Are You More Book Smart or Street Smart?

Talin Vartanian

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About This Quiz

We don't doubt that you're an intelligent person, but did you know that intelligence can be separated into categories? We're talking about street smarts versus book smarts, and these two could not be any more different from each other. If you're unsure about what these two concepts mean, let us break it down for you!

If someone is book smart, that means that they acquire knowledge from various reading materials, classes and general studies within an academic environment. But you don't have to go to school to be book smart either, as many people are very skilled at teaching themselves—these people are known as autodidacts. After all, the internet is filled with many free resources, including entire courses, that can teach you anything from computer programming to writing, photography, mechanics and more. 

Street smarts, on the other hand, comes from acquiring knowledge through people and life experience. Those who are more street smart tend to handle many difficult problems with ease because they understand how to neutralize tough situations and stand up for what they believe in. While it's not any better to be book smart than it is to be street smart, this quiz will aim to determine which type of intelligence you possess!

Human emotions are often conveyed through body language and facial expression. How can you tell if someone is secretly feeling upset?

If you could become super intelligent in one of these school subjects, which one would you choose?

Are you good at persuading other people to get what you want in life?

There are many rules in life, but do you tend to follow these rules or break them?

How long would you survive without shelter or money?

Knowledge comes from many different places. Where does it come from for you?

If you were interviewing someone for a job, which of the following would matter the most to you?

How would you tell your boss that you want a raise?

Imagine reading some textbooks in a library. Would you be doing this for fun or for homework?

Is it more efficient to study by yourself or study with friends?

What shouts louder in life: Good looks, money or a strong personality?

Do you believe that kindness can be taught to other people, or is it more innate?

Which of the following has shaped your character and spirit most?

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the highest), how much do you value your education?

If someone told you that they are a working actor, would you count that as a "real job?"

Which of these book genres would you like to read for fun?

Let's say that someone told you that they graduated from Harvard University. Would you automatically be impressed by them?

You can switch minds with only one of these successful entrepreneurs. Which one would you pick?

If you found the cure for cancer, would you sell your secret for money or give it away for free?

Let's say that you had all the money in the world. Would you want to pursue a different type of degree in school?

There are many intelligent superheroes in the DC and Marvel universe, but which one would you want as your mentor?

Would you rather learn about the world through traveling or through books?

If unlimited knowledge had a price to it, how much would it cost?

Do you think that it's a curse to be too smart for your own good?

The human mind can be a rather mysterious place. Which of these abstract images matches the state of your mind?

Close your eyes and imagine yourself happy in an exotic location. Where are you right now?

When you listen to music, which of the following resonates with your soul the most?

When you need to focus on a task, do you prefer to listen to music or work in silence?

Life can become rather difficult and stressful at times. Where do you go for some peace and quiet?

Abstract concepts are all around us. Do you find it more in art, music or science?

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