1. The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.
One word: wild animal
Two words: to put the lady in slacks
2. In the song lines below, the vowels have been removed and the breaks between the words have been changed. Put back the vowels and decipher the line.
LNDNB RDGSF LLNGD WNFLL NGDWN
FLLNG DWNLN DNBRD GSFLL NGDWN
3. The names of at least three cities are hidden in the sentences below. Can you find them? (Hint: The letters are in consecutive order.)
Look up! Is a rock really on schedule to carom
each foot of the way?
4. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters only once in each word?
E I N S T L
5. Some good advice for any interviewee 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 a “Y.” Two nulls.)
H E R S I L E M I S
T E I N I T N E U Q
A V G M A R O B O T
H U H E R Y U Y E D
Y O T T O O M A Y Y
6. If six chicks and two hens cost $38, and six hens and two chicks cost $50, how much is one chick?
7. Unscramble the 14 letters below to make a common four-word phrase that means “getting worse all the time.”
D E G G G H I N O O O S T T
8. Find a word that means “edge,” then change one letter to find a word for the quick opening and shutting of the eye.
Bonus Question: Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia, is one of the most recognized examples of what type of architecture?
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 2010 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.