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. Dan is now two-fifths Donna’s age. Six years ago, he was one-seventh her age. In two years, he will be five-elevenths her age. How old are they now?

2. Replace the first letters of the words in each row to make two new words, both starting with the same letter. Place that letter in the blank between the two words. When you’re finished, you’ll have a new word reading down.

Cap____Prays
Crate____Onside
Hamper____Grab
Pager____Insure


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

One word: form of shelter
Two words: the taxi is at home


4. Figure out the pattern in the first three examples and use it to figure out the last number.

6, 3, 7 (4)
2, 3, 4 (3)
1, 1, 2 (2)
9, 9, 7 (?)


5. Unscramble the 15 letters below to make a common five-word phrase that means “very rarely.”

A B C E E I L M N N N O O O U

6. Start with the number of letters in the answer to 7x3, subtract the number of letters in the name of the country just north of the United States and multiply by the number of letters in the postal abbreviation for the state of Florida.

7. Go from WANT to NEED, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

W A N T
__ __ __ __
__ __ __ __
__ __ __ __
N E E D


8. Find the first names of at least five people in consecutive order in the sentence below.

The apple had some bites side by side, very close together.

Bonus Question: “It’s the Best Day Ever” is sung by what character in what movie?

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 2010 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.