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. Two girls were collecting dolls. Pat collected four dolls at one house, twice as many at another, and then one-third of that total. Ellen collected twice as many dolls as Pat. How many dolls did they collect?

2. The names of at least two aquatic creatures are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

The movie reel was so legally problematic that
it was banned.

3. Think of a word that means “to hear,” and then add one letter to get a word that means “to shine.” Then, think of a word for a safe place and add one letter to get a word for paradise.

4. You bought two beautiful vases at a fl ea market for $50 each. You sold one for $60, saw its duplicate on sale for $75, bought yours back for $65, and then sold it for $75. You finally sold the second one for 10 percent less than what you paid for it. How profit much did you make?

Bonus Question: Klaatu, Barada, and Nikto are the names of three minor characters in the first Star Wars trilogy. The names of these characters are derived from a prominent phrase in what 1951 film?

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 2009 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.