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. If seven decorated Easter eggs and five stuffed rabbits cost $65, and five Easter eggs and seven stuffed rabbits cost $67, how much will 10 stuffed rabbits cost?

2. The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: medially located
Two words: gathering of pennies


3. Find the number that best completes the sequence below.

1 2 3 5 8 13 ?

4. Start with the year of the French Revolution and subtract 10 points if Marie Antoinette could have met Benjamin Franklin. Add 40 points if she could have met Abraham Lincoln, and subtract another 10 points if Lincoln could have met Harry S. Truman. What number do you get?

5. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.

Little Boy Blue:
10 4-2-15’-21 9-6-13-17 26-16-22
21-16-5-2-26 10’-23-6 8-16-21
13-2-19-26-15-8-10-21-10-20


6. Susan is now one-third of Rachel’s age. In five years, she will be half of Rachel’s age. In 10 years, she will be as old as Rachel is now. How old are they?

7. An interesting question 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 “H.” Three nulls.)

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Bonus Question: In the comic strip Dilbert, what character is referred to by the acronym PHB?

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 2010 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.