The following questions are provided by the folks at American Mensa, the High IQ organization. Can you provide the answers? If you find that you do need some help, the answers are on this page

1. The names of three flowers are interlettered below. Can you find the names? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

2. Match each common name in the column on the left to one of the scientific names in the column on the right.
1. Spidera. Chiropteran
2. Batb. Musca domestica
3. Houseflyc. Proboscidean
4. Elephant d. Arachnid

3. A long–distance runner can run 6 mph downhill, but his speed is cut to 2 mph when he encounters a hill. If he runs six miles uphill and six miles downhill, what is his average speed?

4. An eight-letter word appears in the following box. Find it by beginning with a letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the inner rim of the box, using each letter only once.
C    O    D
C           E
U    R    R

5. The answers to these four clues are words with the same consonants in the same order, but with different vowels, such as ACCEDE and CIADA. Can you identify them?
a) Good-bye to a Brit (7 letters)
b) Four-handed card game ( 6 letters)
c) More sore (6 letters)
d) Stick together (6 letters)

6. Find the logic used in the first three examples, then fill in the missing number in the fourth example.

a. 5, 5, 2=50
b. 6, 3, 2=36
c. 4, 7, 1=28
d. 8, 2, 3= ? 

Bonus Question: Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.
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