Match Wits with Mensa: The Complete Quiz Book

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Puzzle fans have bought more than 650,000 copies of the Mensa Genius Quiz series—the only books that let readers “match wits with Mensa,” comparing how well they do against members of the famous high-IQ society. Here, in a giant omnibus edition, are four best-selling titles: The Mensa Genius Quiz Books 1 & 2, The Mensa Genius Quiz-A-Day Book, and The Mensa Genius ABC Book. Here are more than 800 fun mindbenders to exercise every part of your brain—word games, trivia, logic riddles, number challenges, visual ...

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Overview

Puzzle fans have bought more than 650,000 copies of the Mensa Genius Quiz series—the only books that let readers “match wits with Mensa,” comparing how well they do against members of the famous high-IQ society. Here, in a giant omnibus edition, are four best-selling titles: The Mensa Genius Quiz Books 1 & 2, The Mensa Genius Quiz-A-Day Book, and The Mensa Genius ABC Book. Here are more than 800 fun mindbenders to exercise every part of your brain—word games, trivia, logic riddles, number challenges, visual puzzles—plus tips on how to improve your thinking skills. All the puzzles have been tested by members of American Mensa, Ltd., and include the percentage of Mensa testers who could solve each one, so that you can score yourself against some of the nation’s fittest mental athletes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738202501
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: Mensa Genius Quiz Series
  • Pages: 648
  • Sales rank: 258,055
  • Product dimensions: 5.47 (w) x 8.26 (h) x 1.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Abbie F. Salny, Ed.D., is the Supervisory Psychologist of American Mensa, has written many best-selling puzzle books, including The Mensa Genius Quiz Book. Members of Mensa have all scored in the top two percent of the population on a standard intelligence test. Alan Stillson is puzzle editor for the Los Angeles chapter of American Mensa, Ltd., whose members have all scored in the top two percent of the population on a standard intelligence test.

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
This Thing Called Mensa xiii
How to Take a Test--Any Test xv
A Word About IQ and What It Is xvii
The Mensa Genius Quiz Book 1
Are You A Secret Super Brain? 5
1. Trivia 9
2. Vocabulary 25
3. Analogies 47
4. Mathematics, Reasoning, and Logic 63
5. Classics 85
Answers 105
The Mensa Genius Quiz Book 2 127
Are You a Genius? 135
1. Trivia 141
2. Vocabulary 157
3. Logic, Reasoning, And Mathematics 181
4. Analogies 201
5. Culture 221
Epilogue: Turn Of The Table 241
Answers 253
The Mensa Genius Quiz-A-Day Book 277
The Mensa Genius A-B-C Quiz Book 467
Foreword 471
Introduction 477
The "Match Wits with Mensa" Panel 483
1. No-Pencil Quickies 487
Limericks 487
Flowery Movie Titles 491
Strange Questions 493
Abbreviations 498
Flowery Song Titles 500
Interlude: Threeesques 503
2. Commoner Puzzles 505
Miscellany 507
Same-Size Words 513
Names and Places 519
Interlude: Circle Words 525
3. Jargon 531
Math 533
Law 535
Business 537
Chemistry 539
Medicine 541
Music 543
Geography 545
Zoology 547
Politics 549
Clothing 551
Interlude: What's Next? 553
4. Pencil-Optional Puzzles 557
Missing-Letter Scrambles 557
Letter Sequences 561
Vanity Telephone Numbers 564
Interlude: Word Makers 569
5. Grab Bag 573
Solutions 585
How To Join Mensa 619
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