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Sunday, August 07, 2005

I am a genius

Told y'all repeatedly I was a genius, and nobody believed me. So I took a damn test and it's now proven.

Your IQ Is 140
Your Logical Intelligence is Genius Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius Your General Knowledge is Genius
See? Told you so. Me is smart!


At 8/07/2005 08:29:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

I thought genius was a lot higher than 140? ---- Nobody could doubt that you are smart. Whether you are a genius, we will be able to tell when we have read your novels and poetry. Did you think you could get away with just doing a lousy little test?___ ;-)

At 8/07/2005 09:53:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Depends on the test, Don. 140 is "genius" on most. And 120 is "gifted" - pretty sure average is about 100, not really sure though because I don't care about average :p

At 8/07/2005 09:56:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Er... SM that IQ test looks weird. I took the IQ test when I was 13 back in the dark ages but the questions didn't look like that at all!

At 8/07/2005 10:34:00 AM, Anonymous eddie said...

Craig, it's the quick and dirty version!

At 8/07/2005 02:08:00 PM, Blogger ArmyArtilleryWife said...

140 is a perfect score on this test (pretty sure, I don't think I got any wrong)... the real IQ test goes much higher.

At 8/07/2005 03:12:00 PM, Blogger R said...

We know you're smart. Don't need to spoil it :P

I stood long at this question:

2. What is worth more a trunk full of nickels or a half trunk full of dimes?

- The half trunk full of dimes
- The trunk full of nickels
- They are worth the same

Is size a factor??
Obviously half a trunk full of dimes has more pieces than half a trunk full of nickels

At 8/07/2005 11:28:00 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

r, that's what I meant about the questions seeming unusual for an IQ test. They seem very imprecise! Almost every one of those questions could have had multiple answers, if you treated them as trick questions. That's not the way I remember IQ test questions being :)

At 8/08/2005 12:39:00 AM, Anonymous John K said...

Yes, that test tops out with a perfect score of 140.
IQ scores are open ended but the higher you go the harder it is to test; who's going to score the smartest person in the world's test? Any test is going to accurately score only a fairly small range of values. I seem to recall the claim of the world's highest measured IQ belonging to an American woman and being in the 220-230 range.

Yes, that test is "weird" for an IQ test to my point of view. Too many of the questions reflect on education instead of intelligence, but that's a common problem.

Yes, the average IQ is 100: that is by definition.

But no, "trick questions" aren't a bad thing in an IQ test, that's how you fiddle with the really big IQ peoples' scores. The "change in the trunk" question isn't a trick though; catching that the smaller size allows more of them to fit in the same volume is just an important piece of the puzzle. One of the better "IQ" type questions in the test.

At 8/08/2005 10:00:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Hmmm... I thought that answer was too obvious, John! That's why I started looking for the trick :D

How would somebody who doesn't know American coins answer that question? Seems like a free question for Americans.

At 8/08/2005 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous John K said...

Right, knowing that dimes are smaller than nickles is a matter of education to, say, and Egyptian. But then, so are the values of a nickle or dime.
That represents a "cultural bias" in the test that favors North Americans (Canadian nickles & dimes are very simular).


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