Answers to emode.com IQ test ( "the original IQ test" )

Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 02:57 am
I just took emode.com's IQ test and thought it was kinda silly. Here are the questions and the answers, let me know what you think.


1. Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison? LIVED is to DEVIL as 6323 is to:

Answer: 3236

Explanation: reversed

2. Which one of these five is least like the other four?

Answer: Kangaroo

Explanation: stands upright

3. Which number should come next? 144 121 100 81 64 ?

Answer: 49

Explanation: - 23 - 21 - 19 - 17 the next one is 64 - 15

4. Even the most ___________ rose has thorns.

Answer: tempting

Explanation: because the other words don't make a sensical contrast

5. HAND is to Glove as HEAD is to

Answer: hat

Explanation: come on!

6. http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/32_01.gif is to http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/32_02.gif as http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/32_03.gif is to:

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/32_d.gif

Explanation: just reverse the first set

7. John likes 400 but not 300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 2500 but not 2400. Which does he like?

Answer: 900

Explanation: search this site, Jespah answered this here before. Many of these questions are all over the net, that's why I doubt emode minds if the answers are posted.

8. A fallacious argument is:

Answer: false

Explanation: that's the closest to the definition

9. If you rearrange the letters "ANLDEGN," you would have the name of a(n):

Answer: Country

Explanation: join me in a stirring rendition of "beasts of england"

10. NASA received three messages in a strange language from a distant planet. The scientists studied the messages and found that "Necor Buldon Slock" means "Danger Rocket Explosion" and "Edwan Mynor Necor" means "Danger Spaceship Fire" and "Buldon Gimilzor Gondor" means "Bad Gas Explosion". What does "Slock" mean?

Answer: Rocket

Explanation: just use the process of elimination

11. If some Wicks are Slicks, and some Slicks are Snicks, then some Wicks are definitely Snicks. The statement is:

Answer: false

Explanation: "definitely" seals the deal

12. Ann is taller than Jill, and Kelly is shorter than Ann. Which of the following statements would be most accurate?

Answer: It's impossible to tell

Explanation: because Laughing

13. A boy is 4 years old and his sister is three times as old as he is. When the boy is 12 years old, how old will his sister be?

Answer: 20

Explanation: just addition and multiplication

14. Assume that these two statements are true: All brown-haired men have bad tempers. Larry is a brown-haired man. The statement Larry has a bad temper is:

Answer: true

Explanation: a = b, b = c so a = c

15. Two girls caught 25 frogs. Lisa caught four times as many as Jen did. How many frogs did Jen catch?

Answer: 5

Explanation: just math again

16. Inept is the opposite of:

Answer: Skillful

Explanation: This is a mistake on emode's part they include another word that is correct ("fit").

17. A car traveled 28 miles in 30 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling?

Answer: 56

Explanation X2

18. If all Zips are Zoodles, and all Zoodles are Zonkers, then all Zips are definitely Zonkers.
The above sentence is logically:

Answer: true

Explanation: same as the brown hair one above

19. Sue is both the 50th best and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend her school?

Answer: 99

Explanation 50 + 49

20. In a race from point X to point Y and back, Jack averages 30 miles per hour to point Y and 10 miles per hour back to point X. Sandy averages 20 miles per hour in both directions. Between Jack and Sandy, who finished first?

Answer: sandy

Explanation: jack only catches up at the end

21. Ten people can paint 60 houses in 120 days, so five people can paint 30 houses in:

Answer 120

Explanation: just math again

22. The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never ________.

Answer: simple

Explanation: it's the obvious choice for the sentence to have a tiny bit of wit. The other words would be awkward.

23. Which number should come next? 64, 16, 4, 1, ΒΌ?

Answer: 1/16

Explanation : divide by 4

24. What number is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800?

Answert: 10

Explanation: just math

25. A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the ________ of nothing.

Answer: value

Explanation: it's just the most fitting word, 'tis all

26. Two cars start off at the same point on a straight highway facing opposite directions. Each car drives for 6 miles, takes a left turn, and drives for 8 miles. How far apart are the two cars?

Answer: 20

explanation: just math

27. Which one of these five things is least like the other four?

answer: grape

explanation: this was a horrible question with multiple answers that made sense.

28. Wisdom is knowing what to do next; __________ is doing it.

Answer: virtue

Explanation: simply the most fitting

29. It is easier to _______________ than to offer a helping hand.

Answewr: point a finger

Explanation: cause the others make litttle sense (except the insult one, it just makes less sense).

30. True knowledge exists in knowing that you know ___________.

Answer: nothing

Explanation: I think they were going for philosophical but ended up with common knowledge.

31. Which word best completes the analogy: Water is to glass as letter is to...

answer: envelope

Explanation: obvious

32. http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/34_01.gif is to http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/34_02.gif as http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/34_03.gif is to:

answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/34_b.gif

Explanation: lots on this in that questions for such a short test

33. Which one of the designs is least like the other four?

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/33_b.gif

Explanation: It's round



For the picture sequence above, find the picture that follows logically from one of the six below.

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/31_c.gif

Explanation: reverse inner and outer colors and suchj



For the picture sequence above, find the picture that follows logically from one of the five below.

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/35_b.gif

Explanation: Two are still one is moving up the other from top right to bottom left



Fill in the empty box above with the correct picture from below

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/36_b.gif

Explanation: symmetry

37. http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/37.gif

Fill in the white box above with the correct picture from below

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/37_d.gif

Explanation: there is no repetition of the smaller symbol in the rows, there is repetition of the larger shape and the last criteria is color (there has to be variance across the row). All the criteria together leads to the answer. The dark circle is wrong because then the row would be all dark.


http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/38_1.gif is to http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/38_2.gif as http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/38_3.gif is to:

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/38_a.gif

Explanation: role reversal...

39. http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/39_01.gif is to http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/39_02.gif as http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/39_03.gif is to:

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/39_b.gif

Explanation: not needed

40. Which design does not belong in this group?

Answer: http://i.emode.com/images/tests/iq/40_c.gif

Explanation: big/small versus small/small

If you get them all right you will get a 144 score and they'll call you a visionary philosopher or something.

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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 03:20 am
How strange! That is what they said about me!
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 03:21 am
The IQ result, by the way, is similar to proper IQ testing I have been subjected to.
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 03:22 am
But there were heaps more questions, I thought, in the Emode test I took, or was it just the pages that made it seem so? And I was pished at the time....
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 03:33 am
It's a silly test. They want you to score well.
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 03:49 am
Gee, thanks.....
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 04:02 am
You have also stuffed the results of any subsequent test you take by taking that one - it does contain legit questions, albeit not many of them, and you should not re-test within 12 months.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 04:20 am
Ahh it's silly. Any test that is soo easy to get all the answers is bogus. I've hardly ever finish these tests (I get bored) but I have never seen one that I was sure I'd gotten 100% on.

Most any of these tests will stump me at lest for a while.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 04:38 am
dlowan wrote:
Gee, thanks.....

Oh come on! You know I'd love to think this is a real nice hard test and I am oh so special for acing it but you an' I both know that ain't true!

They make it easy intentionally.
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 05:52 am
Lol! I SAID the results matched those of proper tests I have had inflicted upon me!

As I said, it canot be real because of the non-test conditions etc - I haven't bothered to look at a WISC or WAIS (I KNOW the spelling is wrong, there!) but I know, just from memory, that it is waaay too short - it fails to ask any social intelligence questions - the real verbal scale questions, for instance, go waaaaay beyond these - no memory tests, like digit recall - and so on and on.

I wonder if there has been any correlation study done between scores on this and scores on "real" tests?

It gave a similar profile, though, as I recall, for me - re verbal skills eg - as real tests have done.

They ought not to be charging money for it, though, I don't think.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 08:05 am
Sure the questions are similar but that says nothing. It has a low ceiling and that in itself shows that it sucks.

But what about the questions that are truly horrendous? Like number 16?
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 08:17 am
Aww...poor Cravey Wavey wants a test he can get over 200 on...won't find them on the net. I posted this on your other e-mode rant, but I would check out your local Mensa branch and take their tests, if you want a real assessment of your genius. Also, the reason e-mode's IQ test does not score higher than 144 is because time is not considered. Anything higher would be an even falser result than what is already offered Razz I would also seek out a good E.Q. test (not e-mode's) and take a typing class Laughing
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Craven de Kere
Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2003 09:02 am
Bah, it's not worth the effort. Plus I think the EQ tests are even more ludicrous than the IQ tests.

Anywho, I've lost interest in these tests already.
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 03:48 pm
i seem to remember that time IS considered... i took the test, and i was pretty sure it was e-mode, while it didn't have a timer, it asked you to time yourself (upto 13 min) and enter the time at the end. but then, i got 149... so maybe it was a different test. that was also several months ago.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 03:51 pm
They have another test. I cancelled my subscription and haven't paid much attention to their emails and such since.
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2003 09:58 pm
I have taken two IQ tests, both many years ago. I did well on the one in elementary school, but don't know the number. I didn't finish the one in high school, my friend wanted to get out of there...subsequently my class rating went down relative to my grades.. Huumph. Non e' importante.
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Reply Mon 22 Sep, 2003 09:58 pm
Just want to clarify a couple of things for my sanity.
Are you sure you have listed the correct answers?

Question #3. Simpler to think 12*12, 11*11, 10*10, etc..

Question #4. Even the lonliest rose has thorns? (Just sounds
more ironic).

Question #16. I think Inept is the opposite of fit.
(inept = insufficent skill, fit = sufficient skill). skillful doesnt quite fit.

Question #33. I want to pick the isosceles triangle. All others
have some symmetries of rotation about the little pivot they've

Question #40. Im thinking big/small too. But the pattern seems

Just my two cents, on this little time waster.
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Craven de Kere
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:08 am
I am sure I have listed the answers emode considers correct. I disagreed with them on the choice of some questions.

For e.g. number 4 is a ridiculous question, you suggest an answer that is ironic and frankly why not? There is no such thing as a correct answer for that.

But there is an answer that makes more sense. Because of the use of the word "even" they are looking for a contrast.

I agree with you about number 16. That is simply a mistake on emode's part. They include an answer that is a much better answer than what they expect.

16 is their worst question.

I forgot to post the shapes for 33 and I don't remember them. But your line of thinking would be sound if true.

40 was the one I liked the most. The pattern is, indeed weak but it was the only one that made me think. The weakness of the pattern is it's strength.

Anywho, welome to Able2Know! Better timewasters here.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:20 am
I have a 13 IQ. Is that good?
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the prince
Reply Tue 23 Sep, 2003 08:21 am
IQ in double figures is always good !

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