I think her Mom just feels pressured to protect her daughter from the media but overdid the lie. If she would've just said a 125 then ppl would've believed her.
Dr. G. Frank Lawlis, supervisory psychologist for Mensa, tells US. People with high IQs, he adds, typically are interested in mathematics, physics and puzzles. "Ask her what she likes to do," he says. "If none of the activities are based on academic pursuits, it's highly unlikely."