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 two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

The ________ at the horse show were entirely
too clever. One managed to display the horse he
was selling without revealing its ________.

2. Change the second letter of each pair of words to make a new word. Place the letter, the same for each pair, on the blank line in the middle. When you have finished, you will have a new word reading down.

Clown _ Blow
Came _ Bail
Alp _ Ark
Ball _ Sand

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

I IYJLMUP MOT DIAS NA YLOPMIC TRSA
OT EB DSEU PORSTS

4. Make your way from Summer to Winter in only nine steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

Summer
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _ _
Winter

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

I
L
S
S

S
T
L
E

6. Rearrange the letters in the expression NEAT TAILORS to form one word describing their work.

Bonus Question: In August 2004, armed robbers filched a frequently reproduced iconic image of existential anguish. Name the painting.

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 © 2008 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2008 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.