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1.
At the end of a banquet 10 people shake hands with each other. How many handshakes will there be in total?
A.
100
B.
20
C.
45
D.
50
E.
90
Correct Answer C. 45
Explanation In this scenario, each person shakes hands with 9 other people (since they cannot shake hands with themselves). Since there are 10 people in total, we can calculate the number of handshakes by multiplying 10 by 9, which equals 90. However, we have to divide this number by 2 to avoid counting each handshake twice (since shaking hands is a mutual action). Therefore, the total number of handshakes will be 45.
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2.
The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today?
A.
Monday
B.
Tuesday
C.
Wednesday
D.
Thursday
E.
Friday
Correct Answer E. Friday
Explanation The day before the day before yesterday refers to three days ago. If three days ago was Saturday, then counting forward three days from Saturday leads us to Tuesday. Therefore, today is Tuesday.
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3.
Select the number that best completes the analogy10 : 6 :: 3 : ?
A.
2
B.
1
C.
-1
D.
12
E.
4
Correct Answer C. -1
Explanation In the given analogy, the relationship between the numbers is that the first number is divided by 2 and then subtracted by 1 to get the second number. Applying the same logic, when 3 is divided by 2 and subtracted by 1, the result is -1. Therefore, -1 is the number that best completes the analogy.
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4.
Which number should come next in the series1, 3, 6, 10, 15,
A.
8
B.
11
C.
24
D.
21
E.
27
Correct Answer D. 21
Explanation The series follows a pattern where each number is obtained by adding the next consecutive number. Starting with 1, we add 2 to get 3, then add 3 to get 6, and so on. Therefore, the next number in the series should be obtained by adding 5 to 15, which gives us 20. However, none of the given options match this pattern. Therefore, the correct answer is not available.
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5.
165135 is to peace as 1215225 is to
A.
Lead
B.
Love
C.
Loop
D.
Castle
Correct Answer B. Love
Explanation The numbers in the question seem to be representing the number of letters in a word. In the first set, "peace" has 5 letters, and the number given is 165135. In the second set, "love" has 4 letters, and the number given is 1215225. Therefore, the correct answer is "love" because it has 4 letters.
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6.
Library is to book as book is to
A.
Page
B.
Copy
C.
Binding
D.
Cover
Correct Answer A. Page
Explanation A library contains books, and a book contains pages. Therefore, the relationship between library and book is the same as the relationship between book and page. Just as a library is a collection of books, a book is a collection of pages.
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7.
Some months have 30 days, some have 31 days. How many have 28?
Correct Answer all all of them 12
Explanation All of them have at least 28 days!
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8.
If a doctor gives you three pills and tells you to take 1 every half hour, how long will it be before you tak all of them?
Correct Answer 1 hour one hour
Explanation If you take a pill at one, one at 1:30, and one at two, they will be taken in one hour.
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9.
I went to bed at 8 in the enening and wound up my clock for for 9 in the morning. How many hours of sleep would I get before being woken up by the alarm?
Correct Answer 1 hour one hour
Explanation It is a wind up clock and cannot tell between am and pm.
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10.
Divide 30 by 1/2 and add ten. What do you get?
Correct Answer 70 seventy
Explanation Dividing by 1/2 is the same by multiplying by 2.
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11.
A farmer had 17 sheep. All but 9 died. How many are left?
Correct Answer 9 nine
Explanation all BUT 9 died.
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12.
If you were in a COLD and DARK room with an oil heater, oil lamp, and a candle, what would you light first?
Correct Answer match a match
Explanation So you can light one of the items.
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13.
Take 2 apples for 3 what do you have?
Correct Answer 2 apples two apples
Explanation You took two apples.
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14.
How many animals of each species did Moses take with him on the ark?