The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ organization. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, the answers are on this page


1. Fill in the blanks below with four-letter words that fit the definitions on either side.

Pigeon _ _ _ _ Plunged
Sway _ _ _ _ Boulder
Benevolent _ _ _ _ Type

2. An eight-letter word is spelled out in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

O Y C
N  L
S H A


3. What movie star first went by the name ­Maurice Micklewhite?

4. A series of French books for children, written by Jean de Brunhoff, was about an elephant and later delighted the children of the United States. Name the elephant.

5. There is a five-letter answer to the top clue. Add a “Q” to each and rearrange the letters to make a six-letter answer to the bottom clue.

  a. Japanese snack _ _ _ _ _  Walking-through-mud sound _ _ _ _ _ _
b. Letter carrier’s path _ _ _ _ _  Rotation-producing force _ _ _ _ _ _
c. Follow _ _ _ _ _
Powerful chess pieces _ _ _ _ _ _
d. Tickle _ _ _ _ _
Halloween ball _ _ _ _ _ _

6. Billy is three times as old as Paula was two years ago. In two years, he will be twice as old as she is now. How old are Billy and Paula now?

7. Make your way from the WHEAT to BREAD in only six steps, changing one letter at a time to make a common English word at each step.

WHEAT
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _
_ _ _ _ _

BREAD

Bonus Question: Find the number in the bottom row that best completes the sequence in the top row.

3,618 … 248 …4,520 … ? 
a) 246  b) 131  c) 6,636  d) 249
 

 
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