Old 1st July 2006, 17:58   #1
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The great Winamp Forums IQ test thread!

It's free, takes maybe 10-15 minutes, and gives us gloating fodder for future debates. Note there are some US-centric questions (in my test there was at least), but it's fairly well balanced internationally.

http://www.highiqsociety.org/iq_tests/

I guess we can also predict who we think will score the highest, my money is on Gaekwad2.





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Old 1st July 2006, 18:44   #2
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IQ tests are subjective, therefore redundant.
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Old 1st July 2006, 18:48   #3
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Old 1st July 2006, 18:52   #4
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Old 1st July 2006, 18:56   #5
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A free online IQ test is not worth it. If you want to find out who the smartest one here is, shell out the dough to pay for a real IQ test. Then we'll talk.

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Old 1st July 2006, 19:02   #6
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104. Is that a good score? MW is only 20 more higher (20 more what exactly?) than me so I guess it's ok-ish.
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Old 1st July 2006, 19:04   #7
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20 is pretty much, or it would be if the test wasn't bollocks (at least the German version is full of errors).

But I'm generally sceptical whether IQ test measure anything but your ability at answering IQ tests.
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Old 1st July 2006, 19:07   #8
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I got a 123... it said that I didn't qualify to join the top 5% or something because my score wasnt 124.
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Old 1st July 2006, 19:08   #9
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I was going to say "I'm too smart to waste time on an IQ test" but then I remembered that I'm not too smart to waste time on shitty internet forums
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Old 1st July 2006, 19:13   #10
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I was stupid enough to do about half of it.
Most of the questions measure education (general knowledge anyway but mathematics and logic as well), and the pattern stuff can be trained as well.

Try doing a couple of those tests, I bet you'll find you become more intelligent the more of them you take.
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Old 1st July 2006, 19:30   #11
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I hurried through this quiz, rushed through the picture parts; as a result of my hurriedness, there are two questions I know for sure I screwed up on the second I answered them.

Oh well.

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Old 1st July 2006, 19:40   #12
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I got only 133 ... I screwed up 2 of the recognize the pattern questions because something drew my attention before the pic changed, and I really don't know the english world for that particular part of the flower.

The questions ranged from incredibly easy, to some that are hard in a dumb way. And English isn't my native language, so...

Excuses, excuses...

Still, I know (and have proof) that I'm quite better than that .
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Mensa prohibits me from taking these.
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Old 1st July 2006, 21:43   #14
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3 minutes later (completely random guessing, didn't bother to even look at the questions) I got a 116...
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Old 1st July 2006, 21:48   #15
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The International High IQ Society?!

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Old 1st July 2006, 22:39   #16
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I also like the "we encourage you to try again" (until by chance you might get over 124, guess how statistically valid that is ).
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Old 2nd July 2006, 06:53   #17
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15 minute IQ tests are less valid than a 15 minute state bar exam for law or a 15 minute boards exam for medicine. The amount of sampling error will basically determine your score with the accuracy of you guessing the amount of molecules of water in the globe’s combined oceans.

I'll give them credit at least for setting up the scoring right though - all IQ tests have to have a mean of a hundred and standard deviation of 15.

Also, taking an IQ test a second time from the same provider, even if the items are changed, completely invalidates your scores. A rise in scores in this case only proves you have learned a small skill of taking that type of test, while it doesn’t prove a change in real intelligence. If your score rises or falls, this proves the test invalid because your IQ should not rise or fall within a decade or so unless you have experienced brain damage through trauma or disease.

Most IQ tests will often transparently follow one school of educational thought while ignoring all other credible ones. I often see IQ tests following Bloom’s lower/higher taxonomy questions (concrete/abstract thought within a given period of time), while disregarding Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (many of which can’t be accurately tested on a computer or pen/paper). Even the best IQ tests show an extremely limited view of one’s intelligence because by design (or as I see it, design flaw), they’re better at showing what you can’t do rather than predicting what you can do.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 11:47   #18
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I put much more stock in the Wonderlic test that NFL teams use to gauge the aptitude of prospective draft choices.

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From this article:

The Wonderlic has been part of the NFL's player evaluation process for nearly three decades. It consists of 50 questions and must be completed in 12 minutes. The average score is 21 correct answers. It's believed that Pat McInally, a product of Harvard and a former punter with the Cincinnati Bengals, is the only NFL draft prospect to score a perfect 50.
Michael Callans, the president of Wonderlic Consulting, describes the examination as a "short-form intelligence test." Others consider it an exam to assess an individual's problem-solving skills.

The test starts off with simple questions, perhaps pertaining to the days of the month or, according to Callans, "adding 2 plus 3. As you go through the test, it gets more and more challenging, and we begin to add more content and types of questions."

The key is for an individual not to dwell too long on one question.

Test yourself

Here is a sampling of questions included on a Wonderlic Personnel Test:

1. Assume the first 2 statements are true. Is the final one: a) true, b) false, c) not certain?

The boy plays baseball. All baseball players wear hats. The boy wears a hat.

2. Paper sells for 21 cents per pad. What will four pads cost?

3. How many of the five pairs of items below are exact duplicates?


Nieman, K.M./Neiman, K.M

Thomas, G.K/Thomas, C.K.

Hoff, J.P./Hoff, J.P.

Pino, L.R./Pina, L.R.

Warner, T.S./Wanner, T.S.

4. PRESENT, RESENT — Do these words: a) have similar meanings, b) have contradictory meanings, c) mean neither the same nor opposite?

5. A train travels 20 feet in 1/5 second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in three seconds?

6. When rope is selling at 10 cents a foot, how many feet can you buy for 60 cents?

7. The ninth month of the year is: October, January, June, September or May?

8. Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?


7, .8, 31, .33, 2

9. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $9,000, Y invests $7,000, Z invests $4,000. If the profits are $4,800, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?

10. Assume the first two statements are true. Is the final one: a) true, b) false, c) not certain?


Tom greeted Beth. Beth greeted Dawn. Tom did not greet Dawn.

11. A boy is 17 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 23 years old, what will be the age of his sister?

Answers:

1. a; 2. 84 cents; 3. 1; 4. c; 5. 300 feet; 6. 6 feet; 7. September; 8. .33; 9. $560; 10. c; 11. 40 years old.
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Old 2nd July 2006, 11:55   #19
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I very much hope those are from the easiest part.
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Old 2nd July 2006, 12:10   #20
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Looks like investors X and Y are schmucks.
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Old 2nd July 2006, 19:09   #21
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Question 9 seems the hardest as far as how long you need to be in school to answer it, but should still able to be done after 6th/7th grade math is learned (age 12 or so). All other questions seem pretty logical. I guess the time constraint is what gets people.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 20:39   #22
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I got a 111. The questions seemed weird except when it came to the math.
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Even the math questions are mostly testing knowledge as well (and the ones in the 'advanced' test are even worse in that respect, asking for names of theorems etc.).
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Old 2nd July 2006, 21:06   #24
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Even the math questions are mostly testing knowledge as well (and the ones in the 'advanced' test are even worse in that respect, asking for names of theorems etc.).
Right. Knowledge and intelligence are completely different things.

Think of it as a very loose analogy to computers - hardware is more related to intelligence where as software is more related to knowledge. The computer's capacity to input information, store it, process it, and output information should not change, whereas the software you put into it does change. There are a lot of flaws with that analogy, but I just used it to try and explain the concept.

Picture a computer with a Pentium D, 2 gigs ram, 300 gigs hard drive etc. before it even gets an operating system. This is high intelligence, low knowledge.

Picture a Pentium II computer with 256 MB ram, 15 gigs hard drive, etc. after 5 years of installing XP, advanced software apps, and the latest winamp, in addition to a lot of documents, pictures, music, and videos. This is low intelligence, high knowledge.

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Old 2nd July 2006, 22:32   #25
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I quit halfway.. I didn't even understand all of the questions.
Especially for an international test, the language that's used is really difficult.

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Bastards just want my money.

No sig here folks.
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Precisely the reason why I didn't take this one. I took one in the past and got a 129 and afterwards they threw the pitch which I suspected was going to happen since I had clicked on an sponsored ad link anyways.
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Old 3rd July 2006, 01:34   #28
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On the ecma:
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These tests suck.
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A difference of 7 is too much. Proves that the test isn't precise.

Like a good rifle on an aiming stand, every shot should be very close to each other, to the point where the second, third, fourth, and fifth bullet goes through the same hole made by the first.

Some of you may have taken a statistics class or tests and appraisal/measurement class, and if so you'd agree that scores that are half a standard deviation apart shouldn't be given much credibility because they are not by definition reliable and therefore also by definition invalid.

That would be like a rifle on a stand lobbing bullets 7 degrees apart from one another. That's horrible aim. Not only would you miss your target, but you'd probably shoot wide of the innocent bystander too.

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My score was 1 millions.

that sight should pay me money.
Irregardless, there a scam.


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1 millions

It wouldn't be suprising to me if the geniouses that made this intelligence test made that mistake (or others) when giving a score.

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plural? singular? who cares!? they are about as useless as capital letters.
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132, and I guessed any of them I didn't know within about 10 seconds, while talking on MSN and getting dressed at the same time.

These things are a joke :S

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Here's the results of my second try:



'Nuff said.

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Try failing it miserably and see what score they give you
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What a load of bollocks. Some of them are very unfair, particularly the factual ones. "What is the only fish that lays its eggs on land?" is something you cannot blame anyone for not knowing. I did it though and got 143, which is way more than other IQ tests I've done, which generally put me at about 137. In any case, I don't buy into IQ tests, they only prove you're good at doing them.
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Try failing it miserably and see what score they give you
I tried to above with just random guessing and got 116. I think I'll try to get them wrong and see what happens.
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