Monday, June 11, 2007

A fun test I stole from Laurie

http://www.am-i-dumb.com/

I could hardly post on her family blog that I got ALL THE ANSWERS RIGHT, which puts me in the 98.36th percentile. But I can certainly brag on my own blog.

It's fun and easy. Although I hate it that they ask your gender and ethnicity.

9 comments:

laurie said...

good lord in heaven, you got them ALL right? i got three wrong but one of them i knew and accidentally clicked the wrong button.

doug got two wrong. but--and here's the flaw in the test--it doesn't tell you which two. drives you crazy. if you let it.

i hate that you're smarter than me!

jan said...

I got them all right. My question is why are we then in the 98.36 percentile? What do you have to do to make the 100th?

Amy said...

Great to hear from you!

It depends on how many people score well. If two percent of the people have perfect scores, then your percentile will be 98. So, we need lots and lots of people to score less than 25 in order for our percentile to go higher.

laurie said...

just for that, i'm taking it again.

Kath said...

I only got some of the American history ones wrong, but that's ok because I'm not American! Swap 'em for Australian history questions and I bet I'd have got them all right.

Amy said...

True, it was very America-centric. Typical. I wonder what the geographic breakdown of test-takers is.

I decided to take the Genius Test. It was harder. But it was totally verbal. Laurie, you would probably do very well. No niggling questions about pounds and kilograms.

After that, I took Genius level 2. OK, I'm dumb.

laurie said...

where's the genius test? that's definitely th one for me. i took this test a second time and got one more wrong than i did the first time.

so i guess i'm getting stupider.

Amy said...

www.genius-test.com

laurie said...

hmmm... so my intelligence level is judged by how many epigrams i know? odd.