Which Genius Are You?

By: Tasha Moore
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Which Genius Are You?
Image: Wiki Commons by Napoleon Sarony

About This Quiz

You've decided to take this quiz probably because you already know just how exceptionally gifted you are. Let us help you determine the historical genius you are most like. Your test results should inspire you to be more confident about your ability to conjure up groundbreaking ideas that you tend to keep to yourself. Why not pattern your smarty-pants path after some of the intellectual greats who came before you?

Whether they manifest in fields such as visual arts, sports or literature, all geniuses share one trait in common. If you're a true genius, you know that many of your ideas are ahead of their time. Are people just now spewing theories that, years ago, you predicted would arise? If the answer is yes, then you're a true genius. 

After you've confirmed your brilliant status, know that your awesome smarts require cultivation. All prominent geniuses in history were fortunate enough to have the structure necessary to flush out their ideas. And very many of them also were guided by mentors. In order to take your thought products to the next level, you need to secure those two things. Doing so might mean going the unconventional route, just like Nikola Tesla did. Tesla emigrated to the United States with a head full of ideas and sacrificed the time necessary to cultivate and then patent those ideas.

Before you put the pedal to your own genius metal, discover your brand of smarts with this challenge!

In which grade school subject did you excel?
Visual arts
Literature
Music
Science

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What type of philosopher are you?
Modernist
Romanticist, modernism-curious
No words, just musical notes, please.
The future is my philosophy.

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Where did you receive your training?
A parent taught me.
Through trial and error
The church
I was smart enough to quit my formal training.

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Identify the food that nourishes your brilliance.
Valencia orange
Apple
Kartoffelpuffer
Anything that I cook

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Were you always a success?
Early successes and occasional failures carried me to and fro.
I had quite a time getting myself together at first.
Of course, what else would I be?
I'm still figuring that out.

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What type of boss can handle a smarty-pants like you?
A generous boss
The pen is mightier than the boss.
Royalty
Me and some investors

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Describe the temperament of a genius.
Confident
Moody
Awe-inspiring arrogance
Eccentric optimism

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Who is your muse?
War, misery, any and all women
The sea
God
Energy

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What is the smartest pet that you've owned?
A dog, any dog
A big fish
No pets allowed
A pigeon

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In which type of space do you showcase your genius?
White space
Paper space
Holy space
Machine space

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Suggest the ideal music to listen to while "geniusing."
Anything with a steady drumbeat
Maritime tunes
Classical instrumental
AC/DC

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Did you always know that you were exceptionally intelligent?
Yes
No
I didn't know what genius was until later on.
I never put a timeframe on it.

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When expressing yourself with words, what punctuation do you use the most?
Periods
Semicolons
Ellipses
Question marks

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Have you ever had to take on multiple jobs just to make ends meet?
I'm able to be creative no matter what I do.
I was a cop.
One task is enough for me.
Rarely have I done that.

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Which body part do you use the most to express yourself?
My hands
My heart
My eyes
My brain

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Care to mention a few kind words for your mentor?
Love you, Papa.
How ya doin'? Is anybody there?
I'm going to be a bigger success than you ever were!
Thanks for the boost, Ed.

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If your kind of genius was a continent, which one would it be?
Africa
Oceania
Europe
North America

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Has passionate love ever helped or hurt your gift?
Helped
Hurt
Neither
My love for a bird inspired my work.

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Which war has influenced your unique skill set?
Spanish Civil War
The American Civil War has made me rethink my craft.
Wars have nothing to do with my life's work.
World War I

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Do you consider your genius to be ahead of its time?
It's good for any time.
Way ahead of its time
What an awful question! I and my genius are on time, as usual.
Things are finally starting to happen for me now, maybe later, too.

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Does your genius come from within or without?
Genius never comes from within.
I'm the sole author of my genius.
I didn't venture too far to find my talent.
My smarts from within, and my patents from without.

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Has religion influenced your development?
The absence of religion has influenced my development.
I write about religion from time to time.
Partly
More in practice, less in belief.

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Is there a comprehensive body of your life's work?
You don't have to look too far to find evidence of it.
More quality, and less quantity
I don't have the time to survey the entirety of my work.
Not really

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Genius runs in your family, right?
Yes
I'm the first.
To put it mildly
I'm not sure.

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Did your family upbringing contribute to your greatness?
My family inspires me to produce.
My schooling gave me better support.
My family rallied to support my endeavors.
I was able to cultivate my talent after I cut my family off.

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Describe one of your projects in one word.
Blue
Blubber
Blut
Hum

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Have you influenced future generations to continue your life's work?
Future generations have borrowed heavily.
Yeah, I didn't see it coming.
I don't care much for the New Age tinkering, though.
Only by name

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Name something with your name on it.
Museum
104 East 26th Street
At Thomaskirche
EV

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Say "Hello."
Hola
How ya doin'?
Hallo
Greetings, America!

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Should we expect a sequel?
A prequel would be better.
I'd much rather pass the genius baton.
Heavens, no!
Just like Michael Jackson: This is it!

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