by Countable | 10.10.17
Asked about reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called him a "moron," President Donald Trump told Forbes, “I think it's fake news. But if he did that, I guess we'll have to compare IQ tests. And I can tell you who is going to win."
Well, in case there are questions about IQ tests on IQ tests (there are not), here are a couple of facts about the Intelligence Quotient… (Bonus Fact: the phrase comes from the German term "Intelligenzquotient")
An IQ is not based on one test, but is a score derived from several standardized tests designed to measure various forms of intelligence, both verbal and non-verbal.
One of the more popular tests – the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) and Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) – generates a "Full Scale IQ" based on four indexes: Verbal Comprehension Index, Perceptual Reasoning Index, Working Memory Index, Processing Speed Index. The WISC also includes the Fluid Reasoning Index.
Here are some examples of tests and what they measure:
Participants are given two words and have to explain how they relate (abstract verbal reason)
Participants put together red-and-white blocks in a pattern according to a displayed model (visual spatial processing, visual motor construction)
Participants are asked to define certain words and answer math problems (semantic knowledge, quantitative reasoning)
And still more facts...
IQ scores are often used for education placement (special-ed, gifted) and assessing intellectual disabilities.
The IQ test has been criticized in the past for cultural and ethnic biases. Critics also argue that an IQ score says little about creative, artistic, emotional, or putting-together-listicles-for-an-app skills.
Sorry: brain games like Lumosity will not make you smarter. However, studies have found a few ways to increase overall cognitive functioning:** seek novelty; challenge yourself; think creatively; do things the hard way; network**.
IQ tests were also used by the army during World War I. Wondering how’d you do on that 1918 test? You’re in luck—we’re reprinting it below.
How to score the Devens Test:
Subtract the number of wrong answers (or questions you can’t answer) from the correct answers. Score below 6: Illiterate; 6-20: Primary literacy; 21-25: Grammar school literacy; 26-30: Junior high school; 31-35: Senior high school; 36-42: College level.
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IQ tests were never meant to access the intelligence of adults. It was was to access a child's ability to handle school curriculums. Granted our president is a giant child but this test will be a waste. Puerto Rico is still under water, we have a nuclear war looming and climate change is slowly cooking us. Damn it! You're both morons now get to work, help Puerto Rico recover and stop a possible war!
Only a true narcissist would even suggest such a comparison as a national “leader”. He says anything to get attention and headlines...that to him is his addiction!
I’m a trained psychometrician and gave IQ tests for years. I now interpret them. The very best indicator of intelligence is language. Trumps language scores barely put him in average range. He likely has a seventh grade reading ability judging from the words he uses. Tillerson is smarter.
Hey, Foghorn Leghorn ....” I say I say... Stop it boy, your doin a lot of chopping with no chips flying!”
I just wish trump wasn’t such a moron
The president is lucky Mr. Tillerson is an adult. If the challenge was answered, there would be proof of just how stupid the president is.
Maybe Rex Tillerson should shut his mouth. All of you are calling him a moron when he was able to run a multi billion dollar business, he is smart, get over it.
When someone says ... let’s compare IQ tests...you can be pretty sure that, that person is a moron.
He passed the IQ test with a solid 100. He thinks that means 100%.
🔑This is a distraction, Baby Boomers either conscious or a product group think are preparing for something called the 4th 🔮 Turning, a concept made popular by Strauss and Howe in the late 90's. 🚧Evidence of this ideology can be found in many of the Dark Money groups' media, literature, and choice of speakers.
Screw an IQ test. We all know Trump thinks and acts like s 3rd grader. I wish Rex Tillerson would just open up a big ole can of whoop ass on that moronic mother fucker. We all know he's a stupid assed piece of 💩!
Mr Tillerson and Mr Corker are adults dealing in the real world Let’s move on from this idiocy and get something done Enough No more Stop wasting my time and tax dollars
He has the results of his IQ test hanging on the fridge of the White House. Okay, that the the last one.
The debate on this is subject makes us more morons than the president himself. Focus on the laws we need enacted, protections we needed reinstated for our LGBT and DACA children who are being used as cannon fodder.
Trump couldn't beat a 3rd grader in an IQ test. He's a complete moron just like Rex Tillerson said.
Tests are tools. Apparently not for you.
djt is losing whatever marbles he had. BOYCOTT facebook & twitter.
Dear God, make this lunacy end! It’s a daily barrage of appalling tweets & comments...
The IQ test is the only test he ever passed.