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MENSA Cryptic Questionnaire  
« on: Mar 31st, 2005, 5:12am »
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Here.
 
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« Reply #1 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 7:59am »
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According to MENSA, if you get 23 of these, you are a "genius".
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The original puzzle came from South Africa.

Why would knowing that the flag of the USA has thriteen stripes make a South African (or anyone for that matter) a genius, Or even bring him/her an inch closer..
Surely they're not that daft at mensa. Must've been someone else to attach their name to it..
 
And three times it comes down to knowing how many books are in (parts of) the bible.. Weeee, being a Christian really pays of if you want to be a genius. Better by default.
 
Archimedes wouldn't have gotten any of these..
He couldn't write english Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 8:42am »
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Nevermind.
 
Putting aside all these useless discussions about what constitutes a genius, how many sentences are you able to decypher?
 
I made 17 so far (13 Strips not included - silly me, I didn't know that).
 
Only now I realize how stupid I am!  Sad
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« Reply #3 on: Mar 31st, 2005, 9:10am »
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I got all 33 on the first quiz (helps to have seen something similar a few years back), and, so far, 18 of 20 on the first "alixtended questionaire."  Haven't looked at the second alixtended yet...
 
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 6:07pm »
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I too have seen this before, but my memory is not so good. I can only get 22 right now.
 
I will point out, though, that the last one in the original puzzle has a grammatical error in the form of the answer he wants. Problematic when it expects you to answer exactly!
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 6:48pm »
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Ha! Just got 18 H on a G C! My genius status is assured! I also just got 90 D in a R A - particularly embarrassing for some one like me to have not recognized it earlier! And a couple more (obviously I should of started this reply earlier - just typing it out is causing me to recognize them)!
 
(Just for the record. I strongly doubt that MENSA had anything to do with this. For starters, I think they would not make thy grammatical error I mentioned above.)
 
The ones I still am unsure of:
 
5 T on an F
3 W on a T
13 L in a B D
9 L of a C
23 P of C in the H B
64 Sides on a C B
6 B to an O in C
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 1st, 2005, 7:34pm »
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5 T on an F and 5 F on a H
3 W on a T and 2 W on a B
13 L in a B D and 12 D in a G (but not 12 B D)
9 L of a C which has nothing to do with a C o' 9 T
64 S on a C B and and 9 S in T T T
6 B to on O in C and 6 O to an I in B
 
23 P of C in the H B (I didn't know there were 23 of them, and I'm kind of an expert on the subject, but I could tell you about the 4 S of the S in a P of C)
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 27th, 2005, 1:14am »
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I am having difficulties for the Alixtended questionaire can anyone help to find the answers I am totally stumped with all of the one's
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 28th, 2005, 5:05am »
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4 B in a L in C
 
6.0221415 x 10^23 P in a M   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 11th, 2005, 11:21pm »
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on Mar 31st, 2005, 9:10am, SMQ wrote:
I got all 33 on the first quiz (helps to have seen something similar a few years back), and, so far, 18 of 20 on the first "alixtended questionaire."  Haven't looked at the second alixtended yet...
 
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Hey SMQ, can you please help me with the answers of the alixtended questins that you have found out as of yet I am totally stumped and need the help very eargerly! please help me, will you? Kaush.
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« Reply #10 on: May 13th, 2005, 5:40am »
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Can't figure out 23 P of C in the H B, but the other one which keeps coming up false is: 32 is the T in D F at which W F. I'm guessing someone's spelling is wrong, as I think it's: 32 is the Temperature in Degrees Farenheit at which Water Freezes. Maybe someone could suggest where I'm going wrong...
 
Oh, and as a general remark, never use an apostrophe in the answers - the guy who set this doesn't seem to like them, for some reason...
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« Reply #11 on: May 13th, 2005, 6:11am »
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on May 11th, 2005, 11:21pm, Kaush wrote:

 Hey SMQ, can you please help me with the answers of the alixtended questins

 
The author of the quiz asked that answers not be posted on the 'net, and I'll honor that.  In general, think literary, pop-culture and pop-science references--that should get you a good long way.  If you're still stuck on specific ones, PM me and I'll try to give you a hint.
 
FWIW, the one I'm still missing is 17 B on a P T
 
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« Reply #12 on: May 13th, 2005, 6:13am »
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on May 13th, 2005, 5:40am, Three Hands wrote:
I'm guessing someone's spelling is wrong

Fahrenheit
 
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« Reply #13 on: May 13th, 2005, 7:35am »
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17 B on a P T
Remember that this is Australia, they do things differently.
Around here you normally see 16 B on a P T, although, 22 B on a P T (or a S T) would actually be closer to what he has in mind.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14th, 2005, 10:26am »
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Ah... stupid foreign spellings, coming up with silly names for things...
 
Now just to figure out the 23 P of C in the H B...
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 6th, 2005, 10:51am »
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Knowing that there are 13 stripes on the US Flag does not make them a genius, figuring out what it means cryptically speaking is what defines genius.  I got all 33.
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 6th, 2005, 4:05pm »
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It seems that I'm one off being a genius!  Roll Eyes
 
I'm not one for whining, but here are four really easy ones. Remember it's not living in the UK that helps, its figuring out what they mean cryptically speaking. By the way I got all 4!
 
20 T in the P
5 C on T T
646 S in the H of C
21 S in a G
 
Rating:
0-1 = you're still learning multiplication tables and you're hoping to finish your first reading book real soon
2 = there isn't a two letter word that you cannot spell - forwards and backwards!
3 = you know what all those cool buttons do on a calculator
4 = off the scale genius; we are not worthy!
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 5:19am »
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8 T on an O (there are 2 solutions!)
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 6:05am »
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I really dislike these types of ambiguous riddles. A true measure of intelligence should be finding at least two answers for each one. Of course, I can think of at least three for 8 T on an O!  Wink
 
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on May 14th, 2005, 10:26am, Three Hands wrote:
Ah... stupid foreign spellings, coming up with silly names for things...
 
Now just to figure out the 23 P of C in the H B...

 
23 pairs of chromosomes in the Human body
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 26th, 2005, 3:13am »
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I respect the intelligence and request of the author but I am really stumped at everyone. I tried it and my brains are absolutely not working on this now. I would not pressure you to send me the answers, but if you think that you can help me to get this one cracked I wuld be houred by you and that I would respect the author of not disclosing it any further!! if you can trust I would wait for your answer as soon as possible. Thanks again SMQ!
 
The author of the quiz asked that answers not be posted on the 'net, and I'll honor that.  In general, think literary, pop-culture and pop-science references--that should get you a good long way.  If you're still stuck on specific ones, PM me and I'll try to give you a hint.
 
FWIW, the one I'm still missing is 17 B on a P T
 
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« Reply #21 on: Jun 27th, 2005, 7:02am »
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Well, here's a series of hints: the specific categories for each of alextended #1
 
1. Physical Science/Meteorology
2. Music Theory
3. Camp/Traveling Songs
4. The Calendar
5. Business
6. Automobile Design (!)
7. Two-Player Games (and see above re Australia being weird)
8. Musical Instruments
9. Religious History
10. Astronomy
11. Popular Music (of the 70s)
12. Computer Science
13. Disney Stories
14. The Calendar
15. Entomology (more or less)
16. Seasonal Songs
17. Fairy Tales
18. Geography (I learned 7...)
19. Sports Scoring
20. Popular Music (of the 60s)
 
Hope that's some help.
 
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« Reply #22 on: Jun 29th, 2005, 5:38am »
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yeh i dont get dis questionare thingy, it might b coz im blonde, Embarassed i only got 1..2..3..
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i got 10
woah is that good??
ok well all u pplz writing in sound like nerds coz u r all so smart, could u like teach me to b smart and answer questionare thingys like this too
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 29th, 2005, 3:20pm »
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Sorry - but you asked for this! Wink
 
Start by: LEARNING TO SPELL!!!!!
 
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« Reply #24 on: Jul 1st, 2005, 3:05am »
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18.  6 C in the W

 
Since alixtended #1 is from Australia, does that mean Australia is officially not a continent ?
 
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