Maddie Scored an F on this 3-Question IQ Test – How Did You Do?
This morning on The Rob's Radio Show, Rob gave Maddie a three question IQ Test. It's called the Cognitive Reflection Test, and was originally part of a research paper published in 2005 by MIT professor Shane Frederick.
Maddie didn't score well on the test - in fact, she got a 0%. She got them all wrong BUT according to an article on The Daily Mirror, only 17% of people scored a 100% and even students from top American universities such as Yale and Harvard struggled. So, there you go.
Personally, I think this test is crap. I feel like I'm a fairly smart person but I'm more of a creative person than an analytical one. I've won awards for creating music videos for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but you talk about widgets and I'm lost!
Anyway, how do you score?
Here's a look at the questions:
1. A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
2. If it takes five machines five minutes to make five widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets?
3. In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake?
For details on how to work out the answers, check out the article.