What % Intelligent Are You?
By: Talin Vartanian
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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.
It depends on the puzzle.
Only if I was super bored.
If you could have a chat with one of these intelligent individuals, who would you pick?
Finish the following phrase: Blue is to water like anemone is to ... ?
A traditional haiku poem will have how many syllables in the second line?
If you could transition into one of these professions for the rest of your life, which one would you pick?
Everyone learns things in a certain type of way. Which of the following matches your own learning style?
Are you the type of person to ace a very difficult test without even studying or trying?
It depends on the subject.
I have to study a little bit for tests.
Nope, this isn't me at all.
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.
Do you think that it's better to be the teacher or the student in life?
It depends on the subject.
There are many different types of intelligence that an individual may possess, but which of the following do you resonate with?
Everyone is good with at least one school subject. What was your best subject in school?
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.
It depends on how much coffee I've had.
I can't multitask to save my life.
Let's shift our attention to linguistics for a moment! Which of the following is a synonym for "abnegation?"
Would others describe you as an emotionally intelligent person who can "read" people very well?
I can read some people, but I can't read others too well.
I'm OK at reading people.
You're spending this evening indoors with some friends. Which of these board games will you all play together?
If someone gave you a 3x3 Rubik's Cube, how long would it take you to solve it?
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.
A long time has passed since the beginning of time. Can you remind us what century we're in?
Without using a calculator, what's the answer to the following math problem: 2+2+10+22.
I don't know, I hate math.
Do you remember your order of operations from math class? If so, what's the first rule that you must follow?
You're speaking a totally different language to me.
Picture your current book collection. How many books do you currently have in your home?
If someone said that they like you because you speak in a laconic type of manner, what would you say to them?
Which of the following words do you resonate with the most?
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?
Would you describe yourself as more of a street smart or a book smart type of person?
If you could master one of these types of art forms, which would you choose to study?
Do you think that philosophy is an interesting subject or is it a boring waste of time?
I think it's very interesting.
It depends on what branch of philosophy we're talking about.
I'd rather be doing something else. Anything else.
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
When working on a project, how many hours are you able to stay focused for?
Some people can type very fast, but what is your average words per minute on a keyboard?
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