Brain Games for Seniors


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Try these brain games for seniors, if you dare! You’ll need to draw just a bit on your knowledge of cars, going WAAAAY back. Plus you’ll need a few word and math skills.

But don’t worry. These brain teasers are FUN!

Suppose the cost of renting a car for one day is based on the value of the letters in the model’s name. Use the chart at the right to find the value of the CAPITALIZED words below. Add the value of each letter to get the total worth of each word.

Example:  Pontiac GTO = $7 + $20 + $15 = $42

Your Turn!

Please note that sample answers are shown below. Many items have multiple correct solutions that are not included. Please send your favorite solutions to me using this contact form.

Printable version of questions and answers

1. What’s the cost of renting a DODGE?


2. Which costs more, a FORD or a FIAT?

A FORD ($43) is more than a FIAT ($36).

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3. Which costs more, a MAZDA or a HONDA?

A MAZDA ($45) is more than a HONDA ($42).

Finish spelling the names of these models made by Pontiac. Some go back to the 1960s.

4.  T + __ + __ + __ + __ + S + __ = $98


5.  __ + E + __ + __ + __ + __ = $64


6. __ + __ + A + __ + __       __ + __ + __ + __ = $111 (Two words)


Ford Mustang

7. Put these Fords in order from least to most expensive: 


GALAXIE ($59), FAIRLANE ($66), MUSTANG ($95)

Remember some of the real lemons? Let’s see how they measure up under our pricing system! First predict which one is more expensive, then estimate the price difference.

What's the difference between...

8. a YUGO and a JAGUAR?

A YUGO ($68) is $10 more than a JAGUAR ($58).

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9. an ACURA and an EDSEL?

An EDSEL ($45) is $1 more than an ACURA ($44).

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10. Think of two models, not already mentioned, that cost more than $100.

VOLKSWAGEN ($129), CORVETTE ($108), BONNEVILLE ($110). There are many others as well.

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11. Find two models that cost exactly $83.

PRIUS and PORSCHE; There may be other answers as well.

12. What’s the lowest make or model you can think of?

KIA ($21) is my choice, but there may be better answers. Please let me know!

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