What % Intelligent Are You?

By: Talin Vartanian

What % Intelligent Are You?
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About This Quiz

Whether you're a Harvard graduate or a high school dropout, you've got plenty of intelligence that will carry you far in life. And that's exactly what we're going to find out more about today: your intelligence. No need to study for this quiz either, since we believe that real intelligence goes beyond standard tests and exams. 

Now you might have doubts about how intelligent you are based on some of your grades in school. It's important to note that while grades are are a piece of the puzzle when it comes to intelligence, there are hundreds of other factors to consider! For example, have you ever heard of emotional intelligence? This type of intelligence has to do with perceiving someone's thoughts and emotions based on nonverbal cues (though some verbal cues also play a role in this). In other words, if you have a skill for "reading" other people and sensing when someone is angry, sad or hurt, then we'll be the first to tell you that you're a pretty intelligent person! So no matter what kinds of grades you got in school, it's time to start with a clean slate on this intellectual quiz! And just remember: you'll always be an intelligent person to us.

Many people love to solve puzzles for fun. Are you one of those types of people?
Yes, that's one of my favorite hobbies.
For the most part, yes.
It depends on the puzzle.
Only if I was super bored.

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If you could have a chat with one of these intelligent individuals, who would you pick?
Albert Einstein
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonhard Euler
Nikola Tesla

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Finish the following phrase: Blue is to water like anemone is to ... ?
Flower
Red
Liquid
Toy

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A traditional haiku poem will have how many syllables in the second line?
7
5
10
3

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If you could transition into one of these professions for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?
Astronaut
Computer programmer
Video game designer
Restaurant manager

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Everyone learns things in a certain type of way. Which of the following matches your own learning style?
Aural
Verbal
Visual
Kinesthetic

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Are you the type of person to ace a very difficult test without even studying or trying?
Yes, that's me.
It depends on the subject.
I have to study a little bit for tests.
Nope, this isn't me at all.

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If someone graduated from an Ivy League school, does that mean they're a smart person?
It just depends on the person.
No, this doesn't mean that they're smart at all.
It depends on how well they did in the school.
Yes, of course they would be smart.

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Do you think that it's better to be the teacher or the student in life?
The student
Why not both?
It depends on the subject.
The teacher

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There are many different types of intelligence that an individual may possess, but which of the following do you resonate with?
Logical
Existential
Intrapersonal
Interpersonal

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Everyone is good with at least one school subject. What was your best subject in school?
Math
Art
English
Gym

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Some people can multitask well, but others have a hard time with this. Where do you fall on this spectrum?
I'm a master at multitasking.
I'm OK at it.
It depends on how much coffee I've had.
I can't multitask to save my life.

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Let's shift our attention to linguistics for a moment! Which of the following is a synonym for "abnegation?"
Rejection
Benevolence
Acceptance
I'm not really sure.

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Would others describe you as an emotionally intelligent person who can "read" people very well?
Yes, very much so.
I can read some people, but I can't read others too well.
I'm OK at reading people.
No, not at all.

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You're spending this evening indoors with some friends. Which of these board games will you all play together?
Cranium
Risk
Twister
Candy Land

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If someone gave you a 3x3 Rubik's Cube, how long would it take you to solve it?
A few seconds
A few minutes
A couple of days
A lifetime

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Are humans mammals, or are we actually reptiles in disguise?
What? Of course we're mammals!
I have to double-check this.
I don't know ... we might be reptiles.
I think we're amphibians.

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A long time has passed since the beginning of time. Can you remind us what century we're in?
21st century
20th century
19th century
22nd Century

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Without using a calculator, what's the answer to the following math problem: 2+2+10+22.
36
46
30
I don't know, I hate math.

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Do you remember your order of operations from math class? If so, what's the first rule that you must follow?
Parentheses
Exponents
Multiplication
You're speaking a totally different language to me.

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Picture your current book collection. How many books do you currently have in your home?
I lost count.
Several
One or two
None

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If someone said that they like you because you speak in a laconic type of manner, what would you say to them?
Thank you!
Is that a compliment?
How dare you!
What?

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Which of the following words do you resonate with the most?
Philosophical
Open-minded
Low-maintenance
High-maintenance

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What is your opinion of the following phrase: "Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
I think it's pretty accurate and straightforward.
I think that this can be interpreted in a different type of way.
I disagree with this phrase.
What the heck does this mean?

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Would you describe yourself as more of a street smart or a book smart type of person?
Both
Book smart
Street smart
Neither

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If you could master one of these types of art forms, which would you choose to study?
Painting
Mosaic
Drawing
Sculpture

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Do you think that philosophy is an interesting subject or is it a boring waste of time?
I think it's very interesting.
It's just OK.
It depends on what branch of philosophy we're talking about.
I'd rather be doing something else. Anything else.

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You've got two hours of free time, which means it's time to pick up which one of these books to read?
"The Elegant Universe" by Brian Greene
"And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie
"The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
"Harry Potter" by J. K. Rowling

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When working on a project, how many hours are you able to stay focused for?
Many hours
2-3 hours
1-2 hours
Less than 1 hour

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Some people can type very fast, but what is your average words per minute on a keyboard?
Over 85 WPM
75-85 WPM
65-75 WPM
Less than 65 WPM

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