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  1. #31
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    I gave myself 20 minutes, and scored 26. So if we define "genius" as "pretty skilled at meaningless tests", then I can feel pretty good about myself.

    The apostrophe police needs to have a little talk with them about number 24.

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    Or the feeling you get when you get ToSeeked, hey Taks? *snicker*
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    oops... either we were posting at the same time or i just missed the darned thing.

    oh, btw, this isn't american english, it is british english. we don't ever refer to it as a pack of cards over here.

    taks

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    I have 23 without assistance -- 21 of them within 30 minutes.

    I also have 2 more that fit, and are technically correct and accurate, but incorrect according to MENSA. These are #14 and #20. I'll edit later with my versions. Both actually have several "correct" answers.

    I spent about 40 minutes. I have to give up, now.

    I also found the answers here, ha ha! www.chesskit.com/miscellaneous/quiz.php

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    OK, i just got 8, but i went through it kind a fast. I will do it again later see if i get more. I am still happy with 8...... .....







    Titana.

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    21 after an hour and a half, but I saw you guys mentioning South Africa, so 20 might be more acccurate score.

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    The test is biased period, (Country, language orientated). These type of questions have also been used in trival quiz nights.

    Sites providing an insight or solutions to these "language equations" are:

    http://www.fairding.com/list_quiznight.shtml
    http://www.creativepuzzels.nl/spel/s...puzzel45-2.htm
    http://www.creativepuzzels.nl/spel/speel1/oplos45-2.htm

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    So, what we learn from this thread is that all BAUTers are above average.

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    Mensa SAF

    Even with assistance, I can't figure out #19 and #31.
    With #24 I seem to have a problem with spelling.

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    28 no help.

    Got them all with the answer sight though.

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    I figured out thirty in thirty minutes. I spotted a bible and a sports theme, which helped me on some, though. And then if you count a dictionary as cheating, I only got 27...

    Dad didn't know what the heck I was doing. He thought I was taking an internet acronym quiz.

    --hippie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taks
    that's sort of like the statement about the realization by <insert favorite whipping boy president name here> that 50% of americans have a below average IQ. frightening!
    That's not necessarily true, though. 50% are below the median, but the average could be elsewhere.
    Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF
    That's not necessarily true, though. 50% are below the median, but the average could be elsewhere.
    given that IQ is assumed a gaussian distribution, the median and mean (average) are the same value.

    taks

    PS: in practice, however, the distribution is not really gaussian, partly because there is no upper limit but there is a lower limit (rician), and also partly because at the high and low ends there are anomalies...

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    I'm at 29. I got one from the South africa comment though. I'm hung up on 8, 14, 24, and 31. But I'm watching the Brothers Grimm too, so I'm not timing myself.
    I'm Not Evil.
    An evil person would do the things that pop into my head.

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    I've currently got 22/33 but determined to get more

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    21 the first time through in about 10 minutes...

    Now, on to the tough ones.

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    I started this last night, but it's too draining for my brain. I began looking up stuff after 17, so best to not record my final score of 31.

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    25/33

    Still working on it...

    Edit: 26/33

    Edit: 28/33
    Last edited by The Supreme Canuck; 2006-Jan-21 at 08:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt-3d
    Eh, I checked one answer in google and saw two more so I'll claim 17. Unfortunately I was using a browser that didn't grade so I didn't know the answer was right, otherwise I wouldn't have checked. Anyway I toss all three answers and claim the affore mentioned 17. Does googling spelling count against me? If so 15. Spelling isn't a sign of intelligence ya know.

    edit to add new score. I'm still staring and scratching my head
    Really?


    Oh thank god...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tofu
    So, what we learn from this thread is that all BAUTers are above average.
    or their liers

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    Originally Posted by jt-3d
    Eh, I checked one answer in google and saw two more so I'll claim 17. Unfortunately I was using a browser that didn't grade so I didn't know the answer was right, otherwise I wouldn't have checked. Anyway I toss all three answers and claim the affore mentioned 17. Does googling spelling count against me? If so 15. Spelling isn't a sign of intelligence ya know.

    edit to add new score. I'm still staring and scratching my head
    Really?


    Oh thank god...
    Yes. Spelling has nothing to do with intelligence. Intelligence has to do with how tall you were as a child.

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    or their liers
    Good thing the word you typed wasn't "liars": some of us might have taken offense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555
    or their liers
    Or they're liars, eh Mickal

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    Re: Mensa Test

    Quote Originally Posted by paulie jay
    Or they're liars, eh Mickal
    See these?

    Photo 1

    Photo 2

    It might be that these are their lyres.

    Hey, their, there, they're: these are all the same to victims of Hooked On Phonics.


    PS: Re the first one, it probably belonged to Humphrey. Remember him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    PS: Re the first one, it probably belonged to Humphrey. Remember him?
    I do. It would appear that our favorite megalomaniacal turtle got flipped.

    Curse you Mario! Curse you Luigi!
    "Words that make questions may not be questions at all."
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson, answering loaded question in ten words or less
    at a 2010 talk MCed by Stephen Colbert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maksutov
    Yes. Spelling has nothing to do with intelligence. *snip*
    Intelligence has to do with how tall you were as a child.
    phew. 22" at birth and couldn't spell a word!

    taks

    PS: still tall at 6'3", but can spell a little better now, not much, but definitely better.

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    currently at 23, determined to keep trying and get more.
    Last edited by cjl; 2006-Jan-23 at 05:29 AM.

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    26 without help.. somebody's comment on the difference between 'pack' and 'deck' (I use 'deck', here in the states, too) cleared one up.

    Poking at others...

    hrm.. to judge by other comments, maybe I should know more about South Africa...

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    tofu sir, what is the full form of "MENSA". how i could take this test?
    what are the benefits of this test? is our IQ increases? is this test supports in making memory and logic more stronger?



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    17 in about 25 minutes.....this time......



    Titana.

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