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


1. The names of three cities from the same U.S. state are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (Hint: The letters are in consecutive order.)

“Watch out for that kayak,” Ron said on Sunday to no one in particular, raising the panic level and upsetting the crowd.

2. What letter would logically replace the question mark in the sequence below?
A   E   F   H   I   K   L   M   N   ?

3. While shopping, Georgia spent half the money she had plus $10 in the first store. In the second store, she spent half of what was left plus $5. In the last store, she spent three-fourths of what was left. At day’s end, she came home with $5. How much did she start out with?

4. What four common words that begin with “pen” fit the definitions below?
A type of bird
A triangular flag
A predilection
Part of a clock


5. Fill in the blanks with words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and different spellings.
A way to transport _ _ _ _ _ Unadorned _ _ _ _ _ To stitch _ _ _ Therefore _ _
To put asunder _ _ _ _ _ To stop _ _ _ _ _


6. A statement is written below in a simple substitution code. Decipher the code and find the statement.
14-5-22-5-18   16-21-20   15-6-6   21-14-20-9-12   20-15-13-15-18-18-15-23  

23-8-1-20   25-15-21   3-1-14   16-21-20   15-6-6   21-14-20-9-12   20-8-5

4-1-25   1-6-20-5-18   20-15-13-15-18-18-15-23


Bonus Question: The Great Detective was grilling a woman who had produced a will that cut the detective’s client out of a large inheritance and knew instantly she was lying. How?
“And how did you find this will?” he asked.
“I looked in his Bible,” said the woman,
“and there was this small paper stuck
between pages 111 and 112.”




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American Mensa is an organization for people with IQs in the top 2 percent of the population. Members come from all walks of life and enjoy hundreds of opportunities to share ideas and meet new people each year. To learn more, visit www.us.mensa.org/­americanway, call us at (800) 66-MENSA or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/americanmensa or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/americanmensa.

Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. Quiz © Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing).