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


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

One word: containing wall apertures
Two words: 1) strong breeze
2) due, as a debt

 3 A warning for drivers is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with a “W.” Four nulls.)

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4 Decode the final words below to complete the rhyme.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel; 
that’s what they always say. I just hope it 
isn’t … 1 6-18-5-9-7-8-20 20-18-1-9-14
20-8-1-20 9-19 19-16-5-5-4-9-14-7
13-25 23-1-25

5 Debby hit the jackpot on a machine in ?Atlantic City, but there was something odd about the payoff. It was $85, but it contained the same number of dimes, quarters and half-dollars. How many of each coin were there?

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

As a _______ rule, the more 
you _______ a photograph, 
the fuzzier it gets.

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

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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.