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

1. 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 sink but not in wine.
My second in time but not in prime.
My third in over and also store.
My fourth in seven but not in four.
My last in ever you’ll always see.
My whole a kitchen necessity.

2. The following 13 letters and two punctuation marks can be anagrammed into a famous three-word question. Can you figure out what the question is?

B E E E E E F H H R S T W ‘ ?

3. A popular colloquial American saying has been put into fancy language. Put it into standard English.

The final decision, or the conclusion of the contest, cannot be reached until a female of considerable avoirdupois utters a musical selection.

4. An eight-letter word is coiled in the box below. To find it, begin with the correct letter and move in either direction around the box. Use each letter only once.

C     S

5. Each of the following airport codes represents a geographical location. Match each one with the correct location in the list to the right.

1. BTS
2. OTP
3. EWR
a. Newark, New Jersey
b. Bucharest, Romania
c. Halifax, Nova Scotia

6. In five years, Ryan will be as old as Rachel is now. Four years ago, he was one-sixth her age. Ten years from now, Ryan will be three-fourths of Rachel’s age.How old are they now? (Hint: Neither one of them is a teenager.)

7. A palindrome is a word, sentence, or group of words that reads the same backward and forward. Find the palindrome that answers the following question.

An ancient psychologist in Rome gave IQ tests to the entire population and found everyone smart. How did the local tabloid announce his finding?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

8. Pat had $5.46 in small change, which included the same number of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and half-dollars. How many of each coin did she have?

Bonus Question: Steak and potatoes are measured in _______ ounces, and gold is measured in ________ ounces.

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Quiz © 2012 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.