1. Start with the number of blackbirds in a pie, multiply that figure by the number of legs on a tripod, and then divide that by half a dozen and add to it the number of leaves on a regular clover. What number do you have?
2. If each butterfingered dishwasher breaks three plates in an hour and a half, how many plates will the poor restaurant owner have to replace in an eight-hour day if he has three butterfingered dishwashers?
3. What one three-letter word can be added in the blanks below to make a word in each case?
4. The following nine letters can be anagrammed to form two other words. Can you find them?
5. A diet tip is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “I.”)
6. The number 96 is the sum of two numbers, one of which is one-third of the other. What are the two numbers?
7. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can complete the sentence?
__________, she was __________ up her home.
8. Charles likes apples but not potatoes. He likes tomatoes but not peanuts. Does he like lettuce or radishes?
9. What number best completes the sequence?
Bonus Question: By what name was Karol Woityla more commonly known?
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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.