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

“That woman _______ her son,” said the
teacher after the boy misbehaved. “I would
have _______ him.”

2. Find a word for a type of footwear, then add one letter to find a word that means “disgrace.” Then find a word for an organized arrangement and add just one letter to find a word that means “unadorned.”

3. The following descriptions are of real newspaper or magazine titles with only one letter changed.

a) How to be a gorgeous rodent
b) Vacationing in a quarry
c) Big-city small change

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


5. 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.









6. Find the word that best completes the sequence.

Elevate Every Errant _____
a)Candle b) Eager c) Random d) Eight

7. The first names of at least five people are hidden in the sentences below. Can you find them? (The letters of each name are in consecutive order.)

I wanted to see how ill the absent student was.
He would often call with a phony excuse.

8. Find the number that best completes the sequence below.

3 21 4 28 5 35 6 ? 7 49

Bonus Question: Finish the Margaret Mead quotation: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens … ”

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 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.