The Connell Multiple Intelligence Questionnaire for Children

Put a check next to each sentence that describes you.

1. area
I like to listen to songs on the radio or a CD.
I like to watch music videos on TV.
I like to go to music concerts and hear live music.
I can easily remember tunes, raps, or melodies.
I take music lessons, singing lessons, or play a musical instrument.
I can learn new songs easily.
I like to sing.
2. area
I like art classes.
I like to draw, paint, and make things with clay.
I enjoy putting puzzles together.
I like to build things using blocks, Legos, and models.
It is fun to play video games.
I can create a picture in my mind to help me think things through.
I notice the different styles of things, such as clothes, cars, and hairstyles.
3. area
I like to read books, magazines, and comic books.
I have a good vocabulary and like to learn new words.
I enjoy writing e-mails to my friends.
I like to write.
It is fun to play word games such as Scrabble and Mad Libs, do crossword puzzles, and acrostics.
I think it would be fun to keep a journal of my thoughts and ideas.
I like to talk to my friends on the telephone.
4. area
I like to play with animals and take care of them.
I like going to zoos, parks, or aquariums.
I like being outside.
I like to hike, walk, or run outdoors.
I like to observe nature’s changes, such as thunderstorms, rain, snow, and sunshine.
I help to recycle and take care of our environment.
I pay close attention to things in my environment such as trees, rocks, flowers, birds, bugs, and squirrels.
5. area
I like to do science experiments and go to science museums.
I find arithmetic and math problems interesting.
It is fun to solve mysteries.
Numbers are really interesting to me.
I like games like chess or computer games where you have to think a lot.
I like TV shows like ZOOM, National Geographic, and Nova that talk about science and math.
I can do math problems in my head and make good estimates.
6. area
I like to dance.
I like to play sports such as baseball, soccer, hockey, or football.
I like to build models or do beading, sewing, macramé, or carpentry.
I enjoy acting in plays or skits or playing charades.
I like to move when I am thinking about things.
I like activities such as the martial arts, tennis, running, jogging, biking, skateboarding, or gymnastics.
I can sometimes “feel” the right answer.
7. area
I like to be with my friends often.
I like to help those who need help.
I like to read books or see movies about people and their lives.
I can usually tell how other people are feeling.
It is fun for me to organize activities at home and at school.
I would rather spend time with others than spend time alone.
I like to talk in class discussions.
8. area
I like doing things by myself.
I would rather work by myself than with other students.
I like to spend time thinking or writing about things that matter to me.
I like to play computer games.
I usually know what my feelings are.
I like to write my thoughts and feelings in a diary or journal.
I know what things I am good at, and what things I am not so good at.
Area 1 (Music Smart)
Area 2 (Picture Smart)
Area 3 (Word Smart)
Area 4 (Nature Smart)
Area 5 (Math Smart)
Area 6 (Body Smart)
Area 7 (People Smart)
Area 8 (Self Smart)
A score of 5 or more indicates a very strong area;

a score of 3–4 indicates a moderate area;

a score of less than 3 indicates a developing area.

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