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

1. Multiply the number of Horsemen of the Apocalypse by the number of the ideal heaven. Then add a baker’s dozen, subtract two, and divide by the number of an unlucky Friday. What number do you get?

2. Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, and then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

3. Five wonkles and three winkles weigh 28 pounds, and five winkles and three wonkles weigh 20 pounds. Using the same logic, how much will one winkle and one wonkle weigh together?

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


5. Make your way from STOVE to PLATE in only four steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

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6. Our local swap shop has its own pricing system. A coat costs $26, a dress costs $43, and a jumper costs $46. According to the same system, how much will a sweater cost?

7. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters, can complete the sentence below?

Because the rescue worker ______ instead of running, 
he was ______ for the nearly fatal delay.

8. Find the names of at least three cities hidden in the following sentences. (The letters are in order.)
The color is somber, neither brown nor black. The paint in the cup is a darker shade. To cut down on the color, we put in ice.

Bonus Question: Name the three years in which the modern summer Olympic games would have been held but were not.

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Quiz © 2008 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.