Natalia St-Va
Mensa: a quiz and your opinion about intellectual superiority

Actually, I asked this question but could you participate  as well please?  Perhaps almost everybody has head about Mensa = IQ society. They have a free quiz online, which is not exactly intellectual but I personally found it challenging and  was out of time (answered on 23 questions instead of 30, had 17 right).

Here is the link: <a href="https://www.mensa.org/workout" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent;">https://www.mensa.org/workout</a>;

How about you?

Do you belive that some people are born having super intelligence?

thank you

PS you might like to read this article:<a href="https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/25/no-such-thing-as-a-gifted-child-einstein-iq" style="-webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: transparent;">https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/jul/25/no-such-thing-as-a-gifted-child-einstein-iq</a>;


May 31, 2018 9:49 AM
Comments · 9

Intelligence, in my opinion, is something congenital. And that’s what keeps the world going. One has to hope that he got the good mix of genes. Education isn’t absolutely enough. You have children from poor families who used their intelligence to achieve their goals. On the other hand, children of privileged families who couldn’t find their way.


June 1, 2018

Interesting. Tests with figures or numbers I did not have any problem but creating a new word by unscrambling was really difficult. It was rather a problem due to my poor English...  I somehow reached 25, maybe not so bad?

There can be some cases, but I think children's talent highly depends on their environment, and their environment depends on parents in which they find values in life. So not especially because of genes.

June 1, 2018
Now I know why I teach English and not anything to do with arithmetic :))))
May 31, 2018

Alfred Binet, the french psychologist who created the first intelligence test, said « intelligence is what my test measures ».

@John you are partially right, one can prepare himself to pass a given test. But this tests are multidimensional and adapted to the cultural background of the person.

So they are effective to put up people in different groups. They mesure something real, a certain verbal ability for instance or an aptitude to logical thinking that usually isn’t acquired only by learning.

June 1, 2018

Thank you, John

in this case no one can judge anything :)

June 1, 2018
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