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 word can be placed in each of the blanks below to form a word on each side?

S A I L _ _ A N G E
H U S _ _ _ _ A G E

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

S _ _ E _ F _ C _ _ _ _ T _

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

Tourists ______________ their experiences on the tropical island for the tourist bureau. They said watching the sky ______________ and millions of stars appear was number one.

4. What number is one-half of one-tenth of one-tenth of one-half of 6,000?

5. Fill in the following word square using two N’s, two W’s, four E’s, two S’s, two T’s, two I’s, one D, and one P (for a total of 16 letters) so that each word can be read across and down.


6. To the best of our knowledge, only one word can be made from all these letters: LMNNOOOOSTUY.
Can you figure out what it is?

7. If Charlie were a year older, he’d be half Pat’s age. In two years, he will be half her age then. How old are they now? (Both are younger than 10 years old.)

8. A palindrome is a word, sentence, or group of words that reads the same backward and forward. What are five examples of palindrome names that “Mom” and “Pop” could give their children?

9. 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.)

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Bonus Question: Who wrote the book Being and Time, which was published in 1927?

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 © 2008 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2008 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.