The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers?


A question 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 W.)

 

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 2. The following 17 letters can be rearranged into a five-word comment that Ernest Hemingway or Gertrude Stein might have made while in New York. Can you figure it out?

 A A B D E E H I I I N P R R R S T

 3. Two bakers can bake two cakes in an hour and ahalf. At the same rate, how long will it take one baker to bake six cakes?

 4. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentences below? The unhappy tourist woke to discover that the hotel plumbing wasn’t working. “Oh dear,” he said. “The _____ is stopped up, and I feel this is the _____ of my trip.”

 5. Unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

 TJUS MSOE PLLDSIE I DIAS MOT ELTMUNCSNIEIWLGONLGY NTIAP

 6. The names of four world capitals have been interweaved below. Figure out the pattern and find the names.

 M A D D U B L O N O T T R I D L I N D O N A W A

 7. To the square root of 25, add the number of King Cole’s fiddlers, and multiply by the number of digits in a standard zip code (without the plus-four)

 .8. The following 14 letters can be anagrammed into a four-word phrase meaning “feeling really depressed.”

 D D E H I M N N O P S T U W

 9. What one three-letter word can be added in each of the blanks below to make a new word in each case?

 St ___Br___Bl___El___Comm___Gr___

 Bonus Question: In the measurement of horses, how long is a “hand” in inches?



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Quiz © 2018 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.