The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Can you provide the answers?

1. Fill in each blank below with a word that fits the definition on the left when read normally and that fits the definition on the right when read backward.
Skin blemishes _____ Dried grass
House animals ____ Part of a stair
Sailboats ______ Holders for thread

2. A familiar proverb has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into everyday English?
An avian creature that originates the day at a time when most others
are not active has a far better opportunity to find what it eats.

3. a) Remove the “B” from a word for a cleaning utensil to find the word for a hurried action.
b) Remove the “S” from a word that means “look at” to find a word that means “is able.”

4. Which of the words below is least like the ?others? (The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.)
Creature_______Standard
Browned_______Cattle

5. The opening line of a well-known American novel has had all of its vowels removed. Replace the vowels and find the line.
C L L M S H M L

6. Lucy is three times as old as she was 16 years ago. In another 16 years, she will be five times as old as she was 16 years ago. How old is she now?

7. 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.

Bonus Question: The 19 letters below can be anagrammed into three words that a defense attorney or a prosecutor might say at the close of a trial. What are the words?
C C D D E E E E E H I I N N O R S T V

AA Trivia Question: American Airlines employed a famous pilot named Charles Howard in 1932. Do you know what his real name was?

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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.