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The IQ Test

Published: 5.05.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 5:26
Accent: American
Source: Seinfeld

Elaine helps George cheat on an IQ test so that he can impress his new girlfriend.


triangle Directions

  1. REVIEW the vocabulary / background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary

  • an IQ test [n] - a test that measures intelligence
  • totally bogus [exp] - not true, not real
  • SATs [n] - the US high school exam
  • vary [v] - change, be different
  • have some guts [exp] - be brave
  • won't hear a peep [exp] - be silent
  • a caper [n] - an adventure
  • What the hay! [exp] - Sure!
  • twenty to three [exp] - 2:40
  • Time's up! [exp] - You have no more time.
  • Piece of cake! [exp] - It is easy!
  • fascinating [adj] - interesting
  • calculations [n] - math
  • ridiculous [adj] - crazy
  • gender-biased [adj] - unfair for women or unfair for men
  • testicles [n] - the male sex body parts
  • a ventriloquist [n] - an entertainer who makes their voice come from a doll

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Background

picture picture picture
George Elaine Jerry
  • George has a new girlfriend who is a professor.
  • She is an expert in human intelligence.
  • On the standard IQ Test, 100 is considered average and 140 is considered genius.

triangle Questions

  1. Why is George taking an IQ test?
    His new girlfriend asked him to take it.
    He is trying to get a better job.
    He thinks it is fun.

  2. How does George feel about IQ tests?
    He thinks they are very accurate.
    He thinks they are fun.
    He thinks they are meaningless.

  3. What is Jerry's IQ?
    He doesn't know.

  4. What is Elaine’s IQ?
    She doesn't know.

  5. What did George do in college?
    Cheat on test
    Get a high score on an IQ test
    Climb out a window during a test

  6. What does George want Elaine to do for him?
    Help him study for the IQ test
    Take the IQ test for him
    Steal the IQ test from Monica

  7. Why doesn't Elaine want to take the test in the coffee shop?
    It is too far away.
    It is too expensive.
    It is too noisy.

  8. Why does Jerry suggest taking the test at the Dream Cafe?
    The food is good.
    The owner is friendly.
    It is very quiet.

  9. What does George ask Monica to do while he is taking the test?
    Go into another room
    Make him a sandwich
    Bring him some coffee

  10. How does Monica feel about IQ tests?
    She thinks they are very accurate.
    She thinks they are fun.
    She thinks they are meaningless.

  11. How does George give Elaine the test?
    He sends it to her by email.
    He passes it to her out a window.
    He brings it to the Dream Cafe.

  12. When does Elaine have to bring the test back?

  13. Who spills food on the test?
    Babu Bhatt

  14. What lies does George tell Monica to explain the test's condition?
    He went to the Dream Cafe.
    He got help from Elaine.
    He brought a sandwich in his pocket.
    He bought coffee at a grocery test.
    He climbed out the window.
    The test was easy.

  15. What score did George get on the IQ test?
    He doesn't know.

  16. Why does Jerry suggest the test was difficult for Elaine?
    Babu Bhatt was singing while she was taking the test.
    The test was easier for men than women.
    She is not a genius.

triangle Language Review

Directions: Choose the expression that best completes the sentence

  • George first says that he thinks IQ tests are (bogus) .
  • Monica thinks that George is (fascinating) because of his strange story about climbing out the window.
  • Jerry tells Elaine that the test could have been difficult for her because it might have been (gender-biased) .
  • George thinks he (had more guts) in college because he wasn't afraid to cheat on a test.
  • Jerry suggest that Elaine (won't hear a peep) in the Dream Cafe, so it will be a good place to take the test.
  • George wants Monica to think he is smart, so he says the test (was a piece of cake) .

triangle Script

Jerry: This woman he's dating is making him to take this IQ test for this course.
Elaine: Oh, that sounds like fun.
George: Yeah, fun. IQ tests are totally bogus. They prove nothing.
Elaine: You'll do well, you're smart.
Jerry: No see, he's not smart. People think he's smart, but he's not.
Elaine: What did you get on your SAT's?
George: It varies.
Jerry: You know, I don't even know my IQ.
Elaine: Mine's 145.
George: 145!
Jerry: Get out of here!
Elaine: You get out of here!
Jerry: You get out of here!
George: You should take the test for me.
Jerry: Boy, that’d be something, cheating on an IQ test. Hey, remember in college when you passed Lettick the test out the window? You became a legend after that.
George: Yeah, yeah. I really had some guts back then. Why don’t we do it again?
Elaine: What?
George: You could take the IQ test for me. I could pass it to you out of a window. We could do it; she lives on the first floor.
Elaine: Are you serious?
George: Why not?
Elaine: Where would I take the test?
George: I don't know, she lives right around the corner. Take it here or go to the coffee shop.
Elaine: No, that would be too noisy.
Jerry: Take it at Dream Cafe, you won't hear a peep.
Elaine: Hey, what do you think?
Jerry: Hey, I love a good caper.
Elaine: Yeah, that's what is, isn’t it, a caper.
George: You'll do it?
Elaine: What the hey.
George: Yeaah, beautiful ... Sorry...

George: Go in the living room. I'll take the test in here.
Monica: But why?
George: I won’t be able to concentrate in front of you.
Monica: Oh, I think you're making too much of this. IQ tests don't mean anything.
George: Are you kidding me? This is the best tool we have today of measuring a person’s intelligence.
Monica: Well, I certainly don't place any importance on it.
George: Well, I think you're wrong about that. And now if you will excuse me, I would really like to get started please.
Monica: Good luck.
George: Don't need it.
Elaine: What's been going on in there? I've been standing here 20 minutes.
George: I'm sorry I'm sorry, here's the test. Thanks again for doing this.
Elaine: All right, what time do you want me back here?
George: Uh, uhhhh, twenty to three.
Elaine: Ok.
George: Thanks again.
Elaine: All right.
George: And don't settle for 145. You can do better. You're a genius.

Babu: Ladadeeda, laadadeeda....
Elaine: Babu! If you don't mind?
Elaine: Oh my God! It's all over the test!
Babu: Oh, I'm terribly sorry.
Elaine: Oh man! Look at this...and I'm out of time anyway.
Babu: Please, forgive me, please...
Jerry: Go ahead; I'll take care of it.
Babu: Please, I’m very sorry.

Elaine: It was an accident.
George: What? Did you go on a picnic?
Elaine: Babu Bhatt did it.
George: Babu Bhatt? How am I gonna explain this?
Monica: Time's up George.
George: Ok. Here you go.
Monica: How did you do?
George: Piece of cake!
Monica: What happened to the test?
George: What? Oh, I spilled some food on it.
Monica: Food? What food?
George: What are you talking about?
Monica: Where did you get food?
George: From my pocket.
Monica: What?
George: I uh, I had a sandwich in my pocket.
Monica: And coffee?
George: Yeah, had some coffee, yeah.
Monica: Where did you get the coffee?
George: Where did I get the coffee? Where do think I got the coffee, at the grocery store.
Monica: How did you get there?
George: I walked.
Monica: How did you get out of the apartment? I didn't see you leave.
George: I climbed out the window.
Monica: You climbed out the window?
George: Of course.
Monica: Why didn't you go out the door?
George: The door? Why would I go out the door? The window is right here.
Monica: You are a fascinating man, George Costanza.

Jerry: Hey Georgie!
George: Coming up.
Jerry: How did you do on the IQ test?!
George: 85!
Jerry: What?!!
George: 85, Jerry! 85 IQ!
Elaine: 85?
Jerry: Well, well, well...
Elaine: He's coming up?
Jerry: Well, I'm no genius, but according to my calculations, he should be here in a few seconds.
Elaine: Yeah, but an 85, Jerry. That's ridiculous.
Jerry: Well, maybe the test was gender-biased; you know a lot of questions about hunting and testicles...
George: Oh, hello professor.
Elaine: George, I cannot believe...
George: Please...
Elaine: No, there has got be a mistake.
George: You should've seen her face. It was the exact same look my father gave me when I told him I wanted to be a ventriloquist.


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