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 following puzzle consists of one word that can be split into two words.

One word: speak to
Two words: 1) public notice
2) article of clothing

2 Three numbers are spelled out in the sentences below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

I tried on every suit worth 
considering. I found nothing and 
would not enter that store again.

3 The 24 letters below can be anagrammed into a five-word phrase that became one of the most famous directions in movie history.

A B C D E E F H I K L L L L O O O O R R T W W Y

4 Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

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5 In five years, Ryan will be twice as old as he was 10 years ago. How old is he now?

6 The car full of teenagers drove past a display of totem poles. Jo thought there were 20, Jane thought there were 25, Ryan thought there were 22 and Joan thought there were 24. One count was off by 4, one by 1 and one by 2. One was correct. How many totem poles were there?

7 A palindrome is a word, sentence or group of words that reads the same backward or forward.

Warden’s statement to a country squire about the behavior of deer released on his property:

D___ _____, ___, ____D

BONUS QUESTION: Name the Shakespearean play in which the following line appears: “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”



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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.