Okay bird, add one to your score for getting that one.
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...
a Mensa member at my old work used to call me over to work the coffee machine cuz he could not figure it out.
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.
25/30. I skipped most of the word questions though. I hate problems like those.
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.
|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"...
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]" :)
|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.
24/30, too tired to count squares and figuring out all anagrams....
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..
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 ;).
I hate those word ones. ARRRGGGHHHH!
I wasn't going to get that INSATIABLE one in a million years.
22 out of 30 - I did have 2 glasses of cheap sparkling wine. At least that's my excuse.
|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
all I know is all those folks that got the word ones right, are the ones I'd interview first for an seo job...
:) Are you hiring, Brett? hehehe.
Hi scorers please try answering [webmasterworld.com...] :)
ok so I took the test... and surprised myself
Missed on the insatiable anagram... and I have to admit the list of months was a stab in the dark, so really 28/30.
27/30 if you allow the tealight teabreak teatime. Somehow I had the impression it was designed by brits!
anagrams were a b...
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]
#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.
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.
|#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. :)
We have many jokes at our Prometheus Society meetings, but they all involve Mensa members. ;)
24/30. I still think they're wrong about the boxes one.
The Prometheus Society are for losers who can't
get in the mega society :)
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?
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.
>>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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