So, how cool is your Dad?

A fun little quiz to see exactly how ‘with-it’ the Dad in your life is

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times

UTKellyColumn copyIn honor of Father’s Day, here is a quiz to test your “Daddy Coolness Factor”.  Be honest.  NO cheating.


1. It is the weekend, therefore you are wearing:

a.)   Sneakers with ankle high socks

b.)   Sandals (or “mandals”)

c.)    Sneakers with knee high socks

d.)   Crocs


2. When you listen to the radio in the car, you prefer:

a.)   Madonna’s “Lucky Star”

b.)   Coldplay’s “Magic”

c.)    Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration”

d.)   NPR


3. You’re at a wedding and it’s time to dance.  Do you:      

a.)   Roger Rabbit

b.)   Moonwalk

c.)    Lawnmower

d.)   Twerk


4. Your favorite thing to watch on TV is:

a.)   Bowling

b.)   Finding Big Foot

c.)    The History Channel

d.)   Modern Family


5. At the mall in front of a wall of denim, you choose:

a.)   Acid wash

b.)   Super low rise

c.)    Cargo style

d.)   Dark, slim fit


6. At the beach, you’re rockin:

a.)   A speedo

b.)   Cut offs

c.)    A matching swim shirt & trunks

d.)   Board shorts


7. At the drop off line at school, you:

a.)   Blow kisses

b.)   Throw a peace sign

c.)    Salute

d.)   Drive away slowly and avoid eye contact


8. When texting your kid, do you say:

a.)   What up, dog?

b.)   “How are you doing today, son?”

c.)    how r u

d.)   you refuse to text and prefer to call instead


9. When mowing the grass, do you:

a.)   Ride shirtless

b.)   Wear a cowboy hat

c.)    Wear safety goggles

d.)   Drink Bud Light


10. It’s Saturday night at 7:30pm, you are:

a.)   Getting ready to go out for dinner

b.)   Sleeping on the couch

c.)    Sitting at a practice for your child

d.)   Vacuuming out your car



  1. a
  2. b
  3. *trick question: the real answer is “none of the above”
  4. d
  5. d
  6. d
  7. d
  8. c
  9. d
  10. a (but, we know this never truly happens)

Happy Father’s Day!!!



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