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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:03 AM
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Take this free IQ test
and let us know how you did:

http://www.emode.com/tests/uiq/
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FreeperSlayer Donating Member (666 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:06 AM
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1. 135
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:09 AM by FreeperSlayer
I took it twice: 68, and then 67.
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:20 PM
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41. 144 not too shabby.
:)
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Javneh Donating Member (80 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:06 AM
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2. 131
I wonder if I'd test higher without my CRS...
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:07 AM
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3. I scored 135
I took it a couple of weeks ago. I don't really think I'm that smart because I think that puts me up there near genius level and I'm certainly not that. Maybe they got the thing rigged so you score a little higher than usual to get you to buy their stuff.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:07 AM
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4. 75
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:12 AM by arwalden
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:10 AM
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5. I scored 135--twice.
This floated around DU a while ago. I took it again, hoping for a better score--to no avail.
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:11 AM
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6. 135....
what the fuck, chuck?
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:12 AM
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7. There's only twenty questions: How do you think it is scored.
Do you think its timed?
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Cat Atomic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:15 AM
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8. 138! Weee!
But I still make a crappy salary! Weeeee!
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thom1102 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:26 PM
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28. me too.
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DemExpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:16 AM
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9. Upper 130s... 137 or 8....took it a month or so ago....
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 10:18 AM by DemEx_pat
higher than the 128 I scored in highschool way back then....

DemEx
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:30 AM
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10. 132......same as when I was in HS over 35 years ago!! n/t
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Wolfman 11 Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:35 AM
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11. 129
mine had 40 questions
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dweller Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:43 AM
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16. same here
but i was looking over your shoulder at the answers!
:hi:
dp
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Bozola Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:36 AM
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12. Lame - Visionary Philosopher my ass
142.

Pretty lame. Simple math, "this is to that", and "trap" questions.
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:36 AM
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13. 133
Is that high, low, braindead?

:shrug:
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dwckabal Donating Member (854 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:40 AM
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14. 133!
and a Visionary Philosopher!

heh
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:41 AM
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15. These are some excellent scores
and reflects the true intelligence of DU. My wife took the test the other day and scored 131. She scored 133 on a different test a year or so ago and beat me at that time with 131. I'll do this one when I get time with the goal of beating her 131!

Not to be ugly, but I would love to see the denizens of FR take this test and post results. While there would surely be scores on a par with DU, I think they would have an over abundance of scores in the 90 - 100 range.
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felonious thunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:46 AM
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17. I know I ain't this wise
I think this test is flawed, or somesuch.

If accurate, then my life of inconsequence
requires some evaluation.
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noonwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:49 AM
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18. I took it a couple of weeks ago-126
It is pretty close to the score I achieved in kindergarten. I do have difficulty with math, and always have.
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meatloaf Donating Member (605 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:58 AM
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19. 140
My momma didn't raise no dummies.

Doesn't look like anyone else's momma's did too bad either.

I always knew the bright folks gravitated to the left.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:07 AM
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20. 143
:shrug:

But does that make me a smart woman?
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Castilleja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:11 AM
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21. 120
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM by Castilleja
Not good at the math questions either
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:13 AM
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22. 108 Hmmm
somehow I don't think this is right. I am however, a word warrior. But I have scored better on several tests administered in an office setting. I've been in the 130 range.

I know my math ability is weak, but I do have good spatial and logical ability, so I wonder why that score was so low?
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:17 AM
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23. I Question This Test Too
I have passed, by a large margin, the Mensa test. (Back in the early 1980's).

I scored about 20 points lower on this test (160), then i have on certified tests for most of my life.

So, i've the same "hmmmmm", you do.
The Professor
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:25 AM
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24. So, everybody crank your score up twenty points...
Obviously, I didn't nail the logic part. :hi:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:26 AM
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25. Thanks Professor
I'm glad I'm not the only one with a question mark on my forehead. LOL!
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 11:40 AM
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26. No Problem
Being surrounded by eggheads for many, many years of my life, i wear my certified IQ as a badge and use it as a hammer. Most of time i'm king of the geeks! So, i know that this number is somehow skewed. I don't know how, but it is somehow.

My guess is that it's not time based. IOW, on most certified IQ tests, the faster you do it the higher you score, since it indicates something about the way one processes information.

I don't think this one is timed. I did it once before and got a 155 and stopped in the middle of it for a 3.5 hour meeting. So one time i did the test in 10 minutes and another time over nearly 4 hours and the score is essentially the same. That's a pretty good clue, i would guess.

But, hey. If everyone can feel better about themselves by adding 20 points, than i feel i've done my good deed for the day.
The Professor
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:32 PM
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29. If you have an 180 IQ you should be able to figure this out.
How did they score the test?
There's only 20 questions.
Weighted evenly the only way some discrepent scores (133 vs 132) for instance could occur is if the the time to complete the test was factored into the score.
But of course, the questions could have been weighted differently.
And that is my queston to you: What was the weighting scale for this 20 question test that enabled people to repeatedly score 135 or 133 or 132?


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Bozola Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:28 PM
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37. There's fourty questions
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 01:30 PM by Bozola
there's a second page.

Further reading reveals that the maximum score obtainable is 144, and yes, there appears to be some "weighting" going on.

Example:

The question of which one was different

coconut
banana
apple
pear
grape

There's no single right answer for this.

Grape is different because they grow on a vine.
Coconut is different because there's no "a" in the name.
Coconut is different because it's hard shelled.
Apple is different because it the only one starting with a vowel.
Pear is different because it has two adjoining vowels.
Banana is different because it's from a herb

etc....

Intelligence tests are generally silly things.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 02:07 PM
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38. How smart can I be.
I took the test two weeks ago (133) and couln't remember that there were forty questions.
And there was definitely one question concerning what a truly knowledgeable person knows that I wasn't completely comfortable with any of the answers presented.
But with the example question you gave, I don't have a bit of doubt that Grapes was the correct answer. And not because Grapes grow on vines, but because they don't grow on trees.
Now, as far as there being many possible answers, I would point out that the Law boards have a section, at least they did when I took them (And no, I'm not a lawyer) that would give you five correct answers to a reading and have you prioritize the relevancy of the the answers. The idea being that intelligent people can make logical deductions as to the relative importance of any particular piece of information, even when faced with competing pieces of relevant information.
And many possible answeres or not, the dominant reason, in the context of the question, was grapes.
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:20 PM
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40. Well...
Bananas don't grow on trees.

136, btw.
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:40 PM
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44. Chiquita page confirms that Bananas actually grow on plants.
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 08:57 PM by soupkitchen
A plant which is actually a herb. And the world"s largest plant with a woody stem. So it kind of looks like a tree.
So, I'm wrong. Then what is the right answer to the question?
(At least according to the testers)
Is it possible the test writer thought bananas grew on banana trees also?
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:21 PM
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46. I don't know...
I know that I selected "bananas."
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soupkitchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 10:24 PM
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48. Just out of curiosity, Why did you pick bananas?
Being that bananas don't grow on trees my choice would be coconuts because they contain milk.
Also are coconuts, fruits or nuts.
Apples, pears, grapes, bananas are fruits, but maybe a coconut isn't.
Yeah, now I'm a coconut man.
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Castilleja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 12:56 AM
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49. I picked coconuts too...
Some of those questions were open to different interpretations by different people. Not sure how you can score that, since it is not a cut and dried right or wrong answer.
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leftist_rebel1569 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:33 PM
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42. 141
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 08:36 PM by leftist_rebel1569
holy shit... :)

edit: never scored that high in my life...
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ACK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:21 PM
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27. 127 hhhmmm...
I kind of breezed through it fast but gosh I guess next to everyone here I am not as smart as I think I am. :-)
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:39 PM
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31. this isn't an IQ test people...
true IQ tests should have NO knowledge based questions.

IQ tests should have no vocabulary questions, or geographical questions.


basically, a true IQ test should in NO WAY be influenced by prior knowledge.

take these results with a cup of salt..
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ronzo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:50 PM
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33. It's a sales pitch...
but hey, it's a good timekiller.
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Avatar13 Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:39 PM
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30. I won't say, but it's incredibly high
Too high, imo. I've taken 10-15 different online IQ tests over the years and the scores have ranged from 129 to 185, most of them suspect. I only take these tests to improve my self-esteem. ;-)

You can say I have an innate ability to perform very well on IQ tests, but not so much on academic exams and tests.
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donotpassgo Donating Member (867 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:45 PM
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32. Apparantly I am under 13 Years old...
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:47 PM by donotpassgo
but I've taken this before when I was amore suitable age and got a 125 or so. I kinda speed through because I don't have the patience for all the math questions.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:57 PM
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34. 135
With an aquaticwaterpipe. :smoke:
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:07 PM
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35. 127?!?!
I scored mid-130s on other tests.

I was distracted during one of the questions, though.

Excuses, excuses...
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 01:13 PM
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36. Hhmmmmmmmmm
122 today and 123 last year same test. Note to self.....chill with the herb dude.
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psychopomp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:55 PM
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39. See post #34
B-)
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:35 PM
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43. 28,732.713...does that mean I am smart?
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:16 PM
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45. Here's another one
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 09:17 PM by steviet_2003
I took this one (emode) a month ago or so and got a 138. Reading the threads I noticed a possible discrepancy in that this test seems lower than others. Here's another one I took in July that is timed, I think I got a 171.

http://www.iqtest.com/iqtestprep1.html

On edit: This post may just be buried in the thread, I'll start a new thread.
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St. Jarvitude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 09:48 PM
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47. 136 (n/t)
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-09-03 04:49 AM
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50. I got 136
Wonder how accurate that test is. It didn't have very many questions.
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