Check your SQ (superstition quotient) with this test adapted from a study by sociologist Richard B. Felson and anthropologist George Gmelch. Answer "yes" or "no" :

Do you do anything special before or during these activities to give yourself luck?

1. When you play in a sports contest?

2. For an important meeting, date or interview?

3. When taking an exam?

4. In regard to something dangerous?

5. When gambling?

6. In regard to illness? Do you :

7. Have a lucky number?

8. Cross your fingers?

9. Walk around ladders?

10. Knock on wood?

11. Carry any good-luck charm?

12. Ever wear particular clothing for luck?

13. Do anything else to give yourself luck? Do you agree that :

14. If you've just had some good luck, you can expect some bad luck in the future?

15. It makes you feel better when you do things to give yourself good luck?

If you found yourself answering "yes" more times than not, you can call yourself superstitious.Compare your responses to the percent of a group of college students who answered yes to each question :

1. 40% 2. 35% 3. 39% 4. 41% 5. 48% 6. 21% 7. 57% 8. 62% 9. 77% 10. 59% 11. 81% 12. 76% 13. 60% 14. 27% 15. 70%