Some funny questions for you guys:
Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced onety one?
Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag?
Ok, let’s become serious now.
“All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike, and yet it is the most precious thing we have.”
Definition of IQ: What is IQ?
IQ (intelligence quotient) = (Mental Age / Chronological Age) x 100.
The IQ of a child between the ages of 5 to 16 years old is calculated by dividing the child’s mental age by his chronological age and then multiplying the result by 100. If a 10 year old child performs mentally at a 10 year old level, the IQ is calculated as 10 divided by 10 equaling 1, and multiplying the 1 by 100 equals an IQ of 100. If the 10 year old child mentally performs at a 20 year old level, then 20 over 10 equals 2, and multiplying 2 by 100 equals an IQ score of 200.
Adult IQ is calculated by supervised IQ testing. Adult IQ scores are specific to each IQ test and are not interchangeable between one IQ test and another. Membership qualifications to most high IQ societies require percentile ratings instead of IQ scores.
The IQ formula (MA/CA) x 100 = IQ was created as an indicator, not based on mathematical rules. The formula could have been (MA/CA)x10 or (MA/CA)x1000. IQ scores are relative numbers, of no real measurement other than to show relative differences of measurable mental performance between different people taking similar tests.
Average IQ, Gifted IQ, Genius IQ
An IQ score of 100 is average. Only one person in the world has an average IQ. Half of everyone else has a higher IQ, and the other half has a lower IQ. As IQ scores increase, so do opinions differ on what marks gifted and genius. IQ ratings are generally relative to the personal opinion and view of the person being asked (a 6’6″ tall man may appear tall to a 5′ tall man, but an 8′ tall man thinks everyone to be short).
Generally, average IQ is about 90 to 115, talented is about 115 to 125, gifted is about 125 to 140, and about 140+ is commonly believed as having the potential for genius. It is important to note that whatsoever environment a person lives in, it is that which the person will deem normal, and all terms about intellectual levels are only relative to the individual’s own personal level.
“I am attacked by two very opposite sects, the scientists and the know-nothings. Both laugh at me, calling me ‘the frogs’ dancing master’. Yet I know I have discovered one of the greatest forces in nature”.
Luigi Galvani, Italian physicist
Some Questions to test your IQ:
- Some months have 30 days, some months have 31 days. How many months have 28 days?
- If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tells you to take one pill every half hour, how long would it be before all the pills had been taken?
- I went to bed at eight 8 ‘clock in the evening and wound up my clock and set the alarm to sound at nine 9 ‘clock in the morning. How many hours sleep would I get before being awoken by the alarm?
- Divide 30 by half and add ten. What do you get?
- A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many live sheep were left?
- If you had only one match and entered a COLD and DARK room, where there was an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, which would you light first?
- A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction, each side having a southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What color is the bear?
- Take 2 apples from 3 apples. What do you have?
- How many animals of each species did Moses take with him in the Ark?
- If you drove a bus with 43 people on board from Chicago and stopped at Pittsburgh to pick up 7 more people and drop off 5 passengers and at Cleveland to drop off 8 passengers and pick up 4 more and eventually arrive at Philadelphia 20 hours later, what’s the name of the driver?