The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Testing Your IQ [NOOK Book]


An enjoyable and entertaining way to measure brainpower.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Self-Testing Your IQ
provides readers with tests that can be used to estimate a realistic IQ score, as well as games, puzzles, and more for an engaging and exciting workout for the mind. Using an amusement-based ...

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Testing Your IQ

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An enjoyable and entertaining way to measure brainpower.

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Self-Testing Your IQ
provides readers with tests that can be used to estimate a realistic IQ score, as well as games, puzzles, and more for an engaging and exciting workout for the mind. Using an amusement-based approach, IQ expert Dr. Jean Cirillo presents fun questions and answers that are rooted in standard IQ testing.

?Tests and games included are designed to measure cognitive skills, reasoning abilities, problem-solving capabilities, verbal abilities, mathematics and calculation skills, short- and long-term memory, and much more

?Because the tests are separated by area, this book has a strong "flip-through" factor, offering readers tests to be completed in one sitting for a comprehensive score, or as many or as few per sitting as time permits

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440652271
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Sold by: DK
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 411,157
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jean Cirillo's experience with IQ testing began during the Counseling Psychology Program at Columbia University. She has written a monthly column for Long Island Parent and articles for the North Shore Women's Newspaper and Parent Connections. In addition, Dr. Cirillo has appeared on hundreds of national talk shows as both an expert guest and staff psychologist. Presently, she does consulting for MTV, VH1, and BET on reality shows such as “Flavor of Love,” “College Hill,” “Made,” “Making the Band,” and “I Love New York.”
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Table of Contents

1 The Overall IQ Test 1 The Overall IQ Test 2 Computing Your Overall IQ Score 10 Interpreting Your Score in Relation to Others 14 Implications of Your Score 15
2 Understanding Subtest IQ Ranges 17 Interpreting Your Verbal Subtest Scores 19 Vocabulary 19 Pattern Recognition 20 Verbal Reasoning 21 Mathematical Reasoning 21 Logic 22 Classification 22 Short-Term Memory 23 Interpreting Your Nonverbal Subtest Scores 24 Spatial Ability 24 Mathematical Computation 25 Visualization 26 High and Low Areas: What Do They Mean? 27 Subtest Scores Versus Overall Test Score 27 Understanding Your Intellectual Strengths 27 Understanding Your Intellectual Weaknesses 28 Tips for Improving Your Score 29 Maximize Your Strengths 29 Minimize and Improve Your Weak Areas 29 Implications of Your Score 30
3 Culture-Fair IQ Tests 31 You May Be Smarter than You Think! 31 Take These Culture-Fair Tests 32 Paired-Item Memory IQ Test 32 Nonverbal Abstract Reasoning IQ Test 35 Pattern Recognition IQ Test 43 Mazes IQ Test 45 Implications of Your Score 48
4 General Aptitude Tests 49 Language Arts Test 49 Mathematical Achievement Test 53 Acuity Skills Test 55 Spatial Skills Test 58 Mechanical Skills Test 64 Visual-Motor Speed Test 68
5 Assess Your Creativity 71 The Brain Type Test 72 What Is Creativity? 76 The Creativity Test 76
6 Memory and Concentration 79 Short-Term Memory Test and Exercises 79 Short-Term Memory Test 80 Exercises for Improving Short-Term Memory 82 More Short-Term Memory Exercises 82 Long-Term Memory Tests and Exercises 83 General Knowledge Test 83 Vocabulary Test 85 Personal Data Test 87 Long-Term Memory Exercises 89
7 Unique Talent Tests 91 Musical IQ Test: Am I the Next Mozartor a Famous Rock Star? 92 Scoring and Interpreting Musical IQ Test Results 93 Tips for Improving Your Musical IQ 94 Visual IQ Test: Will My Artwork Sell in a Museum? 94 Scoring and Interpreting Visual IQ Test Results 95 Tips for Improving Your Visual IQ 96 Verbal IQ Test: Will I Become a Great Speaker? 96 Scoring and Interpreting Verbal IQ Test Results 97 Tips for Improving Your Verbal IQ 98 Mechanical IQ Test: Am I a Genius in Figuring Out How Things Work? 98 Scoring and Interpreting the Mechanical IQ Test Results 100 Tips for Improving Your Mechanical IQ 100 Psychomotor IQ Test: Will I Become a Star Athlete? 100 Scoring and Interpreting Your Psychomotor IQ Test Results 102 Tips for Improving Your Psychomotor IQ 103 Mathematical IQ Test: Am I a Mathematical Genius? 103 Scoring and Interpreting Your Mathematical IQ Test Results 104 Tips for Improving Your Mathematical IQ 105
8 Tests for Specific Knowledge 107 Will I Get Rich? Take the Money IQ Test 108 Scoring and Interpreting Your Money IQ Test Results 110 Tips for Improving Your Money IQ 111 Do I Have What It Takes to Run My Own Business? Entrepreneur's IQ Test 111 Scoring and Interpreting Your Entrepreneur's IQ Test Results 113 Tips for Improving Your Entrepreneur's IQ 114 Will I Be a Great Scientist? Take the Science IQ Test 115 Scoring and Interpreting Your Science IQ Test Results 116 Tips for Improving Your Science IQ 117 Am I a Good Historian? Take the History IQ Test 117 Scoring and Interpreting Your History IQ Test Results 118 Tips for Improving Your History IQ 119 Am I Entertainment Savvy? Take the Entertainment IQ Test 119 Scoring and Interpreting Your Entertainment IQ Test Results 121 Tips for Improving Your Entertainment IQ 121 Am I a Food Connoisseur? Take the Food IQ Test 122 Scoring and Interpreting Food IQ Test Results 123 Tips for Improving Your Food IQ 124 How Well Do I Know Sports? Take the Sports IQ Test 124 Scoring and Interpreting Your Sports IQ Test Results 126 Tips for Improving Your Sports IQ 127 Will I Live a Long and Healthy Life? Take the Health IQ Test 127 Scoring and Interpreting Your Health IQ Test Results 129 Tips for Improving Your Health IQ 130
9 Testing Your Child's IQ 131 Children's Aptitude Test-3 to 6 Years 132 Scoring and Interpreting Test Results 139 Tips to Improve Aptitude in Younger Children 142 Children's Aptitude Test-7 to 15 Years 142 Scoring and Interpreting Test Results 155 Tips to Improve Aptitude in Older Children 157 If You Have Concerns About Your Child's Score 157
10 Can You Really Raise Your IQ? 159 Brain Teasers 160 Hidden Gold 160 Money Marbles 160
4s and 9s 161 Students 161 Socks and Clocks 161 Buses and Planes 162 Fenced In 162 Logic Puzzles 163 Necessary Statements 163 Love Logic 163 Math-a-Logic 164 Appendixes A Answers to Chapter IQ Tests 165 B Glossary 185 C Resources 189
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