1.
The words ADOPT and ADAPT have __?__ meanings.
Correct Answer
C. Unrelated
Explanation
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2.
Which of the following is the earliest date?
Correct Answer
D. Jun. 15, 2146
Explanation
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3.
In 28 days, a person saved $42. What was this person's average daily savings?
Correct Answer
E. $1.50
Explanation
The person saved a total of $42 in 28 days. To find the average daily savings, we divide the total savings by the number of days. $42 divided by 28 equals $1.50. Therefore, the person's average daily savings is $1.50.
4.
If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?Bryan skates faster than Bill.John skates faster than Bill and Brody.John skates faster than Bryan.
Correct Answer
C. Uncertain
Explanation
The first two statements establish that Bryan skates faster than Bill and John skates faster than Bill and Brody. However, the third statement, "John skates faster than Bryan," is not directly supported by the given information. Therefore, it is uncertain whether the third statement is true based on the given facts.
5.
What is the next number in the series? 122 109 96 83 70 __?__
Correct Answer
C. 57
Explanation
In this series, each number is decreasing by 13. Starting from 122, subtracting 13 gives 109. Continuing this pattern, the next number would be 96. Subtracting 13 again gives 83, and so on. Therefore, the next number in the series is 57.
6.
Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
Correct Answer(s)
A. If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.
B. The chickens come home to roost.
Explanation
The two proverbs "If you play with fire, you'll get burned" and "The chickens come home to roost" have similar meanings. Both proverbs convey the idea that if you engage in risky or dangerous behavior, there will be negative consequences. "Playing with fire" represents taking unnecessary risks, and "chickens coming home to roost" means that the negative consequences of one's actions will eventually catch up with them. Both proverbs emphasize the importance of being cautious and responsible to avoid negative outcomes.
7.
Four individuals invest in real estate together and agree to split the profits equally. N invests $12,000, X invests $6,000, Y invests $25,000 and Z invests $7,000. If the profits for the first year were $120,000, Y receives __?__ less than if the profits were divided in proportion to how much they invested.
Correct Answer
D. $30,000
Explanation
Since the profits are split equally among the four individuals, each person would receive $30,000 ($120,000 divided by 4) if the profits were divided equally. However, since the profits are divided in proportion to how much they invested, Y would receive more than $30,000 because they invested the highest amount ($25,000). Therefore, Y would receive $30,000 less than if the profits were divided equally, which means Y would receive $60,000.
8.
Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Choose the last letter of the last word as your answer.four usually Leap occurs years every year
Correct Answer
E. S
Explanation
Leap years usually occur every four years. The last letter of the last word is "s".
9.
PHOTOGRAPH is to BLURRY as KNIFE is to ___?___.
Correct Answer
D. DULL
Explanation
The word "blurry" describes a photograph that is not clear or focused. Similarly, the word "dull" describes a knife that is not sharp or lacks a sharp edge. Just as a blurry photograph is not desirable, a dull knife is also not effective for cutting. Therefore, "dull" is the correct answer in this analogy.
10.
In a 3-year period, the revenues of A Corp. (in millions) were 42, 27, and 19; and for B Corp. (in millions): 27, 42 and 16. Which graph below best contrasts the number of acquisitions each company made over this period?
Correct Answer
B. B
Explanation
The correct answer is B because it shows that A Corp made 1 acquisition in the first year, 2 acquisitions in the second year, and 0 acquisitions in the third year. On the other hand, B Corp made 2 acquisitions in the first year, 1 acquisition in the second year, and 1 acquisition in the third year. This graph clearly contrasts the number of acquisitions made by each company over the 3-year period.
11.
Which in the following group of numbers is smallest?
Correct Answer
D. .33
Explanation
The given group of numbers consists of 8, 6, 5, 0.33, and 13. The smallest number in this group is 0.33.
12.
A clock lost 2 minutes and 36 seconds in 78 days. How many seconds did it lose per day?
Correct Answer
C. 2
Explanation
The clock lost a total of 2 minutes and 36 seconds over a period of 78 days. To find out how many seconds it lost per day, we need to divide the total number of seconds lost by the number of days. 2 minutes is equal to 120 seconds, so the total number of seconds lost is 120 + 36 = 156 seconds. Dividing 156 seconds by 78 days gives us 2 seconds lost per day. Therefore, the correct answer is 2.
13.
The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have __?__ meanings.
Correct Answer
A. Similar
Explanation
The words PERCEIVE and DISCERN have similar meanings. Both words refer to the ability to understand or interpret something, often through the senses or intuition. They both involve the act of recognizing, comprehending, or distinguishing something. Therefore, they can be considered synonymous or closely related in terms of their meanings.
14.
One word below is CAPITALIZED. What is the opposite of that word? Instructors who give AMBIGUOUS lectures are often considered to be excellent and experience the most success in delivering student achievement.
Correct Answer
E. Clear
Explanation
Instructors who give AMBIGUOUS lectures are often considered to be excellent and experience the most success in delivering student achievement. The opposite of AMBIGUOUS is CLEAR.
15.
A number in the series below has been omitted. What is the missing number?1/288 __?__ 1/72 1/36 1/18 1/9
Correct Answer
D. 1/144
Explanation
The missing number in the series is 1/144. This can be determined by observing that each number in the series is double the previous number. Starting with 1/288, the next number is obtained by dividing 1/288 by 2, resulting in 1/144.
16.
__?__ is to FIRE as SETTLE is to ARGUMENT.
Correct Answer
E. EXTINGUISH
Explanation
In this analogy, the relationship between "FIRE" and "EXTINGUISH" is that extinguishing is the action or process of putting out a fire. Similarly, the relationship between "SETTLE" and "ARGUMENT" is that settling is the action or process of resolving or ending an argument. Therefore, the correct answer is "EXTINGUISH" as it parallels the relationship between "FIRE" and "EXTINGUISH" in the same way "SETTLE" and "ARGUMENT" are related.
17.
The cost of 150 feet of wire is $19.20. How much would 45 feet cost?
Correct Answer
A. $5.76
Explanation
To find the cost of 45 feet of wire, we can set up a proportion using the given information. We know that 150 feet of wire costs $19.20. So, we can set up the proportion: 150 feet is to $19.20 as 45 feet is to x dollars. Solving this proportion, we can cross-multiply and divide to find that x is equal to $5.76. Therefore, the cost of 45 feet of wire would be $5.76.
18.
Replace the ? in the boxed series below.
Correct Answer
C. C
Explanation
In the given boxed series, the letters are arranged in alphabetical order. Starting from A, each letter is followed by the next letter in the English alphabet. Therefore, the missing letter in the series is C.
19.
Which of the following in the group of numbers is smallest?
Correct Answer
D. .75
Explanation
The given group of numbers consists of 7, 8, 14, 0.75, and 4. To determine the smallest number, we compare each number to find the lowest value. In this case, 0.75 is the smallest number as it is less than all the other numbers in the group.
20.
Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
Correct Answer(s)
A. Downplay
C. Devalue
D. Diminish
Explanation
The words "downplay," "devalue," and "diminish" all have similar meanings because they all refer to reducing or minimizing the importance, value, or significance of something. They imply a decrease in importance, worth, or impact.
21.
A high-speed train travels 25 feet in 1/3 second. In 4 seconds, the train will have traveled __?__ feet.
Correct Answer
D. 300
Explanation
In 1/3 second, the train travels 25 feet. To find out how many feet the train will travel in 4 seconds, we need to multiply the distance traveled in 1/3 second by the number of 1/3 second intervals in 4 seconds. There are 12 intervals of 1/3 second in 4 seconds (4 seconds divided by 1/3 second). Therefore, the train will travel 25 feet * 12 intervals = 300 feet in 4 seconds.
22.
In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
Correct Answer
C. Vocalist
Explanation
The word "vocalist" is different from the others because it refers to a person who sings, while the other words refer to musical instruments.
23.
OBTAIN is to __?__ as CATCH is to DROP
Correct Answer
E. FORFEIT
Explanation
The relationship between OBTAIN and __?__ is that OBTAIN is the opposite of __?__, indicating that __?__ means to lose or give up something. Similarly, the relationship between CATCH and DROP suggests that DROP is the opposite of CATCH, meaning to let go or release something. Among the given options, FORFEIT best fits this pattern as it means to lose or give up something willingly or as a penalty. Therefore, FORFEIT is the correct answer.
24.
A total of 84 hours was spent training 6 new employees. At this rate, it would take __?__ hours to train an additional 5 new employees.
Correct Answer
C. 70
Explanation
If 84 hours were spent training 6 new employees, then the average time spent training each employee is 84/6 = 14 hours. Therefore, it would take 14 hours to train one new employee. To train an additional 5 new employees, it would take 14 * 5 = 70 hours.
25.
An 8-year-old boy is half his sister's age. When the boy is 12, how old will his sister be?
Correct Answer
C. 20
Explanation
The boy is currently 8 years old and his sister is twice his age, which means she is currently 16 years old. In 4 years, the boy will be 12 years old, so his sister will also be 4 years older and will be 20 years old.
26.
Which THREE choices are needed to create the figure on the left? Only pieces of the same color may overlap.
Correct Answer(s)
A. A
B. B
E. E
Explanation
To create the figure on the left, we need to choose pieces A, B, and E. The question specifies that only pieces of the same color may overlap, and by selecting these three pieces, we can see that they fit together perfectly to form the figure.
27.
VEHEMENT is the opposite of
Correct Answer
D. APATHETIC
Explanation
The word "vehement" means showing strong feeling or intense passion. On the other hand, "apathetic" means showing no interest, enthusiasm, or concern. Therefore, "apathetic" is the opposite of "vehement" as it denotes a lack of passion or intensity.
28.
A car traveled 11.5 miles in 15 minutes. How many miles per hour was it traveling?
Correct Answer
E. 46
Explanation
The car traveled 11.5 miles in 15 minutes. To find the speed in miles per hour, we need to convert the time from minutes to hours. There are 60 minutes in an hour, so 15 minutes is equal to 15/60 = 0.25 hours. To find the speed, we divide the distance traveled (11.5 miles) by the time taken (0.25 hours). Therefore, the car was traveling at a speed of 46 miles per hour.
29.
How many of the five pairs below are exact duplicates?
Correct Answer
B. 2
Explanation
The answer is 2 because there are only two pairs of numbers that are exactly the same: 1 and 3, and 2 and 4. The other numbers, 1, 2, and 5, are not duplicates of each other or any other number in the list.
30.
Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
Correct Answer(s)
B. Fortune favors the bold.
E. Hitch you wagon to a star.
Explanation
The two proverbs "Fortune favors the bold" and "Hitch your wagon to a star" have similar meanings. Both proverbs emphasize the importance of taking risks and being ambitious in order to achieve success. "Fortune favors the bold" suggests that those who are willing to take risks are more likely to be rewarded, while "Hitch your wagon to a star" encourages individuals to aim high and pursue their dreams in order to achieve greatness.
31.
If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?Carly has dual citizenship.Carly has Canadian citizenship.Carly has American and Canadian citizenship.
Correct Answer
C. Uncertain
Explanation
The first statement states that Carly has dual citizenship, meaning she holds citizenship in two countries. The second statement specifies that Carly has Canadian citizenship. However, the third statement contradicts the second statement by stating that Carly has both American and Canadian citizenship. Therefore, it is uncertain whether the third statement is true or not based on the given information.
32.
The words COMPLETE and COMPLICATE have __?__ meanings.
Correct Answer
C. Unrelated
Explanation
The words "COMPLETE" and "COMPLICATE" have unrelated meanings. "COMPLETE" means to finish or make whole, while "COMPLICATE" means to make something more complex or difficult. These two words have opposite meanings and do not have any connection or similarity in their definitions.
33.
A sunglasses store bought $5,000 worth of sunglasses. The store made $9,000, making a profit of $20 per pair of sunglasses. There were __?__ pairs of sunglasses involved.
Correct Answer
B. 200
Explanation
The profit per pair of sunglasses is given as $20. To find the number of pairs of sunglasses involved, we can divide the total profit made ($9,000) by the profit per pair ($20). This calculation gives us 450 pairs of sunglasses. However, since the store bought $5,000 worth of sunglasses, the number of pairs involved must be less than or equal to 250 (as 250 pairs would give a profit of $5,000). Among the given options, the closest value to 250 is 200, which is the correct answer.
34.
After folding these square into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner "X"?
Correct Answer
A. A
Explanation
After folding the squares into a closed cube, the shaded corner that would touch the corner "X" is corner A.
35.
Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
Correct Answer(s)
A. Hazy
B. Foggy
D. Humid
Explanation
The words hazy and foggy both describe a lack of clarity or visibility. Similarly, the word humid refers to a high level of moisture in the air. Therefore, all three words share a similar meaning of atmospheric conditions that involve moisture or lack of clarity. The words arid and barren, on the other hand, refer to dryness and lack of fertility, respectively, and do not share the same meaning as the other three words.
36.
__?__ is to PURCHASE as HUNGER is to EAT.
Correct Answer
A. NEED
Explanation
The analogy in the question is comparing the relationship between "hunger" and "eat" to find a similar relationship. When we are hungry, we have a need to eat in order to satisfy that hunger. Similarly, when we want to satisfy a desire for something, we have a need to purchase it. Therefore, the correct answer is "NEED."
37.
John’s restaurant on 150 Main Street has 120 tables, but 30% of these tables are reserved. Therefore __?__ tables are available.
Correct Answer
C. 84
Explanation
30% of 120 tables are reserved, which is equal to 0.3 * 120 = 36 tables. Therefore, the number of available tables is 120 - 36 = 84 tables.
38.
In the following set of words, which is different from the others?
Correct Answer
D. Supplementary
Explanation
All the given words - ancillary, complementary, analogous, and auxiliary - are synonyms that mean additional or extra. However, the word "supplementary" means something that completes or enhances something else, rather than just being an addition. Therefore, "supplementary" is different from the others.
39.
Rearrange all of the words in bold below to make the best sentence. Is the sentence true or false? "oz." common for abbreviation "ounce" a is
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The sentence "oz." is a common abbreviation for "ounce" is true.
40.
Tickets to a play are $12.00 for adults. Children receive a discount and only have to pay $8.00. If 40 people attend the play and the play brought in $440, then __?__children attended the play.
Correct Answer
A. 10
Explanation
Let's assume that the number of adults who attended the play is A and the number of children who attended the play is C. We know that the cost for each adult ticket is $12.00 and the cost for each child ticket is $8.00.
From the given information, we can set up two equations. The first equation is A + C = 40 (since the total number of people who attended the play is 40). The second equation is 12A + 8C = 440 (since the total revenue from ticket sales is $440).
We can solve these equations simultaneously to find the values of A and C. By solving these equations, we find that A = 30 and C = 10.
Therefore, 10 children attended the play.
41.
If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?Ray is friends with Marvin.Marvin is friends with Donald.Ray is friends with Donald.
Correct Answer
C. Uncertain
Explanation
Based on the given information, it is uncertain whether Ray is friends with Donald. Although Ray is friends with Marvin and Marvin is friends with Donald, it does not necessarily mean that Ray is friends with Donald. There could be other factors or relationships that determine the friendship between Ray and Donald, which are not provided in the statements. Therefore, the answer is uncertain.
42.
The sixth month of the year is __?__.
Correct Answer
D. June
Explanation
The sixth month of the year is June.
43.
A gym has a 60 ft. by 60 ft. wall covered with a 60 ft. by 20 ft. mirror. The mirror covers __?__ of the wall.
Correct Answer
C. 33%
Explanation
The mirror covers 33% of the wall because the area of the mirror is 60 ft. by 20 ft., which is 1200 square feet. The area of the wall is 60 ft. by 60 ft., which is 3600 square feet. To find the percentage, we divide the area of the mirror by the area of the wall and multiply by 100. This gives us (1200/3600) * 100 = 33.33%, which can be rounded to 33%. Therefore, the mirror covers 33% of the wall.
44.
A company has two office buildings that hold 30,000 employees. Their headquarters contains 14 times as many employees as their overseas branch. Therefore, their headquarters contains __?__ employees.
Correct Answer
E. 28,000
Explanation
The headquarters contains 14 times as many employees as the overseas branch. Since the total number of employees in both buildings is 30,000, we can set up the equation 14x + x = 30,000, where x represents the number of employees in the overseas branch. Simplifying the equation, we get 15x = 30,000. Dividing both sides by 15, we find that x = 2,000. Therefore, the headquarters contains 14 times 2,000 employees, which equals 28,000 employees.
45.
After folding these squares into a closed cube, which shaded corner would touch the corner “X”?
Correct Answer
C. C
Explanation
After folding the squares into a closed cube, the shaded corner that would touch the corner "X" is corner C.
46.
Which THREE of the following words have similar meanings?
Correct Answer(s)
A. Bring
C. Bear
E. Deliver
Explanation
The correct answer is bring, bear, and deliver. These three words all have similar meanings related to transporting or carrying something from one place to another. While bring and deliver refer to physically carrying or transporting something, bear can also mean to carry a burden or responsibility. Trust and believe, on the other hand, have similar meanings related to having confidence or faith in something or someone, but they do not share the same meaning as the other three words.
47.
The hours of sunlight in September is most similar to the hours of sunlight in which month?
Correct Answer
A. March
Explanation
The hours of sunlight in September are most similar to the hours of sunlight in March. This is because both months fall during the transitional seasons, when the length of daylight is changing. In March, the days are getting longer as spring approaches, while in September, the days are getting shorter as autumn begins. Both months have similar amounts of daylight as they mark the transition between seasons.
48.
If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true?Karl is in line behind Samantha.Jim is in front of Samantha and Tevin.Karl is in line behind Jim.
Correct Answer
A. Yes
Explanation
Based on the given information, Karl is in line behind Samantha and Jim is in front of Samantha and Tevin. Since Karl is in line behind Jim and Jim is in front of Samantha, it can be concluded that Karl is also in line behind Samantha. Therefore, the third statement is true.
49.
A pack of paper costs $1.97. How much will 4 packs cost?
Correct Answer
E. $7.88
Explanation
To find the cost of 4 packs, we need to multiply the cost of one pack ($1.97) by the number of packs (4). $1.97 multiplied by 4 equals $7.88. Therefore, the cost of 4 packs is $7.88.
50.
Steve’s utility bill was $25 in March. It was $32 more in April than in March, and it was $19 less in May than it was in April. What was his average bill over these three months?
Correct Answer
E. $40
Explanation
In March, Steve's utility bill was $25. In April, it was $32 more than in March, so it was $25 + $32 = $57. In May, it was $19 less than in April, so it was $57 - $19 = $38. To find the average bill over these three months, we add up the bills and divide by 3: ($25 + $57 + $38) / 3 = $40. Therefore, his average bill over these three months was $40.