and Winslet.

c) Sir Tim Gowers – you’d love to chat to him about his polymath project
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6. If you had to compare yourself to any TV star, would it be:

a) Anyone from the cast of Made in Chelsea – that’s totally your life!

b) Kirstie Allsopp. Your home really is your castle and you spend hours prettifying it with trinkets.

c) Richard Ayoade in the IT Crowd. 
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7. When it comes to music, you’re most likely to be found listening to:

a) Ibiza classics. You’re all about Balearic beats and deep house.  

b) Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Rihanna – you love a bit of girl pop.

c) Nothing made post 1996 – you like vintage folk and guitar bands. This modern music is all noise… 
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8. You love gadgets, but which one would you save from a fire?

a) Your GHD straighteners – no one’s seen you with your natural hair since 2003.

b) Your iPad – you buy everything from sunglasses to shot glasses on that baby.

c) Your drone. You’re the only person in your street to have one. 
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9. You live:

a) In the craziest flatshare in town. The parties you hold are legendary.

b) In a four-bed executive home on a new estate. Yours was the show home.

c) OK, so you live with your mum. But she gives you no hassle and does all your washing. 
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10. Your ambition would be:

a) To win X-Factor. You’d love to go up there and totally rock it.

b) To marry a hedge funder – and you spend most of your free time in Mayfair bars trying to land one.

c) To make a new scientific discovery. Even a really, really small one. 
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How did you do?

Did you answer mostly c? If so, congratulations – you’re a bona-fide nerd, and so are officially cool. But you probably knew that anyway. 
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Our favourite celebrity nerds

Dr Brian Cox
He knows all about physics *and* used to be a pop star. What more could you ask of a man?
 
Chris Addison
Because he made us laugh in the Thick of It, and his stand-up shows are supposed to be even better.
 
Ben Goldacre
Guardian columnist and author of the gazillion-selling Bad Science. And a real-life doctor, too.
 
Jonathan Ross
Is he really a nerd? With that comic-book obsession and film knowledge, we say yes.
 
Jarvis Cocker
Because he was wearing those glasses before everybody else. 

Pic: Ian West/PA Wire
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