An IQ test is Only as Smart as the Person who Writes it

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An IQ test is Only as Smart as the Person who Writes it

Post by Dauntless » Oct 27, 2014 1:05 pm

Careful is an adjective. If you add ly, is it what?

I almost had a perfect score, but then this isn't what an IQ test is really like. DON'T enter your EMail address, your results are there when you scroll down.

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Post by Nehmo » Nov 04, 2014 11:22 pm

Dauntless wrote:Careful is an adjective. If you add ly, is it what?
"Carefully" is an adverb. However, the clause in the question, "is it what," isn't what should be used in a quiz. Thus, we must flunk the inquisitor.
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Post by dnmun » Nov 05, 2014 12:07 am

duh, a test is an inanimate object. an inanimate object does not have consciousness so it cannot have an IQ and is not smart in any way.

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Post by friendly1uk » Nov 05, 2014 10:24 am

Can they mark intelligence based on whether I give a flying or not? lol
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Post by Dauntless » Nov 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Nehmo wrote: "Carefully" is an adverb. However, the clause in the question, "is it what," isn't what should be used in a quiz. Thus, we must flunk the inquisitor.
I THINK you're trying to say you got my point. The correct answer would be "No, it is 'Carefully.'" This thing was full of questions like that. A critical thinking skills test is not the same as an IQ test. I remember I found the test mildly fascinating for its' ridiculousness.
friendly1uk wrote:Can they mark intelligence based on whether I give a flying or not? lol
Some people try to insist cats are smarter than dogs on that basis.
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Post by friendly1uk » Nov 05, 2014 1:04 pm

Should we rate a dog higher because of its greater interest in literature. I think it is a fair point.

This is all very confusing lol
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Post by Nehmo » Nov 05, 2014 3:55 pm

friendly1uk wrote:Can they mark intelligence based on whether I give a flying or not? lol
Actually, yes. A thorough test addresses the subject's attitude toward taking the test and makes conclusions accordingly. But don't expect these tests to do that.
The than-a-5th-grader tests are just the products of someone trying to take marketing advantage of popular notion, which has become a game show, an app, and other things.
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Post by John in CR » Nov 06, 2014 2:18 pm

That wasn't an IQ test, just an example of a 5th grade test. I got a 100 on it and I'm not sure I would have in 5th grade, so I blew the premise of the article out of the water. Schools have gotten so far away from actual teaching, that unless the test is mostly about video games and smart phones few 5th graders would be much competition.

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Post by The fingers » Nov 06, 2014 2:33 pm

I wonder if my IQ is better, same, or worse than when I was a 5th grader. Not really at this point. :roll:
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Post by liveforphysics » Nov 06, 2014 6:03 pm

Dauntless wrote:Careful is an adjective. If you add ly, is it what?
Nope. Only "what" would be "what", sticking an "ly" on the end of a word would add an "ly" to the end of it. ;-)
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