Can We Tell if You're Better with Words or Numbers?

By: Steven Miller
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About This Quiz

Most of us will have a preference for math or language, and it's likely that this predilection comes from many years of either positive or negative experiences in school and the real world. For example, if you've ever had a school counselor tell you that you should avoid taking a college major that involved any level of mathematics, it would seem likely that you gravitated a lot more towards language skills in your life.

If you're someone who can do complex calculations in your head and you consider people like Neil deGrasse Tyson and Stephen Hawking to be your heroes, then it seems rather obvious that you're someone who prefers the logical and predictable world of math and science.

On the other hand, if you rely completely on a calculator or your phone to take care of anything to do with numbers and you have a grand total of zero people's phone numbers memorized, then we'll be leaning much more towards language as your preference. Should you wow us with the depth of your vocabulary and the amount of reading you do, then we might just put you into "The Poet" category.

One, two, three, four, let's find out just where you score.

Do you enjoy tasks like creating budgets and balancing the checkbook?

Have you ever written any poetry?

What is a synonym for the word "spectacular"?

What is the square root of 169?

Which is the best use of "there", "their" and "they're"?

Which number comes next in the series of 48, 36, 25, 15?

Do you prefer to talk on the phone or text message?

Of the following, which class in high school did you like the most?

Which word are you most likely to use to express that something is better than anything else?

Which of the following multiplication problems can you do in your head?

Do you use a calculator to figure out the tip at a restaurant?

What part of speech is the word "happy" in the sentence, "John is a happy person."?

If gas costs $2.98 a gallon and your car gets 20 miles per gallon, how much would it cost you to go 500 miles?

What's the most advanced level of math that you feel like you've mastered?

Which of the following comes first in the order of operations?

Are you more of an introvert or an extrovert?

How good are you at remembering names?

How big is your vocabulary?

Which usage of "it's" and "its" is correct?

How often do you use exclamation points in your writing?

What does "circumspect" mean?

Which famous person who recently passed away is most fascinating to you?

When was the last time you used a thesaurus?

Which career path sounds most appealing to you?

Of the following, which movie would you rather watch?

Which of the following words means "devoid of intelligence"?

How many books did you read in the last year?

Of the following, which cable network would you be most likely to watch?

Which TV show listed below do you like the most?

How many phone numbers do you still have memorized?

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