Test the Nation IQ test... how was it for you?

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  1. Jules

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    Firstly got to say I feel cheated. Part of the test relied on you watching the program from the beginning as there were some memory questions based on earlier footage.
    Since I only joined at the beginning of the test, I could not answer these questions at all. Pretty stupid idea if you ask me.

    Anyway... a very tough test and I only got 111, but I blame the above.
    How was it for you?
     
  2. malariaboy

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    hello m8 131 scored here :)
    god knows how . mum always said i was special :laugh:
     
  3. Garrett

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    131 same as mine up from 126 last time. Although I have sat an IQ test online and got 140.
     
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    i think it's safe to say that these tests are merely a bit of fun, similar to online iq tests in that they don't really reflect a 'proper' iq test that is more than 10 minutes of clicking on some radio buttons.

    suffice to say the bbc version is the worse of the lot simply due to as jules said some of it relied on having watched the whole program and then every 3 minutes you get bloody anne robinson or phil scholfield interviewing another 'celeb' or some moron who tells us about their life.. rather than simply getting on with it

    also iq tests rely on the speed at which you do it, i think given enough time, anyone can get the answer right for an iq test - the bbc gives you 15 seconds for each question which means that someone who does every question in 3 seconds gets the same score as someone who takes 13 seconds every question assuming they both get the same number of correct answers

    but oh well - not like theres ever anything good on on a saturday night anymore anyway.

    apologies from ranting - i think im just bitter from having to code a large amount of exceptionally dull php today...
     
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    I've taken the Mensa IQ test, and scored very high :thumbsup: . They are all timed and you don't have the opportunity to go back to earlier sections of you complete a later one quickly.

    Memory is not tested in the Mensa tests, and it's also sceptical as to whether IQ and memory are related. A higher IQ will give you the ability to comprehend information and learn it, but not in the small time frame you have in these programs. Better in this instance to use some memory enhancement techniques.

    If you really want to know what your IQ is, contact Mensa and take the test. It only costs a few quid, and gives you full bragging rights once you have the results on an official bit of paper. (Although talking numbers is not the done thing, you're either a member or your not...)

    Sadly though, a high IQ doesn't mean you instantly get better jobs, women, lifestyles (You should see some of the other members :eek: )
     
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    I got 124 which isn't bad but unfortunately the missus got 145 :eek:

    I fell down badly on the memory sections - well that's my excuse anyway.
     
  7. Garrett

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    I did very well on that despite drinking Thwaites at the time. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Like Jason S, I've done the Mensa IQ test and, having scored in the top one percent, joined Mensa.

    The test is just like he said: there are a number of sections for which you get allocated a specific lengh of time - if you run out of time on a section, you can't go back later and try again and, likewise, if you finish a section ahead of time, you can't go onto the next one or back to a previous one.

    From memory (it's almost 10 years since I did it), a lot of the questions in a proper Mensa test are a good deal harder than the test on the telly.

    John
     
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    The worst questions were of the distorted 'celeb' pictures, since it required a foreknowledge of who the hell they were.

    Managed a TtN 'IQ' of 147, despite getting only one of the above celeb Qs correct.

    I joined MENSA in 1990 (top 1%), but left as it seemed a bit pointless!

    One advantage with the MENSA tests is that given, say, a page of 10 questions to do in 2 minutes, one can do the easy ones very quickly and devote the bulk of the time to the trickier one(s) - something impossible with TtN.
     
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    looks like there's a few of us top 1% on the board..

    I still get the questions on "millionaire" wrong though.
     
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    Well I scored 141. I'm not in the top 1% and I've never tried MENSA. What was scary was that my brother and dad also took the test from two seperate locations- their score was 141........ although I'm pleased to say we got different things right and wrong.
     
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    I applied to join MENSA, they wrote back and sugested i try MENCAP !
     
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    Only joking, i got 122 on test the nation.
     
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    I scored 147 on the BBC and, believe me, I'm as thick as a lorry. I used to think sugar diabetes was a Welsh boxer. Is this another example of the BBC 'dumbing down'? or a Govt plot to make us all feel superior and smug.....
     
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    Apparently the next episode is going to be called:

    'Test Da Country.' (and will normalise the results so no one is found to be better or worse than anyone else.)

    :clown: :clown: :clown:
     
  16. Gregorski

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    Thats not entirely true. Some IQ tests work on the basis that there is no time limit, but the questions get harder and harder to the point where they are impossible. This is in my view a better test of IQ because it tests out and out ability, not the ability to read the questions quickly.

    I didn't do the test as I live in Poland and BBC's signal isn't too strong here...
     
  17. Garrett

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    You can do the test here online.
     
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    I shamefacedly have to admit that my 13 (14 next month) year old daughter beat me 131 to 124 (the wife got 147). Mind you, it only proves that she's better a guessing than I am.
     
  19. Gregorski

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    Thanks Garret. 148 for me.

    It seems odd though that in my age group the highest you can score is 150. But as you get older, you are able to score more...
     
  20. Gary D

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    out of interest is there anyone here who is thick as a brick? everyone seems to be borderline genius! I find it hard to believe that no one got less than 110? but given some members love for Jean Claude Van Damme movies some ones got be telling porkys?
    :) :) :) :) :)


    Gary
     
  21. Garrett

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    I don’t think it is a case of people lying just that the ones with lower than 100 are keeping quite.
     
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    I always thought that the average IQ was supposed to be 100. Anything above that being above average. Having seen results of the BBC test in past years, where the average has been around 110, there can only be 2 explanations...

    1) The people who watch this program are statistically above average people....
    2) The BBC's result scales are badly adjusted or their test to easy

    I prefer answer 1 since adjusting the results would be default lower my result :D :laugh:
     

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