Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TBWCYL Day 210 - Smarty Pants

Interactive Time.
(Did you just read that as if a 70 year old woman with a falsetto voice were saying it? No? Moving on.)

How stupid do you think you are? No, really. Just take a guess. Well, The Book in all its infinite glory has decided to help you determine your IQ. Below is a IQ test that I took and hopefully you can take it too. I was afraid the answers would be made up and completely impossible to answer but I was wrong. After taking the test, you only get 10 minutes, and totaling up my IQ, I have a whopping IQ of 125.

I was so close to "Bright". Dang.

So, try the test if you can. I need someone to explain how to get an answer on #7 and #8 because I think I figured out #3 after I didn't get it right. Also, I want the scores to find out if my readers are as intelligent as I think they are.

That is all,


8 Ripples in the pond:

Girl Interrupted said...

I can't even see the writing clearly enough to read the questions!

Wait ...

Is THAT the test?

Simon said...

I’m afraid you’re on your own mate. I only got 1 and 9 in the available time! I did feel cheated out of 4 though: it could either have been 2 (the start of the series) or 29 (the last of the series); I went for 2, but the writer decided 29. Who am I to argue?

2 and 6 I only worked out retrospectively; 5 I felt a little embarrassed at not having got.

3 I decided was HOJH because it was the only one not to end in a vowel; perhaps ICADLUA is the one because it’s the only one to start with a vowel? The trouble with ones like this is that there could be any number of explanations: the only one to contain the letter U, for example, or D.

I haven’t been able to make anything of 7 and 8; I’ll let you know if I do, but with an IQ of 104 that seems pretty bloody unlikely.

Anyway, congratulations on your score. You obviously have a very facile mind.

Simon said...

Oh yes, I’d be interested to hear your rationale for 3, by the way.

Trinity said...

No, that isn't the test. You need to right click and save it to your computer. Then do the test.

Trinity said...

Well: Here was my rationale on these. No Cheating.

1: Low made sence
2: if you multiply the first number by 3 it = the second. If you multiply the 2nd number by 3 it = the third number minus 1 each time.
3. I think those are all names that are jumbled. The first was John, the 4th is Michael, I don't know what the 3rd is but I don't think ICADLUA is a jumbled name.
4: you just add starting at 3 and increase the number by 1 for each set.
5. I guessed ONE but didn't look at all the words.
6. subtract the first number from the second to get the gap and just subtract it from the last number.
7. Hell if I know. That is one I don't understand
8. Same as 7
9. 3 of 4 are same image rotated.

Simon said...

That’s it! Number 3. I wondered about anagrams, and idly considered that ICADLUA was CLAUDIA, but stupidly didn’t bother to pursue it further. BLATRE is ALBERT, and, as you said, HOJH is JOHN and CHIMLEA is MICHAEL.
ICADLUA is therefore the odd one out because it’s an anagram of a girls’ name; the others are boys’ names.

2, 4 and 6 are as you described, but my point with 4 (in case you didn’t appreciate what I was saying) is that just as you increment by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, you could equally well decrease the numbers by those values working in an anti-clockwise direction. This would result in the missing number being 2 (4 – 2 = 2, rather than 2 + 2 = 4).

Trinity said...

Simon, you should have gotten a higher score because I couldn't even figure out Claudia.

And I hate Anagrams too. I contantly look at things and think they are anagrams when they aren't and it is maddening.

Girl Interrupted said...

Dammit! Now you've given the answers and I'm not honest enough to not cheat!