They seemed to test ALL sorts of things.
1. They started with who was the president. Who was the president before him (I actually got stuck on that one, but fear it was more my revulsion of him).
2. There were word definitions.
3. There were stories told to me, and I had to repeat back the stories.
4. The tester read a list of words that were paired with one another (tree-luck, house-coffee, etc), then the tester would tell me the first word and I had to remember the associated word.
5. The tester read a list of numbers starting with a number with 3 numbers and you had to repeat it back to her, then she would give 4 numbers, etc.
6. Then the diabolical test, she read a list of numbers and you had to say them back backwards (3479 would be 9743), but you had to hold them in your head. Again increasing the number of numbers till there was 10.
7. They blindfolded me, put a board in front of me with shapes cut out, and put blocks that fit the shapes. Then using only my right hand, I had to fit the blocks into the shapes. Then she took it all apart and you could only use your left hand, then you could use both hands. Then she put the board and blocks away and then I took off my blind fold and had to draw the board where the shapes where.
8. The had a set of those old fashion red and white blocks, and you had to match the picture with the blocks to form the picture. (I'm a quilter so that one was easy)
9. She showed me a line drawing of shapes, and then took them away, and I had to draw the picture.
10. I had to tap on a thing like a morse coder, and she timed how fast I could tap, each hand.
11. There was this bizarre machine that would show me a picture and I had to figure out if it represented numbers 1-4. The easier ones were circles with a quarter wedge taken out of the top left hand side. This indicated number 1, top right = 2, and you had to press a lever to indicate your response. it made a bell sound if you were right, and a buzzer sound if you were wrong. the tester was not able to give you any directions about what the pictures indicated or what answer they were looking for. You also only got one guess per picture. Some things were so bizarre like a tree, a bird, a clock and a cup. the answer was 3. I got it right, but have no idea how or why.
12. They made me take a personality test.
13. There were word definitions.
14. There were idea definitions. One example: why is it important to allow freedom of the press. My answer? To allow for the rapid dissemination of information regardless of ideology. That just popped out. I apologized, usually I don't use my "big" words, I try to use everyday words to explain ideas to clients, but I was tired.
It went on and on and on. Some of the tests were repeated multiple times during the day. I guess to track how long you could hold things in short term memory and when they made it to long term.
It was quite exhausting. But fun.