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. Find the word that best completes the following sequence.

Jerkin Kitten Little Mouth _____

a) Open b) Never c) Decide d) Fashion


2. Jane is now half her brother Jim’s age. Three years ago, she was one-third his age. Three years from now, she will be three-fifths his age. How old are they now? (Hint: Neither one is a teenager yet.)

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

A E F R S

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

E

S

E

X

S

C

E

S


5. Unscramble the 16 letters below to make a common three-word phrase for a victorious contestant.

E E F I I I N N P R R R S T W Z

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

The young man telling the story of his brother’s
wedding said, “So the groom finally ___ in, half
an hour late, and the ___ join him at the altar.”


7. Find the five-digit number in which the first digit is one-third the second, the third digit is the product of the first and the second, the fourth digit is the same as the third, and the fifth digit is the product of the third and the fourth. The sum of all of the digits is 19.

8. Find a word that means “upper surface,” then change one letter to find a word for a small jump. Then find a word for a light fixture and change one letter to find a word that means “slightly wet.”

Bonus Question: What does the acronym NOAA stand for?

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.