IQ Tests

Verbal IQ Tests

9 Minute IQ Test

9 Minute IQ Test This test measures your ability to see relationships between words and concepts under timed conditions, without placing significant emphasis on cultural knowledge.

Please do not use any reference materials (e.g. books, calculators, online or computer resources) or the help of anyone else in working these problems. You may use scrap paper, and pen or pencil.

Be sure to answer every problem, even if this means guessing on some problems. There are no penalties for guessing.

The test consists of 36 multiple choice problems, and you have only 9 minutes to complete the test, so an average of 15 seconds per problem. It is important to move quickly through the test, and not spend too much time on any given problem. If the time runs out before you hit the "SCORE TEST" button, there is no penalty, and the answers you have checked at that time will be counted as your final answers. Also, you do not receive any extra points or advantages for finishing the test in less than the provided 9 minutes.

Each problem consists of 6 common words or terms. 5 of the words or terms share a common relationship, but 1 does not. Select the word or term that does not share this relationship with the others.

Any currency mentioned is U.S. currency unless otherwise specified.

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

Interesting fact: An early version of this test was administered to dozens of people at the Saint Louis Science Center in 2006 for Logic Day, and was extremely popular. This was done at a booth for St. Louis Area Mensa by Bill Bultas, who was one of the folks running the booth. Feedback received on the problems helped Bill improve the test.
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