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 The 14 letters below can be anagrammed into a five-word phrase that means “give the plain facts.” What is the phrase?

E E I I I I K L L L S T T T

2 First unscramble the letters in each word ?below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

RAILIY MOT DAIS SA SA I MA RAF I EVOL
LBEU LROCO TEH ECNERDOCN.

3 Fill in each blank below with a word that means the same as the word on the left when read normally and fits the definition on the right when read backward.

Painful_ _ _ _God of love
Give off_ _ _ _ The fourth dimension 

4 The lines of each couplet below end in words that rhyme. Can you find them?

The early medieval _ _ _ _ _ _
Had a major need for _ _ _ _ _.

All the fighting stopped when day was _ _ _ _
Whether the battle was lost or _ _ _.

Although the moon could show the _ _ _,
Knights much preferred to work by _ _ _.

5 A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward. Find the palindrome described below.

Requirements for winning the America’s Cup:
_ _ _ _ K _ _ _ _ S

6 Fill in the blanks below with three words that sound the same but have different meanings. (One is a duplicate.)

There is a fruit called a _ _ _ _, which people would often _ _ _ _. Would two of them be called a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _?

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

One word: distinguishing
Two words: 1) damage 2) a ruler

Bonus Question: Who is Dionysus?



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.