1.
The word, "mineral," can be spelled using only the letters found in the word, "parliament."
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The word "mineral" can indeed be spelled using only the letters found in the word "parliament." Both words contain the letters "a," "e," "i," "l," "m," "n," "r," and "t." Therefore, the statement is true.
2.
This
sequence of four words, "triangle, glove, clock, bicycle,"
corresponds to this sequence of numbers "3, 5, 12, 2."
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The sequence of four words "triangle, glove, clock, bicycle" corresponds to the sequence of numbers "3, 5, 12, 2" because each word has a corresponding number of sides or letters. Triangle has 3 sides, glove has 5 letters, clock has 12 numbers, and bicycle has 2 wheels. Therefore, the statement is true.
3.
27
minutes before 7 o'clock is 33 minutes past 5 o'clock
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because 27 minutes before 7 o'clock is actually 6:33, not 33 minutes past 5 o'clock.
4.
The
word, "slackers," is spelled by using the first letters of the words
in the following sentence: "Silent large anteaters calmly kiss each
roasted snack."
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The word "slackers" is spelled using the first letters of the words in the sentence "Silent large anteaters calmly kiss each roasted snack." This means that the statement is true.
5.
If
written backwards, the number, "one thousand, one hundred
twenty-five," would be written "five thousand, two hundred
eleven."
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because when the number "one thousand, one hundred twenty-five" is written backwards, it becomes "five thousand, two hundred eleven".
6.
Gary
has only forty-eight dollars, but he can buy a bicycle that costs one hundred
twenty dollars, (disregarding tax) if he borrows fifty-seven dollars from Jane
and fifteen dollars from Jill.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
Gary has only forty-eight dollars, which is not enough to buy a bicycle that costs one hundred twenty dollars. However, if he borrows fifty-seven dollars from Jane and fifteen dollars from Jill, he will have a total of forty-eight dollars (his own money) + fifty-seven dollars (borrowed from Jane) + fifteen dollars (borrowed from Jill) = one hundred twenty dollars. Therefore, the statement is true.
7.
A
round wall clock that has been rotated until it is hanging upside down will
have a minute hand that points to your right when it is two forty-five
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
When a round wall clock is rotated until it is hanging upside down, the minute hand will not point to your right when it is two forty-five. In the normal position, the minute hand points to the right at three o'clock. However, when the clock is upside down, the minute hand will point to the left at three o'clock. Therefore, the statement is false.
8.
If
the word, "quane," is understood to mean the same as the word,
"den," then the following sentence is grammatically correct:
"Looking out from my quane, I could see a wolf enter quane."
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The sentence is not grammatically correct because it uses the word "quane" twice in the same sentence, which is redundant. If "quane" is understood to mean the same as "den," then the correct sentence would be: "Looking out from my den, I could see a wolf enter den."
9.
If
Richard looks into a mirror and touches his left ear with his right hand,
Richard's image seems to touch its right ear with its left hand.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
This statement is true because when we look into a mirror, our image appears to be flipped horizontally. So, if Richard touches his left ear with his right hand, his image in the mirror will appear to touch its right ear with its left hand. This is due to the reflection of light in the mirror, which reverses the orientation of our image.
10.
.
If you leave the letters in the same order, but rearrange the spaces in the
phrase, "Them eats on," it can be read as, "Theme at son."
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
By rearranging the spaces in the phrase "Them eats on," we can form the phrase "Theme at son." This means that if we keep the letters in the same order but rearrange the spaces, we can create a new phrase that makes sense. Therefore, the statement "If you leave the letters in the same order, but rearrange the spaces in the phrase 'Them eats on,' it can be read as 'Theme at son'" is true.
11.
The
words, "auctioned, education, and cautioned," all use the exact same
letters
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because all three words, "auctioned, education, and cautioned," are anagrams of each other. Anagrams are words or phrases formed by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase. In this case, all three words use the exact same letters, just arranged differently.
12.
John
weighs 85 pounds. Jeff weighs 105 pounds. Jake weighs 115 pounds. Two of them
standing together on the same scale could weigh 200 pounds.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
If John and Jeff stand together on the scale, they would weigh 85 + 105 = 190 pounds. If Jeff and Jake stand together on the scale, they would weigh 105 + 115 = 220 pounds. Therefore, it is possible for two of them standing together on the same scale to weigh 200 pounds, making the statement true.
13.
The
seventh vowel appearing in this sentence is the letter "a."
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement says that the seventh vowel appearing in this sentence is the letter "a." However, if we count the vowels in the sentence, we can see that the seventh vowel is actually the letter "e." Therefore, the statement is false.
14.
Nine chickens, two dogs, and three cats have a total of forty legs
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Let's calculate the total number of legs:
Nine chickens have 9 * 2 = 18 legs.
Two dogs have 2 * 4 = 8 legs.
Three cats have 3 * 4 = 12 legs.
Total legs = 18 (chickens) + 8 (dogs) + 12 (cats) = 38 legs.
Since the total number of legs is 38, not 40, the statement is false.
15.
Sixteen
hours are to one day as twenty days are to June's length
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is comparing the ratio of hours to a day with the ratio of days to the length of June. It is saying that just as there are 16 hours in a day, there are 20 days in the length of June. This is true because June has 30 days, and if we multiply 16 hours by 20 days, we get 320 hours, which is the same as the number of hours in June. Therefore, the answer is true.
16.
In the English alphabet, there are exactly four letters between the letter "M" and the letter "G."
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
In the English alphabet, there are actually five letters between the letter "M" and the letter "G." The letters in between are H, I, J, K, L, and M.
17.
If
the word, "TAN," is written under the word, "SLY," and the
word, "TOT," is written under "TAN," then the word,
"SAT," is formed diagonally.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The word "TAN" is written under the word "SLY," forming a diagonal line. Then, the word "TOT" is written under "TAN," also forming a diagonal line. Therefore, it is logical to assume that the word "SAT" can be formed diagonally as well. Therefore, the answer is true.
18.
By
removing seven letters from the word, "motherhood," the word,
"home," can be formed.
Correct Answer
B. False
19.
If a thumb is a finger, then three gloves and three shoes normally hold thirty-five fingers and toes
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
False. While a thumb is indeed considered a finger anatomically, the phrase "three gloves and three shoes" implies a total of six items, each of which would be designed to accommodate five fingers or toes. Therefore, there would be a total of 6 * 5 = 30 fingers and toes, not 35.
20.
The
words, "every, how, hand, ever," can form common compound words
using, respectively, "one, ever, finger, more."
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the given words cannot form common compound words using the suggested replacements. "Every" cannot be replaced with "one" to form a common compound word. Similarly, "how" cannot be replaced with "ever," "hand" cannot be replaced with "finger," and "ever" cannot be replaced with "more" to form common compound words. Therefore, the correct answer is false.
21.
If
Monday is the first day of the month, the very next Saturday is the fifth day
of the month.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
If Monday is the first day of the month, then the very next Saturday would be the sixth day of the month, not the fifth day. Therefore, the statement is false.
22.
Three
of the following numbers add up to the number 31: 17, 3, 2, 19, 5.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
None of the three numbers 17, 3, 2, 19, and 5 add up to 31. Therefore, the statement is false.
23.
Fred will be four blocks from his starting place if he travels two blocks north, then three blocks east, and then two blocks south.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
If Fred travels two blocks north, then three blocks east, and finally two blocks south, he will end up one block east of his starting place. This is because the three blocks he travels east cancel out the two blocks he travels north and south. Therefore, Fred will be one block east, not four blocks from his starting place.
24.
The
following words are the opposites of words that begin with the letter R:
unreal, street, grasp, unwind, wrong.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The given statement is false because the words "unreal" and "wrong" are not opposites of words that begin with the letter R. The word "unreal" does not have an opposite that begins with R, and the opposite of "wrong" is "right", not a word that begins with R. Therefore, the correct answer is false.
25.
. The following, disregarding punctuation, is spelled the same forwards as it is backwards: "Drat Saddam, a mad dastard!"
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The given statement "Drat Saddam, a mad dastard!" is spelled the same forwards as it is backwards when disregarding punctuation. This means that if we remove the punctuation marks and read the sentence from left to right or right to left, it will still be the same. Therefore, the correct answer is True.
26.
The
letters of the word, "sponged," appear in reverse alphabetical order
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The word "sponged" is formed by arranging the letters in reverse alphabetical order. When we arrange the letters in alphabetical order, we get "degnops." However, the given word is "sponged," which means that the letters are in reverse alphabetical order. Therefore, the correct answer is true.
27.
The
numbers, 3-7-2-4-8-1-5, are read backwards as 5-1-8-4-2-7-3.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The given statement is true because the numbers 3-7-2-4-8-1-5, when read backwards, become 5-1-8-4-2-7-3.
28.
The
odd numbers in this group add up to an even number: 15, 32, 5, 13, 82, 7, 1.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The odd numbers in the group (15, 5, 13, 7, 1) add up to an odd number, not an even number. Therefore, the statement that the odd numbers in this group add up to an even number is false.
29.
Without
breaking or bending a toothpick, you can spell the word, "FIN," with
exactly seven toothpicks, with no letter sharing a toothpick used by another
letter
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
It is possible to spell the word "FIN" with exactly seven toothpicks without breaking or bending any of them. Each letter can be formed using separate toothpicks, with no letter sharing a toothpick used by another letter. Therefore, the statement is true.
30.
This sentence has thirty-five letters
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The given statement "This sentence has thirty-five letters" is false because the sentence actually has 32 letters, not 35.
31.
A
square whose sides each measure ten centimeters can completely fit inside of a
regular hexagon whose sides each measure ten centimeters.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
A square with sides measuring ten centimeters can fit inside a regular hexagon with sides also measuring ten centimeters because the square's corners can fit snugly in the angles of the hexagon. The square's sides are equal in length to the hexagon's sides, allowing for a perfect fit. Therefore, the statement is true.
32.
Six
identical triangles can be formed by drawing two straight lines through an
octagon's center point
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Six identical triangles cannot be formed by drawing two straight lines through an octagon's center point. An octagon has eight sides, so drawing two straight lines through the center point would divide it into four equal sections. Each section would be a trapezoid, not a triangle. Therefore, the statement is false.
33.
The
number 64 is the next logical number in the following sequence of numbers: 2,
6, 14, 30...
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The sequence starts with 2 and each subsequent number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 3 and then adding 2. Therefore, the next number in the sequence would be 2*3 + 2 = 8, not 64. Hence, the correct answer is False.
34.
Frank
is taller than John. Ralph is taller than Frank. Therefore, John is the
shortest boy.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
Based on the given information, it is stated that Frank is taller than John and Ralph is taller than Frank. Since Ralph is taller than Frank, and Frank is taller than John, it can be inferred that Ralph is also taller than John. Therefore, John is the shortest boy among the three. Hence, the answer is true.
35.
The
sum of all the odd numbers from zero to 16 is an even number
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The sum of all odd numbers from zero to 16 is an even number because when adding odd numbers, the result is always an even number. This is because odd numbers can be represented as 2n+1, where n is an integer. When adding these odd numbers, the 2n part will always be even, and adding 1 to an even number does not change its parity, therefore the sum will always be even.
36.
If each of seven persons in a group shakes hands with each of the other six persons, then a total of forty-two handshakes occurs
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
In a group of seven people, each person shakes hands with the other six people. To calculate the total number of handshakes, we can use the formula n(n-1)/2, where n is the number of people. In this case, n=7, so the total number of handshakes would be 7(7-1)/2 = 7(6)/2 = 42/2 = 21. Therefore, the given statement is false as there would be 21 handshakes, not 42.
37.
Three
congruent regular hexagons can be drawn in such a way that all of them overlap
each other and create exactly ten distinct areas or compartments
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
It is possible to draw three congruent regular hexagons in such a way that they overlap each other and create exactly ten distinct areas or compartments. This can be achieved by arranging the hexagons in a specific pattern where each hexagon shares sides and vertices with the other two, creating distinct compartments within the overlapping regions.
38.
If
a doughnut shaped house has two doors to the outside and three doors to the
inner courtyard, then it's possible to end up back at your starting place by
walking through all five doors of the house without ever walking through the
same door twice
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
Since the doughnut shaped house has two doors to the outside and three doors to the inner courtyard, it is not possible to end up back at the starting place by walking through all five doors without walking through the same door twice. This is because there are only five doors in total, and in order to end up back at the starting place, one would need to walk through all five doors. However, since there are only two doors to the outside and three doors to the inner courtyard, it is not possible to accomplish this without walking through the same door twice. Therefore, the statement is false.