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. Unscramble each word, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

ISK RTIP FICDFLTUI SAW
VRYE ADNRGEOUS HTE HTIS
FO ECSAUBE VINRAES DSAI
MOT LYABRPUT

2. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the six letters will spell the answer to the riddle.

My first is in fat but not in like.
My second in love but not in spike.
My third in old but not in new.
My fourth in win but not in hue.
My fifth in glee you’ll always find.
My last in rose and also rind.
My whole a lovely thing to see.
A choice for gifts for you and me.

3. James is three-fifths John’s age. Three years ago, he was half John’s age. Three years from now, he’ll be two-thirds John’s age. How old are they now?

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

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C

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R

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A


5. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can be used to complete the sentences below?

The owner of the château was very angry at the defiant housemaid.
“You are the __________ employee I have ever had,” he said.
“So, you can just get your _______________ and leave.”

6. Unscramble the 16 letters below to make a common four-word phrase that describes rush hours.

A A C D F F G I N O O P R S T T

7. If two typists can type eight pages in 24 minutes, how many minutes will it take the same two typists to type 48 pages?

Bonus Question: Which of Shakespeare’s plays gave us “ … wear my heart upon my sleeve”?

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.