Mensa Quiz

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, try our Puzzle and Quiz Answers page

1 First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the word order to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

DLRAIEY TMO DSIA I OWT
TOSAUHND NWO NWO KBOOS.

2 The 13 letters below can be anagrammed into a three-word phrase for a physical action precipitated by great happiness. What is it?

G R O I J J M N O P U F Y

3 Start with the number of ounces in a quart, add the number of feet in a mile, then subtract the number of troy ounces in a troy pound. What number do you get?

4 What common statement is represented in the figure below?

M
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5 What palindrome (a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward) is the answer to the puzzle below?

Museum’s response when asked by a visitor if she’s looking at a statue of David.
N _,  _ _ _ _,  _ _  _ _  _ _ _ _N.

6 Tim rode his bike to his friend’s house 24 miles away at six miles per hour. He was exhausted, so his friend drove him home at 48 miles per hour. What was Tim’s average speed on the round trip?

7 Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the five letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

My first is in cut but not in hate.
My second in live but not in bait.
My third in use but not in pan.
My fourth in same but not in man.
My fifth in stop but not in mind.
My whole, detectives need to find.

Bonus Question: What was the Diet of Worms?


American Mensa Limited, known as the High IQ Society, is an organization for individuals who have one common trait: a score in the top 2 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 co-author of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2010 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2011 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.