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. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.

C__B__L I __ __ I __ __ L L __

2. Some letters have been removed from the names of vegetables in the list below. Fill in the missing letters to find out what they are.
__U C __ __ I __ __

E __ __ P __ __ N __

__ U __ __ M __ __ __

P __ __ S __ __ __

3. Jimmy likes potatoes but not spinach. He likes peanuts but not walnuts. He likes radishes but not raspberries. Following the same rule, will he like beets or cabbage?

4. A common complaint 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 “I.” One null.)

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

One word: a tale, perhaps true
Two words: 1) part of the body, 2) finish

6. The town fathers threw a Thanksgiving party and decided that one pumpkin pie could serve eight people. They added an extra 10 percent for emergencies. How many pies did they need for 1,200 villagers?

7. The 14 letters below can be anagrammed into a two-word term for a booklet that describes a trip.


8. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can complete the sentences below?
The pioneers found their supplies were getting ___________. When the wife looked into the supply___________, it was almost empty.

Bonus Question:
To a car-racing fan, what does the acronym SCCA stand for?

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 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.