




135135

You scored 135 on Tickle's IQ test. This means that based
on your answers, your IQ score is between 125 and 135. Most people's
IQs are between 70 and 130. 
In fact, 95% of all people have IQs within that
range. 68% of people score between 80 and 120. The following chart to
your right, shows these percentages and where your IQ score is
on that scale.
Print your Certificate of Intellectual Achievement.
There's more to intelligence than a single number, a single score or
a single label. Tickle uses four distinguishable Intelligence Scales
in the Ultimate IQ Test. By analyzing your individual scores on those
four scales, we are able to look beyond the raw IQ score into how you
process information and thereby determine your Intellectual
Type. 




Your mind's strengths allow you to think ahead of
the game  to imagine or anticipate what should come next in just
about any situation.
Because you're equally skilled in the numerical and verbal universes
of the brain, you can draw from multiple sources of information to
come up with great ideas. The timelessness of your vision and the
balance between your various skills are what make you a Visionary
Philosopher.
In addition to your strengths in math and linguistics, you have a
knack for matching and anticipating patterns. These skills and your
uncanny ability to detect the underlying blueprint of most of life's
situations add to your Visionary Philosopher mind. 
Two philosophers who share the same
combination of skills you possess are Plato and Benedict Spinoza.
Spinoza had insight into how things worked in the world. He could
envision a future based on the patterns he saw in life, and used
mathematical logic as a structure within which to present his
philosophical arguments. With that base he was able to use logic to
formulate his theories. Borrowing from his linguistic strengths he
wrote eloquent texts and, therefore, was able to bring his
philosophical ideas and structure to the rest of the world. His story
exemplifies the talents that are present in the Visionary Philosopher
intellectual type.
Whatever you decide to do in life, you've got a powerful mix of
skills and insight that can be applied in a wide variety of ways. You
can expand your mind to understand a situation. Your strong balance
of math and verbal skills will help you explain things to others. For
example, if you were on an archaeological dig and discovered an
object, you could probably use your deductive powers to figure out
not only what the object was but also how it was used. Given your
ability to put things together, you are more than capable of
inventing a life plan that is in synch with your perspective on how
things were, how they are, and how they might be one day. 

Because of the way you process information, these are just
some of the many careers in which you could excel:
 Archaeologist
 Detective
 Psychologist
 Sculptor
 Architect
 City planner
 Chief executive

You've got tons of strengths. It wouldn't surprise us if
you:
 Think of the "big picture"
 Can anticipate and predict
patterns
 Are good at context clues
 Can see similarities in seemingly
disparate things






Now let's look at the factors that contribute to you being a Visionary
Philosopher with a 135 IQ score.
Based on the results of your test, Tickle divided your scores into four
distinguishable dimensions  mathematical intelligence, visualspatial
intelligence, linguistic intelligence and logic intelligence.
Here's how each of your intelligence scores break down:
Your Mathematical Percentile
You scored in the 100th percentile on the mathematical intelligence
scale.This means that you scored higher than 90%  100% of people who took
the test and that 0%  10% scored higher than you did. The scale above
illustrates this visually.
Your mathematical intelligence score represents your combined ability to
reason and calculate. You scored relatively high, which means you're
probably the one your friends look to when splitting the lunch bill or
calculating your waitresses' tip. You may or may not be known as a math
whiz, but number crunching might come a little easier to you than it does
others.
This is the kind of question that helped to determine your mathematical
intelligence score:
A boy is 4 years old and his sister is three times as old as he is. When
the boy is 12 years old, how old will his sister be? 16, 20, 24, 28,
32.
answer: 20.
The sister is (3 )three times older than her (4) fouryearold brother.
Three times 4 is 12, in other words, when he is four, she is 12. Twelve
years old is 8 years older than 4 years old, which makes her 8 years older
than him. This never changes. Therefore, when he is 12, she is still 8
years older, or 12+8=20.
Like anything, keeping or improving your math talents requires
practice. Here are some everyday mental exercises that could be
particularly helpful to you:
 Balancing your checkbook
 Figuring out your monthly budget
 Predicting what the change will be the
next time you buy something
 Calculating your waitperson's tip in your
head

Your VisualSpatial Percentile
You scored in the 100th percentile on the visualspatial intelligence
scale.
This means that you scored higher than 90%  100% of people who took the
test and that 0%  10% scored higher than you did. The scale above
illustrates this visually.
The visualspatial component of intelligence measures your ability to
extract a visual pattern and from that envision what should come next in a
sequence. Your score was relatively high, which could mean that you're the
one navigating the map when you're on an outing with friends. You have, in
some capacity, an ability to think in pictures. Maybe this strength comes
out in subtle ways, like how you play chess or form metaphors.
Here's the type of question that contributed to your visualspatial
intelligence score:
The answer lies in recognizing not only the visual sequence of a square
and then a line, but in the recognizing the solidity of the line in the
first example and the broken quality of the line in the second
example.
Like anything, keeping or improving visualspatial talents requires
some practice. Here are some everyday mental exercises that will be
particularly helpful to you:
 Playing chess, or video games like
Tetris
 Studying maps and become the navigator on
your next trip
 Sculpting or photography

Your Linguistic Percentile
You scored in the 100th percentile on the linguistic intelligence
scale.
This means that you scored higher than 90%  100% of people who took the
test and that 0%  10% scored higher than you did. The scale above
illustrates this visually.
Linguistic abilities include reading, writing and communicating with words.
Tickle's test measures knowledge of vocabulary, ease in completing word
analogies and the ability to think critically about a statement based on
its semantic structure. Your score was relatively high, which could mean
you know your way around a bookstore and maybe like to bandy about the
occasional 25cent word to impress friends.
Here's the type of question that contributed to your linguistic
intelligence scale score:
Inept is the opposite of:
Answer: Skillful.
The answer is derived by prior knowledge that "inept" means "unskillful"
(Oxford Concise Dictionary).
Like anything, keeping or improving linguistic talents requires
some practice. Here are some everyday mental exercises that will be
particularly helpful to you:
 Doing crossword puzzles
 Start reading just for fun
 Befriending your dictionary
 The next time something breaks, try
reading the instruction book first

Your Logical Percentile
You scored in the 100th percentile on the logical intelligence scale.
This means that you scored higher than 90%  100% of people who took the
test and that 0%  10% scored higher than you did. The scale above
illustrates this visually.
Tickle's logical intelligence questions assess your ability to think things
through. The questions determine the extent to which you use reasoning and
logic to determine the best solution to a problem. Your logic score was
relatively high, which could mean that when the car breaks down, your
friends look to you to help figure out not only what's wrong, but how to
fix it and how you're going to get to the next gas station.
Here's the kind of question that contributed to your logical intelligence
score:
If some Wicks are Slicks and some Slicks are Snicks, then some Wicks are
definitely Snicks.
Answer: False
The statement is false because while some Wicks might be Slicks, there is
no conclusive proof that any of them might be Snicks.
Like anything, keeping or improving logical talents requires some
practice. Here are some everyday mental exercises that will be
particularly helpful to you:
 Trying some brain teasers
 Throwing away the instructions and relying
on instinct to fix something
 Playing chess

For each scale, Tickle
determined how many people received scores above and below yours.
Your "percentile" represents what percentage of people scored lower
than you. In other words, 90th percentile means you scored higher
than 80 to 90% of people did.
How are the percentiles determined? These percentiles were determined
based on the one million users who have already taken our test. We
then adjusted these percentiles based on a nationally representative
IQ distribution to make sure that no level of intelligence was over
or underrepresented in the analysis. Thus, the percentiles we present
reflect your score compared with people in the United States in
general. 
If your score isn't as high as you thought it would be, remember that there
are plenty of external factors that can affect your performance on the
test. If you were tired, hungry or distracted, you might have scored lower
than you expected because you were less able to concentrate.
Your level of formal education and your familiarity with taking these kinds
of tests also influence how well you do. That's part of the reason IQ tests
aren't a perfect measure of your intelligence. Your score would probably be
quite different if the IQ test was designed to take into account your
musical, artistic, emotional and social skills.
On their own, IQ scores can't predict someone's ultimate success or
definitive potential for success. Many of the qualities that lead to great
achievements are learned through culture, experience and schooling  not
solely from doing well on an IQ test.
What your IQ test can help explain, however, is how your brain works best.
By looking at the kinds of questions you answered correctly and the kinds
of questions you answered incorrectly, we can tell you more about your
intelligence type  the type that explains the kind of information that
makes sense to your brain.




Now that you know your IQ score, your Intelligence Type and your rank along
the four intelligence scales (Mathematical, VisualSpatial, Linguistic and
Logical), we thought you might want to go back and see how you answered
various questions. People often waver on at least a couple of questions, so
we've provided the full set of questions along with the answer key.
= your answer
= correct answer
1. 
Which one of the five
choices makes the best comparison? LIVED is to DEVIL as 6323 is
to: 


2336 


6232 


3236 


3326 


6332 
The most important thing to notice in comparing the words in this
problem is that "devil" is "lived" spelled backwards. This is the
pattern that you need to apply to the number 6323  solve the problem
by finding which number is 6323 "spelled" backwards. The answer is
3236, option C. 
2. 
Which one of these five
is least like the other four? 


Horse 


Kangaroo 


Cow 


Deer 


Donkey 
Try picturing each of the five animals in the list and thinking of
which characteristics 4 of them have in common that is not found in
the fifth.
You might start by thinking that some have fur. If you picture all of
the animals on the list, you actually find that they all have fur.
Because all the animals on the list are included in the group called
"animals with fur," you know that this cannot be the right answer 
you need a categorization that excludes one  and only one  animal
from the group.
The right answer is that the kangaroo is least like the other four,
option B. One reason for this is that a kangaroo can get around on
two legs, whereas all of the others are fourlegged animals. Another
reason is that a kangaroo carries her young around in a pouch,
whereas none of the other animals have evolved with pouches to carry
their young. There are other justifications as well  how many can
you think of? 




3. 
Which number should come
next? 144 121 100 81 64 ? 


17 


19 


36 


49 


50 
The most important thing to notice in comparing the words in this
problem is that all of these numbers are the product of a number
multiplied by itself  they are all squares. In addition, the pattern
is a descending list of sequential numbers, squared. Here is the
pattern:
144 = 12 x 12
121 = 11 x 11
100 = 10 x 10
81 = 9 x 9
64 = 8 x 8
The next number must be the product of 7 x 7. Therefore, the correct
answer is 49, or option D. 
4. 
Even the most ___________
rose has thorns. 


Ugly 


Weathered 


Elusive 


Noxious 


Tempting 
This incomplete sentence is focused on the fact that roses have
thorns. When thinking about this fact, you may find that you have a
negative reaction to the idea of rose thorns. After all, while thorns
may serve a positive purpose for the rose itself, anyone who has
grabbed a rose by its thorns knows that this is a negative experience
and will view thorns with caution from then on.
The way this sentence is constructed tells you that the word you need
to fill in the blank is something that contrasts with the downside of
roses  the fact that they have thorns. It is a sentence that
contrasts positive with negative: "Even the most (positive thing) has
(negative thing)." Therefore, we know we are looking for a word that
fits into the sentence that describes a positive aspect of roses. In
looking over the list of 5 words, all are negative with the exception
of the word "tempting". This makes "tempting," answer option E, the
best choice to fill the blank. 




5. 
HAND is to Glove as HEAD
is to 


Hair 


Hat 


Neck 


Earring 


Hairpin 
When looking for two pairs of things that act the same way, the best
way to approach the problem is to identify how the complete pair
(hand and glove) relates the two items. When considering the
relationship of a hand to a glove, you may characterize the
relationship as a glove as a garment that covers or surrounds a hand,
or that a hand fits into. After identifying this relationship, you
can create a simple question to test the relationships of other
pairings to see if the same relationship is present. For example, you
may construct a simple sentence such as "Does a head fit into a ___?"
When testing each of the 5 answer options, you'll find that option B
 Hat  is the only one that shares the same relationship as a hand
to a glove. 
6. 
















When looking for two pairs of things that act the same way, the best
way to approach the problem is to identify how the complete pair
relates the two items.
In this example, the first item in the complete pair is an image of
two triangles stacked vertically and the second item is two circles
lined up horizontally. The first pair has two items that differ in
two notable ways: (1) in their shape (triangle vs. circle), and (2)
in their physical orientation (vertical vs. horizontal). The first
image is the "opposite" of the second image.
When looking for the missing image that completes the second pairing,
you should keep in mind what you learned from the first pair (shape
and physical orientation). In looking at the first image in the
second pair, you'll notice that it contains circles that are stacked
vertically. Therefore, you should be looking for the "opposite" of
the first pair  triangles that are lined up horizontally. The only
answer option that fits this description is D, therefore D is the
correct answer. 




7. 
John likes 400 but not
300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 3600 but not 3700. Which does
he like: 


900 


1000 


1100 


1200 
John likes squares of whole numbers. The consistent distinction
between the pairs of numbers that John likes or doesn't like is that
the one that John likes is a square of a whole number. Take a
look:
John likes 400. The square root of 400 is 20.
John doesn't like 300. The square root of 300 is approximately 17.32;
it is not a whole number squared.
John likes 100. The square root of 100 is 10.
John doesn't like 99. The square root of 99 is approximately 9.95; it
is not a whole number squared.
John likes 3600. The square root of 3600 is 60.
John doesn't like 3700. The square root of 3700 is approximately
60.83; it is not a whole number squared.
To answer the question, look through the list of 4 numbers to see
which is a square of a whole number. The only number in the list that
is exactly equal to a whole number multiplied by itself is 900. The
square root of 900 is 30. Therefore, the answer is "A". 
8. 
A fallacious argument
is: 


Disturbing 


Valid 


False 


Necessary 
This is a vocabulary question. The definition of fallacious is "based
on an incorrect or misleading notion or information." The words
"disturbing" and "necessary" are conceptually unrelated to the word
fallacious, and the word "valid" is actually one of its antonyms
(opposites).Therefore, answer option C, "false," is the closest match
to the definition of fallacious 




9. 
If you rearrange the
letters "ANLDEGN," you would have the name of a(n): 


Ocean 


Country 


State 


City 


Animal 
If you unscramble the letters of "ANLDEGN," you get the word
"ENGLAND." England is a country, therefore answer option B is
correct. 
10. 
NASA received three
messages in a strange language from a distant planet. The scientists
studied the messages and found that "Necor Buldon Slock" means
"Danger Rocket Explosion" and "Edwan Mynor Necor" means "Danger
Spaceship Fire" and "Buldon Gimilzor Gondor" means "Bad Gas
Explosion". What does "Slock" mean? 


Danger 


Explosion 


Nothing 


Rocket 


Gas 
To solve this problem, study the three phrases and their translations
to figure out the meanings of the foreign words. The phrases "Necor
Buldon Slock" and "Buldon Gimilzor Gondor" both contain a word that
translates as "explosion"; also, the only word that these two foreign
phrases have in common is "buldon." Therefore, "buldon" must mean
"explosion". Following this same procedure with "necor," you will
find that "necor" means "danger". By looking at the first foreign
phrase again  "Necor Buldon Slock" (which translates as "Danger
Rocket Explosion") you can deduce that "slock" means "rocket" since
you know the meanings for "buldon" and "necor". Translating word for
word, the phrase is "Necor (Danger) Buldon (Explosion) Slock
(Rocket)". As is generally the case with foreign languages, the
sentence syntax differs in translation. Answer option D, or "Rocket,"
is the correct answer. 




11. 
If some Wicks are Slicks,
and some Slicks are Snicks, then some Wicks are definitely Snicks.
The statement is: 


True 


False 


Neither 
Because the same Slicks that are also Wicks may not be the same
Slicks that are also Snicks, we can draw no firm conclusions from the
information given that there is a direct relationship between Snicks
and Wicks. It is possible that some Wicks may also be Snicks, but you
cannot correctly make the statement "some Wicks are definitely
Snicks." Therefore, answer option "B," or False, is the right
answer. 
12. 
Ann is taller than Jill,
and Kelly is shorter than Ann. Which of the following statements
would be most accurate? 


Kelly is taller than Jill 


Kelly is shorter than Jill 


Kelly is as tall as Jill 


It's impossible to tell 
The only information supplied in the question is that Ann is taller
than both Kelly and Jill. Since there is no information in the
question about the difference in height between Kelly and Jill and
there is no way to draw conclusions from their shared relationship to
Ann, it is impossible to tell how much taller or shorter Kelly is
from Jill. Therefore, the correct answer is "D." 




13. 
A boy is 4 years old and
his sister is three times as old as he is. When the boy is 12 years
old, how old will his sister be? 


16 


20 


24 


28 


32 
To solve this problem, try to relate everything to the age of the boy
by naming the boy's age an unknown variable. For example:
Boy's age = x
Sister's age = x + 8
We know this works because the question has told us that when the boy
was 4, his sister was 12 (3 times as old as he was when he was 4) and
that is 8 years older than him. She won't always be 3 times as old as
him, but she will always be 8 years older than him, so x + 8 is the
best representation for the sister's age in relation to the boy's
age. As the boy ages to 12 years old, we can replace x with his
current age and x + 8 becomes 12 + 8, which equals 20. Therefore the
correct answer is "B," or 20. 
14. 
Assume that these two
statements are true: All brownhaired men have bad tempers. Larry is
a brownhaired man. The statement Larry has a bad temper is: 


True 


False 


Unable to determine 
If all brownhaired men have bad tempers and Larry is a brownhaired
man, then Larry has a bad temper. This is true only if both of these
statements are true. Since the question tells us that the statements
are to be assumed true, then the fact that Larry has a bad temper
must also be true. Therefore, the correct answer is "A," or
True. 




15. 
Two girls caught 25
frogs. Lisa caught four times as many as Jen did. How many frogs did
Jen catch? 


4 


5 


8 


10 


15 
Try setting up an equation to solve this problem, with x=number of
frogs that Jen caught. Since Lisa caught four times as many frogs as
Jen did, 4x=number of frogs Lisa caught. The total frogs that the two
girls caught is 25, so the final equation looks something like this:
x + 4x = 25
Solve for x:
x + 4x = 25
5x = 25 combine like variables (x + 4x = 5x)
x = 5 divide both sides of the equation by 5 (5x /5 = x; 25/5 =
5)
The solution to this problem is 5, therefore the answer is "B". 
16. 
Inept is the opposite
of: 


Healthy 


Deep 


Skillful 


Sad 


Happy 
The definition of inept is "generally incompetent and ineffectual."
Try reversing the definition of inept to see if it could describe any
of the five words given as answer options. Remember, you are looking
for the closest match, not necessarily the best possible opposite
(which may not be present in the answer options). Since someone who
is competent and effectual could be called skillful, "skillful" is
the word that is closest to the opposite of "inept." Therefore the
answer is "C." 




17. 
A car traveled 28 miles
in 30 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling? 


28 


36 


56 


58 


62 
A useful thing to know in figuring out this problem is that Time
travelled = Distance traveled/Rate of travel, or, T=d/r. To see how
this works, plug in some numbers test it. For example, you know that
if you are driving 60 miles per hour (rate), you can travel 120 mile
(distance) in 2 hours (time). Plug this into the formula T=d/r to see
if it's true: 2 = 120/60  it works out!
Now that you have a formula that works, you can solve this problem by
plugging in the values that are known. 30 minutes is the time, 28
miles is the distance, and the rate of travel (miles per hour) is
unknown. Since you will want to solve this problem in terms of hours,
you'll want the time to be expressed in terms of hours; 30 minutes is
the same as 0.5 hours, which is the measurement that you'll want to
use in your equation.
Solve for r:
0.5 = 28/r
0.5r = 28 multiply both sides by r (0.5 x r = 0.5r; 28/r x r =
28)
r = 56 divide both sides by 0.5 (0.5r/0.5 = r; 28/0.5 = 56)
Since r (the rate of travel) equals 56, the car was going 56 miles
per hour and the correct answer to this problem is "C." 
18. 
If all Zips are Zoodles,
and all Zoodles are Zonkers, then all Zips are definitely
Zonkers.
The above sentence is logically: 


True 


False 


Neither 
To solve this problem, it may be helpful to draw a diagram. The
question is phrased in such a way that you might be able to see a
progression of inclusions, much like Russian nesting dolls (which
stack one inside the other) or concentric circles. Try following
this series of steps to arrive at your answer:
 The innermost layer is the group called "Zips". Draw a small
circle in the middle of a piece of paper and write "Zips" inside
the circle.
 The next layer out is the group called "Zoodles". Since we
are told that all Zips are Zoodles, we know that the circle that
we draw to signify the group called "Zoodles" will need to
include the circle we drew to include the group called "Zips".
However  this is where it gets tricky  this does not mean that
all Zoodles are Zips, so we need to account for cases in which a
Zoodle is not a Zip, so the circle we draw to signify the group
called "Zoodles" must be larger than the one we drew to signify
"Zips". Draw another circle on your paper, which both includes
the circle you drew to signify the group called "Zips" and is
also slightly larger than the Zips circle, then write "Zoodles"
in the space inside the larger circle and outside the smaller
circle. Your diagram should now look like two nested (or
concentric) circles, the smaller marked "Zips" and the larger
marked "Zoodles". What this diagram says is that "all Zips are
Zoodles, but not all Zoodles are Zips".
 Continue in this way, drawing the third circle layer and
identifying it as "Zonkers." Now the diagram reads "all Zips are
Zoodles, but not all Zoodles are Zips  and  all Zoodles (and
Zips) are Zonkers, but not all Zonkers are Zoodles (or
Zips)."
From looking at the completed diagram, we can see that the group
called "Zips" is wholly included in the circle called "Zonkers,"
therefore, all Zips are definitely Zonkers and answer option "A",
True, is the correct answer.





19. 
Sue is both the 50th best
and the 50th worst student at her school. How many students attend
her school? 


50 


75 


99 


100 


101 
If Sue is the 50th best student in her class, that means she is
ranked number 50. Since she is ranked 50th worst as well, this means
that she must have performed better than 49 of her lowerscoring
classmates. Because her position is 50 and there are 49 students who
scored lower than her, there must be 50 + 49=99 students total. The
correct answer option is "C". 
20. 
In a race from point X to
point Y and back, Jack averages 30 miles per hour to point Y and 10
miles per hour back to point X. Sandy averages 20 miles per hour in
both directions. Between Jack and Sandy, who finished first? 


Jack 


Sandy 


They tie 


Neither 


Impossible to tell 
To figure out this problem, the first thing you might want to do is
choose an arbitrary distance between point X and point Y. In this
example, 60 is an easy number to work with so let's say the distance
between point X and point Y is 60 miles.
If Jack averaged 30 miles per hour from point X to point Y, he would
have arrived at point Y in two hours (60 miles/30 mph = 2 hours). If
he averaged 10 miles per hour on the return trip, he would have
arrived back at point X after 6 hours (60 miles/10 mph = 6 hours).
His total travel time would have been 8 hours (two hours to get
there, six hours to return).
If Sandy averaged 20 miles per hour from point X to point Y, she
would have arrived at point Y in three hours (60 miles/20 mph = 3
hours). If she averaged 20 miles per hour on the return trip, she
would have arrived back at point X after 3 hours (60 miles/20 mph = 3
hours). Her total travel time would have been 6 hours (three hours to
get there, three hours to return).
Sandy finished traveling first; the correct answer is "B." 




21. 
Ten people can paint 60
houses in 120 days, so five people can paint 30 houses in: 


15 days 


30 days 


60 days 


120 days 
To solve this problem, try simplifying. If the ten people who had the
task of painting 60 houses in 120 days decided that they all wanted
to work alone, one person painting one house at a time, how many
houses would just one person need to paint to have all 60 houses
painted by the deadline in 120 days? To figure this out, you would
divide 10 into 60 to get 6. One person would need to paint 6 houses
in 120 days to complete the goal. You can check your work by
multiplying it back out  if each of 10 people painted 6 houses in
120 days, how many hoses would be painted at the end of the period?
10 multiplied by 6 is 60.
Since we now know that 1 person paints 6 houses in 120 days, how many
hoses would be painted at the end of the period if each of 5 people
painted 6 houses in 120 days? 30 houses. The correct answer is that 5
people can paint 30 houses in 120 days, or answer option "D". 
22. 
The pure and simple truth
is rarely pure and never ________. 


Complete 


Accurate 


Complex 


Simple 


Wise 
The pattern of this question is to assert a claim (the truth is pure
and simple) then refute it (the truth is rarely pure and simple). The
second word in this pattern is missing and the solution to the
problem is to see that pattern and supply the missing word (simple).
The correct answer is option "D". 




23. 
Which number should come
next? 64, 16, 4, 1, 1/4? 


1/16 


1/12 


1/8 


1/2 


1 
The pattern of this number sequence is to divide the last number in
sequence to arrive at the next number in sequence.
64 divided by 4 is 16
16 divided by 4 is 4
4 divided by 4 is 1
1 divided by 4 is 1/4
1/4 divided by 4 is 1/16
The correct answer is 1/16, answer option "A". 
24. 
What number is one half
of one quarter of one tenth of 800? 


2 


5 


8 


10 


40 
To solve this problem, break it down into a mathematical equation and
solve it in stages according to mathematical laws. Here is the
equation:
(1/2 (1/4 (800/10))) = ?
To solve the equation, start from the innermost parentheses and work
your way out, doing one operation at a time. In this example, each
step is executed, updating the equation each time on the right side
of the equals sign:
1/2 (1/4 (800/10)) = 1/2 (1/4 (80)) or it can also be written = 1/2
(80/4)
= 1/2 (20) or it can also be written = 20/2
= 10
The correct answer is answer option "D". 




25. 
A cynic is one who knows
the price of everything and the ________ of nothing. 


Emotion 


Value 


Meaning 


Color 


Quality 
This sentence will make the most sense if you search for a word that
is similar to the word "price". If you think about price, it pertains
to money or the cost of something. By looking through the five words
on the list of answer options, you can see that only one of the words
on the list also pertains to money or the cost of something  Value.
The correct answer is "B" 
26. 
Two cars start off at the
same point on a straight highway facing opposite directions. Each car
drives for 6 miles, takes a left turn, and drives for 8 miles. How
far apart are the two cars? 


2 miles 


11 miles 


14 miles 


20 miles 


26 miles 
To solve this problem, you may want to get a piece of scratch paper.
Draw a point on your paper that indicates the starting location of
both cars. From here, draw a line that is 6 units long in opposite
directions from the starting point (you decide what a unit is; if you
used ? inch as your unit, the distance that on car goes would be 1 ?
inches). The line you end up with should be 12 units long and
straight. For the purposes of this example, let's say that line runs
EastWest. From there, each car turns left and drives 8 miles
(units). In this case, one of the cars would have driven due north
and the other would have driven due south. Your illustration should
look kind of like a "Z". Now you know the location of each car.
To find out how far apart they are, use the Pythagorean Theorem,
which says that the square of the longest side (hypotenuse) of a
right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two
sides. In this case, the distance between the two points is the
hypotenuse of a right triangle. The distance the cars drove away from
each other in the EastWest direction was 12 miles, so one side of
the right triangle is 12 units long. The distance the cars drove away
from each other in the NorthSouth direction was 16 miles, so the
other side of the right triangle is 16 units long. Plugging these
values into the Pythagorean Theorem, you should get:
12^2 + 16^2 = SQRT c
144 + 256 = SQRT c
400 = SQRT c
20 = c
The cars are 20 miles apart, so answer option "D" is the correct
answer. 




27. 
Which one of these five
things is least like the other four? 


Plum 


Grape 


Apricot 


Peach 


Cherry 
Try thinking of which characteristics 4 of the fruits have in common
that are not found in the fifth  you need a categorization that
excludes one  and only one  fruit from the group.
The right answer is that option "B", grape, is least like the other
four. The other 4 fruits are in a category called "stone fruits"
meaning that they have an outer fleshy part which surrounds a shell
(the pit or stone) with a seed inside.
In addition, all 4 of the other fruits are temperate fruits, where
grapes are Mediterranean fruits. Fruits of temperate climates are
almost universally borne on trees or woody shrubs or lianas. They
will not grow adequately in the tropics  they need a period of cold
(a chilling requirement) each year before they will flower. Whereas
Mediterranean fruits are not hardy to extreme cold, as the preceding
temperate fruits are, yet tolerate some frost and may have a modest
chilling requirement.
Finally, all four of the other fruits grow on a tree whereas grapes
grow on a vine. 
28. 
Wisdom is knowing what to
do next; __________ is doing it. 


Virtue 


Luck 


Happiness 


Sanity 


Nostalgia 
You know that the word you are looking for to fill the blank "is
doing it," but you need to ask yourself what "it" is. The sentence is
structured such that "it" refers to "what to do next" or, put another
way, "the wise thing or the right thing to do next". In order for
this sentence to make sense, the word that fits in the blank must
mean "doing the right thing". When reviewing each of the five answer
options, the only word that could mean "doing the right thing" is
answer option "A", or Virtue. 




29. 
It is easier to
_______________ than to offer a helping hand. 


Raise a flag 


Be on the ball 


Lay down 


Point the finger 


Sing praises 
The words "It's easier to... than to..." identify this sentence as
one which compares two things that are opposites of one another. With
this understanding, you know that the word you are looking for to
fill the blank is the opposite of "offer a helping hand". Of the five
answer options, the only one that can be considered its opposite 
something that is diametrically opposed in concept  is answer option
"D", "point the finger," since placing blame is not helpful. 
30. 
True knowledge exists in
knowing that you know ___________. 


Everything 


Nothing 


The truth 


The weather 


The meaning of life 
The more you learn and the more wisdom you amass, the more you come
to realize that you really know very little if not nothing. This is
more of a philosophical question that measures a type of intellectual
maturity. The answer to this question is "B", or "Nothing". 




31. 
Which word best completes
the analogy: Water is to glass as letter is to... 


mail 


stamp 


pen 


envelope 


book 
To answer this question, you first need to identify the relationship
between "water" and "glass"  water goes inside a glass. In reviewing
the answer options, you should be looking for something that a letter
"goes inside". The only answer option that fits this relationship is
"D", envelope. 
32. 













To answer this question, you first need to identify the relationship
between "hand" and "boxing glove"  hand goes inside a boxing glove.
In reviewing the answer options, you should be looking for something
that a foot "goes inside". The only answer option that fits this
relationship is "D", ice skate. 




33. 
Which one of the designs
is least like the other four?
















Try thinking of which characteristics 4 of the shapes have in common
that is not found in the fifth  you need a categorization that
excludes one  and only one  shape from the group.
The right answer is that the circle, option B, is least like the
other three. The circle is the only shape that does not contain
straight lines around its perimeter. 
34. 
For the picture sequence above, find the picture that follows
logically from one of the six below.



















To solve this problem, use a process of elimination. For each piece
of the pattern you identify (a condition), look through the potential
answer options to eliminate those that do not fit the pattern. If you
do this for each element of the pattern separately, you should end up
with a single shape that fits all of the conditions.
First, notice that each square in the existing diagram contains a
division line that runs diagonally across it, dividing the square
into two halves that contain different color patters. The first
condition is that the diagonals of the three existing shapes are
placed such that they are forming the perimeter of a diamondtype
shape in the center of the overall image. The square that fits in the
lowerright quadrant of this image must have a diagonal line that
crosses from its upperright corner to its lowerleft corner. The
answer options that fit this condition are "C", "D" and "F". The rest
of the answer options can now be eliminated.
There are two more conditions present, both of which only exist in
answer option "C": " Compare the inner halves of the squares that lie
across the center point diagonally from one another. The color
pattern is inverse such that the half circle of one is the color of
the remaining portion of the other. If you apply this condition to
the relationship between the blank space and the square diagonally
opposite from it, you'll find that the square that fits in the
lowerright quadrant of this image must have a green trianglelike
shape (half square) surrounded by pink in its upper half. " Compare
the outer halves of the squares that next to each other horizontally.
The color pattern is inverse such that the half circle or square of
one is the color of the remaining portion of the other. If you apply
this condition to the relationship between the blank space and the
square to its left, you'll find that the square that fits in the
lowerright quadrant of this image must have a grey trianglelike
shape (half square) surrounded by tan in its lower half.
The correct answer is "C" because it meets all three of these
conditions. 




35. 
For the picture sequence above, find the picture that follows
logically from one of the five below.
















To answer this question, try tracking the movement of the shades
squares. If you'd like to draw it out on scratch paper, try
numbering each square from left to right, top to bottom. You would
end up with a grid of squares with numbers in each square:
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
Look at each of the three illustrations that set the pattern and
take note of the movement:
 squares 6 and 11 are shaded in all three illustrations. The
fourth illustration should also have shaded squares 6 and
11.
 in the first illustration, square 4 is shaded. In the second
illustration, square 7 is shaded. In the third illustration,
square 10 is shaded. This indicates a diagonal movement across
the field of squares. The fourth illustration should have a
shaded square 13.
 in the first illustration, square 13 is shaded. In the second
illustration, square 9 is shaded. In the third illustration,
square 5 is shaded. This indicates a vertical movement from the
bottom to the top of the far left side of the field of squares.
The fourth illustration should have a shaded square 1.
The only answer option that fits these three conditions is answer
option "B".

36. 
Fill in the empty box above with the correct picture from below 












All of the information given about this illustration indicate that it
is symmetrical. Given that, the only squares you need to examine to
find the correct fill for the empty box are the corner squares. Each
of the corner squares has a diagonal line across the square forming a
visual barrier  if the ends of each line were extended, they would
cross at right angles and form a diamondtype shape. Answer option
"B" completes this pattern. 




37. 
Fill in the white box above with the correct picture from below 












The first thing you should notice is that there is a box in the
pattern which is blocked out. Because it is blocked out, you will
need to guess what the image in that space is based on what you know
of the pattern.
The middle row of this pattern indicates that the larger shapes in
any given row are the same, but vary in whether they shaded or not.
From this, you can deduce that the large shape in the obscured box is
an oval and the large shape in the white box is a circle. This
eliminates answer options A and C because neither of them contains a
large circle.
By looking at the top and middle rows or the left and right columns,
you know that each row and column in the pattern contains at least
one nonshaded large shape. Because the bottom row currently contains
a large shaded circle in two of its boxes, you know that the white
box must contain a nonshaded large circle.
To further confirm the pattern, look at the small shapes on the
diagonal that runs from left to right. You'll notice that the small
shapes are exactly the same along this diagonal. Because the box that
lies diagonally to the upper left of the white box contains a small
plus sign, you know that the white box must also contain a small plus
sign.
The only image that fits the pattern in the space of the white box is
answer option D, which contains a large nonshaded circle and a small
plus sign. 
38. 
















The first step in answering this question is to compare the first
pair of illustrations. In doing so, note that the squared edges of
the first illustration become rounded in the second and that the
color combination is inverted from the first illustration to the
second. Applying this information to the second pair, you know you
are looking for an illustration with rounded edges where the color
combination is inverted from the first illustration to the second
(light grey oval with dark grey circle). The correct answer is option
"A". 




39. 
















The first illustration is a square and the second illustration is a
vertical line. The first illustration of the second pair is exactly
the same as the first illustration of the first pair, except that the
lines that describe the square are dashed instead of solid. This
information tells you that you are looking for a vertical line (same
as the second illustration of the first pair) drawn with dashes
(consistent with the relationship between the first illustrations of
each pair). The correct answer is option "B". 
40. 
Which design does not
belong in this group? 















Try thinking of which characteristics 4 of the illustrations have in
common that is not found in the fifth  you need a categorization
that excludes one  and only one  shape from the group.
The right answer is that option "C" is least like the other four.
Option "C" is the only illustration that does not contain a large
shape connected to a small shape. Instead, option "C" illustrates two
small, connected shapes. 
= your answer
= correct answer




The intelligence quotient (IQ) measures the ratio of a person's
intellectual age to his/her chronological age. Most adult intelligence
tests are designed for people who are at least 16 years old. For this
reason, if you are younger than 16, your Tickle IQ score might be slightly
lower than your "true" IQ.
One of the first scientific investigations into the concept of
intelligence, came from nineteenthcentury British scientist, Sir Francis
Galton. Galton believed that mental traits, like physical traits, could be
inherited. He published his ideas on hereditary intelligence in his book,
Hereditary Genius.
Meanwhile in France, psychologist Alfred Binet was exploring ways of
measuring children's' intelligence. Like Galton, Binet was passionate about
testing and measuring human capabilities. Binet worked with two groups of
children  those who were average students, and those who were less
mentally capable. He discovered that average students could complete
certain tasks that less mentally capable students could not. Based on those
findings, Binet calculated the "normal" abilities for students within
different age groups. From there he could estimate how many years above or
below the norm a student's mental age was.
Just before WWI, German psychologist Wilhelm Stern came up with an
alternative to mental age for measuring people's intelligence. He suggested
that a more accurate method for assessing someone's intelligence was to
measure their capabilities given their chronological age. He proposed that
for a true estimate of someone's intelligence, researchers needed to
calculate a ratio between the subject's mental age and their chronological
age. Since the resulting numbers were represented by decimals, scientists
decided to multiply this "quotient" by 100 to get rid of the decimal
places. Thus, the formula for an IQ is: IQ = Mental Age/Chronological Age x
100.
Based on the ratio that Stern created, Lewis Terman, an American
psychologist at Stanford University, coined the term Intelligence Quotient
for Stern's Binet test scoring system.
IQ tests serve as a useful tool for institutions such as public schools and
the military, where great numbers of people must be processed quickly and
efficiently, and placed in appropriated classes or positions.
In the United States, kindergartenaged children are often given IQ tests
to evaluate whether they need special attention or services. For example,
children scoring 130 or over are often considered "gifted" and placed in
programs accordingly. However, in most institutional uses of the test
nowadays, the importance placed on the actual IQ score has changed.
A
widelycited example of possible cultural bias appeared in the
Scholastic Aptitude Test in the early 90s:
Runner: marathon
A) Envoy: embassy
B) Martyr: massacre
C) Oarsman: regatta
D) Referee: tournament
E) Horse: stable.
(Herrnstein and Murray, 1994) According to many, the answer, C), is
more likely to be answered correctly by upper class children
(predominantly white) because they are more inclined to know the
definition of regatta. 
The military tends to use IQ test results to assess which field a recruit
might be best suited to. Instead of relying solely on the intelligence
rating, the IQ score, the military will now look at the kinds of questions
a recruit answered correctly. Once they know that, they have a better idea
of what innate skills the recruit can bring to specific assignments and
duties.
And as far as the business world goes, uses of such tests for employment
purposes was declared illegal  except in rare circumstances  by the
Supreme Court in 1971.
In social life, the IQ test is only really applicable if you're
specifically joining an organization based on IQ scores like Mensa, a
society founded in 1964 for people who score in the top 2% of the IQ test.
But, in general, there are still some misconceptions about the importance
of test results. Chances are, people you know are more likely to be
judgmental about a high or low score than most institutions are. Luckily,
this is usually just a case of misinformation and is easily remedied.
Robert Jordan, an applicant
to the New Haven, CT police force sued the department in 1997 after
he was refused entry on grounds that his IQ test score was "too
high." A spokesperson for the police department was quoted as saying
people with too high of an IQ "tire of police work and leave not long
after undergoing costly academy training." 
Much debate circulates around the different IQ tests that are administered
throughout the country. Many researchers claim that the tests measure
cultural knowledge and understanding, not innate intelligence. Critics
suggest that both IQ and standardized tests are racially and culturally
biased.
According to a 1996 report by the American Psychological Association,
"Intelligence scores partially predict individual differences in school
achievement, such as grade point average and number of years of education
that individuals complete.
Nevertheless, population levels of school achievement are not determined
solely or even primarily by intelligence or any other individualdifference
variable. Many differences can be attributed primarily to differences in
culture and schooling rather than in abilities measured by intelligence
tests."
Outside factors, such as where you grow up, what kind of school you attend,
and how much school you attend contribute substantially to the development
of intelligences. However, it is not yet clearly understood what those
factors are, or how they work. It is widely agreed that standardized tests,
like an IQ test, do not accurately reflect all forms of intelligence.
Obviously, cultural knowledge, creativity, wisdom, common sense and social
sensitivity are not measured in IQ tests, but they certainly contribute to
a person's intelligence.
Still, there are some people who feel strongly that IQ tests are the best
way to predict future performance at work and in school. They feel that IQ
tests are better predictors of future success than even trained personnel
experts.
Experts have numerous theories when it comes to explaining, defining and
predicting intelligence. Some claim that intelligence is innate and fixed
and can be measured with clearly defined statistical methods. Others claim
that experience and environment affect intelligence  that intelligence is
the composite of many different talents and abilities which continue to
improve over time.
Three researchers have made significant advances in this field in recent
years:
1. Robert Sternberg  Has proposed three subtheories of
intelligence: context, experience, and the cognitive components of
information processing. In short, intelligence involves either adapting to
your environment, moving to another more appropriate environment or
changing your environment. Your level of experience with the activities or
knowledge being tested gets reduced to intelligence, but intelligence is
best measured out of context  when you perform unfamiliar tasks.
2. Howard Gardner  Has proposed his "Theory of Multiple
Intelligences" where there are seven independent but related intelligences:
logicalmathematical, linguistic, musical, spatial, bodilykinesthetic,
interpersonal and intrapersonal. Gardner is one of the biggest proponents
for developing new methods for testing intelligence. He speculates that
intelligence is culturally and experientially based. One's experience will
influence how much each of these can be expressed.
3. John Horn  Horn had proposed that there are two factors to
intelligence: fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence. Fluid
intelligence is one's ability to reason and solve problems in novel or
unfamiliar situations. Crystallized intelligence is the extent to which an
individual has attained knowledge of her culture.
In general, recent research has focused on intelligence as something that
can be changed  not as something that is fixed in childhood and as
something culturally and experientially based. Most current researchers
agree that there are multiple forms of intelligence, although there is no
consensus on how many.




Over the last two years, Tickle's psychologists developed this IQ test
using proven, highquality IQ test questions such as those in the Mensa
Workout tests and the Shipley Institute of Living Scale  an intelligence
test that focuses on both vocabulary and verbal abstract reasoning. Those
are the skills that are associated with problemsolving ability and social
comprehension/judgement.
Once we built the Tickle IQ test, Tickle performed a largescale study to
compare the results of people who had taken both the Tickle IQ test and the
established Shipley Institute of Living Scale (by Walter C. Shipley). The
Shipley test has been used for more than 50 years to assess facets of
intelligence. We did this to ensure that the way we constructed our test
would yield reliable and valid IQ results.
We used scores calculated by the Shipley test as a basis for calibrating
Tickle's IQ test. That ensured a high association between the two tests
and, because of that, the validity of our IQ scores. In fact, the Tickle IQ
test is highly reliablethe Chronbach's alpha is .81. In other words, the
questions on Tickle's IQ test are internally consistent and they all
measure intelligence accurately.
In the past, researchers who have constructed IQ tests have discovered
additional patterns that relate to the categories of questions a particular
testtaker answered correctly  categories such as mathematical, visual,
verbal and logical. When these researchers analyzed peoples' results, they
found that, for instance, a testtaker might have answered the
mathoriented and verbal questions correctly, yet tended to answer the
logical questions incorrectly. From such patterns, experts were able to
define some internal scales of intelligence to the overall IQ test. Thus,
using those internal scales, they could offer an actual IQ score, such as
105, as well as a measurement of how well the testtaker did within each
question category.
After 1 million people took the Tickle IQ test, we ran what is called a
"factor analysis" on the answers those people gave. This statistical
analysis identified the similarity between groups of questions in our test.
The analysis demonstrated that this particular IQ test accurately measured
four underlying dimensions of intelligence: mathematical, visualspatial,
linguistic and logical.
Each of the questions in the Tickle IQ test relates to one dimension of
intelligence. How reliable are these dimensions? Well, for the scientists
and statisticians out there, their reliability coefficients were .85, .84,
.81 and .50, respectively. The gist of all of that is that Tickle's scales
of intelligence are highly valid and we can accurately tell you how high
you scored on each of those scales relative to the other testtakersthus
yielding an accurate intellectual type.




Over 30 million people have taken Tickle's Classic IQ Test. Here's a look
at the average Tickle IQ scores, broken out by state.
State 
Average Tickle IQ Score 
Mississippi 
110 
West Virginia 
110 
Alabama 
111 
Arkansas 
111 
Kentucky 
111 
Louisiana 
111 
Florida 
112 
Georgia 
112 
Indiana 
112 
Maine 
112 
Michigan 
112 
Missouri 
112 
Nevada 
112 
New Mexico 
112 
North Carolina 
112 
North Dakota 
112 
Ohio 
112 
Oklahoma 
112 
Rhode Island 
112 
South Carolina 
112 
South Dakota 
112 
Tennessee 
112 
Texas 
112 
Wyoming 
112 
Alaska 
113 
Arizona 
113 
California 
113 
Connecticut 
113 
Delaware 
113 
Hawaii 
113 
Idaho 
113 
Illinois 
113 
Iowa 
113 
Kansas 
113 
Maryland 
113 
Montana 
113 
Nebraska 
113 
New Hampshire 
113 
New Jersey 
113 
New York 
113 
Pennsylvania 
113 
Vermont 
113 
Virginia 
113 
Wisconsin 
113 
Colorado 
114 
Massachusetts 
114 
Minnesota 
114 
Oregon 
114 
Utah 
114 
Washington 
114 
District of Columbia 
115 




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