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    Mensa Test

    Here is a little quiz that I thought was kind of fun.

    http://www.mensa-test.com/

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    Large disadvantage if English is not your first language and you're no US citizen. I'll give it a try though

    (I think I just got a very hard one, again it's biased considering your culture). I feel there are imperial units involved as well

    I know some, but I fail to find the correct word in English

    (like the 12 S of the Z)


    Score 12, I give up. There is one that I know however, but I can't find how to make the result correct. And one that I know except for 1 letter .
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    I have a coworker here who is up to 24. I hate her.

    I'm up to 22 but I've been looking at it since lunch.

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    I've been looking at it for 3 minutes
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Eh, I checked one answer in google and saw two more so I'll claim 17. Unfortunately I was using a browser that didn't grade so I didn't know the answer was right, otherwise I wouldn't have checked. Anyway I toss all three answers and claim the affore mentioned 17. Does googling spelling count against me? If so 15. Spelling isn't a sign of intelligence ya know.

    edit to add new score. I'm still staring and scratching my head

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    Well, I have 16 (been at it about 4 or 5 minutes). I'd like to puzzle some more, but my family insists that I make them dinner now! Good luck, some of them are really odd (IMO).

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    Thought I'd share this for a chuckle. It appears I'm not the only one who had trouble with #28.

    http://www.bible-resources.info/about/index1.html

    Other than that, I've got 19 on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodler
    Thought I'd share this for a chuckle. It appears I'm not the only one who had trouble with #28.
    Hey! That's the one that I googled and my coworker yelled at me! Spoiler: I guessed "P of" was "pairs of" and googled 23 pairs of. The answer came right up. My excuse for googling was that this is the 21st century and my knowledge extends to the vast sea of information called the internet.

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    HAHA!!!

    Well, my official count is 22/33 without assistance.

    This thing is BADLY slanted, so I'd be real cautious about assigning any major weight to the outcome.

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    27, but I figured out #28 based on the posts above, so 26 unaided.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    16 without google or wikipedia help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodler
    HAHA!!!

    Well, my official count is 22/33 without assistance.

    This thing is BADLY slanted, so I'd be real cautious about assigning any major weight to the outcome.
    Yeah, if you're a Christian from South Africa, you've got a big advantage. Otherwise, there are a few that are pretty nearly impossible for anyone outside that culture.
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    I just stunned myself...pulled #14 out of nowhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doodler
    I just stunned myself...pulled #14 out of nowhere!
    I took a guess at that one after I figured out #17.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    Yeah, got those in the other order. You mentioning a South African viewpoint kinda blew some fog away.

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    I found #22 while I'm totally not interested in that subject

    I did get the South Africa part, but nat what should be in front
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disclaimer on Page
    Believe it or not, this type of test can be a good estimate of intelligence (if you excuse the cultural bias). People that did well on this type of test are likely those who are gifted with verbal ability and linguistic pattern recognition. This sort of assessment would discriminate against those with non-linguistic pattern recognition (like solving jigsaw puzzles) and spatial intelligence (like the ability to use a map or see hidden figures in a drawing).
    At least they were honest.


    Edit: fixed formatting, content unmodified.

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    A good thing they put the cultural bias in the disclaimer. Otherwise, the results would be totally worhtless. To me, it was just a good game .

    I had a typo, my score is 13 now (3 minutes total, and I'm a non-English MT non-South African non-Christian non-Imperial Unit guy who watches little sports )
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    Re: Mensa Test

    Fifteen minutes in and got 25 so far.

    Defintely slanted, culture-wise.

    But fun.

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    Final Score for Doodler: 25(26)/33

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    I've bogged down at a respectable 19.
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Some 18 months ago I reported on a board this
    statement from the Mensa website; "One in
    50 people have an IQ in the top 2% that makes
    them eligable to join Mensa." Its not there
    anymore I always say the most intelligent
    responce to an intelligence test is to tear
    up the paper!

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Bogged down here too, at 27. Actually got 28, but one was with the help of a hint that I inadvertently read in this thread.

    That was fun! Thanks, tofu!

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Back in the 1950s, President Eisenhower was reportedly shocked to find out that, when it came to intelligence, nearly 50% of all Americans were below average!

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    Yeah, I came up with two more from comments in this thread, and I think I was getting closer to another pair mentionned.
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Hmm. My favorite variant of that "joke" is the claim that "management became alarmed when they realized that about 40% of all sick time taken happened on mondays and fridays."
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    Hmm. My favorite variant of that "joke" is the claim that "management became alarmed when they realized that about 40% of all sick time taken happened on mondays and fridays."
    LOL!

    That is very alarming! It's likely HR looked into it, decided it was a trend that needed to be dealt with, and then petitioned upper management for two additional staff, which they immediately got, given the severity of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteshimmon
    Some 18 months ago I reported on a board this
    statement from the Mensa website; "One in
    50 people have an IQ in the top 2% that makes
    them eligable to join Mensa." Its not there
    anymore I always say the most intelligent
    responce to an intelligence test is to tear
    up the paper!
    that's sort of like the statement about the realization by <insert favorite whipping boy president name here> that 50% of americans have a below average IQ. frightening!

    taks

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