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 The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: applicant
Two words: 1) frank and open, 2) consumed

2 Change one letter in the name of a fashion magazine to find a magazine for scoundrels.

3 Ryan bought a certain number of plants for his garden. In the morning, he planted half of what he bought plus 10 plants. In the afternoon, he planted half of what was left plus 5 plants. Feeling tired, he left the rest until the next day, when he planted half of what was left. He then had 5 plants that were in bad shape. How many plants did he start with?

4 How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters in each word?

A C E N R T

5 What word would come next in the following series? (It has nothing to do with the number of letters or syllables.)

Care Repeat Athlete Temper
a) Ermine b) Action c) Period d) Always

6 The names of three vegetables are interlettered below. Can you find them?

C C A A T U B O L B M I A
A F G L T E O O W E R

7 Can you find a word that contains the letters “ACHACH” exactly in that order?

8 Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, and then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

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Bonus Question: What is the narrowest common denominator of Marcella Sembrich, Olive Fremstad, Lily Pons and Rosa Ponselle that makes them famous?



American Mensa Limited, known as the High IQ Society, is an organization for individuals who have one common trait: a score in the top 2 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 co-author of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2010 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2011 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.