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Official Mensa® Challenge – May 2020

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Quiz © 2018 Dr. Abbie F. Salny



1. Following the same logic as for the first three triangles below, fill in the missing number for the fourth triangle.

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

Henry Ford:  J   SFBMMZ   EPOU   UIJOL   QFPQMF   XJMM   FWFS   MPWF   DBST   UIF   XBZ   UIFZ   MPWF   UIFJS   IPSTFT

 

3. Use the clues to fill in the blanks below with words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and different spellings.

a) Part ____________ Tranquility ____________

b) Movement of the sea ____________ Put together with a cord or rope ____________

c) Sardonic ____________ A grain ____________

 

4. Solve this small crossword puzzle:

Across                          Down
1 “Amazing!”                 1 False locks
4 Eye part                     2 Mine yards
6 Man                           3 Flirtatious gesture
7 Wild blue yonder        5 Pig’s digs

 

5. Place the same four-letter word in each blank below to make four common English words.

________ RAY

________ END

________ AGE

________ ICO

 



Answers

1. 15 (The top number is multiplied by 2 for the lower-left number; the top number is multiplied by 3 for the lower right number; all numbers in the corners of the triangles are added together and divided by the top number for the center.)

2. “I really don’t think people will ever love cars the way they love their horses.” (Code – A = Z, B = A, C = B, etc.)

3. a) piece, peace b) tide, tied c) wry, rye

4.

    W     O    W   
    I     R    I     S
   G     E    N     T
      S    K     Y

5. PORT (PORTRAY, PORTEND, PORTAGE, PORTICO)