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YOUR IQ compared to" World Chess Champion" Garry Kasparov ..

  • #361

    I don't want to know my IQ what good will do for me?

    if I'm 200 I can go and be pleased with that

    but if i'm 40 I can go and be sad about that

  • #362

    I only missed number 5, since I looked at it and immediately thought it to be the fibonacci sequence, but I seriously doubt that these questions are in the same league as those delivered to Kasparov.

  • #363
    GreedyPawnEater wrote:

    I dont think chess players have very high IQ. Most of them dont

    In my humble research, I have found that IM's display a wider array of talents than GM's. I wouldn't make it a rule, but it seems that longstanding IM's display a higher verbal IQ than those who became GM's early in life.

    After all, it's the verbal IQ that makes you social and capable of attracting success to your life.

    Addendum: The GM's are obviously superior on visual IQ tests, according to my same...hmm...humble research.

  • #364

    Here were my answers. The inncorrect answers are highlighted in bold text.

    1. Whale
    2. 90 - 93
    3. Hermes
    4. Optics
    5. 39
    6. Aristotle
    7. Washington
    8. 144
    9. J
    10. 22

    So I got 8/10. According to the chart that would put my IQ at around 142. I honestly doubt this is accurate. But regardless of the validity it was a fun test to take.

    Below were the reasons for each of my answers.

    1. "Whale" was the only mammal. All the other animals were fish.
    2. The sequence contined the following pattern: add 3 to previous number, double previous number. So 45 doubled is 90. Then adding 3 to 90 gives 93. Hence the answer "90 - 93".
    3. "Hermes" was the only mythical God that does not have a place in our solar system.
    4. Acoustics is the study of sound. Optics is the study of light. Hence the answer: "optics".
    5. The number sequence contains the following pattern: double the previous number and then add 1, double then add 2, double then add 3, etc. 22 doubled is 44, then subtracting 5 gives "39" hence the answer.
    6. "Aristotile" was a philosopher. All of the other men listed were composers.
    7. "Washington" is a US state, not a city. All of the other items listed are capital cities.
    8. "144" was the only number that did not contain an integer divisible by 3. I can't believe I didn't notice that all of the numbers were square roots except for one. Ouch!
    9. The letters of the alphabet seem to be listed according to the following numerical sequence: forward 1, forward 3, forward 5, forward 7, forward 9. The numbers increment by 2. So the number list is B, E, J, Q, Z with "J" being the missing letter and the answer.
    10. I noticed two corresponding patterns in this number sequence. First off the most obvious pattern is the 1, 2, 3 increment in the first row and 3, 5, 7 in the second. But there is also a more deeply hidden pattern that gives the same answer. Notice that if you add two of the first numbers together you get a corresponding value in the second row. 4 + 6 = 10, 6 + 9 = 15, and 9 + 13 = 22. Both patterns point to "22" being the answer.
  • #365

    Yeah strange associations. I got 135 with 6 right but English is not my native language. I don't even know what a pike is?>

  • #366

    for question 10 an alternative way is :

    nevermind kenbrace found it already :-)

  • #367
    MonkeyH wrote:

    Yeah strange associations. I got 135 with 6 right but English is not my native language. I don't even know what a pike is?>

    It's either a fish, a weapon or a road.

  • #368

    9/10..... i hate you whale xd

  • #369

    the test is fun but a bit light to get to conclusions.

    in terms of the tactics trainer :

    if i solve all 10 within 30 seconds purely by writing immediately down my first guess praying for success, am i a genius if by chance i got them all ?

  • #370

    All the ones I actually answered were right. Not sure this is accurate though...

    TOTAL: 115.

  • #371

    The first could be Salmon to in that its the only where it can reside in both fresh and salt water where as the other generally don't except in rare case

    21 is a better answer than 22 for the last problem #10.

    Look at the numbers

    4,  6,  9, 13
     7, 10, 15, ??

    9 = 2 * 4 + 1

    13 = 2 * 6 + 1

    15 = 2 * 7 + 1

    See the pattern

    The number for the Ith index =(2 * [number for (Ith -2) Index]) + 1

    Therefore the last one is

    2 * 10 + 1 = 21

  • #372
    pt1992 wrote:

    This test measures actual knowledge, which shouldn't have anything to do with IQ.

    Of the 10 questions 4 were sequences to see if you see the pattern that weren't really dependent on knowledge with the possible exeption of the question that asked "B,E,?,Q,Z " but in that case I all have to know is the order of the alphabet starting with letter A so that is very minimal knowledge.

  • #373
    trysts wrote:

    Question two is 30, 33, not 90, 93.

    Incorroect. It is 90, 93


    The pattern is that to get an odd index you multiple by 2 the previous number. To get an even index you add 3 to the previous number

    So therefore the ??? after 45 is index 7 which is odd so you multiple 45 with 2 and you get 90. The next index 8 which is even so you add 3 to the 90 and get 93.

  • #374

    I can never figure those things out. I'm probably retarded.

  • #375

    I think I know (maybe) why Kasparov didn't get a perfect score.  He's smarter than the testers!

    #3 could be Venus.  She is the only female, all the others are males.  Also, Hermes is actually the Greek name for the planet Mercury.

    #7 could be Washington.  All the other locations are cities and Washington D.C. is not a city, it's a federal district.  Although technically Berlin is a city-state.

    I got 21 for #10.  If the pattern of increments between the respective top and bottom numbers is 3,4, then doubles to 6,8.

    I got 35 for #5.  Since the fibonacci sequence breaks down, I saw it as two groups of three numbers.  Group 1 (3,5,8) follows fibonacci so I restarted fibonacci with the second group (13,22,35).

    I think the only real IQ questions are 2,5,8,9,10.  4 would be an IQ test if it were multiple choice.   As is, it's a vocabulary question.

  • #376

    are you joking it was extremely easy test...........................

  • #377

    plus , some of the answers are wrong

  • #378

    9..... not bad. I was listening to music anyway

  • #379

    I got 142.  I took the Mensa test several years back and got 147.  But I think my old high school test, 131, is more accurate.  When I was in college, we chemistry majors at UMBC and grad students at IIT has seminars where we were given a never-made-before chemical compound and had to present a possible way to make it.

    There were two professors, one at each school, who were so brilliant that when I presented my synthetic plan after working on it for fifteen minutes, they'd shoot it down so fast I realized they had thought of the same thing in the first several minutes, saw its weakness, and had thought of a couple better ways.  It gave me an appreciation for how mentally challenged people must think about bright people!

    In one case, my research advisor at UMBC and I reacted two different compounds, dienols, in acid and the difference in reaction rate would confirm our theory about the Dienol-Benzene Rearrangement, one of those poorly understood processes that theory said shouldn't occur, if compound A reacted faster than compound B.  But I ran the experiment and the results came out the other way around!

    As my advisor, the late Dr. Victor Vitullo, and I sat in his office trying to make sense of it all, Dr. Joel Liebman, Ph.D. in Chemistry at age 19 from Princeton U and in his 30's at the time, walked past the office door.  He was one of the two most brilliant people I ever met.

    "Hey Joel," Vitullo called out, "Which one of these compounds should react faster in aqueous acid?"

    Liebman looked at the equations on Vitullo's office chalkboard for about 1 minute and replied, "B should go faster than A!" - which is what happened.

    Liebman explained how that DID support our theory and a few months later I, a college Senior, presented "The Kinetics and Mechanism of the Dienol-Benzene Rearrangement" as a formal, scheduled talk at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society.  We also published the findings in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and the British Journal Tetrahedron Letters.

    A few months later I was notified I had won a full scholarship to grad school at IIT with a $1700 (in 2017 dollars) a month Teaching Assistantship.

    So I'll NEVER forget Joel - who I kept in touch with until he retired.  He was a TRUE genius.  I am not.


    The questions here give an unfair advantage to math-oriented people. Those of us with graduate degrees in science and math through Multivariable Calculus with Linear Algebra have and edge due to greater familiarity with number patterns like Fibonacci Sequences, etc.

    There should be more logic questions, like:

    The lion lies every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the other days he speaks the truth. The unicorn lies on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however the other days of the week he speaks the truth.
    Lion: Yesterday I was lying.
    Unicorn: So was I.
    What day of the week is it?



    The Lions is either telling the truth he lied yesterday, which can only happen on Thursday, or lying today and was truthful yesterday, with can only happen on Monday.

    The Unicorn is either telling the truth he lied yesterday, which can only happen on Sunday, or lying today and was truthful yesterday, with can only happen on Thursday.

    Today is Thursday in this problem.



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