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Mensa
any super intelligent here
miles




msg:331833
 5:59 pm on Feb 18, 2003 (gmt 0)

Well I scored 14 out of 25. Come on take the test. Just so you know I dont feel bad because I come from a family of hillbillys.

[mensa.org...]

I wonder how the rest of you will fare on this one.

 

Shane




msg:331863
 5:14 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)


Okay bird, add one to your score for getting that one.

BlobFisk




msg:331864
 5:50 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)


Hmmm... That test must have been designed by americans. British folks would have known that there are such things as tealight, teabreak, and teatime.

I put down day (daylight, daybreak, daytime)... never checked to see if that was right or wrong...

weblamer2




msg:331865
 6:34 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

a Mensa member at my old work used to call me over to work the coffee machine cuz he could not figure it out.

Brett_Tabke




msg:331866
 7:29 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

22/30

There was no way I would pull that word out of #19. I spent an hour trying to figure that one out.

#23, the answer is not entirely correct. There is a 2nd pattern. The animals all stride on 4 legs - which one does not? The rabbit. I'm sure mivox can attest, that people do keep Elk as pets.

DrCool




msg:331867
 7:38 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

25/30. I skipped most of the word questions though. I hate problems like those.

miles




msg:331868
 7:40 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

For one of the questions it said what word can be made from this word. I typed the same word in the box.

These test do not always test common sence as someone pointed out about the coffee machine. I have met some intelctuals before and they are really lacking the common sence, but they are really book smart.

mivox




msg:331869
 8:47 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm sure mivox can attest, that people do keep Elk as pets.

Actually I've never seen a pet Elk, we don't have Elk in my area ;)

The people down the road keep Yaks, but that's different. I don't know if they're actually considered domesticated, or if they're just too slow and lazy to technically be called "wild"...

lgn




msg:331870
 9:16 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes the mensa test had some cultural bias in it.
You think mensa would have learned by now.

Or maybe they should have disclaimers ie.

"Test results are only accurate for Americans, between the age of 25 - 34, and who had never voted Republican, and have consummed more than 3 beers in the past hour [you must be relaxed]" :)

mivox




msg:331871
 9:28 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes the mensa test had some cultural bias in it.
You think mensa would have learned by now.

They have... if you read their admission requirements section, people from different cultures can request alternate entrance tests.

That wasn't an entrance test, it was just a game.

Go2




msg:331872
 9:35 pm on Feb 19, 2003 (gmt 0)

24/30, too tired to count squares and figuring out all anagrams....

SlyGuy




msg:331873
 3:27 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

A little too much time on my hands.

Out of the 23 replies, WebmasterWorld members have an average score of 23.17.

Not bad at all.

If we include NFFC and his 31/30, the average shoots up to 23.50. Mind you, I'm not too sure if his score is totally accurate..

- Chad

Sinner_G




msg:331874
 3:31 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

Since most of the questions were logic puzzles, I guess it's normal that people with a certain understanding for informatics fare well. Unless they use M$ software only, in that case thinking logically only hinders ;).

4crests




msg:331875
 10:27 pm on Feb 20, 2003 (gmt 0)

25/30

I hate those word ones. ARRRGGGHHHH!

I wasn't going to get that INSATIABLE one in a million years.

olwen




msg:331876
 6:35 am on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

22 out of 30 - I did have 2 glasses of cheap sparkling wine. At least that's my excuse.

deejay




msg:331877
 8:04 am on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't know if they're actually considered domesticated, or if they're just too slow and lazy to technically be called "wild"...

...you just described my ex husband. :P

Brett_Tabke




msg:331878
 2:05 pm on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

all I know is all those folks that got the word ones right, are the ones I'd interview first for an seo job...

mivox




msg:331879
 7:33 pm on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

:) Are you hiring, Brett? hehehe.

georgeek




msg:331880
 8:38 pm on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi scorers please try answering [webmasterworld.com...] :)

deejay




msg:331881
 10:43 pm on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

ok so I took the test... and surprised myself

29/30

Missed on the insatiable anagram... and I have to admit the list of months was a stab in the dark, so really 28/30.

Designerina




msg:331882
 2:10 am on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

27/30 if you allow the tealight teabreak teatime. Somehow I had the impression it was designed by brits!

ScottM




msg:331883
 2:23 am on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

27/30

anagrams were a b...

1Lit




msg:331884
 3:34 am on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

We have a joke in our Mensa meetings: half the people are accountants and the other half are programmers.

And, believe it or not, it is almost correct. Last week there was a guy boring the pants off me for an hour about a new programming language he was developing and trying to sell to Microsoft.

Some geeks just don't get it - even though I admit to having layen awake at night thinking up new ways of topping the Google rankings, I would never talk about Metatags or the Googlebot cos I know it's uninteresting to non-specialists.

Hope none of you are like that :)

(Any London Mensans - or non-Mensans - stickymail me.)

[edited by: 1Lit at 4:46 am (utc) on Feb. 25, 2003]

grnidone




msg:331885
 3:36 am on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

#23: I said the elk was the odd one out not because 'wasn't a pet' but because it was the only one that had multiple stomachs.

mykel




msg:331886
 2:52 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

I got 22/30, missed most of the word ones. But then I'm not a native English speaker, so I have an excuse :) The math ones were very simple for me though, some even silly - I guess it just depends on what you're good at.

mivox




msg:331887
 6:10 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

#23: I said the elk was the odd one out not because 'wasn't a pet' but because it was the only one that had multiple stomachs.

Give yourself five bonus points for thoroughly over-analyzing the situation. :)

lawman




msg:331888
 6:27 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

We have many jokes at our Prometheus Society meetings, but they all involve Mensa members. ;)

lawman

binki




msg:331889
 6:54 pm on Feb 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

24/30. I still think they're wrong about the boxes one.

lgn




msg:331890
 4:23 am on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

The Prometheus Society are for losers who can't
get in the mega society :)

Emma McCreary




msg:331891
 8:38 am on Feb 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

26/30, but I used scratch paper. It didn't say not to, but the alphabet one seems ridiculously easy if you do. Didn't even try the anagrams, can't stand 'em.

What do people in Mensa do anyway?

Fairla




msg:331892
 6:59 am on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

I only got 18 right, but I limited myself to 30 minutes (thought the instructions said to do this) which meant I had to skip several.

I'm fine with anything word-oriented but poor at math, which makes me wonder about tests like this: Isn't it possible to be very intelligent and yet bad at math (or a genius in math but bad with language questions)? Different types of intelligence etc.

Crazy_Fool




msg:331893
 11:39 pm on Mar 2, 2003 (gmt 0)

>>all I know is all those folks that got the word ones
>>right, are the ones I'd interview first for an seo job...

yeah .... i've been trying to find people locally for SEO but i'm having real trouble finding anyone that can string a sentence together .....

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