Are You Smarter Than A Four-Year-Old?

posted on 8/1/13

Allow me to introduce you to Anala Beevers, the most intelligent four-year-old kid–ever. Literally ever. Little Anala hails from New Orleans and, quite frankly, is blowing the lid off of typical four-year-old milestones.

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If you aren’t quite as versed in the nanny department as I happen to be, let me fill you in a few milestones parents hope their child will hit at the age of four. By the time a tiny human turns four, he or she should be able to form simple sentences as well as carry on more-complex conversation. Additionally, they should be able to count ten or more objects, name at least four colors and three shapes, and understand daily activities such as eating breakfast in the morning and having dinner at night.

Anala can most definitely count to ten. She can count to ten in English as well as Spanish. If you asked her to name ten, twenty, or probably even fifty world capitals, she could do it. Can you name fifty capitals of the world? I can do it but only with the help of Wikipedia. Little Anala has capitals down cold. Not only is she destroying the geographical department, she’s crushing the alphabet, too. At four MONTHS old, Anala knew the alphabet. All 26 letters.

Anala has drawn the attention of a group you might have heard of: Mensa. Mensa, as I’m sure you probably know, is society for bright people who share three simple goals: identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, encourage research in the nature, characteristics, and uses of intelligence, and promote stimulating intellectual and social opportunities for its members.

To join Mensa, a candidate must score at or above the 98th percentile for a standard intelligence test. That means that anyone with an IQ in the top 2 percent is eligible to join the prestigious group. Young Anala met the Mensa requirements with all of the colors on the light spectrum*. Since Anala is now a card-carrying member of Mensa, we thought we’d test our faithful readers with a little quiz of our own. If you can do well on these quizzes, you might be in league with the world’s favorite four-year-old.


If you’re looking for more mental benders, head over to Mensa and check out their “workout” quiz.

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*Check in with her in a few weeks on the light spectrum. She’ll probably be able to teach you all about it. Stock up on back-to-school gear like cool bags, really awesome hats, and fun scrunchies for the little Anala in your life.

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