This publication is virtually unique for Mensa (the international high I.Q. society.) Instead of measuing I.Q., it is a measure of C.Q. (culture quotient.) You see, this book measures how much you know and not simply how intelligent you are. As a member of the society, I can personally attest that there are many people out there that may be very intelligent, unfortunately, they are also profoundly ignorant.... As the introduction points out, this book will not teach anyone to be a cultured person- culture cannot be taught, it can only be learned. The book covers mythology, literature, and legend; art; etiquette and manners; music, theater, dance, and film; math and science; etc. Of course I may be personally biased here, after all, I scored a 289 C.Q. (anything over 150 ranks as a "cultural genius.")
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