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Test

Your

iQ Skills By

Norman

Sullivan

Philip J. Carter

Ken

A. Russell

Test

Your

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Test

Your

IQ Skills Norman

Sullivan

Philip J. Carter

Ken

A. Russell

Quality Paperback

Book Club

New York

Your

IQ Skills

Your

Your

1987 by Philip J. Carter

Own IQ

IQ Skills

1990 by

Norman

Own IQ Again © 1988 by Norman

Sullivan

Sullivan.

1995 by Black

Dog &

Leventhal

Publishers Inc.

This edition was especially created in 1997 for Quality Paperback Book Club by arrangement with Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc. This edition copyright © 1997 by

Test Your

IQ Skills

by Philip J. Carter and Ken A. Russell

1

CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

GROUP ELEMENTARY LEVEL I:

GROUP

21

II:

37

GROUP

III:

47

CHALLENGING LEVEL

MASTERFUL LEVEL

23

41

49

52

1

MULTI-PART STUMPERS

61

SCORING

63

53

.

INTRODUCTION Variety

the spice of

is

life,

and our aim

in

putting

a variety of puzzles, representing a wide range of cult/, as possible.

You may

limits

and

^that's

okay!

The

some

find

will

you'll certainly find that as

the book, you'll sharpen your

diffi-

of the questions

tax you beyond your

challenge

part of the fun,

is

you progress through to solve problems

ability

and exercise your brain in new and exciting ways. Think of your mind as a muscle, and of these tests as your "exercise regimen." The more you work out, the stronger you get. And the stronger you are, the more fun your

workout becomes.

in this

silver on The gambler would take one card and place it on the table showing gold on the back of the card. Then he would bet the onlookers even money

the other

that gold

side.

would be on the reverse

of the puzzle types

book.

therefore there

or gold/gold.

The

catch

is

were only two

A fair and

To

entirely of diagrammatic repre-

is it?

Odds are The basic

two gold and one

silver

therefore 2-1 that the reverse side rule

is

really quite simple. Calculate

it

will

will

unseen. gold.

is

the

happen and then calculate

not happen. Example:

named

What

card out of a

pack of 52?

solve them, you have to apply your mind

to each set of diagrams, comprehend the experience before you, and decide what

logical patterns

and/or

sequences are occurring. The puzzles do not involve

numeracy or

—or

involves sides, not cards.

are the odds against drawing a

sentation.

possibilities: gold/silver

even bet

game

that the

chances that an event

These puzzles consist

reasoning

We surt with six sides, three gold and three silver. We eliminate the silver/silver card and we can see one

the chances that

PUZZLES OF THE MIND

side, his

being that the card could not be the silver/silver card,

gold side. That leaves

some

Here's a linle background on included

and one card was gold on one side and

sides,

together this compilation has been to include as wide

literacy,

but are purely exercises of the

mind, designed to test raw intelligence, free from the

The

probability of drawing the right card

probability of not drawing the right card

odds the

or

in

first I

favor of drawing the right card

is

probability to the second, that

to 5

is '/Si. is S'/Sl.

The The

the ratio of

Is,

*A3 to si/ti,

1

influence of prior knowledge.

CROSSWORDS

On

GAMBLING AND PROBABILITY

Sunday,

December

puzzle appeared

The urge to defeat the laws of probability is inherent 7th cenin most people, although it was not until the tury, when Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician for-

in

the

21,

1

New

9

1

3,

the

first

York Worfd.

by Liverpool-born Arthur Wynne,

who

It

crossword

vns devised

called

it

a

1

mulated the ple

were

first

really

rules relating to probability, that peo-

aware that they

Word

Cross Puzzle. Now, of course, crosswords are

a favorite of puzzlers worldwide.

existed.

CRYPTOGRAMS It

was

in

why he sixes

1654 that die Chevalier de M6r6 asked Pascal

lost

when he bet even money

would show once

demonstrated that 24 bler,

In

but 25

rolls

in

24

rolls

could be

rolls

would be

game garnered

against the

gam-

slightly in his favor.

America during the gold-rush

gambling

that a pair of

of the dice. Pascal

a lot of

era.

a

ve^

money

for

ingenious its

perpe-

Three cards were placed in a hat one card was gold on both sides, one card was silver on both trators.

A cryptogram

is

a puzzle

tuted for another.

in

which one

letter

is

substi*

How does one go about decoding a

cryptogram? The easiest to deal with are those that contain a four-letter

word

the same

FGHF. This

letter, e.g.,

beginning and ending with is

almost certainly

word THAT, which should enable you to discover the word THE, and now you're well on your way to

the

solving the cryptogram.

Knowledge

is

continually being updated in the fields of

letter frequency,

frequency,

most comnrion

which

letters

appear most frequently

in English

today

ETAOINSRHLDCUMFPGWYBVKXJQZ.

The

Usually the

keyword

tion, contains

endings, and the lik& For example, the order in

word is

word

and there

what

if

is

where

substituted for another,

only one message to be decoded. But

the sender of the message wishes to convey a

further message within the

Above we see A to Y

ters.

same cryptogram? This

we can show how these are uncovered

ed

by

why he thought people

The

a simple substitution cryptogram, where one

I

is

GUESS

f>LETELY

been substituted for anoth-

therefore deciphered IT

in

WAS BECAUSE WE WERE SO COMBUT,

material,

one of sending an

in

which

display his ovtm wit as

is

comment

usually a quotatkMi,

sion to the puzzle

ANAGRAMS Anagrams were invented by the Greek poet Lycoph-

on

280 A.D.

in

word

Originally,

an anagram was simply a

v^ich, vA)&\ reversed, formed another word.

ROOM/MOOR or TIDE/EDIT. The

word "anagram"

is

derived from the Greek: "Ana"

means backwards and "Gramma" a

letter.

UKE The

APART.

name; for example, the

find

In

GOD'S MEDICINE

keywords has several purposes,

BACON AND EGGS. WE SEEMED TO BE ABOUT PERFECT TOGETHER—BUT NOT SO GOOD To

IS

gives the compiler an opportunity to

It

For example,

the usual way.

UNUKE IN EVERY WAY.

the keyed

message that may escape the attention of an interceptor.

and to

and

if

therefore necessary to

It is

MIRTH

is

G LZOKK Gl BRK SOPI^ZKO BO BOHO KM PMFXWOIOWD ZQWGVO GQ OAOHD BRD. SZI, WGVO SRPMQ RQN OLLK, BO KOOFON IM SO RSMZI XOHTOPI IMLOIJOH—SZI QMI KM LMMN RXRHI. letter of the alphabet has

the letters

in

use your imagination to make sense of the message. diis

on the coded

er,

let-

Because letters cannot be repeat-

simple cryptograms, the fun begins

in

found the Laurel-and-Hardy partnership so funny.

is

in

order, thus suggesting

In

contained

is

In

you

is

means of the folk>wing comment from Oliver Hardy, which he made to explain

MIRTHSGODECN.

quotation repeats letters.

done by the addition of keywords, which may be hidden in either the plain or the keyed text As all the cryptograms in this book have keywords or keyed phrases,

plain text,

out where the alphabet appears

easily pick

the keyed quotatkx) is

keyed quota-

orderly succession and thus isolate the keyword

nwjority of cryptograms are simple types,

each letter of the alphabet

This

By inspecting the

alphabetical order.

may

or, in this case, the

the only letters which do not appear

the keyed quotation place the code text

in

best anagrams are those

letters

bear

some

in

which the rearranged

word or word "SOFT-

relationship to the original letters of the

HEARTEDNESS" can be rearranged to form the "OFTEN SHEDS TEARS."

phrase

juxtaposition to the plain text, thus:

Now you're ready to begin. Suggested time (Plain

Text)

ABCDEFCHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ RSPNOTLJG VWFQMX HKIZAB D

You can use these to

challenge yourself,

through the problems at your

As nothing appears yet which might look sage, arrange the

code text

like

a mes-

alphabetically in juxtaposi-

tk>n to the plain text:

(Code Text)

ABCDEFGHIJ K LM NO PQ RSTU VWXYZ VW Y HI RTHSCODECNABF KLP U (Plain text)

are

or you can

ignore the time constraints completely and

(Code Text)

limits

included at the beginning of each group of questk>ns.

guidelines appear at the

own

rate.

end of each

work

Scoring

section.

The

chart matching your composite score with an

IQ equivalent score "IQ score" and

is

is

a kx>se assignment of an

not Mensa-approved. Again, these

are only guidelines: you are the best judge of your

own

success.

Have

fun!

r

GROUP

I

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Suggested time

limit:

i

hour and

1

5 minutes)

II

I

MISSING SQUARE

Study the diagram and decide what

2 LOGIC logically

should be

Find the next figure:

the missing section from the choices given.

_ i;

/ (2)

(

3)

(4)

(5)

CHOOSE FROHt

/ (a)

CHOOSE FROMt

(d)

13

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

4 5 1

3

TYPIST

1

WORD CROSS PUZZLE

5

A typist types four envelopes and four letters. She places the letters

in

the envelopes at random.

the chances that only three

What

This puzzle

is

based on the

first

crossword by Arthur

Wynne.

are

letters are in their correct

DOWN

ACROSS

envelopes?

Human

2

4 Give

4 LUCKY In a competition,

CARD

8 Animal

each person receives a card with a

9

"loser*'

Story (4) (4)

3 Knob (4)

(7)

4 Expose

(4)

Actor's part (4)

6 Spacious

appear before the picture marked 12 Falsehoods (4)

does, then the competitor wins a prize.

There are 60 pictures on the

card.

What are the odds

1

against winning?

Greek

Marsh plant

16

(4)

(4)

7

buildings (7)

Milk suppliers (7)

8 Inn

(5)

10 Requires (5) 1

Color

(3)

Look Wrth Eyes

13

19 Page (4)

17 Vegetable (4)

Out

21

Imitates (4)

18

22

Parts of coat (7)

20 Tumbled

24

Parts of

25 Not

14

letter (4)

1

(4)

5 Explain (4)

Vivacity (4)

1

1

2 Only

to (5)

rise

6 Assembled

number of rub-off pictures, One picture is nnarked "loser," and only two pictures are identical. If the two identical pictures

being (3)

body

high (3)

(5)

21

Spill

(3)

(4) (4)

Profess (4)

(4)

I

3 1

MAGIC SQUARES

6

Here are are

all

five

connected

magic squares. Answers five-letter words, and each of the five grids reads

the sanne both across and

CLUES 1

7 CRYPTOGRAM

5x5

dov^ffi.

14 Medicine

2 Sky blue

15 Set upright

EYMG OC GSC GIYGS?

16 Shot at billiards

KNJDC

3 Money

17 Pains

18

nnistakes

Makes purchases

5 Actions

19 Color

6 Swap

20 Composition

8

21

8 Excuse

22 Runner

9 Sum owed

23 Sharp

10 Shortens

24 Gives out

Express

ME MR SQAHQ EA ZPQJ ELPE HO QOON RAYMEFNO EA VMQN AFDROYGOR. BODLPBR ME MR QAE RA HOYY SQAHQ ELPE HO QOON RAYMEFNO EA VMQN AFD VOYYAHR OGOQ

Vagabond

ELO RPGMAD MR NORUDMTON PR DOPULMQW ZPQSMQN ELDAFWL ELO HMYNODQQRR. LPGOYAUS OYYMR

25 Force

12 Teacher

Make amends

1

1

r-

2

r

3

s

4

9

li

nn

w

li Ui

t4 1*

CRYPTOGRAM

Message keyed, 4-3-4

1

Message keyed, 10-2-4-6

SNL NQGCF SHZC T MHTK GN JNY GSHG LSCF JNY SHZC CDTETFHGCK GSC TEWNMMTODQ LSHGCZCI ICEHTFM. SNLCZCI TEWINOHODQ

IS

2t

i}

2i

2l

ift

24

20

a

IS

PHONE NUMBER

9 This

was my old telephone number. What does

remind you

PRODUCT

12

Rnd the product of

it

of?

(x-a)(x-b)(x