Four days ago someone sent me a link to an online test at tickle.com to determine my lucky charm. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention to such trash, but on this particular occasion I was mightily bored.
I clicked through the various questions and was indifferent to hear that my lucky charm is a scarab. As expected, zero enjoyment came out of the experience. However, as I was about to close the window I saw a link to a “Super IQ Test” on the site. So I thought that since I was still bored, I may as well see what I got.
After the first five questions I felt like killing the closest cute animal violently, but continued on so that the effort I had already expended was not wasted, I could at least come away with a score at the end if I carried on.
54 questions in total, not very many really, and I was informed that my IQ is 141. Now, this leads to one of two conclusions, either my IQ has randomly gone up since I last took a test, or their questions are laughably easy.
I’m going to go with that second option, especially since when I was taking the test I spent extra long on each question trying to see where the trick was. Seriously, on an IQ test if you get an easy question, it’s almost NEVER an easy question, apparently not so on this test, there are lots of them.
So once I was done there was another link to an “in-depth analysis” of my IQ score, so I clicked on it, but was informed that I’d have to pay for the privalege. Considering that this test consisted of only 54 questions, most of which were very easy, I didn’t think it was worth it.
Well I’d forgotten about that test and I thought it was all in the past, however when I checked my emails earlier I had one from tickle.com.
David, as a top-scorer on Tickle’s Super IQ Test, the in-depth analysis of your IQ score is FREE.
You’ll find out:
- Your scores on 8 areas of intelligence
- How your IQ compares to others
- Ways to improve your intellectual strengths
- The answers to all test questions
- The science behind the test…and more!
Well, if it’s FREE, who am I to pass this up. So I clicked. Here’s a graph of my “Super IQ Dimentions” that was on the page:
I’ve uploaded the “in-depth analysis” if anyone wants to see it. I got three questions wrong; 30, 35 and 51. If anyone wants to take this test by the way, I’d take it before looking at this, because it’s got all the answers on.
By the way, I don’t know what’s up with their site, but when I saved a copy of it locally and then opened it up, something really went wrong with it. Seems that for some reason the width grew by about 200px, it’s still readable though, just that all the graphs are messed up (hence why I posted a screen shot of the main one). I had a quick look at the source but can’t be bothered wading through the hundreds of tables to find out what exactly is screwed up.
Anyway, after looking at the answers I can accept that I got questions 30 and 35 wrong, but I have no idea how I got question 51 wrong. Question 51 went as follows:
51. If all Laps are Lops, all Lops are Loops, and all Loops are Lups, then which of the following is not true?
A. All Laps are Loops
B. All Loops are Laps
C. All Laps are Lups
D. All Lops are Lups
A. If all Laps are Lops and all Lops are Loops, then all Laps must be Loops and therefore answer A is incorrect.
C. Since all Laps are Loops and all Loops are Lups, all Laps must be Lups and therefore answer C is incorrect.
D. If all Lops are Loops and all Loops are Lups, all Lops must be Lups and therefore answer D is incorrect.
B. Now onto the answer I should have chosen but didn’t for some reason. I have established that all Laps are Loops, but this does not mean that all Loops are Laps. If you aren’t sure why, consider a square, no matter what the size, it’s always a quadrilateral (has four sides), therefore all squares are quadrilaterals, but all quadrilaterals are not squares because there are other four sided shapes such as rectangles, kites, rhombbi and trapezia. However in this case we have not been given enough information, all Loops may or may not be Laps, it is impossible to tell, but from the information given, answer B is the only one that could be correct.
If you take the test and get a higher score than me, feel free to brag, if you get a lower score than me, feel free to lie about it and brag anyway.