Garrett Billings, Scott Campbell, and Blaine Manning from the Toronto Rock Lacrosse Club will be part of team “athletes” on CBC’s Test the Nation:IQ.
This Canada-wide battle of the brains gets underway at
8 p.m. on CBC-TV. Six dynamic teams featuring twins, politicians, atheists, believers, athletes and nerds are set to compete live in studio. At the same time, Canadians can take the test by printing a scorecard or by participating online at cbc.ca/testthenation.
Hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos (The Hour, The Strombo Show) and Carole MacNeil (CBC News Network) this coast-to-coast IQ challenge tests the star-studded smarts of 180 in-studio team members, including Kelly Hrudey, Dragons’ Den’s W. Brett Wilson and Little Mosque on the Prairie’s Brandon Firla.
“We are taking the idea of a general IQ test and essentially putting it into a Roman Coliseum. I can’t wait to find out who survives,” said Stroumboulopoulos.
This year’s test was created by two of Canada’s leading intelligence-testing experts, Dr. James Parker of Trent University and Dr. Don Saklofske of the University of Calgary. The 50 multiple choice questions are closely modeled after those found in standardized IQ tests and aim to evaluate performance in key areas of intelligence, including language comprehension, visual perception, memory, math and logical reasoning.