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


1. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.
E _ I _ H _ L _ _ L

2. Susan likes papaya, coconut and cucumbers. Would you expect Susan to prefer carnations, lilies or tulips?

3. Can you find the two numbers that fit the following description?
The first number doubled plus the second equals 32.
The second number is one less than the first.

4. Find a five-digit number where the first digit is two less than the second digit, the third digit is four more than the first digit, the fourth digit is the sum of the first three digits and the last digit is five less than the fourth digit.

5. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all five letters only once in each word? (Note: We found six words.)
A  D  E  R  T

6. First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.
AVEH    LGHTILY    DAIS    MOT
TEHES    LLIW    EB    OT    MOREDVE
ACBEUES    ERA    OTO    HSDEAS
ARDK    HEYT    CHUM

7. If six pizza bakers can bake 12 pizzas in two hours, how many bakers will it take to bake 16 pizzas in four hours?

8. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.
My first is in first but not in rest.
My second in least but not in nest.
My third in eat but not in kitten.
My fourth in glove but not in mitten.
My last in sport but not in pine.
My whole a patriotic sign.

9. Charlie went for a walk with his wife, Pat. On the way, he met his only brother’s wife’s only mother-in-law. What relation was she to Charlie?

Bonus Question: If Jerry likes chess but not golf and contract bridge but not basketball, will he like checkers or shuffleboard?


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Quiz © 2013 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.