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 Change one letter in the name of a magazine all about you to find a magazine about money.

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

A H L Z Y A A D V L R E
E A N A N D E G E A R

3 Jane and Joyce are not twins. Ten years ago, Joyce was half as old as Jane. Seven years ago, Joyce was five-sevenths Jane’s age. In two years, she will be seven-eighths Jane’s age. How old are they now?

4 We found the names of three cities hidden in the sentences below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

At the top, I saw a huge tree. Well, I’m amazed. No slow-growing trees grow that tall.

5 Fill in the blanks 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.

Parts of boats _____ Smooth and elegant
Upper portion ___ Cooking utensil

6 Find the one letter that will enable you to make six different six-letter words from the letters below.

E R S A D

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

The blame was ________ equally 
between the two people involved 
when one car was ________.

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

One word: decide
Two words: 1) discourage
2) belonging to me

BONUS QUESTION: What is the term of office of a U.S. representative?



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.