Answer These Tricky Questions and We'll Guess Your IQ

By: Teresa McGlothlin
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About This Quiz

While not all of us can be a genius, your IQ is probably closer than you think. After you answer a series of clever and tricky questions, we'll be able to guess your IQ with frightening accuracy. Try your best to choose the correct response, and we'll tell you where we would place you on the IQ scale. 

As we challenge your brain power during this quiz, will we ask you a variety of questions designed to keep you on your toes. Every response you give us will be tallied, and we will score you on the number of sensible answers you gave us. There might be many ways to answer the same questions, but each answer will work with the others to give you a total IQ score. It's not so much about being right or wrong as it is about letting us get to know the way you think. 

After you have satisfied any lingering questions we may have, we are certain your IQ will be fairly obvious to us. We will know many, many other things about you by the time you've finished. Luckily for you, we are only interested in your brain power and your IQ score!


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