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 vegetables are inter-lettered below. Can you find them? (Hint: The letters are in consecutive order.)
R C H A O I G L N U I I S
2. What two six-letter words that are anagrams of each other can be used to complete the sentence below?
run, the two _ _ _ _ _ _ got into
a huge brawl and one smacked
the other right in the _ _ _ _ _ _.
3. Each definition that follows applies to a word that begins with the name of a different animal. Can you find all three words?
symbol _ _ _ _ _ _ (six letters)
b) Like still or stale water may be
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (eight letters)
c) Plank _ _ _ _ _ (five letters)
4. Make your way from “pink” to “rose” in only four steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
5. In a sporting-goods store, the prices are set according to the owner’s whim. A ball costs $10. A sailboat goes for $22. A balloon is $20. According to this system, how much will it cost to buy a kite?
6. First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.
PRSHAENRE YM I OT
MOT DSIA STOL YLPTONIDE
7. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?
to get _ _ _ _ _ unless they are reworked.
Bonus Question: Find a word for a piece of clothing or a geographical feature, then add a letter to it to describe a prank or a part of a flower used in food.