Are You Book Smart or Street Smart?


What are your best qualities? Maybe you consider yourself nice, funny, or cute. How about smart? There are different ways to measure intelligence. Have you ever heard the phrase "book smart versus street smart?" While they both involve a level of competence, each has its own unique set of knowledge.

For example, if you are book smart, you might have a photographic memory or the ability to memorize things very easily. These skills can help you perform well on tests. You most likely earned A’s in school, which opens up doors for a successful future.

On the other hand, being street smart can benefit you in life as well. You can adapt to any situation. You’re a survivor and a helpful person to have around not only in the time of need but for fun occasions, too.

Do you think you are more of a book smart or street smart person? Take this quiz to find out!

Did you know?

Meet William James Sidis.

One of the smartest people ever was William James Sidis. He was born in 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents, Boris and Sarah, were very intelligent, working as a psychologist and doctor, respectively. According to Amy Wallace, a writer and biographer, William James Sidis could read by the age of two and understand eight languages when he was just six years old.

With an IQ estimated anywhere from 50 to 100 points higher than Albert Einstein, William James Sidis attended Harvard University at the tender age of 11. He was actually accepted two years prior but waited.

After graduating, William James Sidis penned a number of books, but under pseudonyms. He was quiet and kept to himself, working different jobs using fake names. However, he sued The New Yorker in 1937 for libel after they wrote a humiliating bit that “made him sound crazy.” William James Sidis died at the age of 46 in 1944 due to a brain hemorrhage.

How to Play?

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