170 highest possible score on bogus IQ test

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Posted by pinksharkmark ( on December 16, 2000 at 21:36:19:

For those of you who felt you should have done better on the IQ test posted further down the board, take heart.

I was curious to see which questions I had flubbed, so I fiddled around with it some more (finding in the process that I had only given the wrong answer to one question), changing answers I knew were right, changing the time taken, etc.

It was not hard to verify the correct answer for every question, just time-consuming. As I suspected, the test is not fair. It is set up so that even if you get every answer correct and claim that you did it in one minute, the maximum score it will give you is 170.

Check it yourselves if you feel like it... the correct answer is "true" for all questions except 6, 15, 18, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 38.

If you submit these answers and say it took 13 minutes, you will be rated a 164. If you say it took one minute, you will be rated a 170.

If you think I got any of the answers wrong, check again.... if you change ANY of the answers above, your score will be lower for the same time submitted.

For what it's worth, the answer I originally flubbed was a dead easy one... I managed to miscount the letters in the sentence "this sentence has thirty-two letters". Just goes to show that in IQ tests, as in so many other areas of life, haste makes waste.


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