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My friend says he’s a genius. Is that possible?
Some people use the term "genius" to mean a genius I.Q. or extreme intelligence. I.Q. stands for intelligence quotient, and it is supposed to be a measurement of how naturally intelligent a person is. Scientists think that each person is born with a certain amount of intelligence or mental ability. Still, how well a person uses his or her natural intelligence has a lot to do with the person’s desire to learn and the learning environment he or she grows up in. I.Q. tests measure things like the ability to use words, the ability to see how things relate to one another, and the ability to store and use information. The term "intelligence quotient" comes from the mathematical equation used to score intelligence tests. A person’s mental age which is determined by how many questions he or she has answered correctly on such a test—is divided by his or her actual age. Then that number is multiplied by 100 to give an I.Q. score. A person whose mental and actual age are the same will have an I.Q. that is 100, which is average. A person with an I.Q. of 170 or greater is considered a genius. When people think of geniuses, they often think of great men and women from history, including the Italian painter of the Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci, the great scientist Albert Einstein, and the child genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous Austrian musical composer. Before he was even five years old, Mozart could master complicated musical compositions in just a half an hour. Even at this early age, before most of today’s children start formal schooling, Mozart was composing his own works. He is called "gifted" and a "child prodigy," because he mastered many talents at an early age.
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What is pus?
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Do foxes live in groups like wolves?
Which snowstorm was the worst in U.S. history?
How are newspapers made?
What type of gods did Mesoamericans believe in?
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Does hot water really freeze quicker than water at room temperature?
Were the Native Americans religious?
What causes a dropped ball to bounce?
Can rays be dangerous?
Why does the wind make noise outside my window?
Do all flowers close up at night?
Why is the bugle call at day’s end called “taps”?
How does an automatic transmission in a car work?
What is pop art?
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What is dust, exactly, and why might it be bad for me?
Do water plants have the same roots as land plants?
How does a laser make musical sound off of a CD?
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