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. Rearrange the letters in the name of Cleo?patra’s nemesis to find the word for “a health resort.”

2. The names of four numbers are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

The note was on every bulletin board at work and was even in the newspaper very often.

3. The answer to the fill-in-the-blank is a palindrome. Quick review: A palindrome is a sentence or group of words that reads the same backward and forward.

What would you call several old, 
incapable tigers?
S _ _ _ _ _ _______

4. What does the following figure represent?

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 5. What letter would logically replace the question mark in the sequence below?

AGBFCEDDECF?GA

6. The following poem (especially in this economy) can be completed by solving the cryptogram:

Once upon a time starts a fairy tale;
Today one starts
VJG EJGEM KU KP VJG OCKN

7. Jerry bought favors for his big birthday celebration. He bought 42 favors. Half were noise makers, one-sixth were costume jewelry, one-seventh were hats, and the rest were miniature cakes. How many were cakes?

8. The same eight letters, if rearranged properly, can be used to fill in the blanks in the sentence below with two different words. The sentence will then make sense.

Many cookbooks tell you that a specific cut of meat must be ________ in the particular liquid chosen and then ________ for the ?appropriate number of hours in order to obtain a tasty meal.

BONUS QUESTION: There is at least one nine-letter word that contains only one vowel. Do you know what it is?


American Mensa is an organization for people with IQs in the top 2 percent of the population. Members come from all walks of life and enjoy hundreds of opportunities to share ideas and meet new people each year. To learn more, visit www.us.mensa.org/americanway, call us at (800) 66-MENSA or connect with us at www.facebook.com/?americanmensa or www.twitter.com/americanmensa.

Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. Quiz © 2012 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Get your daily dose of puzzles by purchasing the 2012 calendar.