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. An eight-letter word is spelled out in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counterclockwise around the box, using each letter only once.

N   E   M
C          U
O   M    I

2. What seven-letter word can be read forward to mean “spoken badly about,” and backward to mean “bring to a place”?

3. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all five letters once in each word? We found six words.

ABEST
 
4. Determine the seven-letter answer to the top clue, then remove the first two letters to determine the five-letter answer to the bottom clue.

Idea _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Is advised (to) _ _ _ _ _

Shelter house _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Cinnamon or nutmeg _ _ _ _ _

Cargo load _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Four couples _ _ _ _ _


5. A young childhood rhyme has been put into very fancy language. Can you put it back into everyday English?

A very young girl with a very common name possessed a rather uncommon pet with a distinctly unpigmented skin covering. This pet followed her on all occasions.
 
6. What three-letter word can be placed in the blanks below to make three different words?
 
_ _ _ EGE   _ _ _ IANCE   _ _ _ EGORY
 
7. What word fits the definitions when it’s 1) a whole word and 2) divided into two words?
 
a. Whole word: cellphone feature (6 letters)
b. Two words: 1. engine part (3 letters)
                    2. notable period (3 letters)

Bonus Question: We’ve removed all the vowels (including “y”) from a well-known quotation. Can you put them back where they belong?

H R S H R S M K N G D M F R H R S
 

 
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