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

The couple planned a ______ dinner for their
wedding. The ingenious person in charge _____
such an interesting menu and table decorations
that the guests ______ with great pleasure.


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

NPTUIAE EETXSNI GHTIE YTHTRI

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

One word: sold to the general public
Two words (with hyphen): to attach the dislodged part of a toy bunny


4. An eight-letter word appears in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the inner rim of the box, using each letter only once.

S

S

A

O

R

L

G

Y


5. The following descriptions are those of real book or magazine titles with only one letter changed.

a) Nobleman in charge of fat
b) An oblique sense of style
c) Big-city pig


6. Joe is now three-fourths Johnny’s age. Six years ago, Joe was half as old as Johnny is now. Six years from now, Joe will be four-fifths Johnny’s age. How old are they now? (Hint: Neither one is 25 yet.)

7. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.

Cinderella:
J DBO’U XBJU VOUJM BMM UIFTF
GJSFQMBDFT BSF FMFDUSJGJFE.


Bonus Question: What mammal, a two-horned native of the Arabian peninsula, is believed by many to be the inspiration for the mythical unicorn?

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.