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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...
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.
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"...
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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.
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..
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]
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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.