The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers?


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

My first is in dog but not in clog.
My second in ever but not in smog.
My third in seven you’ll always find.
My fourth in even but not in mind.
My fifth in road but not in side.
My last in time but not in hide.

2. The following saying has been put into very fancy language. Put it back into standard English. A moving body of aqueous liquid that reaches no real depth will precipitate a large volume of sound.

3. Charlie had $7.20 made up of the same number of nickels, quarters, and half-dollars. How many of each coin did he have?

4. Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, and then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

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5.What three letters (different letters for each pair of words) can be inserted into the blanks below to make a word on either side?

RING __ __ __ TER
HARM __ __ __ LER
WET __ __ __ RACE

6. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

__ N __ H __ O __ O __ O __ I __ A __ L __

7. Unscramble the letters in each word below, and then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

DIAS MOT NWEH SSBRALIY I
NI GHIH I NBAD LPIGANY
HTE NI SAW CHRMANIG
DNEEYJO COHOLS

8. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence below? When he started to ________________ the lever, he ______________ too hard, and it broke.

Bonus Question: Name the mythical American cowboy who was raised by coyotes, rode a cyclone, and used a rattlesnake as a whip.

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Quiz © 2008 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years.