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Updated on Sep 20, 2020. Posted on Sep 15, 2020

This 17-Question IQ Test Will Reveal How Smart You Really Are

You know you're curious.

Below are 17 questions that are based on verbal, logical, and numeric reasoning. Some are very easy, and others are more difficult. Good luck!

  1. Which number should come next in the pattern: 48, 24, 12, ?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's 6!

    Each subsequent number is half of the previous one.

  2. Which weighs more: A ton of bricks or a ton of feathers?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    They weight the same!

    A ton weighs a ton, no matter which objects you're weighing.

  3. Which of these words is a synonym of "aloof?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "distant!"

    Aloof can be used as an adverb or adjective. It means "at a distance" or "reserved."

  4. If you count from 1–100, how many times will you come across the number 7?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The number "7" appears 20 times.

    7, 17, 27, 37, 47, 57, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77 (there are two in that one), 78, 79, 87, and 97.

  5. Book is to reading, as spoon is to...

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's eating!

    You read with a book, and you eat with a spoon.

  6. Which of the following does not belong in the group?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A rooster does not belong!

    A rooster is the only living item in that list. The others are inanimate objects.

  7. How many edges does a cube have?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    A cube has 12 edges!

    Cubes also have six faces and eight vertices (corners).

    A diagram of a cube, which shows each of its 12 edges
    Via Spencer Althouse / BuzzFeed
  8. If you’re in a race and pass the person in second place, which place are you in?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    Second place!

    You'll go from third place to second.

  9. Which five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "short!"

    If you add two letters to "short," it becomes "shorter."

  10. Which one of these is least like the others?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's a snake!

    All of the other animals have four legs.

  11. Which number comes next in the pattern: 3, 4, 7, 11, 18, ?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's 29!

    Each number is the sum of itself and the previous number (example: 7 + 11 = 18, so 11 + 18 = 29).

  12. Before Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's still Mount Everest!

    It was still the highest mountain in the world, only no one knew it because it hadn't been discovered yet.

  13. Which of these five-letter combos creates a word in the English language?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    "RINGD" creates the word "grind!"

    None of the others create five-letter words in the English language.

  14. Which two letters come next in this sequence: A, Z, C, X, E, V, ?, ?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The next letters should be "G" and "T!"

    Starting with the beginning and ends of the alphabet ("A" and "Z"), the subsequent letters count forwards and backwards by skipping one.

  15. What is -6 + 13?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's 7!

  16. How many months have 28 days in them?

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    The answer is 12!

    Every month has 28 days. Some also have more than 28 days.

  17. And which of these words is most closely a synonym of "feckless?"

    Correct! 
    Wrong! 

    It's "inept!"

    For example, a feckless person would be useless, irresponsible, inept, and even incompetent.

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