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IQ Test

By acidosmosis
Jun 9, 2004
  1. http://www.iqtest.com/iqtestfinalinstructions.html

    -You must solve the problems mentally.
    -Do not use pencil or paper during this test.
    -You should try to respond to each IQ Test problem in twenty (20) seconds or less. The faster you do this test, the more valid will your score be. So think fast. You should attempt to finish the test in less than 13 minutes--correct responses in less time increase your Computational Speed and greatly increase the accuracy of the test results. If you take more time than you need to, your IQ Score will be lower and less reliable.
    Each problem must be answered true or false.
    -If thirteen minutes have passed OR
    -If you have responded to all the statements, then it would generally be best to submit your responses at that time, and the computer will determine your IQ Score and report it to you.


    I did the test (38 questions) in my head in 9 minutes and scored a 142.



    Email I received:

    Thank you for recently taking the IQ Test, your score was: 142

    Average: 85 - 115
    Above average: 116 - 125
    Gifted Borderline Genius: 126 - 135
    Highly gifted and appearing to be a Genius to most others: 136 - 145
    Genius: 146 - 165
    High Genius: 166 - 180
    Highest Genius: 181 - 200
    Beyond being measurable Genius: Over 200
     
  2. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 262

    Thank you for recently taking the IQ Test, your score was: 160
    Genius: 146 - 165 :eek:



    Woo! I'm a genius..... That explains alot :grinthumb
     
  3. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,574

    Online IQ tests aren't very accurate. It's just for fun. Even though they try to sell you that gimmick plaque thing.
     
  4. Goalie

    Goalie TS Rookie Posts: 703

    Thank you for recently taking the IQ Test, your score was: 157

    If you wish to purchase your Complete Personal Intelligence Profile,
    you can do so by going to this address:
    blahblahblah send us money marketing crap....


    Keep in mind online tests are HIGHLY unscientific, not to mention a person's results can vary daily, usually by up to 10 points. My average range is usually in the mid to high 140s, to be honest. Had it done professionally once for employment purposes, did better on that one though (I'll not post the score here though, but based on what I've told you and you see above, shouldn't be surprising.)

    EDIT: I see Acid reposted what I had in mind while I was taking the test. ;)
     
  5. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 433

    I scored 161... but different IQ tests give results on different scales. emode.com has an IQ test that gave me 128. Of course, it could be because of my age that it gave me such a high score. I think the emode test is much more accurate, because it wasn't just True and False, but multiple choice. It also had a variety of problems for people who are better with pictures than words.
     
  6. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    This has to be one of the least accurate tests I've seen, its entirely too simple and it doesn't have anywhere near the number of questions that many real tests I've taken have.

    BTW, 182 was my score.

    For the record, I usually score 130-145 on IQ tests, so I'd say this one is WAY off the mark.
     
  7. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    Well, I took the test and then hit the back button and changed the time, then re-clicked the complete button. I don't know what calcs that test uses, but it is way off the mark. Using identical answers for each go, I got the following results (time is in brackets) ...

    1. 160 (10 mins)

    2. 46 (8 mins)

    3. 159 (13 mins)

    4. 44 (11 mins)

    5. 47 (5 mins)

    6. 156 (9 mins)

    It seems like there is a random number generator working out the results.

    Just for interest, I know that I got all of the questions correct, except for one (If you have three quarters and a dime and a nickel and spend thirty three cents then this leaves you with fifty two cents. - I'm not american), they were very easy after all. I didn't however record my time so I guessed that part. Not an accurate test by any means, it would appear.
     
  8. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    144 when saying 13 minutes and 146 when saying 9...

    And that is without even known the ration of pounds and ounces, or dollars, nickels and quarters...
     
  9. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,871

    for future reference, 1 dollar=100 cents, a quarter=25 cents, a dime=10 cents, a nickel=5 cents and a penny=1 cent.
     
  10. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 433

    I'm in the 2%...;) , as is everbosy else here. I think these people are full of crap...

    They just want our money:dead:
     
  11. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Thanks.
    You've got way too many denominations for something as simple as money. (Or at least too many names for the different coins ;))
     
     
  12. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    Thank you for recently taking the IQ Test, your score was: 10.

    0 - 10 - TechSpot Moderator with dry sense of humour.
     
  13. Nic

    Nic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,928

    I take it all back! - The test is accurate after all. :D
     
  14. Akio

    Akio TS Rookie Posts: 262

    Ow, that had to hurt!
     
  15. me(who else?)

    me(who else?) TS Rookie Posts: 433

    Mr. G: You think that's bad...in Canada we have Loonies ($1.00 coins) and toonies($2.00 coins) as well.

    Arris: ;)
     
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