Mensa Quiz

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1. Change one letter in the name of a magazine about exotic places to find a magazine about places in the mind.

2. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

_ _ C _ N _ I_ E _ _ T_ _ Y

3. Ryan is one-fourth Charlie’s age. In four years, Ryan will be one-third Charlie’s age. Four years ago, Ryan was one-seventh Charlie’s age. How old are they now?

4. Find the number that best completes the sequence below:

6 31 156 ? 3906

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

E A D D R

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

One word: change a rough document
Two words: 1) a color
2) a flotation device

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

When the bell _______, the off-duty 
firefighter _______ to the east, saw 
the smoke and ran to the firehouse.

8. Make your way from snow to melt in only seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a good English word at each step.

S N O W
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
_ _ _ _
M E L T

Bonus Question: The 11 letters below can be anagrammed into a four-word saying that sarcastically expresses lack of sympathy and is the title of a Justin Timberlake song. What is the saying?

A C E E I M R R R V Y



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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.