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http://uk.tickle.com/test/iq/intro.html [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]Thats where i took the test^^^ Online IQ test 
If one wanted to write a genuine IQ test, how do they go about doing so? I mean, the ones online are great funa nd all but I doubt they hold any merit. Does one need to contact their local Mensa chapter or would a school or college be ablet o provide one?
someone once said "having a high IQ is merely a measure of ones ability to do well at IQ tests". I can't fault him.
Save your money Meg, and buy more beers with it.
What is your I.Q.?I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
One should not overvalue its meaning, but what meaning it has depends on the person. I cannot run short distances very fast, and have no interest in the fact that other people do like to run short distances very fast, but that is not to denigrate what that might mean for them, its just that it means nothing for me (no, I'm not taking it personally - just saying that we are all different, and we naturally take some pleasure in our own strengths, without denigrating the very different strengths of other people).
would you say Hawkins was a genious? Would you like to know what he thinks of I.Q. tests?QuoteWhat is your I.Q.?I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. enough said.http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/magazine/12QUESTIONS.html [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
Yes and no. Thing is, IQ tests are used as a surrogate for ability to do other things. If you're a hundred metre sprint athelete it's "common sense" that this is unlikely to be predictive (in any but the crudest scale) of ability in competition over say the marathon distance.
An ability to fill in the blanks in common phrases, spot the trick question in a mental arithmetic problem, etcetc, are (given a minimum standard of some combination of native wit and application) going to be quite straightforward to learn.
People tend to regard quantitative data as in some way more authoritative (and easier to use because you can set a specific cut-off point), and IQ tests give them quantitative "answers" without necessarily the error bars that ought to go with any quantitative data if we are to understand what it means and how much importance we should attach to it.
would you say Hawkins was a genious? Would you like to know what he thinks of I.Q. tests?QuoteWhat is your I.Q.?[the question asked of him]I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. [Steven's answer]enough said.http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/12/magazine/12QUESTIONS.html [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
What is your I.Q.?[the question asked of him]I have no idea. People who boast about their I.Q. are losers. [Steven's answer]
IQ tests are just as Rosy said - "full of sound and furry and meaning nothing" in the real world. Case in point - my step sister: brilliant woman, former professor of Human Physiology and Pathology at a very prestigious medical school with 2 Ph.D's and a M.D. but has trouble with the most simple tasks of being a human being. Absolutely no common sense. Left her children to raise themselves because she "didn't have time" and cannot have a meaningful relationship with another human being - a very cold, arrogant person and a very lonely person.
I would rather have common sense and 'people skills rather' than just a high IQ. It is why I declined my invitation to become a member of Mensa - the people I found there in 1962 were too overly impressed with themselves, poor socially and just plain boring with their astounding exhibitions of learning and their belief that their opinion was worth more than the common man.
Hell, I have seen brilliant people doing menial jobs and wizards at their profession.
We are Human beings, not thinking machines.
And to dismiss the opinion of Steven Hawking is the height of arrogance.
Your IQ score is 129! You've got a very experiential way of learning and a strong mathematical mind and you have mastered the art and science of precision. That's what makes you a Precision Processor. For you, life is a series of equations. Your brain is naturally predisposed to intense mathematical acuity, so it's second nature for you to cut to the heart of an issue, to discover quick solutions while others get bogged down in unnecessary details. This allows you to communicate a variety of ideas to other people, so don't keep it to yourself
Your IQ score is 129! You've got a very experiential way.......
I failed my IQ test because I couldn't spell "IQ"
you have mastered the art and science of precision
Like how to spell they
i do not have a problem with mensa members (as such), just mensa.through careful advertisements, ooh look who our members are, what's your i.q. and so on they have conned people in to thinking that to be the best of the best you have to be a member of mensa, and those that are, are the best of the best.so many people place emphasis on what their i.q. is, like it's some kind of status symbol...it's all down to clever marketing, and gullible members of the public.
i do not have a problem with mensa members (as such), just mensa.
I do have a problem with some members who I still know and see all the time, my step-sister being one of those.
I am part of the human race and suggest that this is the proper place for a human being, not an artificial society that is limited by some (better, higher, more impecable, elitist, etc.) criteria. Being special is the beginning of elitism and repression. It is just another "Master Race" looking for Lebensraum.
One of the most beautiful people I know is the daughter of a friend. She has Downs Syndrome. Yet she is very wise in her simplicity, always joyful and lives life more completely than anyone I have ever met. I want to see life as simply as she does and know I would be much more happy and GIFTED (yes, I said gifted) if that simplicity were incorporated into my life. (It is the endpoint of the search for "holiness = wholeness - both from the old High German root "hal".)I doubt if she could qualify for Mensa. That is a devastating loss for Mensa members.
Pick any newspaper up and more often than not there will be a simple mensa test, ooh, why not take a proper test it tells you, then they want a few quid for the privilege. So it could be fair to say that it is a money making scam.
If you use mensa to meet like minded people, like i said all well and good, but please tell it like it is. "having a high IQ is merely a measure of ones ability to do well at IQ tests"
would it be presumptuous to suggest this be moved to chat?
here is something else that i think is sad.I would like to see more forum members contribute to the science topics, either with questions or answers. I suspect that many may be put off, or afraid to look silly if their question is deem that way, or their attempt at an answer is not given the respect it deserves.
QuoteYour IQ score is 129! You've got a very experiential way of learning and a strong mathematical mind and you have mastered the art and science of precision. That's what makes you a Precision Processor. For you, life is a series of equations. Your brain is naturally predisposed to intense mathematical acuity, so it's second nature for you to cut to the heart of an issue, to discover quick solutions while others get bogged down in unnecessary details. This allows you to communicate a variety of ideas to other people, so don't keep it to yourselfThe score is me but the strong mathematical mind part aint.I always rush tests as i find them boring so i never achieve my true score.
Your IQ score is 124!Word WarriorYou are equipped with a verbal arsenal that enables you to understand complex issues and communicate on a particularly high level, making you a Word Warrior. Your command of words is so powerful that you are also a terrific communicator -- able to articulate big ideas to just about anyone.The power of words translates to fresh ideas off paper too, in both artistic and creative pursuits. This allows you to be a visionary -- to extrapolate and come up with a multitude of fresh ideas.
I always rush tests as i find them boring so i never achieve my true score.
To bring back the original question - or something close to it. How does the point system work??? For instance 100 is "normalized" but what is the difference between a 109 and 129? Or even a 135 and 139? How far of a gap do the numbers represent?
British Mensa uses two main tests to identify people's IQ scores, the Cattell III B and the Cattell Culture Fair III A.A score which puts you in the top two per cent of the population on either of these papers would qualify you for membership of Mensa.An adult can only get a maximum IQ of 161 on the Cattell III B test.As different IQ tests were developed, each was given its own scoring system. Therefore, an IQ of 150 is a meaningless claim unless you know the actual test which was used. In order to compare one IQ test against another, the scores are converted to 'percentiles', i.e. where a person's score falls in comparison to the rest of the population by percentage. Mensa offers membership to anyone whose IQ score places them within the top two per cent of the population, no matter which approved test was used.A top 2% mark in any of these frequently used tests below qualifies you for entry to Mensa. The minimum test mark to get into Mensa is:Cattell III B - 148Culture Fair - 132Ravens Advanced Matrices - 135Ravens Standard Matrices - 131Wechsler Scales - 132The BBC Test The Nation IQ quiz is not a recognised IQ test and so Mensa is unable to accept people for membership on the basis of their Test The Nation scores. However, achievement of a score of 120 or more in this IQ quiz would suggest you might like to have a go at a full Mensa IQ test.
I've done the test but unfortunately I couldn't understand some questions, for examples:
1.NAMYERG is the anagram of what? (I wrote "city" but don't know)
2.A cinic knows the price of everything and the________of nothing (I put "emotion" but maybe it was "value"?)
3.The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never_____ (I put "simple")