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Mensa answers

Got a bit of time to kill in your tea break?

Why not try out these Mensa style questions to see how intelligent you are!

Question 1

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?

  1. 2 metres
  2. 6 metres
  3. 10 metres
  4. 12.5 metress
  5. 14 metres
    ANSWER:
    10 meters – sqrt(3*3 + 4*4) * 2. They make two right triangles.

Question 2

David is half his father Duncan’s age. In 10 years, David will be three-fifths Duncan’s age. Ten years ago, David was one-third Duncan’s age. How old are David and Duncan now?

  1. 20 and 40
  2. 18 and 36
  3. 16 and 32
  4. 22 and 44
    ANSWER: 20 and 40

Question 3

Pear is to apple as potato is to?

  1. Banana
  2. Radish
  3. Strawberry
  4. Peach
  5. Lettuce
    ANSWER: Radish. Both grow underground.

Question 4

The same three-letter word can be placed in front of the following words to make a new word:

  • LIGHT
  • BREAK
  • TIME
    ANSWER: DAY. DAYlight, DAYbreak, DAYtime.

Question 5

Peter likes Susan but not Shawna. He likes Nancy but not Edith, and he likes William but not Charles. Following this same logic, will he like Roger or Chris?
ANSWER: ROGER – Peter has a fondness for names that have two of the same consonant or alternatively he likes names with a vowel as the second letter.

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