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 Insert an “R” in a word that means “do a certain type of lacework” to find a word for a small pastry. Then insert an “R” in a word that means “wait awhile” to find a word for a woman going through a specific ceremony.

2 At a beauty parlor one Saturday, the staff found there were 10 blondes. One-fourth of the customers were redheads and half were brunettes. How many customers were there altogether?

3 To the best of our knowledge, only one other word can be made from all of the letters in the word reprobation, using each letter only once. Can you figure out what the word is?

4 The 16 letters below can be anagrammed into a five-word phrase describing someone who is very clumsy.

A A B C H H I I L L N N O P S U

5 An eight-letter word appears in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

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

Instructions to the cleaning service in a house full of hamsters:
_ _ _ _ _ N _ _ _ _ _ _.

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

One word: fortress wall
Two words: 1) slanted walkway
2) museum contents

8 Can you find all of the animals in this exotic anagrammed word zoo?

AAILMP ELMRU WGAORHT
AEEGLLZ AIKOP

Bonus Question: Identify the poem or song associated with: “Hail to thee, blithe spirit!”



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.