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.)
A B Z S R U P O C A C C
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?
After colliding on their downhill
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?
a) An element with a one-letter chemical
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.
Pink
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
Rose

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.
EEMS  EVHA  LICNEP 
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?
The favorite jokes are old _ _ _ _ _ and tend
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.