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Official Mensa® Challenge – July 2021

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1. The names of eight people are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

California is a noted place to see the sea, no less than movie theaters.

 

2. What number is one more than one-tenth of one-half of one-half of 1,000?

 

3. What one letter, indicated by the question mark, combines with the letters in each box to form a common word?

 

4. You look at the time and realize that if it were two hours earlier, it would be three times as long before midnight as it would be two hours from now. What time is it now?

 

5. Make your way from SHOE to COAT in only four steps, changing one letter at a time to make a common English word at each step.

SHOE
__ __ __ __
__ __ __ __
__ __ __ __

COAT



Answers

  1. Cal, Al, Nia, Ted, Ed, Ace, Sean, Les
  2. 26 ((1,000 ÷ 40) + 1. That is (1/10 x 1/2 x 1/2 x 1,000) + 1.)
  3. X (LYNX, SEXY, EXECUTOR, EXCERPT)
  4. 8 P.M. An algebraic equation is: 12 – (T – 2) = 3 (12 – (T+2))
  5. SHOE, SHOT, SOOT, COOT, COAT