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So, how did you score at that free IQ test adv'ised?(19 posts)

So, how did you score at that free IQ test adv'ised?tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 18, 2004 9:24 AM
I think it's giving you the high score and a flattering description so to tease you in getting more of your ego brushed shiny by paying...

Guess what? I'm a genius! 135 it says.

I'm talking about the advetised banned on the main page. Try it, it's almost fun!
the test does not account for calculation speed...benja15
Jan 18, 2004 9:47 AM
One of the factors in a proper IQ test involves the time spent taking the test.
Yeah, that made it almost meaninglessbaylor
Jan 18, 2004 3:03 PM
I think anyone who wanted to devote the time could eventually accurately answer every single question, so it doesn't tell much.
Almost?tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 19, 2004 7:57 AM
Beside the fact that is shows I can read and write, I don't see what its purpose is...

it was just good fun!
Beat cha' - 148.Doc Hollywood
Jan 18, 2004 9:55 AM
However, I have taken other ones and scored 128. The tests that I have taken and scored lowered, I thought their questions were harder than that Einstein IQ one advertised.

Doc
I think so too.Spoke Wrench
Jan 18, 2004 10:40 AM
I scored 138 and I'm smart enough to know that I'm not that smart.
And let's not forget...tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 19, 2004 8:02 AM
tests are usually (almost by definition) culturaly biaised.

The whole idea of trying to measure the intellect is quite funny in itself.

We all know it only takes a measuring tape and a steady patient, or a scale, a hammer and a brain.

But Hey! 20 questions and they tell me I'm a genius creative philosopher!!! I told my wife, than she slapped me on the back of the head.
I have never understood that arguementlitespeedchick
Jan 19, 2004 8:12 AM
How can math and other non-verbal questions be culturally biased? Unless, of course, you don't read the language in which the question is asked.
I have never understood that arguementGiant_Tom
Jan 19, 2004 9:49 AM
"tests are usually (almost by definition) culturaly biaised."

By this statement I hope it only means that the questions that asked to fill in the blank in what is a common phrase are biased. Statements such as "A bird in the hand is worth ____ in the bush". A lot of different cultures might not have ever heard that phrase.

However for somebody to say that a test is racially biased and thus not fair because some white guy made it up is BS and just an excuse to explain the lack of priority in education among certain groups of people.

I got a 135.
I have never understood that arguementtempeteOntheRoad
Jan 19, 2004 2:17 PM
But of course I am refering to questions like your "bird" example.

A test is culturaly biaised because of the language format it is offered in, and the references some of its correct answers might necessitate. If a trick question needs cleaver careful reading and understanding, colors and numbers can cause trouble too.

And I do not use the word "race" and I do not like it.

I am a french speaking canadian.

Le borgne est roi au royaume des __________.
(the one eyed-man is king amongst the blinds)
I kind of meant to implicate...Giant_Tom
Jan 20, 2004 12:58 AM
the media here in the US, not you, sorry for the mix-up. To them everything has a racial undertone and needs to be fixed instead of just cultural differences causing misunderstandings.

Tom
148? it is almost double of minecyclopathic
Jan 18, 2004 12:57 PM
btw Einstein scored poorly in IQ test, known fact
127 but I rushed and started guessing the last few. nmDutchy
Jan 18, 2004 3:47 PM
re: So, how did you score at that free IQ test adv'ised?al0
Jan 19, 2004 4:38 AM
Don't know which IQ test you mean, the latest those I have done (25 yeaars ago)I have scored over 180.
So is this Lake Wobegon?litespeedchick
Jan 19, 2004 11:07 AM
i.e., all the children are above average?

I'm buying the theory that the test all of us nerds took online is skewed, agree that time is an important factor. However, was the test THAT easy? Or did only people who suspected (probably from prior experience w/ standardized tests) that they would do well bother to take it? Discuss:

BTW, I got 140.
Now where can I find a test that'll say I'm good looking? (nm)Spoke Wrench
Jan 19, 2004 11:21 AM
So is this Lake Wobegon?tempeteOntheRoad
Jan 19, 2004 2:28 PM
I'll refer you to my initial comment...

I found the test difficult. And yes, time played for a lot, I am sure.

The result flattered me so that I could be lured into getting more info on my beautiful mind and results, and end up paying for a "mental blow job"...

How about that.

I know for a fact that I am rotten at math. The little text accompanying the results sounded a little like reading my horoscope and finding many things to be so true until one big stupid blunder. Like a mindreader telling me I was going to get pregnant soon. -I am a man!
Hate to say, we are above average53T
Jan 19, 2004 5:24 PM
Remember, 100 is median for all people, including thise that don;t read, don't own a computer, have never figured out (and will never) how to post on an internet forum, etc. Have you ever heard Howard Stern, or a copy, ask people on the street math questions? We may not all be 140, but I would bet there are no <105's on here.
I can confirm that based on today's experiencemickey-mac
Jan 19, 2004 8:19 PM
OK, I don't want to hear any crap about this part of the post, but I took my family to Disneyland today. Anyhow, nothing will make a person with an average or higher IQ feel more like a genius than a trip to a tourist Mecca like Disneyland, Las Vegas, or Times Square. Let's compare the RBR collective IQ against the collective IQ of the folks gathered outside the Today Show set in the hope of getting their mugs and/or signs on TV.