Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking may be well-known for their high IQs, but did you know people of all ages, genders and backgrounds have tested well above the average score of 100? Actress Natalie Portman, for instance, reportedly has an impressive 140 IQ, while Matt Damon and Conan O’Brien are at 160 respectively—which lands them among the 2 percent who have the highest IQ scores in the world.
So what is an IQ anyway? It stands for Intelligence Quotient, and it’s a far-from-perfect method of measuring intelligence. While many associate intelligence with vast knowledge, the term is actually fairly subjective, and can encompass many different qualities. But according to Mensa—the elite global society for those with high IQs—an IQ test measures “quickness of mental comprehension (or mental agility).” The test presents a range of questions designed to assess one’s ability to process patterns, use logic, and successfully sort through mathematical concepts. Curious where you stand? Take a crack at the types of questions that might be on an IQ test, developed by Dr. Abbie Salny, former Supervisory Psychologist for American Mensa. Then tell us in the comments section whether you are Mensa material (if you got 7-8 correct, consider yourself qualified!)– and explore some more over at Mensa for Kids!
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*The following mini quiz questions were developed by Dr. Abbie Salny, former Supervisory Psychologist for American Mensa http://www.mensaforkids.org
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What is the number that is one more than one-tenth of one-fifth of one-half of 4,000?
41. (4000 / 2 =2000, / 5 =400, / 10 = 40, + 1= 41)
What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one-fifth the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.)
Jane went to visit Jill. Jill is Jane’s only husband’s mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter’s only daughter. What relation is Jill to Jane?
Jane’s daughter (Jane’s mother’s husband is Jane’s father, his daughter is Jane, and Jill is her daughter.)
Which of the words below is least like the others? The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.
Zipper (The others can be anagrammed into the names of cities: Rome, Paris, Chester.)
Tabitha likes cookies but not cake. She likes mutton but not lamb, and she likes okra but not squash. Following the same rule, will she like cherries or pears?
Cherries (Tabitha only likes food with two syllables.)
In a foot race, Jerry was neither first nor last. Janet beat Jerry, Jerry beat Pat. Charlie was neither first nor last. Charlie beat Rachel. Pat beat Charlie. Who came in last?
Marian bought 4 oranges and 3 lemons for 90 cents. The next day she bought 3 oranges and 4 lemons for 85 cents. How much did each lemon and orange cost?
Start with the number of total mittens the numbered kittens lost, and multiply by the voting age in the U.S. What’s the answer?
216. (3 kittens @ 4 mittens each = 12 x 18. Kittens have 4 paws.)
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I got 1/8 lol
Im A G.O.A.T Greatest of all time I got 8/8
i’m glad i pass your iq test thank you for that
Got 8/8 in 5th grade