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. Find the word that fits the definitions below when it’s a) a whole word and b) divided into two separate words. 

One word

a) Pitch pattern of a speaker’s words (10 letters)

 

Two words 

b1) Wild about (four letters)

 b2) Country; land (six letters)

 

2. In each example, think of the seven-letter answer (whose middle letter is “i”) to the first clue, then remove the “i” to make the six-letter answer to the clue on the second line. 


a) More compact _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Welder’s alloy _ _ _ _ _ _

b) Eyeteeth _ _ _ _ _ _ _  

Film-festival site _ _ _ _ _ _

c) Seafarer _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 

George Eliot’s Silas _ _ _ _ _ _

 

3. What two five-letter words that are anagrams of each other can be used to complete the sentence below? 


The beautiful balloon was seen to _ _ _ _ _ 

high _ _ _ _ _ against the clouds.

 

4. We’ve removed all the vowels from a well-known proverb. Can you put them back where they belong? 


D N T C N T Y R C H C K N S

B F R T H Y H T C H

5. Make your way from “fear” to “hope” in six steps. You must change only one letter each time to make a common English word at each step. 


Fear 

— — — —-

— — — —-

— — — —-

— — — —-

— — — —-

Hope
 

Bonus Question: Each definition below applies to a word that ends with a four-letter body part. Can you find all three words? 


 a) Waif _ _ _ _ _ _ (6 letters)

b) Pinpoint medically _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (8 letters)

c) “X”-head screwdriver _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 



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