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If You Can Answer These Mensa Quiz Questions, You’re Probably a Genius

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

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Are you a genius?

Mensa is a society for bright people and the only qualification to get in is to have a high IQ. Test your IQ with this tricky mensa practice test. Get a pencil and paper ready because you’re going to need to write out your thoughts to find the answers to these questions. How many mensa questions can you get correct? If you need a brain boost before you start, try these brain games that will get your mind warmed up.

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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.) To test your smarts further, see if you can pass this elementary school math test.

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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? These brain teasers will leave you stumped.

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Answer:

Jane’s daughter (Jane’s mother’s husband is Jane’s father, his daughter is Jane, and Jill is her daughter). Can you solve Einstein’s riddle?

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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? Thought this was hard? Almost no one gets this logic card trick right.

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Answer:

Cherries (Tabitha likes food with only two syllables). Tabitha also enjoys these challenging riddles.

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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? We bet you can’t tell what’s wrong in these altered photos.

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Question 5:

What is the number that is one more than one-tenth of one-fifth of one-half of 4,000? These tricky word puzzles will leave you stumped.

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Answer:

41 (4,000 / 2 = 2,000, / 5 = 400, / 10 = 40, + 1 = 41). Try solving the most famous riddles in history.

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Question 6:

Find the number that best completes the following sequence:
1 2 4 7 11 ? 22. Want to try something a little easier? These are the best riddles for kids.

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Answer:

16 (each number adds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, respectively, to the preceding number). Only the smartest people can solve these detective riddles.

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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? This spelling test from 1974 will drive you insane.

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Answer:

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

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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:

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

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Question 9:

There is at least one 9-letter word that contains only 1 vowel. Do you know what it is? These word search puzzles are another fun way to work your brain.

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Answer:

Strengths.

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Question 10:

Using all the letters each time, can you make at least 3 words from the letters REIAMN? Did you know the most complicated word in English is only three letters long?

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Answer:

AIRMEN, MARINE, and REMAIN. Next, try solving these printable crossword puzzles.

For more information and practice questions, visit American Mensa.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest