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. A question, which is probably frivolous, is coiled in the box below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with a “W.”)

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2. Find the five-digit number in which the first digit is one-half the second digit, the second digit is three less than the third digit, and the fourth and fifth digits make a number that is the sum of the first and third digits. The sum of all the digits is 21.

3. Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, and then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

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4. What one three-letter word can be placed in the blanks below to make four different words?

BECA ______________
ACC ______________
CONF ______________
OVER ______________

5. If three artists can paint 18 paintings in six hours, how many artists will it take to paint 18 paintings in nine hours?

6. Ann is half the age of Uncle Henry. In seven years, she will be three-fifths his age. Seven years ago, she was one-third his age. How old are they now?

7. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

U _ _ U E _ _ I _ _ A B _ _

Bonus Question: Who, in 1633, wrote a “valediction” that ended with a simile comparing lovers to a compass?

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 2010 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.