February 7, 2006

One Question IQ Test.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:32 pm

Given that my Content Meter shows that I am running on fumes, I thought I would share the following, which I received in the mail from a colleague.

One Question IQ Test
Here’s a one question IQ Test to help you decide how you should spend the rest of your day……

There is a mute who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one’s teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper, and the purchase is done.

Now if there is a blind man who wishes to buy a pair of sunglasses, how should he express himself?

Think about it first before seeking out the answer in the Extended Entry Section.

He opens his mouth and says. “I would like to buy a pair of sunglasses”

If you got this wrong – please turn off your computer and call it a day.

In addition, you should turn in all your Ray Charles records CDs.


  1. Jim,
    Because probably nobody else will say they thought of any other answer, or because, I’m really that dumb, I’ll just brighten your day by sayin that I though he should cover his eyes with one hand, and pretend like he was blockin’ the sun with the other.

    Your answer was better though.

    What if I would’ve said, write a note and hand it too the clerk?

    I guess I’d be just as “IQ challenged then”, no?

    I’m still waitin’ for somebody to tell me what people in China call their good dishes…

    Comment by RedNeck — February 7, 2006 @ 8:47 pm

  2. Crap…I flunked.

    Comment by david — February 7, 2006 @ 9:22 pm

  3. I'm

    [i]I am[/i] is a complete sentence. It consists of a subject ([i]I[/i]) and a verb ([i]am[/i]).

    Trackback by eCache — February 7, 2006 @ 11:08 pm

  4. Good thing I’ve seen this before… better thing that I remembered it – I can leave my computer on for now. *grin*

    Comment by Teresa — February 8, 2006 @ 12:31 am

  5. I got it right but I can see why this would throw most people. When you wrote “mute” I immediately thought “mime” – a disgusting thought that reignighted the whole “clown” thing. EVIL clowns and mimes, I thought, the blind guy is probably one of them too.

    I calmed down and re-read the question and realized the blind guy was probably otherwise normal and therefore could speak. If I ever go blind, promise me you won’t let me hang out with mimes.

    Comment by Dan — February 8, 2006 @ 12:51 am

  6. .. yay!… I passed!..

    Comment by Eric — February 8, 2006 @ 9:01 am

  7. Busted here …

    It’s the way the question is set up. You get to thinking about alternate means of communication with the mute dude, then when you’re asked a question with a simpler answer, you’re still in complicated mode and start searching for that creative answer when the simple one will do.

    It’s perfect fun on a cold February morning.


    Comment by RightWingRocker — February 8, 2006 @ 9:11 am

  8. mimes. I hate mimes. Now I can only see red.

    I forgot what I wanted to say, dang you Dan.

    Comment by hoosierboy — February 8, 2006 @ 9:30 am

  9. why would a blind guy need sunglasses? He wouldn’t know if they were “sunglasses” anyway….

    Comment by armywifetoddlermom — February 8, 2006 @ 9:42 am

  10. one-question IQ test

    Take it here. (Yeah, in case you’re curious. I passed it.)…

    Trackback by Gut Rumbles — February 8, 2006 @ 1:03 pm

  11. I passed. 🙂

    Comment by Moogie — February 8, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

  12. I just bought “The Best of Triumph the Insult Dog” on DVD. I think that tells you all you need to know about my IQ.

    Comment by dogette — February 8, 2006 @ 7:16 pm

  13. I have to sign off now . . .

    Comment by Shamrock — February 8, 2006 @ 7:58 pm

  14. I passed too! Yay! I think it’s because I’ve been watching a lot of old reruns of Becker lately.

    Comment by Kelly — February 9, 2006 @ 9:08 am

  15. I thought I would be smart and try put my 12 year old in place with this quiz. As soon as I asked he said the blind guy would just ask for sunglasses. Now I really feel stupid.

    Comment by hoosierboy — February 9, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  16. My first thought was to take off the sunglasses he’s wearing and then point to them.

    Oh well.

    Comment by Ted — February 9, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

  17. uh…I have to admit I got this one wrong…

    Comment by Matt — February 9, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  18. Thank god I read the “Think about it first” line… otherwise I would’ve responded with:

    “Hand him a braille note asking for sunglasses.”

    Comment by Mike R. — February 10, 2006 @ 3:53 pm

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