Mensa Quiz

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, try our Puzzle and Quiz Answers page

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

In their frequent ______ of Paris to locate the best place to eat, the two critics found a little ______ that was just perfect.

2 Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.


3 A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward. Talking to the captain of the Nautilus, the crew voices its feelings about females.

“N___, __ ______ ____N.”

4 Fill in the following square using one “T,” one “V,” two “O’s,” two “L’s,” four “E’s,” two “N’s,” one “A,” two “D’s” and one “S” (for a total of 16 letters) so that each word can be read across and down.

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


6 What one three-letter word can be inserted in both of the blanks below to make two new words in each row?

W ___ ROID

7 Which letter in the bottom row best completes the sequence that is displayed in the top row?

A E F H I K L M N ?

BONUS QUESTION: What is the meaning of “magyar”?

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Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. Quiz © 2012 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Get your daily dose of puzzles by purchasing the 2012 calendar.