Mensa Quiz

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, try our Puzzle and Quiz Answers page

1 If four teenagers can eat eight pizzas in one hour, how many pizzas will six teenagers eat in two hours?

2 A well-known adage has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into everyday English?

It is hazardous to be at school or 
in class for too short a time.

3 The team was planning to march. With 3 across, 1 was left over. With 4 across, 1 was left over; the same for 5 and 6 across. With 7 across, 2 were left over. With 8 across, 1 was left over. With 9 across, 4 were left over. With 10 across, 1 was left over. With 11 across, it worked out evenly. What is the smallest number to meet these conditions?

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

One word: itemized bill
Two words: 1) Opposite of “out” 
2) What comes from the vocal cords

5 Fill in the blank below with a word that means the same as the word on the left when read normally and fits the definition on the right when read backward.

Friends ____ Hit sharply
Rinds of fruit _____ What we do with 
one-third of our lives

6 Change one letter in the name of a magazine for road travelers to find a magazine for golfers.

7 Can you rearrange the letters in the word below to form another word, using each letter only once?


8 Find the palindrome described below: Question asked when all the flowers and cards were forbidden on Valentine’s Day:

W_ _’T _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ V _ _ _ _ _ W?

BONUS QUESTION: Name the vessel(s) whose sinking led to the Spanish-American War.

American Mensa Limited, known as the High IQ Society, is an organization for individuals who have one common trait: a score in the top 2 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 co-author of the Mensa Think Smart Book. Quiz © 2010 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2011 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.