The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ organization. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, the answers are on this page

1. Make your way from HOPS to BEER in only seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

H O P S
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B E E R

2. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word? We found four words.

B E I R S U

3. What three-letter word can be placed in the following blanks to make three different words?

_ _ _ EGE
_ _ _ IANCE
_ _ _ EGORY

4. Use the clues to fill in the blanks below with words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and different spellings.

a) Levy _ _ _
Bulletin-board items _ _ _ _ _
b) Combo _ _ _ _
Outlawed _ _ _ _ _ _
c) Location _ _ _ _
Vision _ _ _ _ _

5. Nine apples and four pears cost $2.65. Four apples and nine pears cost $1.90. How much does each piece of fruit cost?
 

6. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

In their frequent _ _ _ _ _ _ of Paris to locate
the best place to eat, the two critics found
a little _ _ _ _ _ _ that was just perfect.

Bonus Question: A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward and forward. Solve the following clue.

The Palindrome family, Mom, Dad,
Bob, and Otto, had a special location
for their two cats and one dog. The
animals were trained to sit on one spot
on the staircase. What was it called?

 

 
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