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.
1. Jerry has two more brothers than he has sisters. His sister Patty has five times as many brothers as she has sisters. How many siblings in the family? (Hint: There are no more than 10.)
2. 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.)
MOT I DRIPTPE HCINA NI THE DNA LEFL PSOH DIAS YLBORENK
3. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.
I __ __ E __ __ __ CTU __ L __ __
4. Which word best fits with the following set?
Cable Abate Action Adore __
5. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the four letters will spell the answer to the riddle.
My first is in want but not in hand.
My second in whistle but not in land.
My third in Susan you’ll surely see.
My fourth in hope and also he.
My whole is something we often make
On lighted candles on a cake.
___ ____ ____ ____
6. Take a word that means “piece of cord,” remove one letter and find a sharp sensation.
7. A silly observation 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 a “W.” Three nulls.)
8. Officer Jones was very proud of his medals and awards. He had a special shadow box made for each one, but one day he unexpectedly received two new ones, for which he had no boxes. So he built half as many more as he already had. Then he had two boxes left over. How many awards does he have now?
9. Start with the number of Apostles in the Bible, subtract the cube of two, add the number of Greek Fates, then add the number of winds in popular parlance.
What number do you get?
10. Following the pattern, fill in the missing number below.
11. What do the following letters represent?
PO PP D
J INSOIDE B
12. There is at least one nine-letter word that contains only one vowel. Do you know what it is?
13. An eight-letter word is in the box below. Find it by beginning with the correct letter and moving clockwise or counter-clockwise around the box, using each letter only once.
14. Fill in the blanks to complete the word below.
U _ _ _ U I _ _ _ A _ _ __
15. First 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.)
LYDGITLAI DSIA TMO I EHAV NET OEST NDA NTE NGIFRSE
16. 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
17. If six boys can drink 12 energy drinks in 90 minutes, how many energy drinks could four boys drink in three hours?
18. What two sets of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently) can be used to complete the sentences below?
The bride ordered her dress with several ___________ of embroidered lace, but it arrived plain and the bride had to withhold her _________.
Sixteenth-century paintings often show women wearing a ________. The painting may be _______ in technique, but this detail usually shows.
19. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same seven letters, can be used to complete the sentence below?
The orator was not __ __ __ __ __ __ __ to the mood of the crowd he was addressing and thus was __ __ __ __ __ __ __ by hecklers frequently.
20. Choose the correct letter from each clue in the rhyme below. When put in order, the six letters will spell the answer to the riddle.
My first is in vase but not in jar.
My second in ink but not in tar.
My third in off but not in fun.
My fourth in lore but not in run.
My fifth in eight but not in two.
My last in net but not in new.
My whole a color pale in hue.
_ _ _ _ _ _
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