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

One word: something to learn
Two words: wearing fewer articles of clothing


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

C A D
A E
C I M

3. Think of a word for a facial expression; then remove the first letter to get a word for a measure of distance. Next, think of a word that means “to dive”; then remove the first letter to get a word for a forward rush.

4. Unscramble the 17 letters below to make a four-word phrase that describes what a remarkable bovine did in a popular poem.

D E E E H J M M N O O O P R T U V

5. Samantha went to a birthday party. Jim was Samantha’s only mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter’s only son. What relation was Jim to Samantha?

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

When the housewife heard about the
___________ on television, she went down to
her ___________ and found the appliance.


7. Rachel likes pie plates but not baking sheets. She likes tires but not runners. She likes the sun but not snowflakes. Following the same rule, will she like a saucer or a fork?

8. Decode the words below to complete the rhyme. When you are right, no one hears.

When you are XSPOH,
UIF XPSME’T BMM FBST.


Bonus Question: What team consistently beat the Washington Generals from 1953 to 1995?

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.