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. First unscramble the letters in each word below, and then unscramble the order of the words to create a Tom Swifty sentence.

LFAIYM YM DSIA MTO
OAHLRSEY NA NOMSOURE
TSLEAB CNIRGA BUOTHG

2. In a local fruit store, the owner has his own pricing system. A plum costs 25 cents, an apple costs 35 cents, and a pineapple costs 65 cents. Under the same system, how much does a pear cost?

3. The names of at least three animals are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.) That can be arranged easily. You’ll find lessons in tap irresistibly charming, and after a cup of tea, gleaming costumes are even more beautiful.

4. A reasonable suggestion 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 “B.”)

X
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M
W
B
P
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N
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B
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5. The great detective noticed something unusual in the supermarket. The supersize three-pound box of detergent was $4.80. The small, 24-ounce box was $2.10. What did he buy?

6. How many English words can you make from the letters EILNST?

7. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?

For the original ancient ceremonial ___________

the spectators sat in _______ around the stage.

Bonus Question: In 1966, a man was convicted of crimes after Phoenix police got him to confess to those crimes. Because he had not been advised of his rights before talking to the police, his appeal went to the Supreme Court. What was his name?

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 © 2008 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa Limited from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). The 2008 edition of the calendar is available for sale now.