The Moron Test



Offensive title, but silly, fleeting fun.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The game is brisk until you miss a question. Then you're bounced back to the very beginning or a slightly-less-painful checkpoint. Since the game doesn't vary the questions, these do-overs quickly become excruciatingly tedious.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that they'll need to define the term "moron," and that they'll want to discuss with kids why they shouldn't use such an insulting word. Otherwise, this app is harmless, short-lived fun.

Is it any good?


The Moron Test is a series of straightforward questions and exercises mixed in with gags to trip you up. For instance, the instruction, "Touch anywhere to continue" requires touching the word "anywhere." The game does teach kids to pay attention, and it's amusing at least the first time through, even kind of fun to try to beat old times. But the questions get stale quickly.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Release date:May 12, 2010
Publisher:DistinctDev, Inc.

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 13 years old Written bysoniczll July 7, 2010

Challenging and Fun!

A fun game that will make the players think and try to find the hidden meaning or word play secrets.
What other families should know
Too much consumerism
Educational value
Kid, 10 years old April 17, 2011

Great App

This is a great app. My sister plays it all the time and she's, like, 6! GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Kid, 12 years old March 27, 2011


This app is addictive! Once you make one wrong click, you feel like you need to 'prove yourself' and get it right! Then, once you complete a section, you may look at your time and think: "I can do better than that!" And try to better your time. Eventually you have the test just memorized. You may think you'd get bored with it, but the creators of the app are constantly coming out with new sections for the test. Then, once you've completed it, it is, as someone previously mentioned, a lot of fun to hand your iPod or iPad or iPhone over to your friend and have them try. Once they fail, they'll be more than determined to be better than you at it!


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