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Circlotron 7th August 2002 02:26 PM

National IQ test.
 
We just had that National IQ Test thingy on tv Tuesday night. http://sites.ninemsn.com.au/minisite...ld/default.asp
and so have a lot of other places around the world already. DIY'ers are a cut above the average for sure. Did you do the test? How did you score? 133 for me. :)

GP.

AudioFreak 7th August 2002 02:42 PM

At least one of the regulation answers was incorrect pity they cant even get that much correct. ;) I got too many interuptions (so i missed answering a heap of questions) to get a realistic view but i think I should of scored around 125.

mrfeedback 7th August 2002 03:32 PM

Wots an IQ test ?.

Eric.

AudioFreak 7th August 2002 03:42 PM

My sentiment exactly Eric.

jackinnj 7th August 2002 06:02 PM

Engineering Exam/IQ Test
 
Cut and paste from somewhere --
REDNECK ENGINEERING EXAM


> > > > Subject: FW: Redneck Engineering Exam
> > > >
> > > > This it titled: Redneck Engineering Exam.
> > > >
> > > > 1. Calculate the smallest limb diameter on a persimmon tree that will
> > > > support a 10 pound possum.
> > > >
> > > > 2. Which of the following cars will rust out the quickest when placed
> > on
> > > > blocks in your front yard? 66 Ford Fairlane, 69 Chevrolet Chevelle,
> 64
> > > > Pontiac GTO.
> > > >
> > > > 3. If your uncle builds a still that operates at a capacity of 20
> > gallons
> > > > of shine per hour, how many car radiators are necessary to condense
> the
> > > > product?
> > > >
> > > > 4. A pulpwood cutter has a chain saw that operates at 2700 rpm. The
> > > > density of the pine trees in a plot to be harvested is 470 per acre.
> > The
> > > > plot is 2.3 acres in size. The average tree diameter is 14 inches.
> How
> > > > many Budweiser Tallboys will it take to cut the trees?
> > > >
> > > > 5. If every old refrigerator in the state vented a charge of R-12
> > > > simultaneously, what would be the decrease in the ozone layer?
> > > >
> > > > 6. A front porch is constructed of 2x8 pine on 24-inch centers with a
> > > field
> > > > rock foundation. The span is 8 feet and the porch length is 16 feet.
> > The
> > > > porch floor is 1 inch rough sawn pine. When the porch collapses, how
> > many
> > > > hound dogs will be killed?
> > > >
> > > > 7. A man owns an Tennessee house and 3.7 acres of land in a hollow
> with
> > > an
> > > > average slope of 15%. The man has 5 children. Can each of the
> > children
> > > > place a mobile home on the man's land?
> > > >
> > > > 8. A 2-ton pulpwood truck is overloaded and proceeding 900 yards down
> a
> > > > steep grade on a secondary road at 45 mph. The brakes fail. Given
> the
> > > > average traffic loading of secondary roads, what are the chances that
> it
> > > > will strike a vehicle that has a muffler?
> > > >
> > > > 9. A coal mine operates a NFPA Class 1, Division 2 Hazardous Area.
> The
> > > > mine employs 120 miners per shift. A gas warning is issued at the
> > > beginning
> > > > of 3rd shift. How many cartons of unfiltered Camels will be smoked
> > during
> > > > the shift?
> > > >
> > > > 10. At a reduction in gene pool variability rate of 7.5% per
> > generation,
> > > > how long will it take a town that has been bypassed by the interstate
> to
> > > > breed a country-western singer?

dice45 7th August 2002 08:09 PM

GP,

methinks such public tests are smoothed, they show fantastic sensitivity in the mid band but do refuse to let anyone raise over 140 or fall below 80. The latter to avoid riots, i presume :)

We had such a public test recently in Germany. I was visiting my parents (who once when i was still in school made such a test in private on me -- without telling me the results of course).

Pushed by mother, I participated and scored quite high in the public TV test. Then i asked myself what is wrong with the test and started to analyze the point scheme just to find that raising over 140 was practically impossible even with full score. Are there cases of IQ170 reported, am i right with this? And there was this ununderstandable age dependence rule.
Did not fit. Later my mother asked me what i found out. I told her and she said "the test is flawed!! I knew the test was flawed from your score, I could tell you how much but i won't."

There was another thing, the IQ test i made in private was measuring seconds i needed to answer. Accurately.
The public TV test recently gave me too much time, i had the answers within 25 to 75% of the available time and i did never get in a rush. Of course there were QQ could not answer at all. But i got no reward for the seconds i had the answer early.

planet10 7th August 2002 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by dice45
(who once when i was still in school made such a test in private on me -- without telling me the results of course).
IQ tests are too narrow to truly guage the scope of someone's intelligence. A word where i consider Tim Leary's definition to be a very valid one. Something like "how the person responds to their environment". This definition allows, for instance, that an Australian aborigine in his outback environ is way more inteligent than me there.

I only ever faced 1 IQ test. i was 8, and my mother never did tell me my score (years later she told me my score was over 135, but wouldn't tell me how much). I finished way ahead of everyone else. Hasn't helped me get rich...

dave

promitheus 7th August 2002 08:32 PM

I.Q. tests are not to be taken so seriously.

They are a very very general view of what intelligence is.
Real intelligence tests should be very long and have many subjects that are tested. And still they might be very far from finding the true IQ. The factors are so many that many scientists think that it isnt so practical to make such a test. The main factors that can change the test is language, culture, age, sex, way of calculating etc.

Usually IQ tests are made by military , goverments, companies and donīt really test intelligence but "smartness" to say in some specific topic.

dice45 7th August 2002 09:28 PM

Dave,
Quote:

Hasn't helped me get rich...
ROTFLMAO, me neither! :)

cowanrg 7th August 2002 10:43 PM

hum.

an intelligence test doesnt test subjects at all. it tests the ability to learn and comprehend information. thats why things like language inference, derived mathematics, and spacial orientation are on them. all can be picked up and learned without previos knowledge.

there are 8 categories to truly judge intelligence. it IS possible contrary to popular belief. but it is very involved. also, it isnt totally accurate because some of the tests are difficult to administer. social skills is actually a part of the test. trying to test on this without regard to culture is nearly impossible.


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