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Take the MENSA Workout test! Answered

Your score was 30 out of 30. That is an excellent score—you would have a very strong chance of passing the Mensa test and joining Mensa.
Please note that the Mensa Workout is NOT the official Mensa test, and your score will not qualify or disqualify you for membership

Take the MENSA Workout test and post your score.

For funzies! ...lol

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ledzep567 (author)2007-12-22

lol im guessing this test isnt to be taken by 15 year olds?(accurately at least)

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LukeB3 (author)ledzep5672014-12-10
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Goodhart (author)ledzep5672007-12-22

It doesn't ask you to do calculus with 2 variables or anything. :-)

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Goodhart (author)ledzep5672007-12-23

In other words, I was given a similar test in the 7th or 8th grade but for evaluation purposes.

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I assume you're talking about an IQ test for some sort of gifted program? I was given my test in 3rd grade, and I know from back then, that every year older you got, they gave a different test. Now obviously it would stop changing at a certain age, but to an extent, ledzep567 is right. That to an extent just doesn't really apply to a 15 year old, as there are not questions on that test that one wouldn't be able to get based on a lack of mental development.

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Well, it was over 35 years ago, so maybe my memory is faulty in that area. I do remember taking an IQ test that was oriented to a different "environment" and how that skews such tests too.

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Lithium Rain (author)2008-06-13

I got I think 27 or 29 out of 30 right a while back when I took it...not to brag, but it was easy-peasy. Especially the pattern bits, a monkey could do those...

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westfw (author)2007-12-22

I sorta got disenchanted with Mensa and their tests when I realized I could get in based on my SAT scores... Sigh. 27 out of 30, but I got (1) right for the wrong reason, (6) wrong for a wrong reason (stupid mistake.) and (19) is just something I really suck at. (My wife is quite good at this word game called "anagrams", a scrabble-like game where you steal words from other players by adding letters and rearranging to form new words. But I can't seem to "deconstruct" words back into individual letters...) We had a rather long discussion on another forum about the (box, code, bag, haste, etc) question... A lot of people didn't like the "code" word.

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NachoMahma (author)westfw2007-12-22

. Back many years ago I was interested in joining Mensa ... until I met the folks. A few good ppl, but most of them seemed to take a little too much pride in their IQ scores. I'm proof positive that a high IQ score does not equal smart. . My first guess for box/code/bag/haste was correct (haste gave it away), but then I started doubting myself - I'd never seen/heard the word *bag (don't want to spoil it for others) used before.

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I, too, have never heard that word. Also, I've found two possible answers to *light *break *time

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chaoscampbell (author)NachoMahma2007-12-22

that is true, I mean about the people. I began looking into it a bit after taking that test and it seems to me its just a bunch of people that walk around sayin' "I am so smart, S-M-R-T" I thought there would be some real advantages and benifits to joining but its a bunch of over thinkers that think there IQ makes them better then everyone else. plus, I refuse to pay 80 bucks a month or whatever to be able to say I'm in a pretensious, self rightious brain snob club

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chaoscampbell (author)westfw2007-12-22

the (box, code, bag, haste) was an odd question. when I answered it I fully expected to get it wrong but its the only thing I could come up with that came even close

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westfw (author)chaoscampbell2007-12-22

Perhaps it's a "test taking skills" question. The answer they want isn't all that great, but it's pretty clearly the best answer you'll find. Which brings up another interesting question on memory vs intelligence. I used to read a lot of puzzle books, columns, and things. As a result, by the time I came across the same puzzles elsewhere (in school, etc) I already "remembered" the answer, though I (conveniently) didn't remember whether I had figured it out on my own originally, or just had it explained by the book... (but I didn't remember which types of numbers sally liked...)

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trebuchet03 (author)2007-12-22

That was fun - I love stuff like that :)

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Goodhart (author)2007-12-22

Without the actual timing factor, it isn't really accurate.

but even so, I sympathize with westfw. My verbal / linguistic / letter arrangement skills need improvement.

I do tend to reverse letters and numbers sometimes, which of course affects the score but not one's intelligence. The IQ test, even if administered correctly, is skewed for this and a few other reasons.

When I was much younger, I actually paid for and took the test, and was only a point below the number needed for that year; but then, I did get to meet some of the members, and some of them didn't have enough sense to get out of a rain storm *shrug*

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chaoscampbell (author)Goodhart2007-12-22

its really not accurate in any way........ its just a challange and fun to do. if it were accurate and perfect then it would be good enough for admission..... but its really not. I was suggesting more of a give it a try and see kinda thing.

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Goodhart (author)chaoscampbell2007-12-22

Understood :-) yeah I have a lot of MENSA's puzzle books, just because I like to do puzzles now and then....but I enjoy lateral thinking puzzles the best

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Goodhart (author)Goodhart2007-12-22

PS: for an exuberant CLUB fee, I would have gotten little out of the club except for a Chess partner or two. But that is what they invented computers for, right ? LOL

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its a lion (author)2007-12-22

i dont suppose that taking it while having been up for 29 hours straight is the best thing... i couldnt even answer question 1.

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chaoscampbell (author)2007-12-22

is everyone asleep? or is no one else gonna take it?

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30 minutes to be judged by the kind of people I avoid? bah!

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