Play a Game of "Would You Rather" and We'll Guess Your IQ
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz
If there's one thing people are always dying to know, it's how intelligent they are. There are as many different kinds of IQ tests as there are people eager to take them. So many of them rely on the same kind of old-school, dry and boring kind of evaluation methods though, don't they? They'll ask you questions about things like math or geography. Does knowing the capital of Luxembourg really determine just how intelligent you are? Don't you learn a lot more about yourself if you can explain if you'd rather visit the capital of Luxembourg or visit the moon? Call us crazy, but we'd rather know what you prefer.
In the spirit of choices being the window to your true intellect, we're going to put forth this challenge to you. Answer a handful of seriously in-depth "would you rather" scenarios and we'll use that information to determine precisely what your true IQ really is. No stuffy and boring general knowledge sorts of standardized test questions here, we're getting to the real meat and potatoes of who you are and what makes you tick. Say, would you rather have meat or potatoes for dinner? Don't answer that just yet, save it for the quiz!
Would you rather commute to work on a dirty subway or walk the whole way in the rain?
The rain is clean, I'll take that
I can stand on the subway, I'll do that.
Is the subway dry at least?
Would you rather travel 100 miles to visit your in-laws for a day or have them come visit you for a week?
Why is there no third option?
I feel like me visiting them would be easier.
I'd rather control the situation with them at my home.
If I have a pre-arranged escape plan I suppose it doesn't matter either way.
Would you rather get a free meal at a so-so restaurant or pay double at a really good restaurant?
Free food always tastes better.
Obviously, it depends on who all is going and what we want.
If I'm alone, I'm going free.
You have to pay for quality.
Would you rather go swimming in a cold lake or at a crowded pool?
It's often easier to get to a pool than a lake.
If I had my own pool or lakefront property, that would really make this an easier choice.
Would you rather walk 10 miles or ride a bike one mile uphill to get to work?
Bike riding seems more fun.
A walk gives me more time to appreciate nature.
Bike riding is faster and offers better exercise overall.
I don't need to actually buy a bike to go for a walk, so ...
Would you rather fight a single horse-sized duck or a dozen duck-sized horses?
It seems like a one-on-one fight makes the most sense.
The smaller opponents have to be easier to take on.
I'm going to befriend that one, giant duck and ride it.
Would you rather eat breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
I'll eat pizza for breakfast any day.
There's something to be said for all-day breakfast.
This really depends on the day and how I feel.
Technically any food you eat at breakfast or dinner time will always, therefore, be breakfast or dinner.
Would you rather go down a steep water slide or try out a zip line?
Is there a reason I can't do both?
Am I secured to the zip line?
Let me watch someone else try both and then I'll let you know.
Would you rather spend all day fixing a broken appliance in your house or spend $100 to have it fixed in an hour?
What needs to be fixed exactly?
I can Youtube a repair video and fix it quickly myself.
Would you rather compete at the Winter Olympics or the Summer Olympics?
I find the Winter games more engaging.
I have a preference for the Summer Games.
I don't think I'm skilled enough for either.
Would you rather only play with a puppy or a kitten?
Kittens are cuter, in my opinion.
There's not much of an objective difference, is there?
I have two hands! I will play with both!
Would you rather have one really interesting channel on your TV or 100 shrug-worthy ones?
There has to be something good on 100 channels.
Would you rather read a great book or watch the amazing movie adaptation?
I'd see the movie after I read the book.
I might read the book if I can find the time.
I'll read the book after I see the movie if I liked it.
Would you rather take charge of a team or be a team member following direction?
What kind of team are we talking about?
Whichever role best plays to my strengths
I think if everyone has input then the person operating as "leader" is inconsequential, so I could be either.
Would you rather use Android or iPhone?
They're all basically the same.
Android phones tend to be a better value.
iPhone has better apps and support.
I prefer the iOS overall.
Would you rather take a luxury cruise or fly first class?
Flying will get me there faster.
A cruise sounds like first class but for a much longer time, so I pick that.
If I'm just trying to travel somewhere, I'd rather fly.
If it's not the destination but the journey that matters, then the cruise could be a better option.
Would you rather live in the heart of a big city or out in the country?
City life has a lot of advantages.
I think I prefer the quiet of being away from a city.
Ideally, I'd have a place in the city and a vacation home.
Would you rather be remembered for something silly or be forgotten after doing something amazing?
All fame is good fame, isn't it?
How silly are we talking?
I'd rather do amazing things, even if no one knows about it.
You should do what you do for reasons other than being remembered for it.
Would you rather give up the internet or your ability to hear?
I could learn Sign Language!
This is a terrible question.
Would you rather be chased by a vampire or a werewolf?
I could outrun a werewolf.
I kind of want to be a vampire.
Like, if they catch me, will it be bad?
I may have to stand and fight.
Would you rather be a famous musician or a famous artist?
I like the idea of being a rock star.
I'd love to be able to create art.
Is this a hobby or a profession?
Would you rather watch a movie with poor writing or poor acting?
How are the special effects?
A good story is a good story no matter what.
Good performances can elevate poor acting.
There doesn't seem to be a good option here.
Would you rather go on a single date with the most gorgeous person you've ever seen who's also rather dull or 10 dates with someone who's incredibly interesting but not very attractive?
It's just one date. I'll go for the hottie.
How will I know one's dull and the other's interesting if I don't date them first?
Seems unfair that I can't get to know both.
Beauty is fleeting, but a truly interesting person is worth knowing.
Would you rather buy an unreliable car for $1,000 or an amazing car for $40,000?
I'm all about saving money.
How unreliable do you mean?
You need to invest in a good car.
I guess it depends on which one looks coolest.
Would you rather go on vacation to someplace that's very historical or someplace that's designed for fun?
Are you asking if I want to go to Vegas? I want to go to Vegas.
I love some historical destinations.
As long as it's relaxing, I'm happy.
The two aren't mutually exclusive.
Would you rather solve a riddle or solve a puzzle?
Riddles are more my speed.
Depends on the riddle and/or puzzle.
I like doing puzzles sometimes.
A riddle already is a puzzle.
Would you rather work one-half day on the weekend or one extra hour every day during the week?
The weekend is asking less of you, so I'll take that.
I'll pick the weekend then call in sick.
Given the travel time, you'd probably waste more time on the weekend and get paid less, so working an hour every day is a better option.
Would you rather learn a new language or learn a new skill?
New skills are always useful.
A new language could be helpful.
Obviously, I need to know which skill we're talking about.
Would you rather have love or money?
The Beatles told me all I need is love.
Can't do much in life without money.
That seems like an unfair choice to make.
Everything in life has to be in balance.
Would you rather win the lottery or earn a PhD?
How much is this lottery win worth?
Probably need the lottery to pay for the PhD.
I like to think the PhD would be more fulfilling.
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