Is Your Older Child Gifted? - FamilyEducation

Is Your Older Child Gifted?

This quiz can help you recognize the signs of special talents in your teen.

Quiz

This quiz can help you recognize the signs of special talents in your teen.

1. An advanced vocabulary for his age group?

  • Yes.
  • No.

2. Heightened perceptual skills (insight) and intensity?

  • Yes.
  • No.

3. Particular sensitivity to and empathy for others?

  • Yes.
  • No.

4. A preference for complicated ideas and challenging tasks.

  • Yes.
  • No.

5. A dislike for routine and repetitious "drill" work?

  • Yes.
  • No.

6. An unusual ability to see relationships and how things fit together?

  • Yes.
  • No.

7. An investigator's mind, full of curious questions?

  • Yes.
  • No.

8. An outstanding memory?

  • No.
  • Yes.

9. A strong interest in problem-solving and a desire to organize and develop structure?

  • Yes.
  • No.

10. An imaginative, fantasy-creating mind, open to new ideas and experiences?

  • Yes.
  • No.

11. An ability to persist and become immersed in a task?

  • Yes.
  • No.

12. A tendency toward dominance, individualism, and self-criticism?

  • Yes.
  • No.

13. A strong need to be self-directed and independent?

  • Yes.
  • No.

14. A strong and enduring sense of humor?

  • Yes.
  • No.

15. The appearance of a daydreamer while seeing and hearing everything?

  • No.
  • Yes.

16. A mature and complex sense of justice and fairness?

  • No.
  • Yes.

17. The ability to catch on quickly, but the tendency to lose interest quickly?

  • Yes.
  • No.

18. A wide range of interests that change constantly, or a passionate interest that has lasted for many years?

  • Yes.
  • No.

1. An advanced vocabulary for his age group?
Yes.

2. Heightened perceptual skills (insight) and intensity?
Yes.

3. Particular sensitivity to and empathy for others?
Yes.

4. A preference for complicated ideas and challenging tasks.
Yes.

5. A dislike for routine and repetitious "drill" work?
Yes.

6. An unusual ability to see relationships and how things fit together?
Yes.

7. An investigator's mind, full of curious questions?
Yes.

8. An outstanding memory?
Yes.

9. A strong interest in problem-solving and a desire to organize and develop structure?
Yes.

10. An imaginative, fantasy-creating mind, open to new ideas and experiences?
Yes.

11. An ability to persist and become immersed in a task?
Yes.

12. A tendency toward dominance, individualism, and self-criticism?
Yes.

13. A strong need to be self-directed and independent?
Yes.

14. A strong and enduring sense of humor?
Yes.

15. The appearance of a daydreamer while seeing and hearing everything?
Yes.

16. A mature and complex sense of justice and fairness?
Yes.

17. The ability to catch on quickly, but the tendency to lose interest quickly?
Yes.

18. A wide range of interests that change constantly, or a passionate interest that has lasted for many years?
Yes.

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