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

Here's a fun way to put your IQ through its paces. Try these sample questions!

By Abbie F. Salny from American Mensa
Also in Reader's Digest Magazine September 2014

Question 1:

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.)

1,155

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?

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

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?

Cherries (Tabitha likes food with only two syllables).

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?

Rachel.

Question 5:

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

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

Question 6:

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

16 (each number adds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, respectively, to the preceding number)

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?

Oranges cost 15 cents each; lemons cost 10 cents each.

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?

216 (3 kittens @ 4 mittens each = 12 x 18).

Question 9:

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

Strengths

Question 10:

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

AIRMEN, MARINE, and REMAIN.