Peter Schmies's Word Classification Test
Published online with permission
from the author
Maintained by Darryl Miyaguchi
|11/1/97||Added text version of test.|
|10/27/97||Also offer my score on the ISPE vocab 'A' test.|
|10/23/97||Bug (in my HTML, not in Selena
Sol's script)! Reported by Nainan
Kovoor. Problems 77 and 78, if answered incorrectly,
would increment the "unanswered" count; also
the script would not notify you that you had answered
these questions incorrectly, although the total score
remained okay. The proper behavior occurred if the
questions were answered correctly.
Problems 177 and 178, if answered correctly, would increment the "unanswered" count; also the total score would not be incremented. The proper behavior occurred if the questions were answered incorrectly. People who took the auto-score version of this test have been notified: there is a possibility that their score should be increased by up to 2 points.
|10/21/97||cgi script for automatic scoring is installed.|
|10/16/97||Problem 79: should be 'diffuse,' not duffuse. Thanks to sharp-eyed logophile, Patrick Wahl.|
Decide whether these words are either (almost) the same or (almost) opposite in meaning. Don't use any reference materials. There is no deduction for wrong answers; this form makes it possible to optionally mark wild guesses for your own reference. There is also a text version of this test, for those who might have problems with the large form the auto-score version uses.
The test is a little less colorful than it used to be -- on the other hand, you can now press a button and have it score automatically.
If you would like to see your name in print, email me with your name, score, and link to your website. I will post the top 100 scores (assuming I get that many responses!).
There is no IQ ranking for this test. However, I can offer you my own score, which is 165 correct. If I assume that I can rank my score on this test similarly to my rankings on the ISPE Vocabulary Tests 'A' and 'B' (respectively published in The Ultimate IQ Challenge, by Feenstra, Carter, and Harding, ISBN 0-7063-7232-8 and in The Ultimate IQ Book, by the same authors, ISBN 0-7063-7148-8), then that places 165 correct at the 99.9th (according to vocab 'A') or the 99.8th (according to vocab 'B') percentile in the general adult population. My scores have been remarkably consistent on these types of tests, if the experiences of others are any indication of typical score variations.
If you can match or beat my score, there is a very good chance that you would qualify for one of the 'higher IQ' societies at the 99th percentile, and at least a fair chance that you would qualify for one at 99.9th percentile.
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