"How Smart Are You?" opens the mini-IQ test that prospective MENSA members take to evaluate whether or not they should even attempt the official test to determine their eligibility.
MENSA calls itself "an international organization for highly intelligent people." The sole requirement for membership (other than paying dues) is scoring higher than 98% of the general population on one of several standardized IQ tests.
MENSA has local groups throughout the nation, which meet at least once a month. The Orange County chapter, which declared independence from the Los Angeles chapter in 1980, had 1,143 members as of March, 1989. The membership is roughly two-thirds male.
The group takes its name from the Latin word for "table" and says it is a "round table society that makes no distinction as to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, economic, educational or social status. Only intelligence matters."