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. 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.

A
B
C
D
?
C
D
A
A
9
C
B
A
A
7
B
D
D
B
12
9
12
9
8


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
3-15-14-19-20-18-21-3-20-9-15-14 23-1-19
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?

AEIOOBHNPX

Bonus Question: George Mallory said, “Because it’s there.” What was it?

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 2009 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.