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Intelligence Quotient?

  1. Apr 18, 2004 #1
    Congratulations, Orion1
    Your IQ score is 131

    This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

    Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results.

    What is your IQ?

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  3. Apr 18, 2004 #2
    What is this, a bragging contest? ;)

  4. Apr 18, 2004 #3
    I experimented with this so-called test some time ago. It seems that it has a ceiling score of around 150. It stops at there. I intentionally scored low on the test, to see if they would label me as either a Visionary Philosopher or a Visionary Mathematician. Well, they did. An IQ score of 97 gave me the title Visionary Mathematician. Weird huh?
  5. Apr 18, 2004 #4


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    Well, they were right...with a score like that, you'd have to be a visionary to imagine yourself as a mathematician. :wink:
  6. Apr 18, 2004 #5
    That test is stupid...It's ceiling is 168...I still don't understand why I took it...

    It compared me to Einstein/Newton(or was that Da Vinci? anyways, I took it a long time ago)...

    Anyway, go to iqtest.com, and take the test. That is a logic test, which ACTUALLY tests your intellingence. I got a 162.
  7. Apr 18, 2004 #6
    That's the emode.com test, I'm assuming?
  8. Apr 18, 2004 #7
    I took that internet test and don't believe it represents a damn thing.My score was 9.I have to believe that my shoe size is larger than my IQ. :biggrin:
  9. Apr 19, 2004 #8
    The test iqtest.com offers is NOT challenging and the IQ that it scores is too optimistic. Personally, I would say that the emode test is better, but also optimistic. Someone once said to minus off 20 points from your IQ score for most online tests to get your true IQ. But, then again, that's too pessimistic.
  10. Apr 20, 2004 #9
    IooqXpooI, why did you responde to yourself?

    Oh, and I believe the ceiling for either test is dependent on your age, and possibly your gender. How old are you? It could be that some of the questions went right over my head, but I came to the conclusion that the ceiling for the emode test was around 140 at the age of 21. IQtest.com wanted my credit card, and anyone stupid enough to pay for a IQ test probably doesn't want to see their score. :biggrin:

    I like these things because they are a challenge, but I am skeptical of their validity in measuring intelligence. Many of the questions would be much harder for me if I never learned tricks in school for solving such problems. Any dog can learn a trick. Conversely, there are problems that are difficult for me because I have never been exposed to thinking in such a manner.
  11. Apr 20, 2004 #10


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    It is a terribly inflated test, unless you're in the upper limits. If you're a fairly well educated adult with a high IQ, you should get all of them except for the one that the test's authors got wrong.

  12. Apr 20, 2004 #11


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    The best free online IQ test I have taken is at Queendom.com. The classical intelligence test takes 45 minutes to an hour to complete. I see that they have a new updated version of the test. I haven't taken it yet, maybe I will tonight.

    Go to http://www.queendom.com/ and select Classical IQ test from the Top 5 tests listing on the right hand side.

    These tests are always fun.

    Here a description of the test:

    Classical Intelligence Test - 2nd Revision

    60 questions, 45-60 min

    Number of credits required: 3 Question type:
    Textual, numerical and visual problems; multiple choice of answers.

    What it measures:
    This IQ test measures several factors of intelligence, namely logical reasoning, math skills and general knowledge. It also measures your ability to classify things according to various attributes, and to see analogies and relations among concepts or things. It doesn't take into consideration verbal, social, or emotional intelligence.

    What you get:
    Introduction to IQ
    General score: your Raw IQ score, plus your score adjusted for age and for gender.

    Pattern recognition. measures the ability to make out patterns in a series of images, numbers, words or ideas.

    Classification. measures the ability to discover the commonalities among collections of words, pictures, objects, etc. and the ability to organize them accordingly.

    Making analogies. measures the ability to find the relationships between elements of things (words, numbers, images, etc.) otherwise unlike.

    Arithmetic. measures a branch of mathematics that generally deals with the nonnegative real numbers and with the application of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to them.

    General Knowledge. measures awareness of things that are generally well-known.

    Logic. measures the ability to make deductions that lead rationally to a certain probability or conclusion.

    Popular for personal interest, HR testing, and educational purposes.

    Validation study:
    Sample size: 352,000 in 3rd phase of validation

    Statistics performed:
    Descriptive stats and reference values/norms; correlations with various factors; reliability (Spearman-Brown split-half, Guttman split-half, Cronbach alpha), criterion-related validity (concurrent validity, method of contrasted groups, correlation with other standardized tests); construct-related validity (internal consistency, inter-correlations of subtests, factor analysis, convergent and discriminant validity)
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  13. Apr 20, 2004 #12


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    IQ is a great philosophical discussion, however this topic is more along the lines of General Discussion unless we can turn it philosophical :)
  14. Apr 21, 2004 #13
    I am unable to answer several problems from the Queendom test:

    Q51. Which one of the following five is least like the other four?
    Horse - Zebra - Deer - Moose - Eland

    Q41. Napoleon lost his final battle at
    Moscow - Waterloo - Leipzig - Berlin - Paris

    Q36. Julius Caesar

    a) died of natural causes.
    b) was killed in a riding accident.
    c) was killed in a battle.
    d) committed suicide.
    e) was murdered.

    Q29. Which one of the following five is least like the other four?
    Liberal - Democrat - Conservative - Presbyterian - Socialist

    Q26. Which one of the following five is least like the other four?
    Milkshake - Juice - Gin - Whiskey - Milk

    and several picture continuation problems.
  15. Apr 21, 2004 #14


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    Deer has four letters, the rest have 5.
    Waterloo was Napolean's last battle.
    Caeser was murdered.
    Milkshake is a composite drink, the rest can be poured straight out of the bottle.
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    Horse would be the least like the others because it is the only one that is also considered domesticated, and is used for work.

    Presbyterian, it is a religion.
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    Your answer would be best if they were asking about animals. They are not. They are talking about words. Of course, they didn't bother to tell you that now, did they? These tests are very tricky when it comes to things like this. I have seen variants where they will subtly alter questions. In one case, they wrote out words of various tools and asked which didn't belong. The answer was knife because it started with "k" while the others, spoon, screwdriver, saw and shovel, all started with "s". They had the same question, but with pictures of the tools instead of words, and the answer was spoon because it had no blade.

    These types of questions are particularly frustrating when you are smarter than the test's author. You start thinking,"I know what I believe is the best answer, but is the guy who made up the test smart enough to know it is the best answer?" It then becomes possible that you know the answer, but pick the wrong one because you misjudged the author's intelligence.

    I, personally, would consider horse to be a perfectly valid answer to that question. Since there are two valid answers and the only way to distinguish which is "better" is to psychoalalyze the test's author, I would not use such a question.

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    Well, the trick, as you said, is to understand what they are wanting. You may be right. The question does not ask which word is least like the others, nor does it ask which animal is least like the others. Usually you can get a feel for what they're thinking from other questions in the test. I only scored 158 last time I took this test, (down significantly from when I had a real IQ test at age 11 :frown: ), so maybe I missed that one. :frown:

    They could be looking for a word difference, but that seems too obvious and simple and doesn't make you really think what could be different between such similar animals. Of course I haven't retaken the new version of the test, perhaps this question is lumped in with other word questions?

    Yep I agree.
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  19. Apr 22, 2004 #18
    For me, the test was rather unfair as I originate from a rather primitive Asian country (not Singapore or Hong Kong). I can say with confidence that 90%, perhaps even more, of the people here wouldn't know who Julius Caesar was, much less how he died. We don't know much about US politics (socialist, etc.) as well, because why would you bother to if you're on the other side of the world and especially when your government is not a democracy? Our history lessons are mostly to do with Asian history. Napoleon Bonaparte is NEVER mentioned in our history textbook. And alcohol is virtually banned in my country, so I wouldn't know the difference between gin, wine and martinis. Also, I've never had a milkshake. :(

    What's an Eland anyway? It might go by another name in this part of the world.
  20. Apr 22, 2004 #19
    The importance of familiarity of fundaments to the assessment of g

    • Every kind of mental test and every mentally demanding activity, as required in school and in most occupations, is to some degree loaded with g. If one wants to assess a person's level of g, it is more efficient, of course, to select highly g-loaded tests, provided they are otherwise appropriate for the person in terms of having familiar fundaments. Obviously, a highly g-loaded test given in the Tamil language would be wholly inappropriate for a typical American, although it may provide a valid assessment of g for a native of Madras, India. A highly g-loaded nonverbal test, one based on figural relations for example, could be equally appropriate for both the American and the Madrasi, assuming, of course, that its fundaments are familiar to both.
    Arthur R Jensen. The g Factor. p36.

    Main Entry: eland
    Pronunciation: 'Elðnd, -,land, -laa(ð)nd
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form: plural eland or elands
    Etymology: Afrikaans, elk, eland, from Dutch, elk, from obsolete German elen, elend, from Lithuanian elnis; akin to Old High German elaho elk - more at ELK

    : either of two large African antelopes of the genus Taurotragus bovine in form and having short spirally twisted horns in both sexes: a : the common dark fawn-colored eland (T. oryx) of southern and eastern Africa the male of which sometimes attains six feet in height and weighs 1500 pounds b : the larger dark-striped giant eland (T. derbianus) restricted to western equatorial Africa
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  21. Apr 22, 2004 #20


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    The test would be very difficult for you recon, if you haven't been exposed to the type of information that is on the test, there is no way you can know the answers. At least you now have been exposed to information you would not have known otherwise, so maybe this has helped broaden your view of the world.

    This is why IQ tests given to other cultures is often unfair in judging intelligence. Even if you show symbols to someone, if they have never been exposed to the type of reasoning that we have about the differences we are taught to recognize, they may not understand what the questioner is wanting.
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