Most Helpful Guy
It's a combination of both.
I my opinion "intelligence" is how efficiently you can process, store and retain information.
"knowledge" is the information you have retained.
So a person with an above average level of intelligence could study for only 1 hour and get an A on an exam.
A person with an average lever of intelligence might have to study for 2 hours to get that same A.
They have the same knowledge but the person with the higher intelligence obtained it more efficiently. Also the average person might have to brush up on it more frequently to retain that knowledge.
Intelligence is inate, how much knowledge is available to you in rhe classroom and what you are expected to know would vary depending on the school.
Most Helpful Girl
depends on the level and what you are comparing them with. If you are talking about elementary-high school level and compsring with US school system, then, in my opinion and based on my own experience, yes they have better school system. with that said however, schools does not detrrmine how smart a person is. There are people who are A students academically but when they jump to the real world, they don't know what to do. There are those who are average at school but able to excel in life. As for the other circumstances, yeas of course they play a part, environment, genetic, social strata etc will effect ones ability to get better education. But one circumstance alone does not determine one's "smartness". I'm not a researcher or scientist etc, so please view my response merely as an opinion.