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Free IQ Tests

As mentioned on the Answers page, the majority of high IQ societies do not give weight to online IQ tests due to the possibility of people cheating, and too because few online IQ tests have had verification of their accuracy. Nevertheless, online IQ tests can be entertaining while giving a general indication of one's IQ range.

We do not in any manner whatsoever support nor endorse any of the 'free IQ test' websites listed on this page. Each test is, however, useful as a quick general reference of IQ testing. The following tests may or may not provide an online score, but as with many online IQ tests, some companies hope to be paid ten to twenty dollars for a full IQ report. Whether a person chooses to pay for the report or not is the person's decision. The links are being provided for their entertainment and educational value alone, nothing more.





Free Tests for IQ and Personality

GIQtest Free-to-try IQ tests.

IQ Test Labs provides a free 15 minute online IQ test. We have not yet had an opportunity to fully evaluate the test, but we recommend giving it a try.

Personality Test Center provides several free personality tests plus a link to the lengthy IPIP-NEO test.

Personality Quiz Net has numerous short personality tests.

The Tickle website (no longer an active link) has a short IQ test with a decent array of questions suitable for tricking the uncareful eye into choosing wrong answers. Is the IQ test accurate? Does "sort of" answer the question? The IQ test's score does not give a percentile ranking nor compare it to other people's scores, so it is unknown if the scores are within a reasonable range or not, but we suspect it may be within about 5 to 10 percentile points. (Clarification: 5 to 10 percentile points can equate to a range spanning over 100 IQ points.)

Are You A Freak is a quick free test of uniqueness.





The Einstein Puzzle

It is unknown whether or not Einstein truly created the following logics test, but the puzzle is a useful exercise in judging one's own speed of deduction as well as one's capacity for correlating and validating disconnected variables. It is popularly believed that approximately 98% of humans will not be able to solve the puzzle, regardless of the allotted time provided.

Of the individuals known to us that have completed the puzzle correctly, it appears that the time required to arrive at the correct answer may be roughly parallel to the person's IQ percentile range. A 98% IQ took approximately two hours, 99% took about an hour, and 99.99% used roughly ten minutes. It is recommended that you time yourself beginning from the moment you begin to the moment you are positive your answer is correct.

Since there are several websites that provide an answer to the puzzle, we will not give it here. Once the puzzle is solved there should be no question as to whether the answer is right or not. For anyone wishing to verify their answer, please use a search engine such as BING for "Einstein's puzzle". To make the test as realistic as possible, we will not provide any further hints nor help. Begin timing yourself now.


Who Owns the Fish?

There are 5 houses in 5 different colors. In each house lives a man with a different nationality. The 5 owners drink a certain type of beverage, smoke a certain brand of cigar, and keep a certain pet. No owners have the same pet, smoke the same brand of cigar, nor drink the same beverage.

The Brit lives in the red house.

The Swede keeps dogs as pets.

The Dane drinks tea.

The green house is on the left of the white house.

The green house's owner drinks coffee.

The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.

The owner of the yellow house smokes Dunhill.

The man living in the center house drinks milk.

The Norwegian lives in the first house.

The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.

The man who keeps the horse lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.

The owner who smokes Bluemasters drinks beer.

The German smokes Prince.

The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.

The man who smokes Blends has a neighbor who drinks water.

Who owns the fish?





Free SQ (Sensory Quotient) Test

Beyond Prodigies website

Beyond Prodigies book cover

Update for March 22, 2013 — the new prodigies book is now available through Barnes&Noble.
Much of the book's information is based on SesquIQ's SQ project.

Beyond Prodigies - The New Science of Intelligence
The Origins of Conscious Reasoning in Migration and Precocity Volume 1

[Update March 22, 2013: Due to the Beyond Prodigies book containing a portion of the SQ scoring methods and descriptions of intellectual classifications, the free SQ test is no longer available. Effective March 12, 2013 all SQ tests not having been returned for evaluation will no longer be given a SQ score.

IQ tests can only measure memory, speed, and social conformity within the two lowest classifications of human intelligence. IQ tests cannot measure intelligence that exceeds the norm, and never can an IQ test measure the top three classifications of human intelligence. The SQ test is the only known intelligence test that measures actual cognition and types of mental processing within a culture-free environment (aside from the testee being required to communicate their results). The SQ results illustrate that there are five main groups of human intelligence, with all five exhibiting mental processes that are different than the others.]

The free online SQ test is designed to be as simple as possible while still allowing sufficient width for the expression of sensory quotient. Simply follow the directions below and then email your answers (our email address can be found on the information page). Your email address will not be stored, sold, nor used for any other purpose than to reply with your SQ score. Once the reply has been made, your original email will be deleted. SesquIQ does keep a running database of participants' SQ scores for research purposes, but within none of the records is there any personally identifiable information that could possibly be recognized to belong to any one individual. Also please provide your age, gender, ethnic background, educational background, occupation, religion, and IQ if known. Again, the information is only entered into the database for reference information, and your privacy is highly respected.

Directions: Use a clean, common piece of printer/copier paper without any printing on it. Simply write what you sense about the paper and email the information. You will receive a valid but unofficial SQ score within a day or so.

Does the test appear too easy? Too simplified? Just as some questions on an IQ test appear too simple, yet turn out to be much more than what meets the eye, likewise are sensory perception tests. To date, no measurable differences have been found between online scores and official scores. A score of 100 is average (see the definition of scoring methods in the Answers page). Anyone scoring 150 SQ or higher on the free online SQ test will receive an official SQ test free of charge.





Free Psychic Test

OK, this test is being presented 'tongue in cheek', with all positive results being 100% accurate. Get yourself relaxed, put on a black robe if necessary, and dig out the glass ball. It is time to prove once and for all if you possess psychic abilities.

Answer "yes" or "no": Have you ever felt someone staring at you?

If you answered yes, then you are psychic. If you answered no, then either you just do not remember feeling someone staring at you, or no one has ever stared at you, or you are one of the several dozen people on earth that cannot feel the perception.

To 'feel' someone staring is the conscious sensorial perception of an external consciousness not connected to ourselves. In other words, it is a 'paranormal' act of psychic ability to sense that another human is thinking of you. Some people report the hair on their neck stands up, some people say it feels like an anxiety within them, and other people describe it differently, but in all instances it is a physical sensorial perception of another individual's mental activity. The difference between feeling someone staring or not staring, is a similar type of sensorial/mental connection that SQ points to: either a person is mentally conscious of feeling it, or the person is not. There is nothing mysterious nor mystical about sensory/mental cognition; it is one of the most primal capacities all life-forms possess.

Though the SQ test is not a 'psychic' test, it is a good method of determining how well an individual's senses and mind function together. Individuals doing well on SQ tests also often do well on psychic tests, simply because the individuals are good at paying attention to what their senses perceive.





Free Spirituality Test

Choose an answer below for the following question: "I seek spiritual enlightenment - "

(A) Always

(B) Frequently

(C) Sometimes

(D) Rarely

(E) Never


The above question is an example of popular tests aimed at measuring emotions, spirituality, and personality. If an individual chooses "(A) Always" or "(B) Frequently", then the manner of which the test is graded will give the individual a high spirituality score and say s/he is a good and acceptable citizen who is working towards a higher state. If the individual chooses "(D) Rarely" or "(E) Never", the test results will grade the person as an unspiritual and uncaring individual with no inward qualities. For anyone wanting to score well, it is easily seen which answers will give the most flattering score regardless if the answer is factual or not.

Nevertheless, if the test is given to an enlightened Zen master (and his being required to choose an answer, and only one answer), his answer will be "(E) Never" because he has already found enlightenment and he no longer seeks that which he has found. The Zen master could be intelligently crafty and lie, his knowing that answer (A) will produce flattering results, but no enlightened person will lie. No enlightened person will have a selfish or egotistical reason to score high on such a test, and so with full honesty and the knowledge that he will be graded and evaluated as having no inward qualities, the master will still answer (E).

The previous test example illustrates how the majority of personality/spiritual/emotional tests commonly given in schools, psychologists' offices, and online, lack the proper design necessary to measure above an average potential. The tests show themselves to be mediocre at best, with the designs validating that the designers may have a misunderstanding of the very topic they are evaluating.

Of the better professionally-designed behavioral tests, accuracy is reported to be approximately 99%. The answers reflect an uncareful reactive response that shows the testee's general nature to be more heavily influenced either by behavioral standards/beliefs or by emotions. Since over 99% of communication is reactive and without depth of self-conscious analysis, nor with a close balance of standards/emotions, the tests are believed to be equally valid. Nevertheless, the tests are recognized to purposefully focus on a narrowed range of behavioral types, and not beyond.

Individuals who do well on IQ tests must choose many answers similarly as above, ignoring what would be the factual answer, and craftily/intelligently marking the socially acceptable answer known to produce a higher score (which is one reason why SQ tests do not provide multiple choice answers). If approached as a puzzle, as a challenge to see how well a person can score, then IQ tests can be completed without concern of factual answers. Where a person draws the line between viewing a test as a challenge of the intellect and a challenge to ethics, is the testee's choice.





Regardless of how hard we try to create tests that are free from social and cultural bias, no test can completely escape having the inherent flaw of failing to measure that which is superior to the abilities and social conformity of the test designer (and yes that does include SQ tests). In recent years there has been considerable discussion about how people are scoring higher on specific IQ tests. The reasons for the higher scores are not yet fully known, but it is strongly advisable that instead of jumping to the conclusion that all people are getting smarter, perhaps it would be wise to take a closer look at the tests themselves and observe how the questions may be progressively aimed towards socially acceptable thinking.




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