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, the answers are on this page


1. Place the same four-letter word in each blank below to make four common words.

_ _ _ _ RIDGE
_ _ _ _ OON
_ _ _ _ ILAGE
_ _ _ _ EL

2.  How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all five letters once in each word? We found four words.
O  S  U  T  R

3.  Find this six-digit number: The first digit is twice the second. The third is one less than the first. The fourth digit is four less than the fifth. The last digit is three more than the first and five more than the second. The sum of the digits is 22.

4.  Take the six-letter answer to the clue on the first line, then change the first letter to make the six-letter answer to the clue on the second line.
a) Male honker _ _ _ _ _ _
To roam _ _ _ _ _ _

b) Shrink in fear _ _ _ _ _ _
“Peripheral” kind of benefit _ _ _ _ _ _

c) Earth _ _ _ _ _ _
Circa _ _ _ _ _ _

 
5. What letters are missing in the following sequence?

A D G _ M P _ V
 
6. Make your way from FOUR to FIVE in seven steps, changing one letter at a time to make a proper English word at each step.
F O U R
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _
_  _  _  _

F I V E
 
Bonus Question: An eight-letter word is spelled out in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once. 
 

R   U   A
C          L
 C   A    S

 


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