Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence


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Which of the tasks below makes the most use of crystallized intelligence as opposed to fluid intelligence?

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1. 'The ability to solve new problems, use logic in new situations, and identify patterns' is the definition of which basic type of intelligence?

2. 'The ability to use learned knowledge and experience' is the definition of which basic type of intelligence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The psychologist Raymond Cattell identified two different types of intelligence, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You will be asked questions about the characteristics of different forms of intelligence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Definitions of fluid and crystallized intelligence
  • Differences between the types of intelligence
  • Effects of age on different kinds of intelligence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related intelligence lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as fluid and crystallized intelligence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of intelligence

Additional Learning

To learn more about intelligence, review the accompanying lesson on Two Types of Intelligence: Fluid & Crystallized Intelligence. This lesson will accomplish the following:

  • Learn about the work of Raymond Cattell
  • Understand the different types of intelligence
  • Know how both types of intelligence work together