Are YOU Mensa material?
GRIN # 392
While researching a project, I came across an I.Q. test for Mensa. If you don’t know, American Mensa is an organization of folks who score in the top two percent of intelligence tests. In other words, they are really damn smart.
Following the test is an evaluation you can use to determine how smart you are.
For example, if you answer 17 to 20 questions, you just might be a “Menser.” Thirteen to 16 questions? You would fit in at a Mensa event. Seven to nine: you have the potential to qualify. Less than 7? Maybe you’re having a bad day.
Nowhere on there does it address what it means if you cannot even UNDERSTAND the questions, let alone attempt any of them.
I’m assuming it means I’m a total idiot. Then again, I’m not that bright.
So. Give a few of these a try. I have the answers, too, if anyone actually comes up with anything. I will honestly be extremely impressed by any attempts.
1. The day before the day after tomorrow will be Saturday. The day after the day before yesterday was Thursday. What day is today?
2. Which of the following words is the odd man out?
HURTLE, AMUSERS, MISERABLE, PASTURE
3. What is one-half of one-fifth of one-half of one-tenth of 5,000?
4. In a contest to guess the number of tennis balls in a jar, Sam guessed 33, Thomas guessed 29, Sally guessed 27 and Ryan guessed 37. Nobody was correct. One guessed three too many, one guessed seven too many, one guessed one too few, and one guessed three too few. How many tennis balls were there?
5. Find the six-digit number in which the first digit is one less than the second, the second digit is one less than the third, the third digit is one less than the fourth, which is one less than the fifth, and the fifth digit is one less than the last. The sum of the first, second and third digits equals the sixth. The sum of the all the digits is 21.
6. Which word, when unscrambled, does not match the others?
SAAASTOR, STYKEEW, LLSSEEAAAHT, SLOESLAEGN