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 following line from a famous song has been put into very fancy language. Put it back into standard English.

I am deeply enamored of the ancient home of the Parisi tribe during the period following the vernal equinox.

2. Start with the number of the only interstate highway that runs down the entire east coast of the United States, add five, and then divide by the square of five. What number do you get?

3. A statement is written below in a simple substitution code. Decipher the code to reveal what the statement is.

YZXGVIRZ NZB DVOO
YV GSV LMOB XFOGFIV
HLNV KVLKOV SZEV

4. A possible true statement is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “H.”)

H
A
P
A
C
A
N
I
P
S
Y
R
E
S
S
I
O
R
N
A
G
A
B
N
D
A
F
I
R
S
T
S
S
A
L
T

5. Tom was arranging his identically sized stamps on pages. When he put eight to a page, he had one stamp left over. With nine to a page, he had four left over. With 10 to a page, he had one left over. And with 12 to a page, he had one left over. What is the smallest number of stamps that will allow him to fill each page with the same number of stamps?

6. Peter played golf with his only son’s mother’s mother’s husband’s only son. Who is he to Peter?

7. If six boys can drink 12 milkshakes in 45 minutes, at the same rate (assuming it’s possible), how many shakes can the boys drink in three hours?

8. To the best of our knowledge, only one other word can be made from all the letters in the word permissiveness. Can you figure out what it is?

Bonus Question: Complete the following pair:
                             Martini and _______

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 © 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.