Quiz: Are You an Early Bird or a Night Owl?

Find out what time of day you are most alert.

Photo by Antonis Achilleos

Are you a morning person, a night person, or somewhere in between? Answer each question, keeping a running tally of your scores. At the end of the quiz, add them up to reveal your type.

What time would you get up if you were entirely free to plan your own day?

A. 5 to 6:30 a.m. (5 points)
B. 6:30 to 7:45 a.m. (4 points)
C. 7:45 to 9:45 a.m. (3 points)
D. 9:45 to 11 a.m. (2 points)
E. 11 a.m. to noon (1 point)

What time would you go to bed if you were entirely free to plan your evening?

A. 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. (5 points)
B. 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. (4 points)
C. 10:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (3 points)
D. 12:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. (2 points)
E. 1:45 a.m. to 3 a.m. (1 point)

How dependent are you on being woken up by an alarm clock?

A. Not at all (4 points)
B. Slightly dependent (3 points)
C. Fairly dependent (2 points)
D. Very dependent (1 point)

How easy do you find getting up in the mornings?

A. Not at all (1 point)
B. Not very easy (2 points)
C. Fairly easy (3 points)
D. Very easy (4 points)