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#1
Mensa is an organization for, sincerely speaking, intelligent people. Anyone who scores over the 98th percentile on certain IQ tests can apply for admission. Some famous people, such as Isaac Asimov and Steve Martin, have been involved in this organization. The website contains a sort of "mock test", which tests the abilities a normal IQ test would. Time is not factored into your score for this test. And yes, I used the searchbar, and I couldn't find anything about this specific test. So I was wondering how The Pit would do.

http://www.mensa.org/index0.php?page=12

I took about 35 minutes, and got 20 questions out of 30 correct. When I saw the solutions at the end, I was like "crap, I knew that". Try it for yourself and post your score!
#3
Try this one, though. The scaling of IQ tests always varies. In this case, you don't get an "IQ score", but the actual number of questions you got right. An "IQ score" would include time as a factor determining your final score.
#6
Quote by SG_dave
Mensa's a load of crap, my nan got in at one point and she can barely do basic maths.


And does the lack of mathematical ability preclude intelligence? I once read a good definition of intelligence: "the ability to think rationally, act purposefully, and deal effectively with the environment". I bet you have never heard of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. And what about Shakespeare, Goethe, Spinoza, Voltaire, Locke, Hobbes, Aristotle, Darwin, etc.? I am not saying that they were not skilled at mathematics. But if they hadn't been at all, would you consider them "dumb"? You, sir, obviously don't know what you are talking about!
#7
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#8
A real IQ test takes 4 - 5 hours (I know cause I done one last week for personal reasons).

It's pretty intense, and I can genuinely said, that no online test comes even remotely close to the IQ test I participated in.

It goes through like 30+ different mind processes;

These include;

- Image solving by logic
ie - A shadow facing the wrong side, a dry spot, when it's clear it has rained, things that are clear of snow, where snow would have been (visualizing ability to the perception of gravity)

- Math by memory
- Rearranging numbers and letter by memory
- remembering and talking out loud in reverse strings of numbers by memory.
- Practicality, making mosaics with "Real" blocks from a picture with different sides, to test geometric ability.

- Testing if you can define words without using examples as reference

- finding logics between several images, based on many factors;
- prime numbers
- colours
- relativity in geometry
- relativity based on math formulas (like an exponential factor between images)

It also contains rearranging images based on action.

Think of it as a non verbal short comic, where you have to put the images in the right order.

Sounds easy, but it gets harder and more detailed with misleading stuff.

- Speed tests
Checking if symbols are presents. This test the ability to not make error when a symbol is mirrored.

At high speed when skimming, you go left to right and back, and when you go from right to left, an image mirrored will easily be perceived as the original image, due to the way you skim.

- Testing solving capability

ie. What to do when lost in woods?
Answer; climb in tree, find water etc.

I could go on and on, but it would take me another 2 laps of texts to state everything that's being tested in a "real" IQ test, which I cba to do.

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And does the lack of mathematical ability preclude intelligence? I once read a good definition of intelligence: "the ability to think rationally, act purposefully, and deal effectively with the environment". I bet you have never heard of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. And what about Shakespeare, Goethe, Spinoza, Voltaire, Locke, Hobbes, Aristotle, Darwin, etc.? I am not saying that they were not skilled at mathematics. But if they hadn't been at all, would you consider them "dumb"? You, sir, obviously don't know what you are talking about!


woah woah... calm down mate. All i'm saying is that lack of basic maths is one of the problems my nan has. I wasn't going to reel off everything she struggles with mentally.

And in answer to your question, from that list i recognise; Shakespeare, Voltaire, Aristotle, Darwin and isn't Hobbes a stuffed tiger?
#10
20-30

the parachute one killed me, and i'm usually very good with srambles

The age one i failed miserably, never heard of the word "banalities"
I don't know how I got the fruit one wrong....
time one killed me as well
28 i guessed and the cubed sequence i didn't get.
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yeah those time questions were just like


so hard to visualize



Might get a warning for that.
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#14
23 out of 30 at 4 in the morning. Eh, not bad, apparently I would have a "good chance of passing the mensa test."

And now, I bid thee good night.

Edit: I'm terrible at the word scrambles
#15
That gif is from the film scanners, the film with acting so wooden they could have used chairs for the actors and you wouldn't notice
#17
10/30 Durrr Durr What is this...
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#19
27/30. I ar winnar. What the **** are banalities though?
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woah woah... calm down mate. All i'm saying is that lack of basic maths is one of the problems my nan has. I wasn't going to reel off everything she struggles with mentally.

And in answer to your question, from that list i recognise; Shakespeare, Voltaire, Aristotle, Darwin and isn't Hobbes a stuffed tiger?


thomas hobbes? contractualist philosopher?
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#22
24/30 and 28 minutes.

I didn't get the first one, shesh... I was thinking so complexly for that one that I completely missed something as simple as that.
Again with one of the number sequences... I won't give too much away though.
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#23
21/30... Meh.
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#24
28/30 i r winrar!

what the hell is banalities? and i only counted 16 shapes

said i had a very strong chance of joining mensa? 0_o
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#28
I got 24, only answered 26 though. I'm good at the maths, not so good with the word play.
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#30
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Just looked it up, and MENSA members include:

Asia Carrera (pornstar)
Scott Levy (professional wrestling, better known as Raven)
Sir Jimmy Saville
Jamie Theakston
and James Woods.


seems like a very well educated bunch.
#32
27/30

Forgot about the extra 7 in 77, banalities is not a commonly used word in my vocabulary so it didn't occur to me, and parachute didn't come to mind either.

I'd be tempted to apply to Mensa. Always something for the CV.
#33
Nvm. Misread question.
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#34
26/30

Didn't get either of the letter rearrangement ones, and made a dumb mistake on the 7's one and the age.
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#35
26/30... i failed some language questions since English is not my first language
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#37
Your score was 24 out of 30. That is a very good score—you would have a good chance of passing the Mensa test.


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#38
Already did that test and the real test. Can't remember what I got on the fake test but my IQ is 159
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#40
Got 24 out of 30.
Should have had 26 but made stupid mistakes, like that "how many 7's " one, grrr...
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