## 6 Missing Letters

Fill the blanks with 6 different letters to read a meaningful sentence.

A _losopher of _sic in _na _ght about the _ances of _tch.

You should add the 6 Greek letters φ (phi), μ (mu), χ (chi), τ (tau), ν (nu), π (pi), and get the sentence:

A philosopher of music in China taught about the nuances of pitch.

## STANDARD Word

Given the word STANDARD, take away two letters and then add three digits to make a logical sequence.

Remove the two letters A to get ST-ND-RD and then add the digits 1, 2, 3 to get 1ST-2ND-3RD.

Add a single letter at the end to create a meaningful word. You CANNOT add the letter E.

S E Q U E N C _

You should add the letter F above the underscore to create the letter E and get the word SEQEUNCE.

## 1 2 3 4 5 ?

Can you guess what the question mark should be replaced with? The answer is not 6.

The missing symbol is R, as in a car’s gears.

## Mammals in Cages

You walk into a room where there are three mammals held in cages:

• a trained dog doing tricks
• a monkey playing with blocks
• a lab rat traversing a maze

Which is the most intelligent mammal in the room?

## Rabbits, Owls, and Bears

If:

• RABBITFROG
• OWLWOLF
• BEARSHEEP
• MOOSECOW

then BUCK?

RABBIT sounds like the noise a FROG makes, OWL sounds like the noise a WOLF makes, BEAR sounds like the noise a SHEEP makes, and MOOSE sounds like the noise a COW makes. Since BUCK sounds like the noise a CHICKEN makes, that’s the answer.

## Discs, Planets, and Time

Which of the following is the odd one out and why?

• CD
• Venus
• Clock
• DVD
• Mars
• Watch

The answer is Mars, since it spins counter-clockwise. All the other objects spin (or contain elements that spin) clockwise.

## Peculiar Sequence of Words

What is the peculiar property of this sequence of words?

WHAT, HOLE, ALES, TEST

If you take the first letter from each word, you will spell the first word in the sequence.
If you take the second letter from each word, you will spell the second word in the sequence.
If you take the third letter from each word, you will spell the third word in the sequence.
If you take the fourth letter from each word, you will spell the fourth word in the sequence.

## Ten Matchsticks

You have these fifteen matchsticks. Remove six of them and leave ten.

Remove 6 matchsticks and leave 9 that spell the word TEN.

## Color Venn

What does this Venn diagram depict?

Each of the numbers corresponds to a letter from the alphabet:

1 – A, 4 – D, 5 – E, 7 – G, 14 – N, 15 – O, 18 – R

The three colors in the Venn diagram are GREEN, RED, YELLOW, and what is depicted is the letters they share.