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. The following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: farm vehicle
Two words: to keep switching one’s tail


2. Unscramble the letters below, find the missing letter and complete the word.

O

I

E

R

?

N

H

T

V


3. Unscramble the 15 letters below to make a common four-word phrase for necessary equipment.

A D E E F H L O O O R S T T T

4. Make your way from HAIR to COMB in only seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

HAIR
____
____
____
____
____
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COMB


5. Which of the scrambled words below is least like the others? The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.

RGTIE EENATLPH MLACE EAGGLNPT

6. Three sets of twins can eat 12 candy bars in 30 minutes. At the same rate, how long would it take two sets of triplets to eat 24 candy bars?

7. Decode the final words below to complete the rhyme.

You read the ads, but if you don’t squint,
BLF NRHH GSV UZXGH GSZG ZIV RM
GSV URMV KIRMG.


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

S T E I D

Bonus Question: Mandalay, Bago and Thaton are all cities in what country?


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.