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


1. Fill in the blanks with words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and different spellings.

Unclothed _ _ _ _ An animal _ _ _ _
Healthy _ _ _ _ Precipitation _ _ _ _
Parts of an animal _ _ _ _ Hesitate _ _ _ _ _

2. How many common English words can you make from the letters below using all six letters once in each word? What are the words?
A E I M N R

3. Take the number of tentacles on an octopus, multiply by the cube of two, subtract the number of stripes on the U.S. flag and add enough to equal the number of cards used in a bridge deck. How many did you add and what’s the total?

4. Which of the words below is least like the others? (The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants, syllables or the number of words.)
Rome, Tokyo, Berlin, New York

5. The Great Detective smiled because he had solved the problem of the missing stamps. The deceased collector had written a cryptic note:
A S R E O
T P N D C
S M I S K

6. In a go-kart race, Cindy was neither first nor last. Rose came in after Cindy. Jean beat Roger. Roger beat Beth. Cindy beat Beth but not Roger. Who was last?

7. Jim lined up his toy army tanks in a row. There was a tank in front of three tanks, three tanks in back of a tank, and one tank between two tanks. How many tanks were there?

8. George went to the store to buy some supplies. He spent half of the original amount plus $8 for pens, half of what was left plus $2 for paper and half of what was left plus $1 for a clipboard, leaving him with $4. How much did he start with?


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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.