Mensa Quiz

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, try our Puzzle and Quiz Answers page

1 The names of three countries are interlettered below. Can you find them?

T T A H U U A R S I K T L
E R A A Y L N I D A

2 How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word?

A D E G N R

3 Jenny was buying rubber stamps. She spent one-third of the original amount plus $5 in the first store, one-third of what was left plus $5 in the second store and one-fifth of what was left in the third store, leaving her with $20. How much did she start with?

4 Add a different letter to each box below so that all the boxes are identical, then find the three words that can be made from the combinations of letters.

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5 A line from Shakespeare’s King John — ?often misquoted — has been put into very fancy language below. Can you put it back into the original English?

To add additional aurous material to an already pure item of the same material, to add additional color to the bloom of a bulb flower …

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

In one European city, the main 
________ carries mailboxes because 
its ________ is near the main post office.

7 What is the smallest number that is divided? by 3, 4 and 5 with a remainder of 1, 2 and 3, respectively?

BONUS QUESTION: Harvard sociologist David Riesman criticized post-World War II Americans as conformists in which book?



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Dr. Abbie F. Salny was the supervisory psychologist for American Mensa and Mensa International for more than 25 years. Quiz © 2011 by Dr. Abbie F. Salny and American Mensa from the Mensa Page-A-Day Calendar (Workman Publishing). Get your daily dose of puzzles by purchasing the 2012 calendar.