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 We found the names of three European cities hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them?

From either side, a cap is a funny head ?covering that can belie genuine hats.

2 Janet likes strawberries but not currants. She likes potatoes but not carrots. She likes cucumbers but not apples. Following the same rule, will she like bananas or peaches?

3 Rachel had to buy school supplies for the fall term. At the first store, she bought her notebooks for half of what she had. At the second stop, she spent half of what she had plus $5 on computer supplies. At the third stop, she spent one-half of what was left plus $1. She had $5 left. How much did she start with?

4 A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward. Can you find the palindrome described below?

Warning posted by Sara on her front steps:
_ _ _ _ _ _ _, _ _ _ _’_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

5 A fragment of the signature song of a famous entertainer has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into everyday English?

In a very distant location, known perhaps to a leprechaun, the heavens are cerulean.

6 Change one letter in the name of a magazine about domicile improvement to find a magazine for residents of the tropics. What do each of the following words have in common?

BATTLE DRAWING CATNIP TURNED

7 The names of three flowers are interlettered below. Can you find them?

Z M H I A Y N G A N N C
I O I A L N I A T H

BONUS QUESTION: Pick the event that came first: Beethoven composes the Ninth Symphony, Verdi composes “Aida,” Handel composes the “Messiah.”



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 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 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.