I just took a quiz (not affecting my grade) to test my understanding of Gardner's model of multiple intelligences--that there are these separate kinds of intelligences like spatial and musical--by matching the different intelligences to board games. I had to do a search on two of the games, "Rummicube" and "Scruples." I thought I knew what Scruples was, but apparently not. A player is given an ethical dilemma and predicts another player's answer. That sounds like "interpersonal" intelligence to me, but I got a big red "X" and an advisement that the correct answer was "linguistic." Baloney. I have a degree in English Lit so there's a pretty good chance I know what linguistic intelligence is. Give me a break.
I'm going to post my complaint to see if it stirs anything up. This is the class where the instructor, in my experience of her technique last quarter, tends to post really blunt and borderline insulting responses to my posts. She's always complimentary when grading me on assignments, but for some reason she likes to imply on the boards that I'm dumb as a, well, post.