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. The three descriptions given below are of real magazine titles that have been changed by just one letter. (For example: stories of sadness = Newsweep.)

(a) A logical location
(b) Golf score and club
(c) Current events with a twist

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

One word: to shorten
Two words: a means of crossing a river

3. What one three-letter word can be placed in the blanks below to make three different words?

COMM __________
DEM __________
STR ________

4. An eight-letter word appears in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and then moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

E
D
U
L

T
A
T
I

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

The lawyer said, “I __________ that this case is
serious enough that it may eventually wind up
in the state __________ court.”


6. Jerry is one-sixth as old as his Uncle James. In four years, he will be one-fourth Uncle James’s age then. How old are they now? (Hint: Jerry is not yet a teenager.)

7. Unscramble the 15 letters below to make a common four-word phrase that describes a sparse way of living.

A D F H H M M N O O O R T T U


Bonus Question:
A series of French books Jean de Brunhoff wrote for children was about an elephant and later delighted the children of the United States. Name the elephant.

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 www.us.mensa.org/americanway 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 2009 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.