Mensa Quiz

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1. Find a word for the sound of the bell, then change one letter to find a word that means “to make music.”

2. Work out the following scrambled words and find out which one is least like the others.

HAYERDGNA AAZEAL
AWIITSRE THAOOUBES

3. Jim goes to visit a friend who lives six miles away. He walks at three miles per hour on the way there. He spends 90 minutes at his friend’s house, and then his friend drives him home by car at the rate of 30 miles per hour. Jim gets home at 2 p.m. At what time had he left in the morning?

4. What is a four-digit number in which the first digit multiplied by two equals the fourth digit, the second digit multiplied by two equals the third digit, and half the sum of the first and last digits equals the third digit? No zeros are used.

5. The following word square makes a complete sentence. If you start at the correct letter and move in any direction, you will find the sentence. Each letter is used only once, and there is one null letter that is not used at all. The message is a reminder to all of us who pledged to eat healthy this year.
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6. Go from cold to warm in four steps, changing one letter at a time to make a new, genuine word at each step.

C O L D
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____
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W A R M

7. First, unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the word order to create a Tom Swifty sentence. (Tom Swifty always speaks adverbially. Example: I just bought a refrigerator,” said Tom icily.)

OS SI TI EHTA I GHLSTI DSIA MOT 
GRGILAN DLAG MI DTAYIEM DELYGHEDITL


BONUS QUESTION: If 19 is one-half of 76, what is one-quarter of 120?



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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.