1.
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 a palindrome because it reads the same forwards and backwards, disregarding punctuation.
2.
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
A. True
Explanation
When a round wall clock is rotated until it is hanging upside down, the minute hand will still move in the same direction as it did before the rotation. So, when it is two forty-five, the minute hand will be pointing to the right side of the clock. Therefore, the statement is true.
3.
Nine chickens, two dogs, and three cats have a total of forty legs.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the total number of legs for nine chickens, two dogs, and three cats would be 9*2 + 2*4 + 3*4 = 18 + 8 + 12 = 38 legs, not forty.
4.
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 "SLY" is written on top, and the word "TAN" is written underneath it. Then, the word "TOT" is written underneath "TAN." If we look at the diagonal from the top left to the bottom right, we can see that the letters "S," "A," and "T" form the word "SAT." Therefore, the statement is true.
5.
The digits 08232569 are the same as 96523208 read backwards.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the digits 08232569 are not the same as 96523208 read backwards. When we read 96523208 backwards, it becomes 80232569, which is different from the given digits.
6.
Your starting and ending points will be just an inch apart if you draw a line seven inches left, three inches up, two inches right, four inches down and five inches right.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The given statement describes a series of movements in different directions: left, up, right, down, and right again. If we analyze these movements, we can see that moving left by 7 inches and then moving right by 2 inches cancels each other out, leaving us at the same horizontal position. Similarly, moving up by 3 inches and then moving down by 4 inches also cancels each other out, leaving us at the same vertical position. Finally, moving right by 5 inches brings us back to the starting point horizontally. Therefore, the starting and ending points will indeed be just an inch apart, making the statement true.
7.
Interlace your fingers, starting with your left thumb over your right thumb. If you start counting your digits at your thumbs, your sixth digit will be your right hand's middle finger.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement in the question is incorrect. If you interlace your fingers starting with your left thumb over your right thumb, your sixth digit will actually be your left hand's middle finger. Therefore, the correct answer is false.
8.
Using six toothpicks you can create four equilateral triangles (where each triangle's side is the length of a toothpick).
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
It is not possible to create four equilateral triangles using only six toothpicks. To form an equilateral triangle, each side must be of equal length. With six toothpicks, the maximum number of equilateral triangles that can be formed is three, as each triangle would require two toothpicks for its three sides.
9.
True Walter is taller than Scott, and Scott's little brother is taller than Roger. Since Walter is not the tallest one of the four, then Scott's little brother must be tallest.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The given statement establishes that Walter is taller than Scott, and Scott's little brother is taller than Roger. It also states that Walter is not the tallest one among the four. Therefore, the only conclusion that can be drawn is that Scott's little brother must be the tallest. Hence, the answer is True.
10.
Five horses, two people, three dogs and seven chickens have a total of fifty-two legs.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because the total number of legs for the given combination of animals and people is not fifty-two. If we calculate the number of legs, five horses would have 20 legs, two people would have 2 legs, three dogs would have 12 legs, and seven chickens would have 14 legs. Adding them up, we get a total of 48 legs, not fifty-two. Therefore, the correct answer is false.
11.
The number 8336749476338 is the same number whether it is read forwards or backwards
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The number 8336749476338 is a palindrome, which means it reads the same forwards and backwards. In this case, if we reverse the number, it will still be 8336749476338. Therefore, the statement is true.
12.
If Borbs are better than Fribs, and Luns are worse than Jirts, Luns must be better than Fribs if Luns are better than Borbs.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because it follows the logic that if A is better than B, and B is better than C, then A must be better than C. In this case, Borbs are better than Fribs, and Luns are better than Borbs. Therefore, by transitive reasoning, Luns must be better than Fribs.
13.
If the second day of the month is a Friday, then the twelfth day of the month is a Tuesday.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
This statement is false because if the second day of the month is a Friday, it does not necessarily mean that the twelfth day of the month will be a Tuesday. The twelfth day could fall on any day of the week depending on the number of days in the month.
14.
The number 25 is the next logical number in the following sequence of numbers: 5, 7, 10, 14, 19.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The sequence starts with 5 and each subsequent number is obtained by adding the next odd number. So, 5 + 2 = 7, 7 + 3 = 10, 10 + 4 = 14, 14 + 5 = 19. The next odd number is 6, so adding 6 to 19 gives us 25, which is the next logical number in the sequence. Therefore, the answer is true.
15.
2 + 2 = 8
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The given statement "2 + 2 = 8" is incorrect. The correct answer is False because the sum of 2 and 2 is equal to 4, not 8.
16.
A square has more sides than a hexagon and less sides thana triangle.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
A square has 4 sides, a hexagon has 6 sides, and a triangle has 3 sides. Therefore, a square does not have more sides than a hexagon and does not have less sides than a triangle. Hence, the statement is false.
17.
A and B are the 1st 2 letterof the Alphabet.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because A and B are indeed the first two letters of the alphabet.
18.
John, Joe, Jack and Tom are brothers. Pete is John's Cousin. Pete is Joe Brother too.
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The statement is false because if Pete is Joe's brother, it means that Pete and Joe are siblings. However, the given information states that Pete is John's cousin, not brother. Therefore, Pete cannot be both John's cousin and Joe's brother.
19.
If team A win a game more than team B. And team C win a game less than team A. Team B & C have won the same number of games.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement is true because it states that team A has won more games than team B, and team C has won fewer games than team A. It also states that team B and team C have won the same number of games. Therefore, the statement is consistent with the given information.
20.
Jane wants to date Hubert. Jane's cousin Sue want to date Hubert.Two cousins want to date the same person.
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement "Two cousins want to date the same person" is true because both Jane and her cousin Sue want to date Hubert.