The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers?


1. First unscramble the letters in each word below, and then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.
DSIA MOT YM SI OOT OINYS HCUM LYDSIDULRGNTE GIP MARF 


2. What number is one-tenth of one-half of onefourth of one-half of 4,000?


3. A faulty change machine returned $10 in coins with twice as many quarters as half-dollars. How many of each coin were there?


4. What three words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

When the very young honeymooners arrive at their hotel, they _____ at the _____ posted, and the bride breaks into _____ because she knows they don’t have enough money. 


5. What one three-letter word can be added in the blanks below to make a word in each case?

___ ion
___ able
___ ice
___ ed


6. Find the five-digit number in which the first digit is two more than the second, the third and fourth form the sum of the first and second, and the last digit is one more than the fourth and two more than the third. The sum of all of the digits is 18.


7. To the best of our knowledge, only one word can be made from all of these letters. Can you figure out what the word is?

A E G H O O P R R T U V


8. A statement is coiled in the grid below. In order to spell it out, begin with one letter and then move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “I.”)

I F E E D D E
T A C O R T S
F I C Y T H E
S R U D I V E
T Y S E N C E
O U T T U O Y
D O N R I E D

9. There is one common English word that almost all Americans spell wrong. Can you figure out what it is?

Bonus Question: Where is the Upper Palatinate located?

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Quiz © 2012 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years.