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RanDum72

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IQ tests could also be culturally biased. Memory is only one aspect of intelligence since it is only the information gathering stage. WHAT you do with that information ( as in comprehension, abtraction, basically how you play with that info) is what makes a person very smart. There is also the debate whether speed in processing information is indicative of high intelligence. There is no doubt that speed helps in survival but this is more dependent on the society.
 

compuwiz1

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I got tested several years ago. 112. I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is. :D

BTW, I've known some really smart people, but they don't have a clue about when to take out the trash.
 

Nemesis77

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Originally posted by: RanDum72
IQ tests could also be culturally biased.
Could be. "If Australian aboriginal designed an IQ-test, entire western civilization would flunk it".
 

ed21x

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man, where's DessertCat when you need him? :) his high level of smartness was amazing~! :)
 

d1abolic

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Boris claimed to have a technique which allowed him access to an energy source. He taught Sarah, then William how to access and manage this source of abundant energy.
Damn, think this is true? I must say i believe him, his kid really was different.
 

Shalmanese

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Its fun when people spout out bullshit like this. First off all, IQ is a relative measure of intelligence, not an absolute one. That is you are ranked compared to everybody else. The method of ranking is a normal distribution with a mean of 100 and a standard distribution of 15. That means, doing a bit of math.

Assuming 6 billion people on this planet, you would expect roughly 1000 in the entire world to have a IQ 6 SD's above the norm, that is 190. How nice that one of them has chosen us to grace us with his presence. If we go up to 7 SD's There are approximatly 3 people who have an IQ over 205. That is assuming that everybody in the world was tested. I am willing to be that less that 0.1% of the world have had a comprehensive WAIS IQ test which means that it is not even theoretically possible to get a 195 on an IQ test. My puny little calculator cannot even calculate 10 SD's let alone over 13 but rest assured, NOBODY could have an IQ of 250-300
 

McPhreak

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Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:



What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
 

Skyclad1uhm1

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Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:



What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
M?

Depends a bit on the reasoning behind the question, would have to see the rest of the test too.

 

McPhreak

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Originally posted by: Skyclad1uhm1
Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:



What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
M?

Depends a bit on the reasoning behind the question, would have to see the rest of the test too.
Your reasoning for picking "M"?


In any case, it doesn't matter, cuz it's not "M".


Also, this is a stand-alone question. No need to see the rest of the test.

 

Skyclad1uhm1

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Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: Skyclad1uhm1
Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:



What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
M?

Depends a bit on the reasoning behind the question, would have to see the rest of the test too.
Your reasoning for picking "M"?


In any case, it doesn't matter, cuz it's not "M".


Also, this is a stand-alone question. No need to see the rest of the test.
Change letters into numbers:
A | E | G | L | P | S
1 | 5 | 7 | 12 | 16 | 19

Differences between the nrs:
16 7 19 12 1 5
8 12 7 11 4

8-12, 7-11, 4 is 3 less again so 4,8. 5+8=13, which corresponds with M.
 

McPhreak

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Originally posted by: Skyclad1uhm1


Change letters into numbers:
A | E | G | L | P | S
1 | 5 | 7 | 12 | 16 | 19

Differences between the nrs:
16 7 19 12 1 5
8 12 7 11 4

8-12, 7-11, 4 is 3 less again so 4,8. 5+8=13, which corresponds with M.
uh...16-7=9, not 8 so you fail the IQ test automatically. ;)
 

McPhreak

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Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:



What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
Actually, let me change one of the letters, although it shouldn't make any difference.

P G S L W E _

 

Skyclad1uhm1

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Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: Skyclad1uhm1


Change letters into numbers:
A | E | G | L | P | S
1 | 5 | 7 | 12 | 16 | 19

Differences between the nrs:
16 7 19 12 1 5
8 12 7 11 4

8-12, 7-11, 4 is 3 less again so 4,8. 5+8=13, which corresponds with M.
uh...16-7=9, not 8 so you fail the IQ test automatically. ;)
Oops! That's what you get from ATOTing during work :eek:
 

Skyclad1uhm1

Lifer
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Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: McPhreak
Originally posted by: her209
What types of questions are asked on an IQ test anyways?
I was looking through an IQ test last year and this was one of the questions:

What comes next in this string of letters:

P G S L A E _
Actually, let me change one of the letters, although it shouldn't make any difference.

P G S L W E _
I've seen this before, but I can't remember what it was... Think it was an attempt to be funny or so? (Can't remember if it was a succesful one)
 

jjones

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My IQ is 12 and if it gets any higher I'm going to have to find a different forum to frequent.
 

McPhreak

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Originally posted by: VTBigBear
WTH???

what is the anwser and why?
I'll give you the last letter and probably at least 75% of you still wouldn't get it. (I didn't either)

G

Once you find out what this string of letters represents, you'll realize just how farked up this test is.
 

Eug

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My momy tol me i gots a i.q. over 25. she always sed im no idit. is that gud?

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THE IDIOT TEST
Scoring guide:

20 Correct - Genius
17 Correct - Above Normal
15 Correct - Normal
8 Correct - Nincompoop
6 Correct - Moron
3 Correct - Idiot


****************** Questions ****************

1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

2. How many birthdays does the average man have?

3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

4. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents; the woman is the beggar's
sister, but the beggar is not the woman's brother. How come?

5. Why can't a man living in the USA be buried in Canada?

6. How many outs are there in an inning?

7. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow's
sister? Why?

8. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same
number of games. There are no ties. Explain this.

9. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?

10. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have
southern exposure. A big bear walks by, what color is the
bear? Why?

11. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you
have?

12. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a
nickel. What are the coins?

13. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where
there was an oil burner, a kerosene lamp, and a wood burning
stove, which one would you light first?

14. How far can a dog run into the woods?

15. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every
half hour. How long would the pills last?

16. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die. How many are left?

17. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

18. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5' 10'' tall. What does he
weigh?

19. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?

20. What was the President's name in 1950?

****************** Answers ****************
1. Yes
2. One
3. All of them (12)
4. The beggar is her sister.
5. He can't be buried if he isn't dead.
6. 6
7. No - because he is dead.
8. They aren't playing each other.
9. 70
10. White. The house is at the North Pole so it is a polar bear.
11. 2
12. 50 cent piece and a nickel. (The other one is a nickel)
13. The match.
14. Half way. Then he is running out of the woods.
15. 1 Hour
16. 9
17. None - Noah took them on the ark.
18. Meat
19. 12
20. Same as it is now.

P.S. I can assure you I did not get 20. I got more than 3 though, so my mom was right: I'm not an ID10T. ;)
 

SagaLore

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Originally posted by: Imdmn04
Is having good memory considered smart?
because a lot people seems to be smart because they have a photograhic memory. but i interept it as having a big and reliable harddrive. but the real smart lies in logic processing, or cpu processing power if u wanna do an analogy.
I agree. I have a HORRIBLE memory, but I think that most of the time my ability to logically thinks things out makes me smarter than most people. I know people in the computer field that when taught how to do something, they can easily repeat it... but if they're taught it wrong, then they repeat wrong, without ever questioning it. People I work with are like this, I've spend the last 10 months arguing with them on various topics because they will not look at a problem in a different perception.

I wish a had a good memory. :( It would help so much...
 

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