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CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2008 02:47 Edit Quote

Thought some of you would like this. It's a pretty good IQ test I think. There is a link to it on Slashdot here.

Here is a link to the IQ test.

Later,

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reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2008 05:17 Edit Quote

The .aspx makes me trepidatious (y'know on top of the usual 'IQ' hullabaloo [and the likelihood that the more stupid a person is, the less likely they'll ever get to the quiz (or the possibility that the more smart a person is, the less likely they'll ever bother with the quiz [etc., 2&#8734;])]).

reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2008 05:26 Edit Quote

Relies much more on trivia than some IQ tests I've seen.

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-29-2008 16:30 Edit Quote

Your right, I only got 4 questions I'd regard as being IQ-like questions.

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

IP logged posted posted 05-29-2008 16:37 Edit Quote

I tried it again and it asked me

"Who replaced George Best in the Beatles?"

I guess the answer is Ringo Starr but it wasn't George Best, anyone know who he did replace?

Lord_Fukutoku
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: San Antonio
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-29-2008 17:59 Edit Quote

Pete Best, wasn't it? Maybe it was a trick question

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Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-29-2008 23:31 Edit Quote

Spot on Lord F It was indeed Pete Best


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liorean
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Umeå, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 03:47 Edit Quote

It's certainly not a good IQ test. Intelligence is all about pattern recognition, not knowledge. You can be extremely intelligent but know next to nothing. You can know very much but still not be intelligent.

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White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 13:06 Edit Quote

I didn't even bother, sorry. That's a general knowledge quiz, but if there's not a few pints to be had, and a decent pot to be won, it's not worth cheating on. :P (teehee)

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 02:12 Edit Quote

First question I got asked was when the first Olympics was held. Like liorean said, there's a big difference between knowledge and intelligence. Although, to be frank, I think "knowledge" is giving the quiz too much credit. I think reisio hit the nail on the head: the date of the first Olympics is "trivia."

There may be other, more IQ-related questions there, but after that first question I just closed the tab.


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liorean
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Umeå, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 02:55 Edit Quote

I'd say that trivia IS knowledge. It's just as much knowledge as basic math and logic. The ability to see where they are appropriate to use and ability to apply them, that's pattern recognition, i.e. intelligence. The main difference in trivia is, there is no practical application of that knowledge.

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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 15:15 Edit Quote

Well, yes, trivia is indeed a type of knowledge.

Whenever I think of trivia, I think of Sherlock Holmes. Watson was astounded when he learned that Holmes did not know the planets of the solar system, and Holmes replied that he only had a limited capacity for memory and didn't want to waste it on information (knowledge) that was completely useless to him.

On the other hand, Jeopardy champions might argue that there is indeed at least one practical application for trivia.


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reisio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Florida
Insane since: Mar 2005

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 15:56 Edit Quote
quote:
Suho1004 said:

Whenever I think of trivia, I think of Sherlock Holmes. Watson was astounded when he learned that Holmes did not know the planets of the solar system, and Holmes replied that he only had a limited capacity for memory and didn't want to waste it on information (knowledge) that was completely useless to him.


Well put, that.



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