The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ organization. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, the answers are on this page.

1. Which of the city names below is least like the others? The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.

London, Washington, Paris, Shanghai

2. What three six-letter words that are anagrams can be used to complete this sentence?

The designer made a beautiful collection in
_ _ _ _ _ _ colors with _ _ _ _ _ _ in the
skirts and the _ _ _ _ _ _ possible shades.

3. There is only one common English word that is an anagram of “directions.” What is it?

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

4. In each row, change the first letter in each of the two words to a different (identical) letter to form two new words. The new letters will form a word reading down.

Thump  _  Sat
Scorn  _  Lisle
Hike  _  Dove
Yodel  _  Feet

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

T _ e _ l _ g _ c _ l _ y

6. What words that are anagrams of each other can be used to complete the following sentence?

Eve did not immediately understand
the _ _ _ _ _ _ represented by the 
snake in the _ _ _ _ _ _ of Eden.

7. In each row, think of the five-letter answer to the top clue, then add an “r” to the letters and rearrange them to make the six-letter answer to the clue on the next line.

a) Green sauce for pasta _ _ _ _ _
Magician’s word _ _ _ _ _ _

b) Jigsaw-puzzle bit _ _ _ _ _
Puncture _ _ _ _ _ _

c) First cloned sheep _ _ _ _ _
With wry humor _ _ _ _ _ _

d) Jewel heist _ _ _ _ _ 
Grouser _ _ _ _ _ _

Bonus Question: What four common English words can be made from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word?

A  B  D  E  L  M



Mensa Logo
Did you enjoy this Mensa Quiz? Take the Mensa Prep Test online right now for just $5. Go to us.mensa.org/mht and enter code AA080114. Mensa encourages and supports ­knowledge-seekers like you. Discover how to join at us.mensa.org/join or call (800) 66-MENSA.