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 The girls in the troop sold cookies at $2 a box. If seven girls sold one box each and the rest sold three boxes each for a total of $50, how many girls are there in total?

2 Make three good English words below.


3 Start with the number of a famous highway, subtract the number of blackbirds in the pie, then add the number of the highest heaven. What number do you get?

4 What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence that you see below?

A masterpiece table setting 
arrangement was _______ for the
very ?elegant _______ wedding.

5 Can you find a seven-letter word that can be cut into two words, each of which means the same as the original word?

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


7 The Great Detective was touring rural England. At one crossroad, a sign that identified each of five roads had been blown over. How did he determine which road to take?

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


9 Change one letter in the name of a magazine about a certain time in a female’s life to find a magazine about one of her relatives.

BONUS QUESTION: Who wrote the book Arrowsmith?

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 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.