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Language Scholar

You scored a 310 out of 400 on language knowledge.

Outstanding! You've scored higher than even most Anthropology students would. You are probably a Linguistics or Anthropology Professor yourself (or at least a Grad student). You may even speak several languages and are possibly working on a new one. If not, then you just have an endless drive to learn about the different cultures of our world. Regardless, you are one of the gems of any society, always promoting a deeper understanding amongst all people. Unless you cheated of course.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on knowledge

Link: The World Languages Test written by jeremie096 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Okay, no, I didn't cheat. All I would say is that knowing what languages are spoken where doesn't equal knowing how to speak 'em.



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Oct. 14th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
I got a 270. It clearly has nothing to do with actually speaking languages.
Oct. 14th, 2006 04:35 am (UTC)
What I do find kind of interesting/cool is how different backgrounds lead to similar ability to answer the questions. raqs and I got very similar scores, and I know we had to have loaded our brains with the requisite information in almost totally different ways.
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Mostly, it's making me wonder how YOU managed to load your brain with the information. Raqs and I make slightly more sense...
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:51 pm (UTC)
"Raqs and I make slightly more sense..."

And what exactly is that supposed to mean? Humph.

Political science major + General liberal arts education + General geekiness.

Watch PBS and History Channel. Read a bunch of books. Play historical wargames. Go to a couple private schools that care about teaching kids something, not just keeping them off the streets while their parents work. Take some language classes even if you don't really remember enough of it to speak them any more. Take some theology classes. Get interested in architecture and art and music and material culture from all over the world. Be a library assistant. Work in an art museum. Work in a bookstore. Surf Wikipedia a lot. Work in a series of academic environments, etc.
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:12 pm (UTC)
No, it's really more of a language/geography trivia contest thing. Great for JEOPARDY!
Oct. 14th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
clearly, folklorists rock.

almost as much as postcolonialists. :-)
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
I think that the results of this would seem to prove that folklorists rock MORE than postcolonialists. :P
Oct. 15th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
Impressive!! Every (well, all 2) of the folklore people I've known have been language and linguistics brainiacs. You rule! I got a middling 250, which the survey was more impressed with than I was, given that I've dealt with publications from every single one of the countries mentioned as part of my job. Bleh, I hate my dying braincells. I wish the answers were available.
Oct. 16th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
I really wish the answers were available, too! Because I'm comfortable admitting that any number of times, I was making educated guesses rather than knowing for sure. I'd really love to know which I was actually correct on, and which I wasn't.
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