How Intelligent Are You?

By: Artimis Charvet
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
How Intelligent Are You?
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About This Quiz

Do you wish you were smarter than others? Do you want other people believed you were more intelligent?

Everything we do, from our first breath to the moment in which we die, is a matter of trial and error. A baby cannot learn to walk without falling first, and we cannot do better at work if we don’t know what to improve. Errors are actually how the brain learns; when we make decisions, neurons are activated, and if these decisions turn out to be wrong, the activated neurons are subsequently suppressed. Smart people reflect on these errors, and work to ensure that they do not happen again: it just takes an intelligent person to realize when a decision is wrong. The most brilliant of people make mistakes: renowned filmmakers release box office flops and manufacturers put products on the market that fail. It may feel humiliating and unpleasant when an idea which you think is genius is unsuccessful, but this happens to the best of us. Without failure, the successes would not be so exhilarating. Famous and successful people who experienced obstacles include Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, whose second book was rejected by 36 publishers, as well as J.K. Rowling, whose Harry Potter books were rejected 12 times before she became one of the most successful authors of all time. If Huffington and Rowling didn’t push so hard, they never would have achieved the success they have today.

So what do you think? Do you have what it takes to be the next great mind of the world? Is there wonder inside of you just waiting to be released? Will your mighty brain one day be what conquers the modern world bringing peace to us all? Only 30 questions lay between you and eternal glory!

How often should you have your tires rotated?
Every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.
Every 10,000 miles.
Every 6,000 to 8,000 miles.
When you buy new tires.

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Would you consider yourself to be open-minded to new ideas?
I'm always open to new ways to do things and fresh perspectives.
I have to admit that I'm pretty resistant to new ideas.
At this point, I just believe what I believe.
I'm likely to be a little resistant to new ideas at first, but I do keep listening.

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How many ounces are in a pound?
There are 16 ounces in a pound.
There are eight ounces in a pound.
There are 12 ounces in a pound.
There are 30 ounces in a pound.

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Are you a bit of a perfectionist?
I do my best, and then I call it good.
I definitely like to do things as well as I can, but I am able to let go of attempts at perfection...eventually.
That's not my style at all. The flaws give things personality.
I'm a total perfectionist. It drives people around me crazy.

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What U.S. state is the biggest?
Alaska.
California.
Montana.
Texas.

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Would you consider yourself to be a curious person?
I am curious about the things that pique my interest, but not everything I come across.
I have to be in a curious mood. Most of the time I just plod through my day.
I'm so fascinated by everything, and I want to know how stuff works.
Not really. Don't you know that curiosity killed the cat?

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Which of the following is NOT one of the seven dwarves from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"?
Sleepy.
Bashful.
Sneezy.
Dorky.

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How many projects are you currently involved with?
More than I can count.
I've got a handful of things happening right now.
I have two or three projects that I'm involved with now.
I just have the one.

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Who invented the telephone?
Eli Whitney.
Benjamin Franklin.
Thomas Edison.
Alexander Graham Bell.

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Do you find it difficult to quiet your mind?
Not at all.
I find it almost impossible to quiet my mind.
I might have that problem in the midst of a difficult moment in my life.
There are times where I struggle to get my mind to chill out.

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What is the capital of Texas?
Dallas.
Houston.
Austin.
Galveston.

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Are you organized or messy?
It depends on my mood, but I'm mostly very organized.
Believe it or not, there is some order to this mess, but only I can see it.
I'm a highly organized person.
It looks like a tornado touched down at my place.

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What is CPR the abbreviation of?
Cardiac Pulse Regulator.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Cardiac People Reviver.
Cardiac Pulse Repairer.

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How do you deal with change?
I adjust to change very rapidly.
I resist and struggle with changes, but I eventually let it go.
It seems like it takes me forever to adjust to new circumstances.
I do alright with new stuff, most of the time.

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Which dog is considered the world's largest?
The English Mastiff.
The Scottish Deerhound.
The Great Dane.
The Saint Bernard.

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Where do you stand in your family's birth order?
I'm the only child.
I'm a middle child.
I'm the oldest.
I'm the youngest.

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What is the study of plants called?
Plantology.
Agriculture.
Botany.
Gardening Science.

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Are you critical of yourself?
I can be pretty vicious with myself.
I'm harder on myself than most people are, I would guess.
I can get down on myself occasionally, but it doesn't last long.
I'm my own best friend. I let my mistakes go quickly.

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Which eye color does 55% of the population have?
Green.
Blue.
Brown.
Hazel.

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Would you consider yourself to be socially awkward?
Not at all, I get along with everyone.
I'm extremely awkward in social settings.
I guess I have my moments, but I generally do very well socially.
I'm not exactly what you would call smooth, but it's not a total train wreck either.

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Which of the following is NOT one of the sisters from the television show "Charmed"?
Penny.
Prue.
Phoebe.
Piper.

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Are you easily distracted?
There are times where I am more distracted than others.
I'm usually pretty focused, unless I'm totally stressed or tired.
Yeah, I have a lot of trouble staying focused.
I have a strong ability to stay focused, even under distracting circumstances.

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Who wrote the musical "Cats"?
George Gershwin.
Richard Rodgers.
Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Leonard Bernstein.

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Have you ever taken music lessons?
I took a lot of music lessons in my younger years, and I play a few instruments now.
I had one or two music lessons, but I didn't feel drawn to it.
I've never had a music lesson in my life.
I've taken a few music lessons over the years, and I play an instrument at a decent level.

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Which show was the first to air on Cartoon Network?
"Cowboy Bebop."
"The Moxy Show."
"Space Ghost Coast to Coast."
"Powerpuff Girls."

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What time do you usually go to bed?
It's not unusual for me to be up until 1 or 2 a.m.
I'm usually asleep by midnight.
I'm a total night owl: bedtime is usually after 2 a.m.
I'm in bed around 10 p.m. or so.

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Who holds Major League Baseball's record for most home runs?
Babe Ruth.
Jose Conseco.
Barry Bonds.
Hank Aaron.

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Are you a procrastinator?
Nope, I just take care of things as they come up.
I will put off things I don't enjoy, but not for long.
I used to procrastinate more in the past, but I do it a lot less now.
I'm a master at procrastination.

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What is the phobia of snakes called?
Ophidiophobia.
Acrophobia.
Arachnophobia.
Agoraphobia.

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Do things generally come pretty easily to you or do you tend to have to work hard at them?
It seems like I'm lazy, but things just come very easy for me.
It's not a total breeze, but I don't think I have to work as hard as most people.
I'd say that things are a little bit more work for me than most.
Everything seems like it is way more complicated and harder for me than most folks.

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