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Saturday, November 06, 2004

How Smart Are You?

posted by Jazz at 11/06/2004 08:33:00 AM


Having some time to kill, I followed a random advertisement link off of the New York Times to one of those online IQ tests. It was a fairly long one, as these things go, and resembled normal IQ tests I've seen in the past. It's by Tickle, with whom you may already be familiar.

A few warnings about this test follow. First of all, it will probably take you anywhere from five to fifteen minutes if you do it. I believe there were fifty questions, and some of them will require some calculations, analysis of patterns, etc. So if you don't want to invest that amount of time, don't bother starting.

Second, you'll have to fill out an annoying, but free, registration form at the end, so you may want to provide a spam trap e-mail address. You don't have to supply a real one to get the results because they are finally displayed on the screen, not e-mailed to you.

You'll get hit with a couple of advertisements at the end for online education, and a pitch to try to get you to purchase a "full report" of the analysis of your IQ test. Obviously, I didn't bother with either.

So, here's the link to the test.

If you have the time to kill, give it a shot and let us know how you do. Without supplying any critical information or a credit card, I received the following results, which might be somewhat valid or a complete pile of dingo's kidneys. Only you can be the judge.

Congratulations, Jazz! Your IQ score is 142.

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is
Visionary Philosopher. This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others ? and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results.