As it turns out, Robert Fulghum was right. Researchers from Harvard have proven that your score on a very basic kindergarten test is a huge indicator of how well you’ll do in life, including “your likelihood to own a home and odds of getting married.” According to Business Insider, “Other educational factors like class size and the quality of your teachers aren’t nearly as important.” So if you’ve got a child in kindergarten right now, sit down with them and take this easy quiz to see if they’re headed for success:
What did you choose?
The correct answer is…….
Pencil! Cup ends in p, pencil starts with p. You could have been thrown off of course by the fact that duck rhymes imperfectly with cup, cup starts with c and duck ends in a hard c sound, ship ends with p, or could be a pirate ship – though if you thought the latter you’re likely a creative type and headed for economic disaster.
The question seems simple enough, but Business Insider reveals that half of their office got the question wrong on the first try. Take a look at their piece and flip through the slideshow to see exactly how scoring well on this kindergarten test affects college attendance and wage earnings.