Mensa comes to town

FANCY yourself a bit of a brain-box? Well now is your chance to prove it.Because Mensa, the society based on intelligence, is coming to Ipswich and is inviting clever-clogs to prove just how high their IQ is.

FANCY yourself a bit of a brain-box? Well now is your chance to prove it.

Because Mensa, the society based on intelligence, is coming to Ipswich and is inviting clever-clogs to prove just how high their IQ is.

Mensa has organised a test, including numeric, verbal and spatial questions, in the town on August 5 and candidates whose score is in the top two per cent of the population will be invited to join the exclusive group.

David Davies, of the Ipswich branch of Mensa, said he would encourage anyone to have a go at getting in to Mensa, no matter what their profession, education level or confidence.


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Mr Davies, 52, who left school at 16-years-old and now works as a senior accounts administrator, said: “It is a little bit self-selecting; you won't have a go if you think you're stupid.

“But you only need to pass this test to get in and there are people from all walks of life and jobs who are members.

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“I joined in 1984 after seeing an advert for the test, I was curious about my IQ and I was good at problem solving.”

Mr Davies said he now enjoyed being a member of Mensa and attending meetings in the town with others who share his high IQ.

He added: “I don't make a point of telling, but people are impressed when I do tell them.

“It's nice to know your IQ is up there.”

The test is taking place on Sunday, August 5, at 2pm in the Holiday Inn hotel, London Road, Ipswich. To take part call Helen Oliver on 01902 772771 or email bookatest@mensa.org.uk. It costs £15 for either one or two spaces.

Are you a member of Mensa? Have you been rejected from the society? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

There are 1,800 members of Mensa in East Anglia.

1. What number is missing from this sequence? 4 9 16 25 36 ? 64

2. Which four letter word can be attached to the beginning of the following words to form five longer words? AGE WIDTH IT STAND WAGON

3. Rearrange the letters of 'ANY TIME' to give a seven letter word. What is it?

4. Replace the blanks in this sentence with two three letter words. The same three letters must be used for both words. What are they? The woman decided to BLANK a well-known firm of solicitors to BLANK for compensation.

5. If FP = 10 and HX = 16 what does DS = ?

6. What letter should appear next in this sequence? L K J H ?

SOURCE: Mensa

1. 49: They are all square numbers.

2. Band.

3. Amenity.

4. Use and sue.

5. 15. The number is the amount of alphabetical places between the first and second letter.

6. G. These letters appear from right to left on the middle row of a keyboard.

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