1. Bill went out to buy some golf equipment. He spent half of what he had
plus $5. at the first store. He spent half of what was left plus $4. at the second store. At the third store he spent half of the remainder plus
$3. He then had $5. left to buy golf balls. How much money did he start with?

$90. ( $45. + $5 = $50, $40 left; $20 + $4 = $24, $16 left; $8 + $3 = $11, $5 left ).

2. Reduce the high brow language below to a common saying.
One who retires to his nightly repose at an hour deemed not too tardy and gets up in the same manner, will tend to keep himself in good physical
condition, good monetary condition and sapient.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

3. What 2 words, formed from different arrangements of the same 9 letters, will complete the sentence below?

The homesick recruit told his civilian buddy, "I guess I should have
been __________to my father when he told me to go to school instead of
___________."

4. Lee, Joe, Sue, Janet and Charles took a math exam. Charles was not
last, Janet was not first or last. Charles scored higher than Joe, Janet scored higher than Sue, Lee scored lower than Joe but higher than Janet.
Who had the highest score?

Charles, Joe, Lee, Janet, Sue.

5. The names of 3 British cities are interlettered below. Can you find
them? The letters of the cities have not been scrambled.

LCPEALIMYCBMEROSIUTDTEGHRE

Leicester, Plymouth, Cambridge.

6. What is the number which is 4 more than the number that is double one-fifth
of one-tenth of 900?

40. (900 ÷ 10 = 90 ÷ 5 = 18 X 2 = 36 + 4 = 40).

7. The letters below represent a common phrase. Can you figure it out?

FJRUISETNDS

8. Fill in the blank below with a word that when it is read first forward and
then backward means the same as those on either side. ( Ex: cooking tools _ _ _ _ cease), the answer is POTS - STOP.

part of a piece of furniture _ _ _ _ _ _ prize.

9. The following 13 letters can be anagrammed into a rude five-word phrase
meaning "do what you said or keep quiet."

UUUUTTPPPSRHO

10. Start by adding the year Columbus discovered America to the year William the
Conqueror conquered England, then add the first year of the 21st century.
What's the answer?

4559. (1492 + 1066 + 2001--the new millennium does not start with the year 2000.

11. A certain month will begin on a Friday and will end on a Friday also.
What month is it?

In order for a month to start and end with the same day of the week, it would have had to complete a number of weeks plus one more day, the only possible month is February which has 29 days -- a leap year.

12. The local grocer is a would-be mathematician. He likes to arrange his
apples in nice rows. However, when he lays his apples in rows of 3 he has one left over. When he lays them in rows of 5 he also has one left over. Remarkably
he also has one left over when he arranges them in rows of 7 and 9. 11 seems to be the magic number, for, in rows of 11 there are no apples left over. How many
apples does the grocer have?

13. John is such a great painter, that he was asked to paint
the room numbers on all of the doors of the fourth floor of the local hotel. He painted all of the numbers from 400 to 499. How many times did he paint the
number 4?

120 times; did you forget rooms 440-449.

14. My first is in bridge but not in ridge.

My second is in awake and in mistake.

My third is in danger but not in ranger.

My fourth is in flange and in orange.

My fifth is in spline and in wine.

My last is in river and in diver.

My whole likes the darkness.

What am I?

15. Forward I am heavy, but backward I am not. What am I?

The word (ton), backwards it is the word (not).