961. A father names his children in order of their birth,

Mike, Ida, Rupert, Sally, Merwin, Bartholomew, Marsha, Cliff,? Each name progresses to the next using a rule. Which of these names will the
father name his next child?

Jacqueline, Jacob, Julie

Jacqueline. The names have an even number of letters, followed by odd, followed by even.....

962. Fill in the blanks below to complete three words that contain the letters
NOV.

NOV_ _ _ (tyro)

NO _ _ _ _ V _ (plummet)

_ N _ O V _ _ (reveal)

963. There are three sealed envelopes. One contains two $5 bills, one contains
a $10 and a $5 bill, and the third contains two $10 bills. Unfortunately, all three envelopes have the wrong amount marked on the outside. How could
you correct all three by opening one envelope and looking at only one bill?

You must open the envelope marked $15. It contains either two bills of $5 or two bills of $10 according to the conditions. Look at the one of these bills. If the bill is a $5 then - the envelope marked $15 should be marked $10 - the envelope marked $10 should be marked $ 20 - the envelope marked $20 should be marked $15. If the bill is a $10 then - the envelope marked $15 should be marked $20 - the envelope marked $10 should be marked $15 - the envelope marked $ 20 should be marked $10.

964. Complete these words by adding the same three letters to each word.

I _ _ _ CT, CO _ _ _ NY, I _ _ _ TIENT

IMPACT, COMPANY, IMPATIENT.

965. What two words, formed from different arrangements of the same six letters,
will complete the sentences below?

"Money __________ hunger," said the humanitarian. "We cannot let the refugees ________."

966. If Timmy's toy soldiers are set up in rows of 3 across, one is left over; in
rows of 4, 2 are left over; in rows of 5, 3 are left over; and in rows of 6, 4 are left over. What's the least number of toy soldiers Timmy could have?

967. Replace the "a" symbols with mathematical symbols to make the
following equation work:

6 a 6 a 66 a 6 a 66 = 113

968. These words follow a logical progression:

PHILOSOPHICOSOCIOLOGICALLY

ZOO

CHRONOGRAMMATICAL

QUOTE

EAGLE

ENTERTAINED

KISS

DISENTANGLEMENT

OCCULTISM

Which of these could be next?

SCALP

INCEST

TAWDRY

VALETUDINARIANISM

INCEST: number of letters in each word is the number in the alphabet of the first letter of the next word. The first word has twenty-six letters, so the second word begins with Z, the twenty-sixth letter in the alphabet, and so on.

969. A few sequences:

9 7 13 11 17 ?

57 49 42 36 ?

5 8 6 9 ?

1 3 6 10 ?

1 3 6 11 13 16 18 20 ?

970. What rule am I using to determine the numbers in this series?

102 104
108 110
114 128

The series consists of prime numbers, starting at 101, plus one. Here are the original prime numbers: 101, 103, 107, 109, 113, 127.

971. 2 math teasers!

What number, plus 13, is equal to one-fourth of 116?

What number is one-third of one-fifth of 165?

972. If you had a blue peacock that laid a blue egg, what is the probability that
the hatched chick would also be blue?

None. Peacocks do not lay eggs, peahens do.

973. All the digits from 0 through 9 appear once each in the multiplication
problem below (intermediate steps not included). Fill in the missing digits and solve the problem.

2 ? 7

__x ? ?__

? ? 0 ? ?

974. Something about this set of presidents makes them special. What would
that be?

Abraham Lincoln, Lyndon B. Johnson, Bill Clinton, Thomas Jefferson, Chester Arthur, George Bush, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George Washington

They were our tallest presidents -- in order: Abraham Lincoln 6 feet 4 inches, Lyndon B. Johnson 6 feet 3 inches, Bill Clinton 6 feet 2 1/2 inches, Thomas Jefferson 6 feet 2 1/2 inches, Chester Arthur 6 feet 2 inches, George Bush 6 feet 2 inches, Franklin D. Roosevelt 6 feet 2 inches, George Washington 6 feet 2 inches.

975. What number comes next?

31, 62, 93, 25, 56, ?

87. These are multiples of 13 with reverse digits: 13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78.