Is Your IQ Higher Than the Average American?

EDUCATION

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Some people are naturally clever - in a very specific way. That's their "intelligence quotient" or IQ. The average is 100. Genius is 140. Are you over the average?

Were you in any AP classes?

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Are you great at math?

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At what age were you reading on your own?

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Do you find most people just a teensy bit... well, thick?

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Can you read a spreadsheet?

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Can you memorize a poem?

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How about remembering a phone number?

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Are you good at deductive reasoning?

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Roughly what is your vocabulary?

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Did you ever read ahead of your grade level?

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Can you play an instrument?

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Can you see patterns?

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Do you instinctively recognize the Golden Mean when you see it?

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When you were a kid on the playground, could you instinctively figure out that the seesaw worked best if the bigger kid sat further away from the middle?

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How much do plot holes in movies bother you?

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How's your Sudoku game?

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And your Minesweeper talents?

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Can you read maps?

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How's your emotional intelligence?

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What sort of humor do you like best?

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How many books do you read per year?

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How easily manipulated are you?

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Do you have a lot of empathy?

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Do you understand other people's positions more instinctively, or intellectually?

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Not everyone gets a shot at a good education, but smart folks tend to stand out wherever they are. Did you tend to outperform others on the same course as you?

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Do you instinctively understand how an igloo stays up?

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Do you retain a lot of general knowledge?

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How many national flags do you think you could identify?

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What is the wind?

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Do you tend to question what you are told?

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