The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, click here for the answers. By Dr. Abbie F. Salny

1. What number is one-half of one-third of one-tenth of 6,000?

2. What palindrome (a word, sentence, or group of words that reads the same backward and forward) answers the riddle?

This is your cat’s favorite resting place.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _


3. In the song lines below, the vowels have been removed and the breaks between the words have been changed. Replace the vowels and find the lines.

BTFL FRSPC SSKSF
RMBR WVSFG RN


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

F _ _ B _ E _ _ I _ I _ _ ET

5. The names of at least three types of trees are hidden in the sentences below. Can you find them? (Hint: The letters are in consecutive order.)

In the office, dark lighting is not good. The
dark walls soak up light. A novel manner of
solving this would be better artificial light.


6. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code in order to decipher the original words.

Caesar Ritz:
ODQGZOR VD RGNTKC BZKK
SGHR FNQFDNTR MDV GNSDK
SGD BZDRZQ.


7. Pat is one-third the age of her sister Jane. In four years, Pat will be one-half her sister’s age. Two years ago, she was one-fifth her sister’s age. How old are they now? (Hint: Neither one of them is a teenager yet.)

8. Find the tongue twister in the grid below by starting with one letter and moving to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “S.”)

S
H
Y
T
H
E
E
S
S
B
E
R
E
L
L
L
S
O
S
L
A
E
E
H
S
E
S
H
A
S

Bonus Question: What does the acronym URL 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 two 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 coauthor of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2009 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2009 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.