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


1. Ryan is one-fourth Charlie’s age. In four years, Ryan will be one-third Charlie’s age. Four years ago, Ryan was one-seventh Charlie’s age. How old are they now?

2. Some letters have been removed from the names of flowers listed below. Fill in the missing letters to find out what they are.

A _ _ R _ L _ _ S
_ A _ F _ D _ _ 
C _ _ C _ _ 
O _ C _ _ _ 
P _ _ U _ _ _
_ E _ O _ _ A

3. What one four-letter word can be placed in each of the blanks below to make five different words?

____ LINE
____ WAY
____ STRONG
____ REST
____ FIRST

4. An interesting 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.” One null.)

S U N F O C L O
E O D O N D A P
H S A H E N P I
T I T W H A G N

5. Susan needs camping equipment for a hiking trip. She spends half of her money plus $10 on a portable stove and pans, then half of the money left plus $5 on dehydrated meals. Then she spends half of what is left for bottled water. She returns home with $10. How much did Susan start with?

6. These six letters, if rearranged properly, can spell six common English words. How many can you find?
E A P D R S

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

The knight, who was hunting with his ______, also carried a ______ of liquid to quench his thirst.



Bonus Question:
Start with the number that is represented by C in Roman numerals, add the number of deadly sins, then subtract the number of Snow White’s dwarfs. What number do you get?


AA Trivia: In what year did the 1 millionth passenger fly on American Airlines?


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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.