Could You Be a Genius? This Mensa Quiz Will Tell You

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Question 1:

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What is the 4-digit number in which the first digit is one fifth of the last, and the second and third digits are the last digit multiplied by 3? (Hint: The sum of all digits is 12.)

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
1,155

Question 2:

Question 2:
Jane went to visit Jill. Jill is Jane's only husband's mother-in-law's only husband's only daughter's only daughter. What relation is Jill to Jane?

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Answer:

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Jane's daughter (Jane's mother's husband is Jane's father, his daughter is Jane, and Jill is her daughter).

Question 3:

Question 3:
Tabitha likes cookies but not cake. She likes mutton but not lamb, and she likes okra but not squash. Following the same rule, will she like cherries or pears?

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
Cherries (Tabitha likes food with only two syllables).

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Question 4:

Question 4:
In a footrace, Jerry was neither first nor last. Janet beat Jerry. Jerry beat Pat. Charlie was neither first nor last. Charlie beat Rachel. Pat beat Charlie. Who came in last?

Answer:

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Rachel.

Question 5:

Question 5:
What is the number that is one more than one tenth of one fifth of one half of 4,000?

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Answer:

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41 (4,000 / 2 = 2,000, / 5 = 400, / 10 = 40, + 1 = 41)

Question 6:

Question 6:
Find the number that best completes the following sequence:
1 2 4 7 11 ? 22

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
16 (each number adds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, respectively, to the preceding number)

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Question 7:

Question 7:
Marian bought 4 oranges and 3 lemons for 90 cents. The next day, she bought 3 oranges and 4 lemons for 85 cents. How much did each lemon and orange cost?

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
Oranges cost 15 cents each; lemons cost 10 cents each.

Question 8:

Question 8:
Start with the number of total mittens lost by 3 kittens, and multiply by the voting age in the United States. What's the answer?

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Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
216 (3 kittens @ 4 mittens each = 12 x 18).

Question 9:

Question 9:
There is at least one 9-letter word that contains only 1 vowel. Do you know what it is?

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
Strengths

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Question 10:

Question 10:
Using all the letters each time, can you make at least 3 words from the letters REIAMN?

Answer:

Answer:Ralph Smith for Reader's Digest
AIRMEN, MARINE, and REMAIN.








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