Here’s the test itself. I’d be interested to try this out as a PPM-style IQ test. Probably, today’s mean would be around 25 (too optimistic?) with a long, skinny left tail and a big pile of scores sitting at 30 (representing the accumulation of everybody above maybe 110 IQ who can get all of them in ten minutes). The story’s “sell” is you get to laugh at the overconfident Harvard students who didn’t pass. Many of them probably did pass, but the professor likely failed them to “prove” the ambiguity of the questions. Of course, the correct answer to all questions is “RACISS”, written with finger paint and glitter.
(Apparently the first question is “vague”. Sure, if you’re stupid and have poor reading comprehension. That’s the point.)
Miller said not a single one of his student passed the exam, because it was designed in such a way that each question could be interpreted as wrong by the registrar official looking over the answers.
Blind leading the retarded.