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Official Mensa® Challenge – June 2022

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1. The names of three flowers are interlettered below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order)

D H F A Y O H A R L C S I I Y A N T T H H I A

 

2. Matthew has three times as many sisters as he has brothers. His sister Sharon has the same number of sisters as she has brothers. There are no more than 10 siblings in the family. How many boys and girls are in the family?

 

3. Four years ago, Sarah was seven times as old as Margot was then. Sarah is now three times as old as Margot. In three more years, Margot will be half as old as Sarah is now. How old are they now?

 

4. Which number below is least like the others? (The fact that 10 is a digit number is irrelevant.)

1 2 6 9 10

 

5. Five words starting with MA or MAY are defined in the list below. Can you fill in all five?

1) Roughhousing ___________

2) Lodestone ___________

3) A type of insect ____________

4) To chew ____________

5) A whirlpool _____________



Answers

  1. DAHLIA, HYACINTH, FORSYTHIA
  2. two boys and three girls
  3. Sarah is 18; Margot is 6.
  4. 9 (The only one that, when spelled out, is not a three-letter word.)
  5. MAYHEM, MAGNET, MANTIS, MASTICATE, MAELSTROM