1.
Look at this series: 2, 1, (1/2), (1/4), ... What number should come next?
Correct Answer
B. (1/8)
Explanation
The series is formed by dividing each number by 2. Starting with 2, the next number is 1, which is obtained by dividing 2 by 2. Following the pattern, the next number is (1/2), obtained by dividing 1 by 2. Continuing this pattern, the next number should be (1/4), obtained by dividing (1/2) by 2. Therefore, the correct answer is (1/8), obtained by dividing (1/4) by 2.
2.
Look at this series: 8 11 21 15 18 21 22 ... What number should come next?
Correct Answer
B. 25 21
Explanation
The given series alternates between adding 3 and subtracting 6. Starting with 8, we add 3 to get 11, then add 10 to get 21. Then, we subtract 6 to get 15, add 3 to get 18, add 3 again to get 21, and finally subtract 6 to get 15. Therefore, the next number in the series should be obtained by adding 3 to the last number, 21, giving us the answer of 25. The second number in the answer, 21, remains the same.
3.
Look at this series: F2, __, D8, C16, B32, ... What number should fill the blank?
Correct Answer
C. E4
Explanation
The series follows a pattern where the letter decreases by one and the number doubles in each term. Starting with F2, the next term is E4, where E is one letter before F and 2 doubles to 4. Therefore, E4 is the number that should fill the blank.
4.
Look at this series: 8, 43, 11, 41, __, 39, 17, ... What number should fill in the blank?
Correct Answer
B. 14
Explanation
The pattern in the series is that the first number is multiplied by 5 and then subtracted by 3 to get the second number. The third number is obtained by adding 3 to the second number. The fourth number is obtained by subtracting 2 from the third number. Following this pattern, the number that should fill in the blank is 44, as it is obtained by adding 3 to the previous number.
5.
Statement 1: Tanya is older than Eric.
Statement 2: Cliff is older than Tanya.
Statement 3: Eric is older than Cliff.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Based on the given statements, Tanya is older than Eric and Cliff is older than Tanya. Therefore, it is not possible for Eric to be older than Cliff, making the third statement false.
6.
Statement 1: Apartments in the Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons.
Statement 2: Apartments in the Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in the The Gaslight Commons.
Statement 3: Of the three apartment buildings, the Livingston Gate costs the most.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The given statements suggest that the Riverdale Manor apartments cost less than The Gaslight Commons, and the Livingston Gate apartments cost more than The Gaslight Commons. Since the Livingston Gate apartments are stated to be the most expensive among the three buildings, it is reasonable to conclude that the third statement is true.
7.
Fact 1: All dogs like to run.
Fact 2: Some dogs like to swim.
Fact 3: Some dogs look like their masters.
If the first three statements are facts, which of the following statements must also be a fact?
I: All dogs who like to swim look like their masters.
II: Dogs who like to swim also like to run.
III: Dogs who like to run do not look like their masters.
Correct Answer
B. II only
Explanation
Based on the given facts, it can be inferred that dogs who like to swim also like to run. This is because Fact 1 states that all dogs like to run, and Fact 2 states that some dogs like to swim. Therefore, it can be concluded that dogs who like to swim also like to run. However, there is no information provided to support statements I or III, so they cannot be considered as known facts.
8.
Our defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?
Correct Answer
C. Jenkins
Explanation
Jenkins is the defensive player who tackles the receiver. After Calvin misses the tackle and falls, Burton trips, leaving Jenkins as the only player behind the ball carrier. Therefore, Jenkins is the one who has the opportunity to make the tackle.
9.
Find the odd one out
Correct Answer
C. Vapour
Explanation
The odd one out in this group is "Vapour" because it is the only term that does not refer to a form of precipitation. Fog, mist, and hailstone are all types of precipitation, while vapour refers to the gaseous state of a substance, typically water, before it condenses into a liquid or solid form.
10.
Find the odd one out
Correct Answer
C. Deposit
Explanation
The odd one out in this list is "Deposit" because it is the only term that represents adding money or funds into an account, while the other terms (Debit, Deduction, and Withdrawal) all involve subtracting or taking money out of an account.
11.
Controversy always involves
Correct Answer
C. Disagreement
Explanation
Controversy refers to a situation where there is a strong difference of opinion or disagreement among people regarding a particular topic or issue. It often arises when people hold contrasting views or beliefs and are unable to come to a consensus. Disagreement is a key component of controversy as it signifies the presence of opposing perspectives and conflicting ideas. Dislike, injustice, and passion may be associated with controversy, but they are not necessarily always present in every controversial situation.
12.
Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are spending a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses.
1. Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
2. Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage..
3. Karen is next to Peter and Jack.
4. Between Anne and Jack's cottage there is just one vacant house.
5. None of the girls occupy adjacent cottages.
6. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.
Which of the above statements can be said to have been derived from two other statements?
Correct Answer
D. Statement 5
Explanation
Statement 5 can be derived from Statement 2 and Statement 3. Statement 2 states that Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage, which implies that there cannot be any girls occupying adjacent cottages. Statement 3 states that Karen is next to Peter and Jack, which does not provide any information about the girls occupying adjacent cottages. Therefore, Statement 5 can only be derived from Statement 2 and Statement 3.
13.
Three men (Tom, Peter and Jack) and three women (Eliza, Anne and Karen) are spending a few months at a hillside. They are to stay in a row of nine cottages, each one living in his or her own cottage. There are no others staying in the same row of houses.
1. Anne, Tom and Jack do not want to stay in any cottage, which is at the end of the row.
2. Eliza and Anne are unwilling to stay besides any occupied cottage..
3. Karen is next to Peter and Jack.
4. Between Anne and Jack's cottage there is just one vacant house.
5. None of the girls occupy adjacent cottages.
6. The house occupied by Tom is next to an end cottage.
How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage ?
Correct Answer
C. 4
Explanation
Four of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage. Tom's cottage is next to an end cottage, so there is a vacant cottage next to him. Karen is next to Peter and Jack, so there is a vacant cottage next to her. Between Anne and Jack's cottage, there is just one vacant house, so both of them have a vacant cottage next to them. This makes a total of four people who occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage.
14.
Which among these statement(s) are true ?
1. Anne is between Eliza and Jack.
2. At the most four persons can have occupied cottages on either side of them. .
3. Tom stays besides Peter
How many of them occupy cottages next to a vacant cottage ?
Correct Answer
C. I and III only
Explanation
Based on the given statements, the only true statements are 1 and 3. Statement 1 states that Anne is between Eliza and Jack, indicating that one of the cottages next to Anne must be vacant. Statement 3 states that Tom stays besides Peter, indicating that one of the cottages next to Tom must also be vacant. Therefore, the answer is I and III only.