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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Test the Nation IQ - How Big is YOUR Brain?

A question for you --- Does size matter? I'm not talking about THAT, thank you very much... how big is your BRAIN? Is it chock full of knowledge gleaned from years of hard study at school, reading for pleasure, getting out into the world, exploring new ideas, concepts and philosophies? Are you a smartypants or do you just fancy yourself one? How much Sudoku is too much? Why does Lady Gaga have a career? SOOOO many questions. So little time my friends, so little time.

So, why not dust off the old brain, kick back on the couch, grab a #2 pencil and an Official Scorecard for Test the Nation IQ which will air Sunday, January 24th at 8pm on CBC with your Quizmasters/Hosts - George Stroumboulopoulos and Carole MacNeil. It should be a fun time.

What is IQ?

Beyond simply being a craptacular Meg Ryan movie...

IQ is the numeric assessment of intelligence and is regarded as 'The global capacity of a person to act purposefully, to think rationally and to deal effectively with his/her environment.'

Studying will not help you achieve better results. The questions posed throughout the Test the Nation IQ - 50 in all - will cover a wide spectrum of metrics including: Language, Logic, Perception, Memory and Math. Based on your hopefully brilliant responses, your total raw score when cross referenced with your age category will determine your overall 'IQ'. Scores of 90-109 reflect an average level of intelligence, 110-129 above average and finally 130+ reflects one of two things -- either you are among the 2% of the population who possesses superior intelligence OR you cheated your ASS off in the self scoring of your quiz. Either way - I gotta respect that!

Who's Participating?

In studio, there are 6 teams - each with a common thread that will take the test to see who ranks the best...

Doing battle are the Politicians, Nerds, Twins, Atheists, Believers and the Contact Sports Athletes. Unlike high school, the Athletes will not be permitted to execute an atomic wedgie on the nerds. Intellectual battle only.


Politicians: Justin Trudeau, Tony Clement and Megan Leslie

Nerds: Astronaut Marc Garneau

Twins: CBC's Amanda Lang and her sister and identical twin Adrian

Athiests: Brandon Firla from Little Mosque on the Prairie

Believers: W. Brett Wilson of Dragon's Den

Athletes: Kelly Hrudey, Marty McSorley and Glenn Healy

If you want a preview of what to expect from the questions and print out the scorecard, the producers have your back. Practice tests as well as the Official Scorecard are online now on the Test the Nation IQ site. Click HERE. If you can't figure out how to print the scorecard? Best of luck to you on Sunday. You're gonna need it.

In the name of research, I ran through a couple of them with varying success. 6 out of 10 on one and 9 on the other. Quite relieved and amused to discover I scored well on logic and math. I will be contacting my high school Calculus teacher on Monday to gloat. The one class I failed in school -- because it was too late to drop it, I skipped. My absences were higher than my numerical grade by the end of the semester. True story.

So... with all that's going on in the world, this show promises to be a great time -- have fun challenging yourself with your family and friends.

If they show up, I wonder if the politicians will decide to Prorogue answering the bulk of the questions? Will any of the Trekkies on team Nerd leave with some phone numbers?

Have a fun and fabulous weekend dear readers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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Can someone help me find it?

Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.