Missing your favorite activities on board? Stimulate your mind and engage in a number of exciting questions of logic and reason with our Mensa® Quizzes. Each week’s puzzle contains a variety of questions to test your your verbal intelligence, vocabulary and math skills.
1. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.
Jack and Jill:
XF SFBMMZ TIPVME JOTUBMM SVOOJOH XBUFS
2. The six words in the top row all have an unusual property in common. Which one of the letter choices shares this property?
EMIT STOP STRAW REFLIP GATEMAN TRESSED
a) PARK b) WORD c) DRAW d) HITS
3. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word?
A D E R R W
4. Which of the scrambled words below is least like the others? (The difference has nothing to do with vowels, consonants or syllables.)
RTOCAR TRAKEHCOI QUAHSS YRELEC REGMAHRUB
5. The reading specialist was describing some children’s literature. He used the same 4 letters, rearranged, to fill in the 3 blanks in the description. Find the words that make the story complete and sensible.
“There are several varieties of fairy tales. One is the charming kind, with benevolent fairies. __ __ __ __, the other kind is not. It has alot of __ __ __ __ , and frequently an __ __ __ __ or two as in “Jack the Giant Killer.”
6. Fill in each blank below with a word that fits the definition on the left when the word is read normally and fits the definition on the right when the word is read backward.
a) Give off ________ Measure a specific period
b) Advertise ________ Big swallow
c) Abound ________ Track event
7. The 18 letters below can be anagrammed into a five-word phrase describing something that’s hard to find. The enumeration is (1 6 2 1 8). What is the phrase?
A A A A C D E E E H I K L N N S T Y
8. Karen, an only child, went skating with her husband’s only brother-in-law’s only mother-in-law’s only husband’s only daughter.What relation is she to Karen?
9. How many common English words can you make from the letters below, using all six letters once in each word?
E G I N R S
10. Find the number that best completes the following sequence:
3 9 5 25 7 49 9 __
11. What three words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentences below?
The causes are __ __ __ __ __ __ __. The solution __ __ __ __ __ __ __ from the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ set of facts that we received yesterday.
12. Find four women’s names, each six letters long, hidden in the sentence below. (The letters are in consecutive order.)
The strange lad with an earache loses it, and rants and raves throughout his archery lesson.
13. Each of the words below begins and ends with the same letters. Fill in the blanks to complete the words.
RE __ __ __ __ __ __ RE
DE __ __ __ DE
AL __ __ __ __ __ __ __ AL
14. The following simple substitution cryptogram, in the form of a rhyme, can be easily solved.
18-15-19-5-19 1-18-5 18-5-4
22-9-15-12-5-20-19 1-18-5 2-12-21-5.
23-1-19 4-5-19-9-7-14-5-4 6-15-18 25-15-21.
15. Place the same three-letter word in each blank below to make four different words.
__ __ __ SION
__ __ __ NERED
__ __ __ ATEE
__ __ __ TRA
16. Find the number that completes the following sequence.
1, 2, __, 5, 8, 13
17. A group of friends had agreed to rent a vacation cottage, with every person paying an equal share. Even the kids were charged the same rate. Unfortunately, one couple and their daughter had to drop out after the contract had been signed for $840. That meant the others had to pay an extra $63 each. How many people had there been originally?
18. What three six-letter words that are anagrams of one another can be used to complete the sentence below?
The designer made a beautiful collection in __ __ __ __ __ __ colors, with __ __ __ __ __ __ in the skirts and the __ __ __ __ __ __ possible shades.
19. Find two different world countries that fit the blanks.
__ U __ T __ __ __ __ A
__ U __ T __ __ __ __ A
20. Five words starting with JA or JAN are defined in the list below. Can you fill in all five?
A ringing sound _____________
A mercenary _____________
A piece of clothing _____________
To chatter _____________
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