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Official Mensa® Challenge – August 2021

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1. Match the American words or terms on the left to the British ones on the right.

    1. car hood               a. Wellie
    2. Wrench                 b. Bonnet
    3. Car trunk               c. Shingle
    4. Stony beach         d. Spanner
    5. Overshoe             e. Boot

 

2. Unscramble the letters in each “pie” segment below, then find the missing letter that completes each word. (The missing letter, indicated by the question mark, is the same for each word.)

 

3. Find the five-digit number in which the third digit is one-half the second and one-third the first, the fourth digit is double the third, and the last digit is half the fourth and one-third the first. The sum of all the digits is 27.

 

4. A simple substitution code has been used to conceal a “quote.” Work out the code to decipher the original words.

King George III:  UQ  VJGA  VJTGY   VJGKT  VGC  KP  VJG  JCTDQT – NGV   VJGO   FTKPM   EQHHGG.

 

5. George likes eels, but not frogs. He likes beets, but not peas, and he likes steel, but not books. Following the same rule, will he like trees or blossoms?

 



Answers

  1. 1 – b; 2 – d; 3 – e; 4 – c; 5 -a
  2. The missing letter is “Z”: ZEBRA, WIZARD, ZOOLOGY, MAZES
  3. 96,363
  4. So they threw their tea in the harbor – let them drink coffee. (Code: C = A, D = B, E = C, etc.)
  5. trees (George likes words that have double “e.”)