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 verbal intelligence, vocabulary and math skills.
- In a pie-eating contest, Alice was neither first nor last, but she beat Evan. Ben beat Alice. Carol beat Dan, who beat Ben. Who was last?
- Ryan was trying to arrange his toy soldiers in even rows. At five across, he had four left over, at six he had one left over, at eight he had one left over, and at 12 he had one left over. What is the smallest number that would give him even rows and how many in each row?
- At a local grocery, the owner priced fruits and vegetables according to his own system. A peach cost 40¢, an apple costs 40¢, a banana costs 45¢. According to the same system, how much did a pear cost?
- Unscramble the letters in each word below, then unscramble the order of words to create a Tom Swifty sentence. (Tom always speaks adverbially. Example: “I just bought a refrigerator,” said Tom icily.)
DESIITV TA EW VAAIYR HET OZO KEWE DAIS MOT STAL PHIRCILY THE
- The 19th amendment to the U.S Constitution provided for what?
- The Great Detective was investigating an insurance claim. The antiques dealer showed him a vase that matched the stolen one, valued by the dealer at $10,000. “See, its marked Wedgewood right here. The other was identical.” The Great Detective told the insurance company not to pay. Why?
- The names of four animals are hidden in the sentences below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)
We all amble through the airport and deliver cargo at the gate. We made errors.
- In the measurement of horses, how long is a “hand” in inches?
- Which word best fits with the following set? (It has nothing to do with letters or syllables.)
Apple Melon Plum Pear ____
- In a contest to guess the number of pennies in a jar, Sam guessed 21, Sally guessed 19, Samantha guessed 24, Susan guessed 26, and Sandy guessed 23. One was off by four, one by two, one by three, one by one, and one was right. Who was right?
- Supply the missing number.
- What one three-letter word can be added to the blanks below to make a new word in each case?
P __ __ __ ED
R __ __ __ E
Gr __ __ __
S __ __ __ H
T __ __ __
- Jane and her daughters were shopping for clothes. “What a darling little girl,” said the salesperson. “How old is she?” Jane thought that was a personal question and didn’t really want to answer it, so she said, “I’m just 7 times as old as she is now, but in 20 years she’ll be half as old as I will be then.” How old was Jane’s darling little daughter?
- What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same eight letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?
The visitors went to the ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___of a world-famous church, but the admission charge was ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ than they had expected.
- The following definition requires some thought, but the explanation includes all the facts.
Longing, arboreal style.
- A statement, which is probably true, is coiled in the grid below. To spell it out, start with one letter and move to an adjacent letter in any direction. (Hint: Start with an “A.” One null.)
- The same three-letter word can be placed on each line below to form a new word
__ __ __ scape
__ __ __ farer
__ __ __ side
__ __ __ son
- After your guests leave and you are cleaning up, you find an equal number of dimes, quarters and nickels under the sofa cushions – $8. How many of each coin do you have?
- The following letters occur in these sequences in common English words. What are the words?
BBT DDM GGH
- Find the five-digit number in which the last digit is double the first digit; the first and third added equal the last; and the last digit minus the fourth equals the second, which is one less than the first and two less than the fourth. The sum of all the digits is 24.
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