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

A C B F C I D ? E O F

2 How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all five letters once in each word?

E I L M S

3 Sam is half as old as his sister Samantha. Two years ago, he was one-third Samantha’s age. In four years, he will be two-thirds her age. How old are they now?

4 First unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

TNWA OT A LLLLUWFIY
MOT DSIA I YM CNIEHIRTNAE
PDNES NO SEUOH

5 What female noun can be changed to its male equivalent by adding “ER”?

6 Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

_O_R_S_O_D_N_E

7 The local fruit-and-vegetable market has been overturned. Can you put the fruits and vegetables back in order?

IKMNPPU AHQSSU CCHIINUZ
AIEELNPPP

8 Fill in each blank below with a word that means the same as the definition on the left when read normally and fits the definition on the right when read backward.

Part of a train track____Prevaricator
Heavenly body____Rodents

9 A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.

Sherlock Holmes to Watson, now a chef:
BMJNFOUBSZ, NZ EFBS XBUTPO.

BONUS QUESTION: Name the Shakespearean play in which the following line appears: “Get thee to a nunnery, go. Farewell.”



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.