1.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
C. Snake
Explanation
The correct answer is Snake because it is the only animal that is not a mammal. Cow, tiger, dog, and bear are all mammals, while snake is a reptile.
2.
Which number should come next in this series?
25,24,22,19,15
Correct Answer
D. 10
Explanation
The series is decreasing by a certain pattern. The first number is decreased by 1, the second number is decreased by 2, the third number is decreased by 3, and so on. Therefore, the next number should be 15 - 4 = 11. However, this number is not given as an option. The closest option to 11 is 10, which is the correct answer.
3.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
E. Apple
Explanation
All of the given options are vegetables except for Apple, which is a fruit. Therefore, Apple is least like the other four options.
4.
Nia, twelve years old, is three times as old as her sister. How old will Nia be when sheis twice as old as her sister?
Correct Answer
C. 16
Explanation
Nia is currently 12 years old and three times as old as her sister. Therefore, her sister is 12 / 3 = 4 years old. To find out when Nia will be twice as old as her sister, we need to determine the age gap between them. Currently, the age gap is 12 - 4 = 8 years. Since Nia is currently 12 years old, she will be twice as old as her sister when she is 12 + 8 = 20 years old. Therefore, the correct answer is 20.
5.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Brother is to sister as niece is to:
Correct Answer
E. Nephew
Explanation
The best comparison for "niece" is "nephew" because both terms refer to the children of siblings. In the given analogy, "brother" is the male counterpart of "sister," just like "nephew" is the male counterpart of "niece." Therefore, "nephew" is the most appropriate choice for the comparison.
6.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison?Milk is to glass as letter is to:
Correct Answer
C. Envelope
Explanation
Milk is typically contained in a glass, just as a letter is typically contained in an envelope. Both the glass and envelope serve as containers for their respective items, making the comparison between milk and glass analogous to the comparison between letter and envelope. The other options do not have the same direct relationship or similarity.
7.
Which of the following words is closest in meaning to APPREHENSIVE?
Correct Answer
C. Anxious
Explanation
The word "apprehensive" means feeling anxious or fearful about something that is going to happen. Therefore, the word "anxious" is the closest in meaning to "apprehensive" as it also refers to a state of worry or unease. "Thorough" means complete or detailed, "foolish" means lacking good sense or judgment, "distraught" means deeply upset or agitated, and "comprehensive" means including all or nearly all aspects. None of these words convey the same meaning as "apprehensive".
8.
LIGHT BULB is to FILAMENT as WHEEL is to:
Correct Answer
C. Spoke
Explanation
The analogy here is based on the function or component of the given objects. A light bulb contains a filament, which is the part that produces light when electricity passes through it. Similarly, a wheel contains spokes, which are the parts that connect the rim to the center of the wheel, providing support and stability. Therefore, the correct answer is "Spoke".
9.
Two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours. How many people are needed to make 12 bicycles in 6 hours?
Correct Answer
B. 4
Explanation
If two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours, it means that each person can make 1 bicycle in 2 hours. Therefore, in 6 hours, one person can make 3 bicycles. To make 12 bicycles in 6 hours, we would need 4 people, as each person can make 3 bicycles in that time.
10.
A store reduced the price of one of its products by 25 percent. What percentage of the reduced price must it be increased by to put the product back to its original price?
Correct Answer
A. 33 percent
Explanation
To put the product back to its original price, the store needs to increase the reduced price by a certain percentage. Since the price was reduced by 25 percent, it means the reduced price is 75 percent of the original price. To find the percentage increase needed, we can set up the equation (reduced price) + (percentage increase) = 100 percent (original price). Solving for the percentage increase, we get (75 percent) + (percentage increase) = 100 percent. Simplifying the equation, we find that the percentage increase needed is 25 percent. Therefore, the correct answer is 33 percent, as it is the closest option to 25 percent.
11.
Correct Answer
A
12.
Jack is taller than Peter, and Bill is shorter than Jack.
Which of the following statements would be more accurate?
Correct Answer
D. It is impossible to tell whether Bill or Peter is taller
Explanation
Based on the given information, it is stated that Jack is taller than Peter and Bill is shorter than Jack. However, there is no direct comparison between Bill and Peter's heights. Therefore, it is impossible to determine whether Bill or Peter is taller based on the given information.
13.
Mary had a number of cookies. After eating one, she gave half the remainder to her sister. After eating another cookie, she gave half of what was left to her brother. Mary now had only five cookies left. How many cookies did she start with?
Correct Answer
C. 23
Explanation
Mary started with 23 cookies. After eating one, she had 22 cookies. She gave half of the remainder, which is 11 cookies, to her sister, leaving her with 11 cookies. After eating another cookie, she had 10 cookies. She gave half of what was left, which is 5 cookies, to her brother. Therefore, Mary started with 23 cookies.
14.
How many birthdays does the average man have?
Correct Answer
A. 1
Explanation
The average man has one birthday. This is because a birthday refers to the day a person is born, and each person only has one day they were born. However, they celebrate their birthday every year, which is why the answer is "Every year."
15.
Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
Correct Answer
E. 12
Explanation
All months have at least 28 days, as the shortest month, February, has 28 days in a non-leap year. Therefore, all 12 months have 28 days or more.
16.
Which number should come next in the series?1-1-2-3-5-8-13
Correct Answer
C. 21
Explanation
The given series is a Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. The sequence starts with 1 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the two previous numbers. Therefore, the next number in the series would be 21, which is obtained by adding 8 and 13.
17.
Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother.
How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother?
Correct Answer
B. 24
Explanation
Mary is currently 16 years old and four times as old as her brother. This means her brother is 16/4 = 4 years old. To find out when Mary will be twice as old as her brother, we need to find the age difference between them. Currently, the age difference is 16 - 4 = 12 years. In order for Mary to be twice as old as her brother, the age difference needs to be 4 years (twice her brother's age). Therefore, Mary will be 16 + 4 = 20 years old when she is twice as old as her brother.
18.
Which larger shape would be made if the two sections are fitted together?A B C D
Correct Answer
C. C
19.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30
Correct Answer
E. THIRTY
Explanation
The series follows a pattern where each number is obtained by doubling the previous number and subtracting 1. However, the number 30 does not fit this pattern as it is obtained by doubling the previous number and adding 1. Therefore, THIRTY does not belong in the series.
20.
Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison?Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:
Correct Answer
C. Branch
Explanation
The best comparison is "Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to Branch" because a finger is a part of a hand, just like a leaf is a part of a branch. The other choices do not have the same hierarchical relationship. A twig is smaller than a leaf, a tree is larger than a leaf, a blossom is a flower and not directly related to a leaf, and bark is the outer covering of a tree and not directly related to a leaf.
21.
John needs 13 bottles of water from the store. John can only carry 3 at
a time. What's the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the
store?
Correct Answer
D. 5
Explanation
John can carry 3 bottles of water at a time. Therefore, in each trip, he can carry 3 bottles. Since he needs 13 bottles in total, he would need to make 13/3 trips. The closest whole number to 13/3 is 4. Therefore, John would need to make 4 trips to the store.
22.
If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then all Bloops are definitely Lazzies?
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
Based on the given information, if all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then it can be concluded that all Bloops are definitely Lazzies. This is because if every Bloop is a Razzie, and every Razzie is a Lazzi, then it follows that every Bloop must also be a Lazzi. Therefore, the statement is true.
23.
Choose the word most similar to "Trustworthy":
Correct Answer
E. Reliable
Explanation
The word "trustworthy" means deserving of trust or reliable. The word "reliable" has a similar meaning, as it also implies trustworthiness and dependability. Therefore, "reliable" is the word most similar to "trustworthy" in this context.
24.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 - 48
Correct Answer
D. 29
Explanation
In the given series, all numbers except 29 are generated by adding 1, 3, and 6 successively. The pattern is as follows: 1 + 1 = 2, 2 + 3 = 5, 5 + 6 = 10, 10 + 1 = 11, 11 + 3 = 14, 14 + 6 = 20, 20 + 1 = 21. However, the number 29 does not follow this pattern as it is generated by adding 3 to the previous number, instead of 6. Therefore, 29 does not belong in the given series.
25.
Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. Which does he like:
Correct Answer
D. 200
Explanation
Ralph likes numbers that are perfect squares. Out of the given options, 200 is the only number that is a perfect square (200 = 10^2). Therefore, Ralph likes 200.
26.
What is the missing number in the sequence shown below?1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216
Correct Answer
D. 64
Explanation
The sequence is formed by taking the cube of each number. The first number is 1, which is equal to 1^3. The second number is 8, which is equal to 2^3. The third number is 27, which is equal to 3^3. The fourth number is missing, but it should be equal to 4^3, which is 64. The fifth number is 125, which is equal to 5^3. The last number is 216, which is equal to 6^3. Therefore, the missing number in the sequence is 64.
27.
Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?AB C D
Correct Answer
B. B
Explanation
The correct answer is B because it completes the series by following a pattern of rotating the shapes clockwise. In the first figure, there is a square. In the second figure, the square is rotated 90 degrees clockwise to form a diamond. In the third figure, the diamond is rotated 90 degrees clockwise to form a triangle. Following the pattern, in the fourth figure, the triangle should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise to form a rectangle, which is represented by option B.
28.
Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?A B C D E
Correct Answer
E. E
Explanation
The pattern in the series is that each figure is rotated 90 degrees clockwise from the previous figure. Starting with A, each subsequent figure is rotated 90 degrees clockwise. Therefore, the next figure in the series should be rotated 90 degrees clockwise from D, which is represented by figure E.
29.
The price of an article was cut 20% for a sale.
By what percent must the discounted item be increased to again sell the article at the original price?
Correct Answer
C. 25%
Explanation
When the price of an article is cut by 20%, it means that the price is now 80% of the original price. To sell the article again at the original price, the discounted price needs to be increased by a certain percentage. To find this percentage, we can set up the equation: 80% of the original price + x% increase = 100% of the original price. Solving for x, we find that x = 25%. Therefore, the discounted item must be increased by 25% to sell the article at the original price.
30.
Is there a 4th of July in England?
Correct Answer
A. Yes
Explanation
Yes, there is a 4th of July in England, just as there is in every other country, as it refers to the fourth day of July each year. However, it is not celebrated as a holiday in England like it is in the United States, where it marks the celebration of American Independence Day. In England, July 4th passes without any associated celebrations.