Questions from a MENSA I.Q. Test

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 1. Mike likes 144 but not 143; he likes 121 but not 122; he likes 100 but not 101. Which does he like?

1600 1700  1800  1900

 2. If two mice can eat two crackers in two minutes, how many mice will it take to eat 18 crackers in six minutes?

3 4 6 12 36

 3. If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?

18:30 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:30

 4. Which of the following  is closest in meaning to the saying, "A man is known by the company he keeps."?

"One swallow doesn't make a summer."
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
"Birds of a feather, flock together."
"Fine feathers make fine birds."
"Don't judge a book by its cover."

 5. What is the number that is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 400?

2 5 8 10 40

 6. If you count from 1 to 100, how many 7's will you pass on the way?

10 11 19 20 21

 7. Two men, starting at the same point, walk in opposite directions for 4 meters, turn left and walk another 3 meters. What is the distance between them?

2 meters 6 meters 10 meters 12.5 meters 14 meters

 8. If a circle is one, how many is an octagon?

2 4 6 8 12

 9. Which of the following sentences given below means approximately the same as the proverb: "Don't count your chickens until they are hatched?"

Some eggs have double yolks, so you can't really count eggs and chickens.
You can't walk around the henhouse to count the eggs because it will disturb the hens and they won't lay eggs.
It is not really sensible to rely on something that has not yet happened and may not ever happen.
Since eggs break so easily, you may not be accurate in your count of future chickens.

 10. There are 1200 elephants in a herd. Some have pink and green stripes, some are all pink and some are all blue. One third are pure pink. Is it true that 400 elephants are definitely blue?

Yes No

 11. Following the pattern shown in the number sequence below, what is the missing number?

1 8 27 ? 125 216

36 45 46 64 99

 12. Which vowel comes midway between J and T?


 13. Pear is to apple as potato is to?

Banana Radish Strawberry Peach Lettuce

 14. Which of the following is least like the others?

Poems Novels Paintings Statues Flowers

 15. Which of these is the odd one out?

Cat Dog Hamster Rabbit Elk

 16. Continue the following number series with the group of numbers below which best continues the series?

1 10 3 9 5 8 7 7 9 6 ? ?

11 5 10 5 10 4 11 6

 17. Which number comes next in this series of numbers?

2 3 5 7 11 13 ?

14 15 16 17 18

 18. Which letter comes next in this series of letters?

B A C B D C E D F ?


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