Say “Mensa” and you may think of Professor Stephen Hawking , Albert Einstein , or even Carol Vorderman .
This was five points higher than her six-year-old brother Leon, an existing Mensa member.
So do you think you could give these young geniuses a run for their money?
Here Mensa have devised a new quiz just for Mirror readers to help you find out whether you might have what it takes.
The questions are similar in style to those likely to be included in an accredited IQ test.
It simply indicates that a person has higher-than-average reasoning abilities.” In the 12-month period before I took my test, 57 percent of the nearly 2,400 test-takers — 2,368, to be exact — passed.
(The organization also accepts scores from more than 200 other intelligence tests like the LSATs and offers a “Cultural Fair” test that includes the Cattell Culture Fair, the Nonverbal Reasoning Test, and the SRA Pictorial Reasoning Test. Still, nearly six million Mensa-eligible Americans are not members.)TRS Professional Suites Inc. My preparation for that could best be described as “whatever.” I did far more for the Mensa test, which I hope demonstrates my growing maturity but is probably a better indication of my preference for goofy stunts in the name of journalism over potentially life-altering bubble-filling-in sessions.
I took the Mensa workout quiz and learned that I was much better at the math questions than the word ones.
This is ironic, considering what I do for a living.
While it won’t show you an accurate IQ score, it will give you an idea how well you may do if you attempted the full Mensa IQ test.
So if you score zero, it might not be worth applying, but if you’re getting top marks you could find yourself just one test away from joining the elite.
American Mensa, an organization that admits people with an IQ in the top two percent of the population, claims nearly 60,000 members, including more than 2,300 in the Greater New York area (and a bunch of toddlers).