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Quiz: Which UC Berkeley bear are you?

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MARCH 10, 2014

Bear statues, BearWALK, Golden Bear Cafe. It seems that UC Berkeley has infused the adorable yet terror-inducing mammals (if you met one in real life) into every crevice of campus with nearly every school-affiliated organization, building and other establishment donning the terms “bear,” “golden” and “Oski.” This is home of the Golden Bears, so it shouldn’t be shocking, but the Clog wants to know what kind of bear you are. No, not what specific species of bear you identify the level of your ferocity with but rather which on-campus bear statue represents the overall Golden Bear in you.


  1. What is your favorite food?
    1. Quinoa
    2. Popcorn
    3. Sandwich
    4. Lobster
    5. Ramen
    6. Bagel and cream cheese
    7. Hot dog
  2. Where do you like to study?
    1. On a tree-trunk bench
    2. Golden Bear Cafe
    3. Library
    4. Near the Campanile
    5. On my bed
    6. In an empty classroom
    7. At a friend’s place
  3. How would your friends describe you?
    1. Caring
    2. Observent
    3. Smart
    4. Mysterious
    5. Lazy
    6. A worrier
    7. Outgoing
  4. Outside of school, you can be seen …
    1. Planting trees
    2. People-watching at a mall
    3. Reading an obscure novel
    4. Giving impromptu campus tours
    5. Sleeping
    6. Mingling with coworkers
    7. Partying
  5. What is your favorite genre of movie?
    1. A documentary
    2. Adventure
    3. Film-noir
    4. Mystery and suspense
    5. Comedy
    6. Short- films
    7. Romantic dramas
  6. In class, you are usually …
    1. Debating environmental policies with a classmate
    2. Sitting in the back of the classroom and eavesdropping on people’s conversations
    3. Writing song lyrics in your textbook
    4. Looking out the window
    5. Not actually in class
    6. Furiously writing down everything the professor is saying
    7. On Facebook
  7. Where is your dream travel destination?
    1. New Zealand
    2. New York
    3. London
    4. Bermuda Triangle
    5. The living room couch
    6. Washington, D.C.
    7. Los Angeles
  8. What is your go-to date outfit must?
    1. Sandals
    2. Ray-Bans
    3. What is a date?
    4. I only wear black.
    5. Sweats
    6. A suit
    7. You can wear an iPhone, right?
    1. Grizzly Bear by Strawberry CreekThe grizzly bear by Strawberry Creek: Nature is your home. There’s nothing you like better than a stroll around campus on a rainy day. You feel the need to get out of the hustle and bustle that is midterm season and take a break every now and then to smell the flowers and pine trees. You are the type of person who stops to listen to the babbling creek slowly remove all your stress. Your one enemy is the aggressive squirrels that are intent on stealing the last few bites of your healthy homemade meal packed in that awesome biodegradable lunchbox.
    2. Golden Bear on Lower SproulThe Golden Bear on Lower Sproul Plaza: You are an observer and like to watch the action from a safe distance. All the other students mill around busy Upper Sproul Plaza, trying to avoid having fliers thrust at them while you enjoy all the shenanigans of your fellow classmates from a fairly unknown spot you like to frequent. People-watching is your favorite pastime, and yes, you did just see that kid trip over his own feet but are nice enough to pretend like it didn’t happen to spare him some embarrassment.
    3. Bear near Doe LibraryThe bear outside Doe Library: You have studied in practically every library on campus and are on a first-name basis with librarians who have miraculously found that obscure book that you’ve been searching for for ages. People are constantly confused by your immense knowledge of random literary facts but are always asking you for help when midterms and finals roll around. They trust your judgments on their essays, but sometimes when you try to salvage a horrendously written one, you can’t help but look down at the ground in dejection.
    4. hidden bear 2The South Hall hidden bear: You are an enigma, a puzzle. No one knows who the “real” you is, and you actually prefer it that way. The quizzical looks on people’s faces when they can’t figure out exactly what you’re thinking give you a thrill. You have a myriad of interests, ranging from architecture to random historical facts about our campus. On any given day, people can find you shadowing a campus tour and giving your own versions of campus rumors until the tour guide kicks you out.
    5. macchi bears 2The Macchi bears: Studying? More like student dying! You can’t fathom why anyone would purposely sign up for an 8 a.m. when he or she could be snoozing. Lounging about with your bestie and talking about all the crazy, alcohol-induced events from last Friday night are your idea of time well spent. Sweats and Cal shirts are a staple in your closet, as are a good pair of comfortable shoes that can double as slippers. You’re first to realize that student life can start to become hectic and stressful, but that’s nothing a good two-hour nap can’t solve!
    6. sitting bears 2The sitting bears by the Haas School of Business: There are not enough hours in the day for all of your extracurricular activities. You’re lucky if you can squeeze in a 15-minute nap somewhere between classes, work study and that coveted internship that everyone applied to but that you got. There are times when you forget to eat due to your hectic schedule, but your friends are always there to show you that sometimes you have to sit down and take a break from it all. Of course, sitting just makes you ponder anxiously about your future, and you end up making lists of what you need to do in order to succeed in your head.
    7. stadium bear 3The stadium bear: Every day is an excuse for a photo-op. Rain or shine, it seems everyone wants to hang out with you at football games and take pictures of your glory for proof. It’s not your fault that you make it into so many people’s profile pictures! People are easily comfortable around you and show it by giving you hugs every time they see you. Your favorite Mean Girls quote is, “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me, but I can’t help it that I’m so popular.”


Contact Soyolmaa Lkhagvadorj at [email protected].

MARCH 10, 2014