A MAJOR TV show called The test of the nation, broadcasted November 1 by the private TV channel Joj, showed that the average IQ of Slovaks, including those who participated in the show via internet or mobile messaging, is 113.
The results make Slovakia a nation of above-average intelligence.
Among several teams and individuals who participated in the test, Juraj Daniel, a member of the police force, scored the most points - 137, which makes the officer a person of above-average intelligence. His team of members of the police force also won the team competition, scoring 126 points.
Competing teams included Slovak celebrities, blonde women, teachers, students, and twins.
Participants had to answer 81 questions from areas such as math, technical thinking, logic, memory, and language. The local Mensa club prepared the questions.
A 61-year-old man from Topoľčany, who called himself Slovomír, scored the highest IQ of all participants - 151. He took part in the test via the internet.
Apart from 214 participants in the TV studio, 27,000 people registered for the test via the internet and 24,000 participated via mobile messaging.
Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
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3. Nov 2003 at 9:54