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FOX: Test the Nation (live IQ test)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Tim Cole, Jun 9, 2003.

  1. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Did anyone else bother to take this? Normally, I skip things like this, but figured it would be something to do, while spending time with the lady for 2 hours.

    I have an IQ of 120, according to the test. Had some bumps on the start of the test, and missed some in language, memory, and the first 2 sections of logic. From there on, I aced it.....all correct answers from #33-#60.

    Kinda bums me out....I have taken these before, but I always fall inches short from the "elite" thinkers of the world.

    130 and above, is the top TWO percent of the world!

    Oh well, 120 isn't bad for a ditch digger like myself.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I think I have taken three online IQ tests in my life.

    Each time my score has been drastically different.

    Once it was like 80, once it was around 120, and once it was 145.

    I really don't know who to believe.

    hehehe, curious me, just went online to find an IQ test, I took one, answering all the questions on a whim, just thinking true or false, etc.

    and I got a 113...not bad, for random guesses ;)
  3. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    LOL. last year i did the same, and I got similar results. One test was friggin' 90, another was like 130, and a final test was at 140.

    According to the IQ test I took in kindergarten, my IQ is 130 or 135 or something. (But some of my teachers have far more generous estimations based on their observations of me. :bassist: )

    Oh, this is pretty important:
    One's IQ is not a direct measure of how smart that individual is. It is actually an estimation of how well that individual can perform at school (learning and thinking skills, I suppose). IQ can be thought of as a cup; it is entirely up to the individual to fill it.

    A question: On the FOX show, was time an aspect of the test? (Valid IQ tests are timed.)
  4. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I consistently score around 155-168, depending on the day.

    I've taken some that say as low as 90, some as high as 180. I only really believe the 155-168 scores, because I get those pretty often. 164ish is probably the one I get most often.
  5. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    Phsycologist (sp?) classify people with an IQ of 160 or higher geniuses. But those are on standard IQ test, not internet ones. I've been tested about three times when i was younger and my score was about 140 everytime.
  6. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    Oh, I made a typo.....I meant 220 :rolleyes:

    Give me a break guys....the average score for this was around 100-110. The BEST scoring tester on the show had a 134, he was in the scientist group.

    Other facts on the show: Average IQ of a Nobel prize winner: 120

    Like I said before, 130 or above puts you in the top 2% of the WORLD.

    This sounds like as much of a stretch as guys talking about the fish they caught, or the size of their.....nevermind.
  7. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I think now it should be noted, that IQ tests are known for having a wide range of accuracy. And If an individual has taken many IQ tests their quotient is bound to go up, as, much like the SAT it is just a manner of how you are thinking while taking the test, a lot of questions aren't very difficult, and if you have seen one of those types of questions you've seen them all.
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Point being? I know Brad, and he's one of the top kids in PSL, shoot, probably PSL county. So what if the best guy on the show is 135, and Nobel winner are 120? That's misleading, in that they are specialists in their feilds, not shmucks who happen to win a Nobel, they do research and experiments, not a guess and a win. Fact of the matter is that Brad's right. It's more of an apptitude test than a "smarts' test. If myself and Brad have high IQs, it just means we do well in school and learn fast, not that we've got mental powers far beyond that or mortals.

    Brad, you've met my brother, Axel... he's scary, I know his IQ tests put him around 200+ :eek: My sister is like 130something and my littler brother is in gifted and is about on par with my sister, maybe moreso.

    Oh, and I never fish.
  9. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I took several IQ tests in elementary school and got an average of 136 I believe. They say your IQ does not change as you age, so that's what I tell people mine is.

    EDIT - I just read the rest of this thread; no I'm not lying. :D
  10. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    JFYI, you can take the test online as well.....shouldn't take as long without commercials and BS.
  11. ARA punk

    ARA punk

    Jul 11, 2001
    USA, Shelby, NC
    I'm sure there are different forms of IQ test, but i wouldn't lie to you. As far as i can remember i dont believe i've ever told a straight out lie on this board. My IQ tests said i was at 140. I've got a friend who tested 165 a few weeks ago. And as Brendan said, IQ's are very misleading. They do not indicated intelligence neccesarilly, as much as your ability to learn and process information.
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    when i was in 8th grade i tested at 165 i think. as you get older the score supposedly drops since it evens out with respect to the average for your age.

    whenever i take the online tests i always come in at ~155-175.

    i also got 1520 on my sat (back when they were actually hard and you had to get everything right to get an 800 in a section).

    big whup. testing ability means nil.
  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    oh, well, i must be slipping. i just took an online iq test at


    and got a 141. then again, it is late - almost 1 am. maybe that has something to do with it.
  14. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Yeah guys, these tests don't reflect how intelligent you are...I mean look at JT, he's more than a few eggs short of an omlette but we still love him :p

    j/k :D (we don't love you)

  15. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    So there would be only 140 million people smarter than you IN THE WORLD!
  16. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Ouch! :)

    Leave it to Munji to put things in perspective! :)
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm very doubtful - as that last sentence is the wrong way round - "proper" IQ tests are exactly the opposite!! :rolleyes:

    That is - they are precisely not about how much you know or how much you remember!!

    And you don't even get a good score for spelling!! ;)
  18. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    They did this in the UK a while ago.

    What I found interesting about the stats was, that when they compared IQ to annual salary, it was the complete opposite of what you might expect.

    The unemployed had the highest IQ, and, the higher the salary, the lower the IQ! The £50,000 and above group were averaging under 100! :eek:
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This is also WRONG - school tests may be like this - but a genuine IQ test is not!!

    Read - Eysenck and other authorities on this!!
  20. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Yes - we've had two of these now in the UK, a year apart - I think there is some confusion around here - due to the high number of school attendees (kids huh!!) - between the type of tests you get at school and genuine IQ tests!!

    Although - the part about them being timed is crucial - if the test isn't timed, then it's not a genuine IQ test.