Do you have a gifted child?

By Drum Digital
13 June 2014

We all think our children are the smartest we’ve ever come across, but is your child actually gifted? You can have them take the Mensa test right here to find out.

We all think our children are the smartest we’ve ever come across, but is your child actually gifted? You can have them take the Mensa test right here and see whether they could give this 10-year-old a run for his money.

Tanishq Abraham was admitted to Mensa at the age of four. Just six years later, at the age of 10, he’s graduated from high school in Sacramento, California, and he has great ambitions. “I really want to be a scientist, or the president of the United States,” he says determinedly. “I’ll make the United States more healthy for us and more efficient.”

He was home-schooled by his parents after he wasn’t challenged enough. “He just jumped from kindergarten level to about third grade,” his mom, Taji, says proudly.

“The way my brain works is that when you give me something information about that topic comes into my mind,” he says. “I don't know what it is, but that's how it is for me.”

He was given his high school diploma in a ceremony at the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento. He plans on finishing his associate degree at American River College and then move on to the University of California next year.

He’s also discovered a supernova (the explosive death of a star) through an online astronomy project called Zooniverse.

What is Mensa?

Mensa is the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world. It’s nonprofit, and open to anyone who scores at the 98th percentile or higher on a standard, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.

Famous Mensans

  • Actress Geena Davis
  • Martin Cooper, considered the inventor of the mobile phone
  • Actor Nolan Gould (Luke on Modern Family)
  • Comedian Steve Martin
  • Film director Quentin Tarantino
  • Actress Natalie Portman

Try the Mensa test here.

-Megan Bursey

Sources: newsday.com, mensa.org.uk, wikipedia.org

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