I like to think of myself as intelligent. I can read and write in more than one language, and my checkbook is balanced, after all. I’m pretty sure I’m smarter than a 5th grader, but I don’t know if I’m as smart as Geena Davis. So IQ Test by Max Voloshin gave me the opportunity to gauge just how smart I really am, versus just how smart I think I am.
This IQ test is different from others I’ve seen, in that it is based mainly on patterns, and the user’s ability to pick the next logical item to continue the pattern from a list of choices. According to the developer, it is based on Professor Hans Eysenck’s work and, since I’m not familiar with Prof. Eysenck, I looked him up on Wikipedia. After I read up, I realized anyone who’s taken Psych 101 is at least somewhat familiar with his work. Prof. Eysenck was a British psychologist who argued the genetics of intelligence and personality – and got famously punched in the nose debating this point. Gotta love a guy who’ll take it on the schnozz for his beliefs.
Whether this IQ test conforms to the good professor’s test or not, I can’t say. I can say that this test is timed – you get 40 minutes to complete the test, and I suggest you be sure you have 40 minutes to do it before you start, because you can’t start and stop and start from where you left off. I can also say that the graphics are well done, and you can have more than one person take the test and compare your scores.
If you’re interested in an IQ test, for $0.99, this isn’t a bad one. And I’m not just saying that because it pegged my IQ at 137. After all, according to the scoring scale, that makes me not as smart as Sharon Stone. At least I’m smarter than Mike Tyson.