### Mental Abilities Test

This test does not measure your intelligence, your fluency with words, and certainly not your mathematic ability. It will, however, give you some gauge of your mental flexibility and creativity. In the years since we first developed the test, we have found few people who could solve more than half the problems on their first try. Many, however, reported getting answers long after the test had been set aside, particularly at unexpected moments when their minds were relaxed, and some reported solving all the problems over a period of several days. Take this as your personal challenge.

Instructions: Each question below contains all the initials of words that will make it correct. Find the missing words. For example: 16 O. in a P. means 16 ounces in a pound.

Note: this test does have a distinct USA flavor, that might be why you do not understand a given question.

```1)   26 L. of the A.		41)  29 D. in F. in a L. Y.
2)  7 W. of the A. W.		42)  3 P. for a F. G. in F.
3)  1,001 A. N.			43)  1,000 W. that a P. is W.
4)  12 S. of the Z.		44)  56 S. of the D. of I.
5)  54 C. in a D. (with J.)	45)  20 Y. that R. V. W. S.
6)  9 P. in the S. S.		46)  40 T (with A. B.)
7)  88 P. K.			47)  30 D. H. S. A. J. and N.
8)  13 S. on the A. F.		48)  32 D. F. at which W. F.
9)  1 D. at a T.		49)  10 A. in the B. of R.
10)  18 H. on a G. C.		50)  435 M. of the H. of R.
11)  90 D. in a R. A.		51)  31 I. C. F. at B.-R.
12)  50 C. in a H. D.		52)  200 D. for P. G. in M.
13)  8 S. on a S. S.		53)  2 T. D. (and a P. in a P. T.)
14)  3 B. M. (S. H. T. R.)	54)  4 H. of the A.
15)  4 Q. in a G.		55)  40 D. and N. of the G. F.
16)  24 H. in a D.		56)  8 P. of S. in the E. L.
17)  1 W. on a U.		57)  9 I. in a B. G.
18)  5 D. in a Z. C.		58)  1 R. A. in E. B.
19)  57 H. V.			59)  76 T. that L. the B. P.
20)  11 P. on a F. T.		60)  3 L. K. that L. T. M.
21)  7 H. of R.			61)  4 S. on a V.
22)  101 D.			62)  5 T. on a C. (including S. in T.)
23)  64 S. on a C. B.		63)  6 P. on a P. T.
24)  13 C. in a S.		64)  7 Y. of B. L. for B. a M.
25)  10 L. I.			65)  2 G. for E. B. (in the B. B. S.)
26)  20,000 L. U. T. S.		66)  9 J. of the S. C.
27)  13 O. C.			67)  10 D. in a T. N. (including the A. C.)
28)  12 K. of the R. T.		68)  20 C. in a P.
29)  13 in a B. D.		69)  3 S. Y. O. at the O. B. G.
30)  66 B. of the B.		70)  1 C. Y. in K. A. C.
31)  10 D. in a D.		71)  3 W. from the G. in the B.
32)  15 M on a D. M. C.		72)  20 Q. (A., V., or M.)
33)  80 D. A. the W.		73)  7 D. with S. W.
34)  24 B. B. in a P.		74)  30 S. over T.
35)  7 B. for 7 B.		75)  8 D. a W. (in the B. S.)
36)  36 I. in a Y.		76)  212 D. F. at which W. B.
37)  6 W. of H. the E.		77)  4 P. on M. R.
38)  2,000 P. in a T.		78)  10 D. in a R. of Q.
39)  60 S. in a M.		79)  48 S. in the C. U. S.
40)  5 F. on the H.		80)  7 C. on the E.
81)  2 G. of V.
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```1)  26 letters of the alphabet		41)  29 days in February in a leap year
2)  7 wonders of the ancient world	42)  3 points for a field goal in football
3)  1001 Arabian Nights			43)  1000 words that a picture is worth
4)  12 signs of the zodiac		44)  56 signers of the Declaration of Independence
5)  54 cards in a deck (with jokers)	45)  20 years that Rip Van Winkle slept
6)  9 planets in the solar system	46)  40 thieves (with Ali Baba)
7)  88 piano keys			47)  30 days has September, April, January, and November
8)  13 stripes on the American flag	48)  32 degrees Farenheidt at which water freezes
9)  1 day at a time			49)  10 amendments in the Bill of Rights
10)  18 holes on a golf course		50)  435 members of the House of Representatives
11)  90 degrees in a right angle	51)  31 ice cream flavors at Baskin-Robbins
12)  50 cents in a half dollar		52)  200 dollars for passing go in Monopoly
13)  8 sides on a stop sign		53)  2 turtle doves (and a partridge in a pear tree)
14)  3 blind mice (see how they run)	54)  4 horsemen of the apocalypse
15)  4 quarts in a gallon		55)  40 days and nights of the great flood
16)  24 hours in a day			56)  8 parts of speech in the English language
17)  1 wheel on a unicycle		57)  9 innings in a baseball game
18)  5 digits in a zip code		58)  1 rotten apple in every barrel
19)  57 Heinz varieties			59)  76 trombones that lead the big parade
20)  11 players on a football team	60)  3 little kittens that lost their mittens
21)  7 hills of Rome			61)  4 strings on a violin
22)  101 Dalmations			62)  5 tires on a car (including the spare in trunk)
23)  64 squares on a chessboard		63)  6 pockets on a pool table
24)  13 cards in a suit			64)  7 years of bad luck for breaking a mirror
25)  10 little Indians			65)  2 girls for every boy (in the Beach Boys' song)
26)  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea	66)  9 judges of the Supreme Court
27)  13 original colonies		67)  10 digits in a telephone number (including the area code)
28)  12 knights of the round table	68)  20 cigaretts in a pack
29)  13 in a baker's dozen		69)  3 strikes you're out at the old ball game
30)  66 books of the Bible		70)  1 Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
31)  10 dimes in a dollar		71)  3 wishes from the genie in the bottle
32)  15 men on a dead man's chest	72)  20 questions (animal, vegtable, or mineral)
33)  80 days around the world		73)  7 dwarfs with Snow White
34)  24 blackbirds baked in a pie	74)  30 Seconds over Tokyo
35)  7 Brides for 7 Brothers		75)  8 Days a Week (in the Beatle's song)
36)  36 inches in a yard		76)  212 degrees Farenheidt at which water boils
37)  6 wives of Henry the Eighth	77)  4 presidents on Mount Rushmore
38)  2,000 pounds in a ton		78)  10 dollars in a roll of quarters
39)  60 seconds in a minute		79)  48 states in the continental United States
40)  5 fingers on the hand		80)  7 continents on the Earth
81)  2 Gentlemen of Verona
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