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. Find the number that best completes the sequence below.

2 4 3 9 4 ? 5 25 6 36

2. The opening line of a well-known American novel has had all its vowels removed. Replace them and find the line.


3. The names of five people are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

Really, a wanted man fleeing from the police who saw a police car looking for him would run and hide.

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

When it comes to very young children, a nursery school teacher knows that one _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ a major emergency.

5. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal an indisputable fact. Work out the code to decipher the original words.
1 12-9-6-5-20-9-13-5 7-21-1-18-1-14-20-5-5
4-15-5-19 14-15-20 13-5-1-14 25-15-21-18 ?12-9-6-5-20-9-13-5; 10-21-19-20 21-14-20-9-12
20-8-5 3-15-13-16-1-14-25 7-15-5-19 2-1-14-11-18-21-16-20.

6. Start with the number of letters in the three colors of the American flag, then add the ?number of colors times the number of stars in the American flag. What number do you get?

7. Which of the scrambled words below is the least like the others? The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.


8. Change one letter in the name of a magazine about exotic places to find a magazine about places in the mind.

Bonus Question:  Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

_ _ C _ N _ I _ E _ _ T _ _ Y

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Quiz © 2012 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years.