Dayton Area Mensa to offer membership qualification test


KETTERING – Dayton Area Mensa will host a membership qualification test from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library at 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering.

The cost is $30, which is discounted in October from the normal $60.

Mensa is an international society of persons who have scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. Mensa members are a diverse group and come from all walks of life and all races, personality types, ethnic origins and faiths and have a broad range of interests. All share the common characteristic of high intelligence.

The Dayton local group includes more than 200 members from elementary school age through early 90s and has many regular gatherings and social activities.

The test is open to anyone age 14 and older, but parental permission is required for those ages 14-17. The test American Mensa administers is not normed and validated for persons younger than 14.

Applicants of any age can use prior evidence from a wide variety of other standardized IQ tests to qualify. Mensa also has a culture-fair, language-neutral test given by individual appointment for candidates whose first language is not English.

For more information about American Mensa, visit www.us.mensa.org. For information about the Dayton group, visitwww.dayton.us.mensa.org.

For more information on the test, email testing@dayton.us.mensa.org or call 937-546-7885.