Anyone With an IQ Range of 140-149 Should Ace This Test. Will You?


By: Isadora Teich

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Ready to put your brain to the ultimate test? IQ stands for intelligence quotient. Essentially, it measures someone's cognitive abilities and aptitude in very specific situations against the norm. In IQ tests, 100 is considered average and depending on how they perform, people score either above or below it. A range of roughly 85 to 115 is considered normal, with Genius IQ ranging above 145. In theory, the highest anyone could score on an IQ test is 200, but since the test's development in 1912, a small elite group of people has scored over 200.   

About 2/3 of the population scores in the normal range, between 85-115, while 5% scores either extraordinarily high or low. Some of the world's most famous high IQ scorers are Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Einstein had an IQ between 160 and 190. Hawking scored 160. The highest IQ ever tested belonged to William James Sidis, who tested between 250-300. Despite his absurdly high IQ test and getting accepted to Harvard at age 11, he died penniless in his 40s as a teacher in Texas in 1944. 

If you are ready to tease your brain and put it to the test, give this test a shot! 

How many 1-inch cubes can be placed in a box 5 inches long, 4 inches wide, and 3 inches high?

In order to find out how many one-inch cubes can fit in the box, you must multiply its dimensions. 5x4x3=60 inches. This means that 60 1-inch cubes could fit in the box.


Which of these is not one of the world's oceans?

There are 5 oceans: Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern. There is no American ocean.


When it is summer in America, what season is it in Australia?

The northern and southern hemispheres of earth always experience opposite seasons. This is due to exposure to sunlight changing as the planet revolves in its orbit.


If you divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10, what do you get?

70 is the correct answer. This is because dividing by 1/2 is the same as multiplying by 2.


Is a US president on the $100 bill?

The $100 bill features the face of Benjamin Franklin. He was never president.


Jill's mom has 4 children. Their names are April, May, June, and ___________.

Jill's mom has 4 children. If the other 3 are already listed, than Jill has to be the 4th child.


Which weighs more: A pound of feathers or a pound of cement?

While a pound of feathers and a pound of cement would look very different, they would both ultimately weigh the same. This is because a pound was specified for both.


Some months have 30 days and some have 31. How many months have 28 days?

Even though some months have 31 or 30 days, all months have at least 28. February is the only month that has only 28 days.


Who painted the Mona Lisa?

Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa. It was created in 1503.


A man builds a four-sided house, with each side having a southern exposure. A bear walks by the house. What color is it?

All sides of the man's house face south because he built it on the North Pole. Because of the placement of the house, the bear is a polar bear, so it's white.


What is the official language of the United States?

The United States has no official language as a whole. In some states English is the only official language, while in others, like Alaska, English and over a dozen native dialects are recognized.


Which word has roughly the same meaning as "caprice"?

The word capricious, meaning inconstant or volatile, comes from the word caprice. Caprice and whim are synonyms.


A farmer had 24 sheep. All but 8 died. How many live sheep were left?

All but 8 sheep died. This means that 8 are currently living.


How many countries are there on earth?

There are 195 countries on earth. These include 193 countries and that are member states of the UN and 2 countries that are non-member observer states.


The letters of the word "BIOPSY" are in alphabetical order: True or false?

The letters of this word are in perfect alphabetical order. Other words in alphabetical order include almost and accent.


Forest is to tree as tree is to:

Forests contain many trees and trees contain many leaves. This is why leaf is the correct answer.


The earth is mostly what?

About 71% of the earth's surface is covered by water. This includes all 5 oceans, lakes, rivers and glaciers.


Is it true that elephants are the only mammal that can't jump?

While adult elephants lack the bone structure in their legs to jump, there are a number of other mammals which cannot. Sloths, hippos and rhinos also can't jump.


2 people stand back to back. They each walk away from each other for 3 feet. Then they both turn left and walk for 4 more feet, and then stop. How many feet apart are they standing?

Once you draw out this problem, you will see that the walkers' paths form triangles. After that it is a matter of using the rule a^2 + b^2 = c^2 to solve the problem.


Which city is farther north?

London is the farthest north of all of these cities. It sits at 51.5074° N, 0.1278° W.


Where is the world's largest desert?

The Antarctic Desert is 5.5 million square miles in size, making it the world's largest desert. Antarctica is the coldest, windiest and driest place on earth.


How many animals were on Jacob's ark?

It was Moses who built an ark, not Jacob. Jacob fathered the 12 tribes of Israel, but never built an ark to put any animals on.


Who wrote Macbeth, Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet?

Shakespeare was a famous playwright who is famous for his plays and many contributions to the English language. Listed above are some of his most famous plays.


What is the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth?

Damascus, Syria is believed by many experts to be the world's oldest continually inhabited city. Evidence shows that people have been living there for at least 11,000 years.


The dwarf planet Pluto was named for the Greek god of the:

An earlier name for the god Pluto was Hades, both of which are associated with the underworld and death. Sometimes they are combined with and confused with Plutus, the Greek god of wealth.


If he steers toward the land, he will be wrecked; if he steers toward the open sea, he will be wrecked. But he has to steer either toward the land or toward the sea. In these circumstances, which is correct:

The answer is that he will be wrecked. If both options end in disaster, and he must pick one anyway, the outcome is obvious.


At a conference, 12 members shook hands with each other before & after the meeting. What was the total number of hand shakes that occurred?

132 is the correct number. This is because the first person shook hands with the 11 remaining people, then the second shook hands with 11, but only 10 are counted, and so on. Mathematically, this looks like 11+10+ 9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1=66. Since handshakes occurred both before and after the meeting, 66 is multiplied by 2, which makes the final answer 132 handshakes.


If all tigs are tugs, and all tugs are eets, then all tigs are eets?

This is true. According to the information given, all of these things are the same.


If a doctor gives you 3 pills and tell you to take 1 pill every half hour, how long would it be before all the pills are taken?

The answer is one hour. If you take a pill at 2 o'clock, another at 2:30, and another at 3, they all will be taken in 1 hour.


Which state shares a border with only one other state?

Maine shares a border with New Hampshire. The other border it shares is with Canada.


How many continents are there on earth?

Some experts count 7 continents: Africa, Antartica, Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America and South America. Some experts count 6 by combining Europe and Asia, as they are technically one solid landmass.


If you take 2 apples from 3 apples, what do you have?

The answer is 2 apples. If you have taken 2 apples, than that is how many apples you have.


If you drove a bus starting in Chicago with 54 people on board, 12 people got off and 3 people got on when you stopped in Kansas City, and 15 people got off and 3 got on in New Orleans, what's the name of the driver?

If you are driving the bus, than the bus driver's name must be yours. While this appears to be a number problem, this is actually a misdirection.


Which US state has a Spanish motto?

Montana's motto is "Oro y plata." This means "Gold and silver" in Spanish.


The day after the day after tomorrow is 4 days before Monday. What day is it today?

The answer is Monday. That's because Thursday is 4 days before Monday, and three days after it.


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