four vocabulary tests presented here are very difficult. All their
words may be found in an abridged dictonary, but they are not
common words. Vocabulary Test 5 is much simpler, and is drawn
from Kit Lemmons' (free) Magus
Vocabulary Test. Additional tests will be provided as time
permits, and they will focus on more-common words.
|Vocabulary Test 1||Meanings of these Words|
|Vocabulary Test 2||Meanings of these Words|
|Vocabulary Test 3||Meanings of these Words|
|Vocabulary Test 4||Meanings of these Words|
|Vocabulary Test 5||Meanings of these Words|
have billed these online IQ tests as "good" IQ tests,
it needs to be stated that
(1) No online IQ tests are properly normed and standardized. They can, at best, give you some idea regarding what your IQ might be. Some of them are too easy. Only officially-developed and approved IQ tests can give you an accurate picture of your IQ, and then only if your IQ isn't too high. It can be expensive to take these professionally designed and administered tests, since psychometrists typically charge $100 to $125 an hour to adminster and score them. (Sometimes, graduate students at universities will give you these tests for practice, or at a reduced rate.)
(2) Most IQ tests have ceilings that are at or only a little above IQ 150, and as this ceiling is approached, their scoring scales tend to become both compressed and unreliable. The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), while not billed as IQ tests, are, in fact, surrogates for IQ tests. (The SAT was an excellent choice for these measurements until it was "dumbed down" in 1995.) The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised is one of the best all-around, and diagnostic tests available, and is extrapolated to measure high IQ's beyond its nominal range. (Its extrapolated range stretches from 151 to 190, depending upon the age of the test-taker.) A good non-verbal test is The Raven Advanced Progressive Matrices test.
IQ Test #1 IQ Test #2
What has been said
about IQ tests is even more true for online personality tests,
such as the Kiersey Temperament
Sorter. The Kiersey Temperament Sorter is similar
to the Myer-Briggs Personality Inventory, but the latter is a
professionally designed and administered test. The Kiersey test
may be fun and food for discussion, but it isn't billed as the
most accurate way to size up your personality.
The link to the Kiersey Temperament Sorter has been provided by Rostam Seddig.