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Review: IQ-Test

January 8, 2009
Overview IQ-Test is just that- an Intelligence Quotient test. (Not an accredited test) The point is to measure your intelligence, (or lack of intelligence) by taking a test involving math, pattern and problem solving questions. And yeah, there are some vocabulary questions too. Basically though, IQ tests are just another way for egghead, smarty-pants to make the rest of us feel stupid. I’m so sick of them keeping us down! Morons, I command you, rise with me! And we'll show those smart guys a thing or two!


  • 40 Questions In 60 Minutes
That may seem like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that much time to finish. Most of the questions require you to recognize a pattern, be it in mathematics or in designs. (Think Sesame Street, “One of these things is not like the other…) If you get stuck you can skip over a question and come back to it at the end of the test. (Not a bad strategy if you’re concerned about time).

  • High Scores
You can keep track of your score and compare it with friends and family that also take the test on your iphone. Plus, you’ll get to see the IQ scores of some famous smart people like Bill Gates, (150), Al Gore, (134) and Mike Tyson (72). They also have Plato on there, but I’m going to go on a limb here and say that he never took an IQ test since they weren’t created until nearly 2000 years after his death. Now, MacPhun, what happens when we assume?


The Good: Most of the questions are pretty hard. I think that’s a good thing. That gives me more faith in the accuracy of this test. If I was flying through it like the SATs, then I’d be concerned. (PS, I didn’t score very high on my SATs, but I did finish quickly, so I think I got the bonus points. They give bonus points for that, don’t they?) The fact that I had to stop and think was refreshing. It was also frustrating- since I should have gotten a lot more right. I figured I’d take this test, see what it says about me, then study up a bit, eat some brain food, (gummy bears?), and then take the next test. But… The Bad: There’s only one test. So, once you take it, or take part of it, you can’t really take it again, because you already know the answers. (Or you should by your third or fourth try). On that same line of thought, I wish that they had an answers page, because I’d like to know what I got wrong and right. I don’t think that’s asking for too much. There’s a time limit, but you can quit the app and come back to the test later. It’s almost like they want you to cheat. Sure, cheating on your IQ test is a victimless crime, (unless you consider yourself a victim), but I worry about the integrity of the people taking these tests. I can see people faking their scores to make their friends feel stupid. And this makes me sad. There were a couple questions that didn’t make a lick of sense. And I’m not saying that because I only scored a 104. There was a question asking what came next, but they only showed one picture. How the hell are you supposed to tell what comes next? Impossible, I say. Impossible! Here’s a picture to show what I mean…


Okay, I know this isn’t a legit way to find your IQ. I know that. You know that. We all know that. You’d have to take a real standardized test and pay more money to get your real score. Since this is a dollar, I’d say what the hell, give it a try. But know that it’s not going to be accurate, and it’s not going to be easy by any stretch of the imagination. (Especially since as of this review, some of the questions can’t be answered. Honestly, this should be free. Just throw some ads on it. Oh, and MacPhun, credit Wikipedia for the “About IQ” section, since you just totally plagiarized them.

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