Saturday, October 04, 2008

Are Intelligent People Lonelier than Average People?

It is said that intelligent people are lonely by nature. But are they lonelier than average people? Many researchers are taking this issue under serious consideration. They try to even discover the root of the problem from the ground of gifted children. George Kaluger and Ruthe Martin are two researchers who have documented a paper called 'The Loneliness of the Gifted Child', in which they have clearly illustrated an interesting point that there is a strong positive correlation between academically gifted and social distance in the classroom, however, not in the elementary level.

To my belief, intelligent people are lonely, because they are not able to easily find out people of intellect at their own level, which causes them not being able to share their own feeling, skills and thoughts. They are unable to find out friends of their own age, of their own mental standards. Quite obviously, this results in inevitable loneliness at their end, from which they can't possibly escape. I can't generalize at this part, as I have only a few evidences in my hand.

Well, now we should concentrate on last post's answers. Here it is.

1. c) I and II only; 2. b) brown; 3. b) 5; 4. d) 37; 5. c) Olympics; 6. d) 60%; 7. c) sister; 8. c) ; 9. d) None of these; 10. c) 6.

Now are you ready for today's set?

Today (4th October, 2008) Questions

1. A rumor is a story blown out of proportion and it starts from

a) some unconfirmed basis
b) some confirmed basis
c) some distortion
d) none of these

2. Find the odd one out from the following.

a) 4
b) 14
c) 24
d) 34

3. How many squares are there in the given figure?

a) 16
b) 20
c) 24
d) 26

4. An entrepreneur starts a factory to produce clutch plates and gear boxes for light vehicles. If the graph of his earnings from the factory for one year is as follows, what is his annual income from the factory?

Graph of earnings

Jan Feb March April May June
+5.2K +3.7K -2.8K +1.2K +4.5K +3.5K

July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
+2.2K -3.8K +4.5K +9.5K +8.8K +9.2K

a) 45.7K
b) 52.3K
c) 55.7K
d) 58.9K

5. B is 15 miles east of A and 16 miles north of C is 10 miles west of D and D is 41 miles south of E. What is the distance of E from A in miles?

a) 30
b) 25
c) 30√2
d) 35√2

6. My _________ enemy is my friend.

a) friend’s
b) enemy’s
c) neighbor’s
d) brother’s

7. How many triangles?

a) 12
b) 10
c) 6
d) 11

8. If Venus is brighter than Mercury, Mercury is not brighter than Jupiter, Jupiter is brighter than Venus but not brighter than Pluto, then which of these is the brightest?

a) Jupiter
b) Mercury
c) Venus
d) Pluto

9. A girl was given two candles by her father for her birthday and was told that one candle would burn for six hours and the other, four hours. After they were both lit and allowed to burn or sometime, the girl noticed that one candle was twice as long as the other. State for how long the candles had been burning together?

a) 2 hours
b) 3 hours
c) 4 hours
d) 5 hours

10. Of which number is 900, 60%?

a) 1200
b) 1600
c) 1500
d) 1800

An Update: The next session will appear on 8th October, 2008. Till then, stay tuned.