THE CHIMERA TEST
By William F. Bultas
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1. mensa
4 5 35 56 83 ? ______
2. STAMMER 3 BUTTON 2 SILLY 1 BURGER 1 DANGER 2 IMPORT 2
LEAVE 1 INTELLIGENCE ? ______
3. Imagine a metal cube that has a 3x3 grid drawn on each face. There are thus 9 equal
squares on each face of the cube, 54 squares in all. If you lay the cube on a flat surface
and place a magnetic chess knight on the center square of the top face of the cube, what
is the maximum number of moves that the chess knight could complete if he makes only
legal chess moves, lands on no square more than once, and makes his last move so that
he lands on the square that he began on? The knight may move from face to face of the
cube as if each face were a continuous flat surface. Each time that the knight makes a
move that puts him on a new face that cube face is turned so that it becomes the top face.
Only consider the knight to have landed on a square when he is placed on that square as a
result of completing that turn's move, of which there is 1, not 3. Example: The 1st square
the knight lands on cannot be on the face on which he began. ______
4. ONE: 2, TWO: 3, THREE: 1, FOUR: ? ______
5. XXOXXXXOOOXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO??????????
__________
. . .
6. Complete the last step in this series: . . . .. ?
.. .. . .. _______
7. If a juggler juggles 3 different colored objects, how many throws are necessary to
return the objects to their starting positions if each object is thrown to the opposite hand
at least once and a standard juggling pattern is used (i.e. 1 hand throws an object, then
the second hand throws an object, then the 1st, etc.), and the juggler starts out with 2
objects in 1 hand (the 1st hand to throw an object) and 1 in the other? ______
8. LIFE
M M S E M E ? ______
9. UNDERLINE THE FAMOUS MYTHICAL ACT OF HEROISM:
Provide men the use so toleration finds residence free of misleading theories gift of
decried species.
10. awri lites will chayaf bitter rabbit laughter
11. 1 3 6 10 3 9 4 12 ? ______
12. Z T = L
=  = 
   ? ______
13. SUM = 5187, CUBE = 630, MANY = ? _______
14. AMERICANS: D, Z, Q, N, N, Z, ? ______
15. If beb ged is the same as neeveh, and cec dec is the same as leeuei, then what would
be the equivalent for ded aeb? ________
16. eraser = mortal = marvel = brutes = backlog = cortex = ranger = ? _________
17. 62087 183261 546783 1610349 ? ____________
18. Infinitely Powerful is to 151314916152051420 as Utterly Stupid is to ? _________
19. Imagine that a 4x4x4 inch cube is perfectly sliced so that when the pieces are
separated they are all in the form of 1x1x1 inch cubes. Zigguratlike structures can then be
formed with the remaining cubes. The smallest of such structures would have 1 cube
centered on the top of a square layer of 4 cubes. Other structures can also be made but
are only considered zigguratlike if each layer is in a square formation, perfectly centered
upon the layer below it (except for the bottom layer), smaller than the layer below it
(excepting the bottom layer), and have a 1 cube pinnacle for the top layer. How many
different zigguratlike structures can be formed from the available cubes, assuming that
all of the cubes can be used for building each structure? ________
20. Dewar Meyerhof Snell Torricelli Avogadro AlBattani ? __________
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