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

DSAI MOT ARIDATNYL CEAHB
A YREV NUSNY AVCANTIO
EFATVIRO POST YM SI.

2. Think of a word for a holy place; remove one letter to get a word that means “to glow brightly.” Then, think of a word that means “to cut off hair”; change one letter to get a word that means “disgrace.”

3. A well-known line of poetry has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into everyday English?

In what manner do I feel affectionate toward
you? Permit me to utilize mathematical
calculations to find the answer.


4. Unscramble the 18 letters below to make a five-word statement made by a waiter to a restaurant patron.

E E F F H I M N O O R R S S T T U Y

5. Jane met Jenna at the supermarket. Jenna was Jane’s mother’s only husband’s only son-in-law’s only sister-in-law. Jane’s husband is an only child. What relation is Jane to Jenna?

6. What one three-letter word can be placed in the
blanks below to make four different words?

BEF _________
SC _________
AD _________
GAL _________


7. A rather absurd question is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “I.”)

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Bonus Question: The term fourth estate goes back at least 160 years, to the time of Thomas Carlyle’s On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History. What is the fourth estate?

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 2009 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.