The term "IQ" is an abbreviation for the term "intelligence quotient." IQ is determined by administering assessments intended to determine a human's intelligence level. This intelligence level is expressed by a ratio of the mental age to the chronological age. IQ tests are often used for determining the intelligence of job applicants, military applicants, students, and others. An IQ test is generally administered by a psychologist; but, many informal IQ assessments can be found on the Internet.
IQ questions would be found on IQ tests. These questions are intended to assess a variety of mental abilities and skills, and therefore cover a wide range of different types of intelligence. Below are some general examples of the types of questions that might be found on an IQ test:
While those are the general areas that an IQ test might examine, it is useful to see more specific questions. Here are a few test questions that could be encountered on an IQ test:
37, 34, 31, 28
Answer: 25, the numbers are decreasing by 3
Book is to Reading as Fork is to:
talkative, job, ecstatic
angry, wind, loquacious
a. talkative and wind
b. job and angry
c. talkative and loquacious
d. ecstatic and angry
Answer: c. Talkative and Loquacious
a. H R G S T
b. R I L S A
c. T O O M T
d. W Q R G S
Answer: b. rails and c. motto
8:4 as 10:
The answer is 5 because 4 is half of 8, and 5 is half of 10.
Other types of questions could be encountered as well. These questions could be any of the following:
The number of questions you answer correctly is then used to score the test and provide a measure of your intelligence.