IQ tests date back to 1905 when Alfred Benit, a French psychologist began to “test” children of different mental capabilities. He set out to find a way to identify those students needing special programs in school and created the foundation that modern intelligence testing is based on.
Visit these five sites to take a free IQ test.
Editor’s Note: When this post was first written, all of the following IQ tests were absolutely free to take. Our readers have brought to our attention that many of the sites have switched to a “for fee” model. We are currently researching this issue and will post a new list of free sites once we verify that they are completely free. If you have a free test to add to the list, please leave it in the comments below and we will check it out. Thanks!
A score of 126 or above on one of two tests offered gets you an invitation to join this online club.
A “fast, free and accurate online IQ test.” This is a quick test, but I found it to be way too easy. You will probably see an inflated score, but it’s good for practice if you’ve never taken an IQ test before. At the end you will be asked for your email address and then you’ll see about 10 or so pages of opt-in offers. None are actually required for you to receive your score.
Be sure to check the box that indicates whether or not you want to be contacted for future mailings.
(From the website) “This IQ test measures several factors of intelligence, namely logical reasoning, math skills and general knowledge. It also measures your ability to classify things according to various attributes, and to see analogies and relations among concepts or things. It doesn’t take into consideration verbal, social, or emotional intelligence.”