October 27, 2002
Intelligence Test

Dan Kohn points to an intelligence test: How Smart Are You?

Posted by DeLong at October 27, 2002 02:58 PM | Trackback

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I'm surprised they didn't include "Does New Year's Day ever come before Christmas?"

Posted by: Kieran Healy on October 27, 2002 04:19 PM

I am really amazed that Bill Gates only scored a 3!

Posted by: theCoach on October 28, 2002 05:49 AM

Speaks more about the test than Bill Gates, I would say. It's just a trick question test, albeit amusing.

Posted by: Ian Welsh on October 28, 2002 06:09 AM

Some others, furnished by a 13-year-old of my acquaintance:

--Marie's father has five daughters -- Blanche, Gladys, Ellen and Sarah are the first four. What is the name of the fifth one?

--You overtake the runner in second place -- where are you in the rankings?

--Same question, except you overcome the runner in last place.

(At the risk of being dreary, I can think of a real-world analog to the last one -- the Bankruptcy Code provides that the claim of a wrongdoing creditor can be demoted to below other creditors /or below equity/. But by definition, equity is the class that gets what is left when everyone else has been paid. How can you be below that?)

Posted by: jda on October 28, 2002 11:58 AM
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