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Official Mensa® Challenge – March 2023

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1. What two seven-letter words that are anagrams of each other can be used to complete the sentence below?

The classroom __ __ __ __ __ __ __ was watching for a __ __ __ __ __ __ __ on the very important test.

2. If a bird can lay one egg in six weeks, how many peacocks will it take to produce a dozen eggs in two years?

3. Kevin is four times as old as Mary was two years ago. In seven years, Mary will be as old as Kevin is now. How old are Kevin and Mary now?

4. The names of three non-U.S. cities are hidden in the paragraph below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

“Steven, I centered the whole trip on your wishes. It is base logic to blame me.” The Second World War saw much destruction.

5. Starting with the right-hand square, spell a three-word message from the squares below and determine the missing letter


  1. teacher, cheater
  2. Peacocks don’t lay eggs; peahens do.
  3. Kevin is 12; Mary is 5. 4 (M – 2) – M +7.
  4. Venice, Basel, Warsaw
  5. R (The letters spell out “reverse is harder” when you read the squares in reverse (right to left, not left to right) proceeding clockwise in each square from the lower right and finishing in the center.)

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