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


1. A simple question 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 a W.)
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2. If seven boys can eat 14 pizzas in three hours, how many pizzas can six boys eat in four and a half hours?

3. All the vowels (including Y) have been removed from the following line from an old song. Can you read it?
D S D S G V M R N S W R D

4. This line from a poem has been put into very fancy language. Can you put it back into ordinary English?
This particular event occurred on the evening prior to a major holiday, and all the residents, including any rodents, were not in motion and were making no noise.

5. The signpost read:
Springfield    43
Boston         22
Hartford       32
Singac           ?

6. Match the following names of phobias with the type of fear at the right.
1.  Agoraphobia               a.  Fear of the number 13
2.  Panophobia                b.  Fear of words
3.  Logophobia                 c.  Fear of open spaces
4.  Gamophobia              d.  Fear of marriage
5.  Triskaidekaphobia       e.  Fear of everything

7. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentences below?
The ink was supposed to be _______ and tightly stoppered. Fortunately, it could be _______ up fairly easily.

8. To the best of our knowledge, only one other word can be made from all the letters in logarithms. Can you figure out what it is?

9. Which of the following is the odd man out? The difference has nothing to do with letters or syllables.
Cube     Square     Pyramid     Sphere

Bonus Question: In the United States electoral college system, what is the minimum number of electors a state may have?


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Quiz © 2008 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.