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I rarely disagree with the aggregated articles at LRC. But, what is this?

While those with an IQ range of 90 to 110 are said to be of ‘average’ intelligence, anything above 140 officially puts you in the genius bracket.

And according to creator quiz master Terry Stein, those who pass his tricky test on Playbuzz with a perfect score boast a ‘highly developed long term memory’.

The 15-question quiz tests players’ historical, geographical and religious knowledge with tricky multiple choice answers.

Scoring north of 140, on several “real” tests, officially rates one as either “very superior” or “genius/near genius.” And “genius” was historically a marker of advanced and unique individual achievement.

IQ and general knowledge (or memory) are related but different. IQ is like an engine and knowledge is like a transmission. They work well together but they are not exactly the same.

15 “tricky” questions suggest a measure of pedantry rather than raw processing power. Most internet IQ tests are really designed to soothe egos. For a real assessment, take the Stanford-Binet or the Wechsler tests, as administered by a professional.

The one Lew touts seems skewed a little to the low side. I took it and only scored a 274.

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