1.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
B. SNAKE
Explanation
The correct answer is SNAKE because it is the only one that is not a mammal. The other four options (BEAR, COW, DOG, TIGER) are all mammals, while a SNAKE is a reptile.
2.
If you rearrange the letters "BARBIT", you would have the name of a:
Correct Answer
E. ANIMAL
Explanation
By rearranging the letters "BARBIT", we can form the word "RABBIT", which is the name of an animal.
3.
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 the envelope serve as a vessel or container for their respective contents. Therefore, the best comparison is between letter and envelope.
4.
Find the answer that best completes the analogy
people : democracy :: wealthy :
Correct Answer
C. Plutocracy
Explanation
The analogy is based on the relationship between the word "people" and "democracy". Democracy is a form of government where power is vested in the people. Similarly, "wealthy" refers to individuals who possess a significant amount of wealth. Among the options provided, "plutocracy" best completes the analogy as it refers to a system of government where power is held by the wealthy or those who possess a large amount of wealth.
5.
What is the missing letter?
E
C
O
B
A
B
G
B
N
D
B
?
Correct Answer
H
h
Explanation
The pattern in the letters is that the first letter in each row is the same as the first letter in the previous row, and the second letter in each row is the same as the second letter in the previous row. Therefore, the missing letter should be the same as the second letter in the previous row, which is "h".
6.
Which number should come next in this series?
25,24,22,19,15
Correct Answer
C. 10
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern where each number is subtracted by a decreasing amount. The first number, 25, is subtracted by 1 to get 24. Then, 24 is subtracted by 2 to get 22, and so on. Therefore, to find the next number, we subtract 4 from 15, resulting in 11.
7.
Which number should replace the question mark?
17
8
5
5
13
7
5
4
6
12
6
3
10
6
4
?
Correct Answer
A. 4
Explanation
The pattern in the given numbers is that each number in the first column is the sum of the two numbers in the second column. For example, 17 + 8 = 25, 13 + 7 = 20, and so on. Following this pattern, the missing number should be the sum of 10 and 6, which is 16. Therefore, the correct answer is 16.
8.
Which diagram results from folding the diagram on the left?
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
The diagram on the left can be folded in such a way that the top half of the diagram comes over the bottom half. When folded, the shape formed is similar to the shape of option A. Therefore, option A is the correct answer.
9.
Which of the cubes is the same as the unfolded cube below?
A
B
C
D
Correct Answer
A. A
10.
Pick the piece that's missing from the diagram below
A
B
C
D
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
The missing piece from the diagram is A.
11.
Which figure is the odd one out?
Correct Answer
D. D
Explanation
In this question, the figures A, B, and C are all similar in shape and have a pattern of lines. However, figure D is different from the others as it does not have any lines or a similar shape. Therefore, figure D is the odd one out.
12.
Which of the following figures is the odd one out?
Correct Answer
C. C
13.
How many four sided shapes does this diagram have?
Correct Answer
D. 2630
14.
Which word does not belong?
apple, marmalade, orange, cherry, grape
Correct Answer
B. Marmalade
Explanation
All the other words in the list are names of fruits, while marmalade is a type of fruit preserve made from citrus fruits.
15.
Which number does not belong?
4
32
144
17
28
122
18
64
188
322
14
202
Correct Answer
17
Explanation
The number 17 does not belong because it is the only odd number in the list. All the other numbers are either perfect squares or have a pattern of increasing by a specific value (e.g. 4, 32, 144 increase by multiplying by 8).
16.
At the end of a banquet 10 people shake hands with each other. How many handshakes will there be in total?
Correct Answer
C. 45
Explanation
In this scenario, there are 10 people at the banquet. Each person shakes hands with every other person once. To calculate the total number of handshakes, we can use the formula n(n1)/2, where n is the number of people. Plugging in 10, we get 10(101)/2 = 45. Therefore, there will be a total of 45 handshakes.
17.
The day before the day before yesterday is three days after Saturday. What day is it today?
Correct Answer
E. Friday
Explanation
Based on the given information, we can work backwards to determine the current day. "Three days after Saturday" would be Tuesday. Therefore, the day before the day before yesterday (Tuesday) would be Monday. Hence, today is Friday.
18.
Select the number that best completes the analogy
10 : 6 :: 3 : ?
Correct Answer
C. 1
Explanation
The analogy in this question is based on the pattern of dividing the first number by 2 and subtracting 1. The first number is divided by 2 (10/2 = 5) and then subtracted by 1 (51 = 4). Similarly, the second number is divided by 2 (3/2 = 1.5) and then subtracted by 1 (1.51 = 0.5). Therefore, the number that completes the analogy is 1.
19.
165135 is to peace as 1215225 is to
Correct Answer
B. Love
Explanation
The pattern in the numbers seems to be that the number of letters in the word is being represented by the digits. In the first number, 165135, the word "peace" has 5 letters, so the number 5 is included. Applying the same pattern to the second number, 1215225, the word "love" has 4 letters, so the number 4 should be included. Therefore, the correct answer is love.
20.
Find the picture that follows logically from the diagrams to the right.
Correct Answer
A. A
21.
Please enter the missing figure: 4, 5, 8, 17, 44,
Correct Answer
B. 125
Explanation
The pattern in the given sequence is not immediately obvious, but upon closer inspection, it appears that each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by a certain factor and then adding a specific value. In this case, it seems that each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 3 and then subtracting 7. Applying this pattern to the last given number, 44, we get (44 * 3)  7 = 125. Therefore, the missing figure is 125.
22.

If in a certain code language BOSTON can be written as SNSNSN, then how would you write CALIFORNIA in the same code language?

OAOAOA

LONLON

LOILOILOI

LONLONLON
Correct Answer
C. 3
Explanation
In the given code language, each letter in the word BOSTON is replaced by the letters S and N alternatively. Similarly, in the word CALIFORNIA, each letter should be replaced by the letters L and O alternatively. Therefore, the correct answer is LOILOILOI.
23.
Three people picked 65 apples altogether. At the first tree they each picked the same number of apples. At the second tree they each picked 3 times as many as they picked at the first tree. When they finished at the third tree, the group had 5 times as many apples as they had when they started at that tree. At the fourth tree the group picked just 5 apples. How many apples did each person pick at the first tree?
Correct Answer
1
Explanation
Let's assume that each person picked x apples at the first tree.
Therefore, at the second tree, each person picked 3x apples.
At the third tree, the group had 3x + 3x + 3x = 9x apples.
Since the group had 5 times as many apples at the end, we can set up the equation: 9x = 5(3x)
Simplifying the equation, we get 9x = 15x
Subtracting 9x from both sides, we get 6x = 0
Dividing both sides by 6, we get x = 0
Therefore, each person picked 0 apples at the first tree.
However, this answer does not make sense practically, so there might be an error in the question.
24.
In the middle of a round pool lies a beautiful waterlily. The waterlily doubles in size every day. After exactly 20 days the complete pool will be covered by the lily. After how many days will half of the pool be covered by the waterlily?
Correct Answer
19
Explanation
The waterlily doubles in size every day, so on the day before the complete pool is covered, it must have covered half of the pool. Therefore, after 19 days, half of the pool will be covered by the waterlily.
25.
A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards. How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?
Correct Answer
16
Explanation
The snail climbs 5 meters upwards every day and slides 4 meters back downwards at night. Therefore, the snail makes a net progress of 1 meter each day (5 meters  4 meters = 1 meter). Since the pit is 20 meters deep, it will take the snail 20 days to reach the top of the pit (20 meters / 1 meter per day = 20 days).
26.
If Bob sold 15 apples in a working week, what is the average number of apples he sells each day?
Correct Answer
3
Explanation
The average number of apples Bob sells each day can be calculated by dividing the total number of apples sold (15) by the number of days in a working week (5). Therefore, the average number of apples Bob sells each day is 3.
27.
The words “inclusive” and “exclusive” have:
Correct Answer
C. Are the opposite in meaning
Explanation
The words "inclusive" and "exclusive" have opposite meanings. "Inclusive" means including everything or everyone, while "exclusive" means excluding or not including something or someone. Therefore, these words have different meanings and are not synonymous.
28.
The word PARTICULAR is the opposite of:
Correct Answer
B. Vague
Explanation
The word "particular" refers to something specific, precise, or detailed. On the other hand, "vague" means something unclear, imprecise, or lacking in detail. Therefore, "vague" is the opposite of "particular" as it represents the absence of specificity or clarity.