Mensa Quiz

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1 What one three-letter word can be placed in the blanks below to make four different words?

GRIM___
L ___
F ___
M___


2 What number is two-thirds of one-half of one-tenth of one-fifth of 1,500?

3 Mary is two-thirds Manny’s age. In five years, she will be as old as Manny is now. Five years ago, Mary was half Manny’s age then. How old are they now? (Hint: Neither is an adult yet.)

4 First unscramble the letters in each word below, and then unscramble the word order to create a Tom Swifty sentence.
YISSRETLEL DIAS MOT A I TPOLEHOS
LLA HTE DHA TWIH MITE
TTINGEG GHTOU EREH


5 An eight-letter word appears in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

U S I
L O
L I N


6 The name of a major North American city is hidden in the sentence below. Can you find it? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

At the lovely Hotel Fairmont, real afternoon tea is served.


7 The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: drop a trust or confidence
Two words: 1) exist, 2) serving platter


8 A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward.

Can you find a one-word palindrome for something used by inhabitants of the Aleutians?
_ _ _ _ _


Bonus Question: To a car-racing fan, what does the acronym IRL stand for?
American Mensa Limited, known as the High IQ Society, is an organization for individuals who have one common trait: a score in the top 2 percent on any supervised standardized intelligence test. For more information about American Mensa or to take the Mensa Home Test, visit www.us.mensa.org/americanway or call (800) 66-MENSA.

Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for ?American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. She is a co-author of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2010 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2011 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.