Mensa Quiz

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1. Jessica is now twice as old as Matthew was five years ago. In five years, Matthew will be three times as old as Jessica was five years ago. How old are they now?

2. Make your way from four to five in seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

FOUR 
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
FIVE

3. The 15 letters below can be anagrammed into a three-word phrase for what you do when you’re about to take on new responsibilities.

A D E G I N O P R R S S U W Y

4. A well-known saying is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “I.”)


C H T U I F Y O
T E O O E H C U
I N F Y H T A N
K T A S E D A T
E H T T A N T S


5. What four words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

When the Queen’s _______ caused 
her to sneeze as she walked through 
the _______, she acted so _______ 
that it went _______ unnoticed.

6. Which of the four-digit combinations below is least like the others?

6712 9511 7342 5543

7. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

_ N _ U _ S _ A _ T _ _ T E D

Bonus Question: After a party, Joyce found $7.60 under her sofa cushion. She had the same number of pennies, quarters and half-dollars. How many of each coin did she have?



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Quiz © 2012 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years.