Mensa® Quizzes with Regent Seven Seas Cruises

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 issue contains a variety of questions to test your your verbal intelligence, vocabulary and math skills.

Issue III

1. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same five letters can be used to complete the sentence below?

The young writer _ _ _ _ _ for years until he is recognized and his _ _ _ _ _ are published.

2. Make your way from COLD to HEAT in only four steps, changing one letter at a time to make a common English word at each step.

    COLD

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

__ __ __ __

     HEAT

3. The names of three vegetables are interlettered below. Can you find them? (Hint: The letters are in consecutive order.)

A  B  Z  S  R  U  P  O  C  A  C  C  R  C  H  A  O  I  G  L  N  U  I  I  S

4. What four common words that begin with “pen” fit the definitions below?

a type of bird

a triangular flag

a predilection

part of a clock

5. What two five-letter words that are anagrams of each other can be used to complete the sentence below?

The beautiful balloon was seen to ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ high ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ against the clouds.

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

D P P A E A H O N L N S I Y Y A

7. The name of a bird is hidden in each of the three sentences below. Can you find all three? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

“You’re three over par, rotten luck,” said the caddie.

Both awkward dancers fell down.

I am disgusted with rush hour traffic.

8. Lauren and Nicole went shopping for a bridal shower. They spent half of what they had plus $2 at the first shop, half of what was left plus $1 at the second, then half of what was left plus 50¢ at the next. They spent two-thirds of what they had left and would up with $2. How much did they start out with?

9. Change one letter in the title of a real magazine to find an imaginary title that matches each description below.

A newly hired winery employee

A rock that does opinion research

10. Brad set out in a motorboat at 2 p.m. on Saturday with enough fuel for two days. He arrived at 2 p.m. on Sunday with an empty tank. With no supernatural or weather phenomena, what happened?

11. Georgia bought new clothes for school. In the first store she spent half the money she had plus $10. In the second store she spent half of what was left plus $5. In the last store she spent three-fourths of what was left and came home with $5. How much did she start out with?

12. What three six-letter words that are anagrams of one another can be used to complete the sentence below?

The man tried to ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ his friend to ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ to some secret conversations, but the telephone stayed ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.

13. The local toy store prices toys according to its own logic. A doll costs $17, a scooter costs $26 and a kite costs $14. Under the same system, how much will a top cost?

14. In a footrace, Luke beat Evan, Chip beat Noah, Ben beat Luke and Noah beat Ben. In what order did they finish?

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

One word: farm vehicle

Two words: to keep switching one’s tail.

16. Take a word that means “convenient” and change one letter to find a delicious treat.

17. Fill in the blanks at the left with words that fit the definitions, then anagram those letters to find the words that belong in the blanks at the right. 

Prayer closing _________ Horse hair _________

Roman robe _________ Nanny _________

Calamitous _________ Go cycling _________

18. Place the same three-letter word in each blank below to make three different words.

___ ___ ___ GENT

___ ___ ___ KARD

___ ___ ___ TAMOUNT

19. Make your way from WHEAT to BREAD in only six steps, changing one letter at a time to make a common English word at each step.

     WHEAT

__ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __

__ __ __ __ __

     BREAD

20. Place the same three-letter word in each blank below to make four common words.

___ ___ ___ GED

___ ___ ___ GEREL

___ ___ ___ SLED

Do you have what it takes to become a member of Mensa® International? Check back in next week when the answers for this issue will be revealed! In the meantime, visit our website to learn more about Regent Seven Seas Cruises and our exciting onboard activities.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Scott Loomer says:

    Please post the Mensa Quizzes without immediately including the answers. Better yet, add a “click here for answers” link. Not much challenge when the answers are posted at the same time.

    1. Hi Scott, we appreciate your feedback. A new issue of Mensa Quizzes is posted weekly, every Tuesday without answers included. Answers for the previous issue are can be accessed using the Download button located at the bottom of the page for guests to reference. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to socialmedia@rssc.com. Thank you!

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