What Famous Lifelong Learner Are You?

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What Famous Lifelong Learner Are You? - Quiz

Are you a tinkering mastermind like Leonardo Da Vinci or are you more of a frontline scientist like Jane Goodall? Do you learn better from devouring weighty tomes or from philosophical discussions with your friends? Whatever your approach to learning is, self-knowledge is the key. Discover who you most closely resemble among noted scholars in the lifelong learning pantheon.


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You're Rachel Carson!

Rachel Carson was a famous American marine biologist best known for her enormously influential book “Silent Spring.” Her prolific writings helped bring conservationism and environmentalism to the forefront of the American ethos.  Like Rachel, you learn best from books and reading. Your nose is always in a book, and you’ve amassed a lifetime of knowledge from absorbing your immense library. Your first instinct when you want to learn something is to read a book, and your second instinct is probably to write about it.You’ll love Road Scholar’s educational adventures. Sign up for your free catalog!

You're Leonardo Da Vinci!

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian inventor, painter, architect, writer, scientist and all-around genius. Widely recognized as one of the best painters of all time, his creativity and imagination also paved the way for inventions like the parachute, helicopter and tank. He was a tinkerer and a true lifelong learner in virtually every field.  Like da Vinci, you learn best with your hands, whether it’s creating art, making new inventions or fixing your car. You’re artistic and an outside-the-box thinker. As a true Renaissance person, your hands-on learning has prepared you for just about any situation.You’ll love Road Scholar’s educational adventures. Sign up for your free catalog!
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When I want to learn about Chinese culture, I…
    • A. 

      Read a book about Chinese art and architecture

    • B. 

      Watch a YouTube video and make sweet and sour wontons

    • C. 

      Buy a plane ticket and hike the Great Wall of China

    • D. 

      Go to a museum and examine the calligraphy

  • 2. 
    My idea of the perfect exercise is…
    • A. 

      Go for a walk in the woods

    • B. 

      Finish a crossword puzzle – I mostly exercise my mind

    • C. 

      Join a group Zumba class

    • D. 

      Pick up a new sport

  • 3. 
    When I’m looking for a great new restaurant I…
    • A. 

      Walk around the neighborhood and browse the menus

    • B. 

      Look up reviews online or in a local guidebook

    • C. 

      Ask a friend for a recommendation

    • D. 

      Randomly choose and try my luck

  • 4. 
    My favorite game is…
    • A. 

      Bridge

    • B. 

      Scrabble

    • C. 

      Jenga

    • D. 

      Learning a new game

  • 5. 
    I’m most likely to choose this book at the library…
    • A. 

      How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

    • B. 

      A Walk in the Woods – Bill Bryson

    • C. 

      Journey to the Center of the Earth – Jules Verne

    • D. 

      The Artisan Soul – Erwin Raphael McManus

  • 6. 
    On my perfect weekend getaway, I would…
    • A. 

      Retreat to nature – forests, mountains or the beach

    • B. 

      Rent a cottage with friends

    • C. 

      Create my own masterpiece at an arts and crafts workshop

    • D. 

      Explore a new city

  • 7. 
    On a day trip I’m most likely to bring…
    • A. 

      A sketchbook

    • B. 

      The book I’m currently reading

    • C. 

      A friend to share the experience with

    • D. 

      A wildlife guidebook

  • 8. 
    The people I like to hang out with most are best described as…
    • A. 

      Creative and artistic

    • B. 

      Free-spirited and adventurous

    • C. 

      Environmentally conscious and nature-lovers

    • D. 

      Deep thinkers and intellectuals

  • 9. 
    The quote that speaks to me most is…
    • A. 

      “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    • B. 

      “Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light” – Helen Keller

    • C. 

      “I'd rather be in a tent than in a house” – Mary Leakey

    • D. 

      “What is behind you is forgotten. You can’t remember danger and difficulty when it is behind you” – Wanda Rutkiewicz

  • 10. 
    People who know me would describe me as… 
    • A. 

      Active

    • B. 

      Pensive

    • C. 

      Outgoing

    • D. 

      Inventive

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