1. Jerry was buying some candy. He paid 23 cents per caramel, 28 cents per lollipop, and 33 cents per spice drop. Based on this logic, how much will a chocolate bar cost?
2. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, can complete the sentences below?
The butler worked with metal polish to restore
the _________________ to the antique bowl. He
did not like the _________________.
3. Think of a word that means “supple,” and then add one letter to get a word for a mountaineer. Now think of a word that means “to be concerned,” and then add one letter to get a word meaning “to frighten.”
4. Supply the missing number.
5. Jenny is now half Jimmy’s age. In six years, she will be three-fourths his age. Two years ago, she was one-fourth his age. How old are they now? (Hint: Neither one is a teenager.)
6. A jar was full of coins. It had the same number of nickels, dimes, and quarters in it. The coins added up to a total of $4.80. How many of each kind of coin were there?
7. Work out the simple substitution code to decipher
the “quote” below.
The Three Little Pigs:
23-5 3-1-14’-20 2-5-12-9-5-22-5 20-8-5
19-15 19-8-15-4-4-25. 23-5’-12-12 19-21-5!
8. What one word (to the best of our knowledge) can be made from all these letters?
Bonus Question: George Mallory said, “Because it’s there.” What was it?
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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.