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What is your IQ?


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#21 Justsnapd8

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 01:54 AM

I got caught in a circle, had to cancel all to get out. It was a waste of time for me. :huh:
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#22 EyesOfTheDead

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 05:58 AM

I got caught in a circle, had to cancel all to get out. It was a waste of time for me. :huh:


Seriously someone should have stated in the opening post that you would have to fill out 50 different offers. FYI, it's a gimmick. I randomly answered all questions and my IQ is a 159? I doubt that :\
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#23 Kathleen

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 03:59 PM

I got 141 which is good seeing as I'm only in Grade 9 :P I have to agree though, I don't like the way mensa is considered this "amazing club". Although I wouldn't say they're all snobbish, my history teacher was in mensa, he's one of the nicest teachers I know (unless he gives you math questions).
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#24 d3k3

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:36 AM

Does anybody actually know how people figure out your IQ. I know it means Intelligence Quotient, and quotient means 'answer to a division problem. If that's true, does it mean you divide something with something else to get your IQ??!


It is assumed that test scores follow a normal distribution. The mean score is assigned to an IQ of 100. Each 15 points represents 1 standard deviation from the mean.
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#25 ThunderChicken

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:54 AM

Ok I'm not taking it cause I don't wanna fill out all the gimmicks but I do want to say that people that are considered geniuses have an IQ higher than either 145 or 160 (I can't remember if they changed it or not).
Kat it doesn't matter what grade you're in you're IQ is said to stay the same your whole life. But I don't see how that's possible...:unsure:
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#26 aforsy

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:07 AM

I took this test a while ago and got a 159, but by EyeOfTheDead's observation makes it seem like the test is basically rubbish. Not like online IQ tests are anything near accurate, anyway, but this one is a flat-out cheat.
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#27 crazypainter

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 08:12 PM

well, I have taken quite a few differnt IQ tests and score differently each time.
This time I scored 140 but I feel stupid for going through all those damn offers.
I thought mensa was for those with 140+. Oh well, I wouldnt join it anyways.
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#28 rilili

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:07 PM

This is quite an interesting subject.
I would never believe an on-line test like that (especially after all these posts I read about ads & gimmicks)
First of all there are different IQ Tests for adults and children. With a difference in the number of the scores also.
And then there are very different factors for different IQ Tests that (on top of that) change over the times, so that the scores are not always in the same range, which can explain why the same person can have very different scores after a long period of time. I found an interesting passage in Wikipedia which shows also another factor which could explain a different score:
"IQ scores worldwide have been slowly rising at a rate of around three IQ points per decade.[49]. This phenomenon has been named the Flynn effect (aka the "Lynn-Flynn effect") named after Richard Lynn and James R. Flynn. Attempted explanations have included improved nutrition, a trend towards smaller families, better education, greater environmental complexity, and heterosis.[50] Tests are therefore renormalized occasionally to obtain mean scores of 100, for example WISC-R (1974), WISC-III (1991) and WISC-IV (2003). Hence it is difficult to compare IQ scores measured years apart, unless this is compensated for. Also complicating things is the difference between countries, since most tests are adjusted to the country of the test subject. This usually causes differences when some countries have better (more effective) education systems than others. For example, if someone scores 100 on an IQ test in the U.S., they would get 112 in South Africa, 91 in the U.K., 87 in Japan, and 86 in Switzerland, on the exact same test, with the same answers - the average person in those countries would get a different score."

Anyway... my point is that the number given for any IQ Test is always relative and should not be compared with a previous score of another Test.

Also another thing I always wondered about: why would somebody want to be a member of a club (Mensa) that has an archive about the "most intelligent" people of the world. I mean (and maybe I am paranoid, I know) personally I would be afraid to be a part of their files - you never know who would be interested in having acces to them. (my sick mind imagines extreme situations like a fictive german Mensa-Club in WWII, if you know what I mean)?
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#29 Mekal

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:23 AM

The IQ of anyone is actually how much they CAN learn... not how much they know... i got a 168 on the online test but on an actuall one (one i took to get into GT)
I got a 134 which is only 6 points beneath the requirements of MENSA... I think... and I took that when I was 11...
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#30 Georgie

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 03:06 PM

I took an IQ test at the age of 6 and got 155, I then took another and got 156, so it seems pretty consistant with age. I also have an issue with concentration and have dyslexia and dyspraxia. IQ is also still used to measure the severity of learning difficulties like these and are therefore not rendered completely useless, however an IQ will not necassarily make a difference to a job application... This online thing is only a bit of fun anyway... I enjoy these mini puzzles, hence why I joined this site, I dont think it was meant to be taken this seriously?
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