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. Ryan had 120 toy soldiers when he decided to start collecting something else. He gave 12 soldiers to his younger brother, another eight to his friend Jim, 20 percent of what was left to his friend Bill, and then 75 to his cousin Charlie. He kept a few for himself. How many did he keep?

2. An eight-letter word is coiled in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

R

E

A

T


S

R

E

S


3. Find the set of numbers in the bottom row that best completes the sequence in the top row.

100 1 99 2 98 3 97 4 ___ ___

a) 96 6 b) 96 5 c) 6 97 d) 3 98


4. Supply the missing number.

AACD 9
BCCA 9
CDDD 15
DDAA 10
ABCD ?


5. Find a word for a heavenly body, then add one letter to make a word that means “begin.” Then find a word that means “just one” and add a letter to make a word for a baby’s undershirt.

6. Each of the five clues below will give you a word or a letter. Use the first letter of each word, or the individual letter, to form an entirely new word.

1.) Come and __
2.) Dried fruit
3.) Something for the teacher
4.) Who drives a plane
5.) Most frequent vowel


7. Rearrange the following 17 letters into a four-word phrase meaning “all the way.”

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Bonus Question: Grigori Alexandrovich Potyomkin had fake villages built to impress whom on her tours of Ukraine and Crimea in the eighteenth century?


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 © 2009 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2010 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.