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Chimera Oblique Riddle Exam (CORE)

Chimera Oblique Riddle Exam (CORE) This 30 item untimed test consists entirely of riddles, and was designed to measure verbal ability. It is very difficult (significantly more than our CHART riddle test, which is longer but much easier, and is also findable on this site), and was originally intended to be used for high IQ society admissions when created in the late 1990s. All of the riddles were written by Bill Bultas, President of Puzz.com, LLC and webmaster of this site.

You may use offline and online resources (books, web searches, etc.) to solve these problems, but please do not use the help of anyone else (online or offline), and please do not take this test if you have seen the answers to it (they appeared on our Puzz.com web site for years, but were removed before the test was moved to All IQ Tests).

A page with all 30 riddles that you can print or otherwise use to assist you can be found at http://www.puzz.com/core.html

Some of the problems are very difficult, and several may contain words, names or terms with which you may be unfamiliar. Be sure to answer every problem, even if this means guessing on some problems. There are no penalties for guessing.

There is no time limit. For most tests on alliqtests.com we recommend you spend no more than 1 or 2 sessions before submitting your answers, but this test is hard enough that you may want to spend more time than that to maximize your score.

NOTE: Correct spelling is REQUIRED for your answers to be counted correctly. Our system will only count correctly spelled answers. If in doubt, always consult an online or offline dictionary or encyclopedia.

Your estimated IQ score, general population percentile ranking, and the answers to the problems are all provided when you complete the test.
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