1.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
C. Snake
Explanation
The four animals mentioned in the question (Cow, Tiger, Dog, and Bear) are all mammals, while a snake is a reptile. Therefore, the snake is least like the other four animals because it does not belong to the same category of animals.
2.
Which number should come next in this series?
25,24,22,19,15
Correct Answer
D. 10
Explanation
The series follows a pattern where each number is subtracted by a decreasing amount. Starting from 25, 1 is subtracted to get 24, then 2 is subtracted to get 22, then 3 is subtracted to get 19, and finally 4 is subtracted to get 15. Therefore, the next number should be obtained by subtracting 5 from 15, resulting in 10.
3.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
E. Apple
Explanation
The four items, potato, carrot, bean, and corn, are all vegetables, while apple is a fruit. Therefore, apple is least like the other four options because it does not belong to the same category.
4.
Nia, twelve years old, is three times as old as her sister. How old will Nia be when sheis twice as old as her sister?
Correct Answer
C. 16
5.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Brother is to sister as niece is to:
Correct Answer
E. NepHew
Explanation
The relationship between brother and sister is a sibling relationship. Similarly, the relationship between niece and nephew is also a sibling relationship. Therefore, the best comparison for niece is nephew.
6.
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 poured into a glass, just as a letter is typically placed inside an envelope. Both the glass and the envelope serve as containers for their respective items. Therefore, the best comparison is between letter and envelope.
7.
Which of the following words is closest in meaning to APPREHENSIVE?
Correct Answer
C. Anxious
Explanation
The word "apprehensive" means to feel anxious or worried about something that may happen in the future. Therefore, the word "anxious" is the closest in meaning to "apprehensive" as it also refers to feeling worried or uneasy about something.
8.
LIGHT BULB is to FILAMENT as WHEEL is to:
Correct Answer
C. Spoke
Explanation
The relationship between a light bulb and filament is that the filament is a component of the light bulb. Similarly, the relationship between a wheel and a spoke is that the spoke is a component of the wheel. A spoke is a rod or bar that connects the center of a wheel to its outer edge, providing support and stability. Therefore, the correct answer is "Spoke".
9.
Two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours. How many people are needed to make 12 bicycles in 6 hours?
Correct Answer
B. 4
Explanation
If two people can make 2 bicycles in 2 hours, it means that each person can make 1 bicycle in 2 hours. Therefore, in 6 hours, each person can make 3 bicycles. To make 12 bicycles in 6 hours, we would need 4 people, as each person can make 3 bicycles in that time frame.
10.
A store reduced the price of one of its products by 25 percent. What percentage of the reduced price must it be increased by to put the product back to its original price?
Correct Answer
A. 33 percent
Explanation
To find the percentage increase needed to restore the product's original price, we need to calculate the difference between the reduced price and the original price, and then express that difference as a percentage of the reduced price. Since the price was reduced by 25 percent, the reduced price is 75 percent of the original price. To restore the product to its original price, we need to increase the reduced price by 33 percent, which is equivalent to one-third of the reduced price. Therefore, the correct answer is 33 percent.
11.
Correct Answer
A
12.
Jack is taller than Peter, and Bill is shorter than Jack.
Which of the following statements would be more accurate?
Correct Answer
D. It is impossible to tell whether Bill or Peter is taller
Explanation
Based on the given information, we know that Jack is taller than Peter and Bill is shorter than Jack. However, we do not have any direct comparison between Bill and Peter. Therefore, it is impossible to determine whether Bill or Peter is taller based on the given information.
13.
The price of an article was cut 20% for a sale.
By what percent must the discounted item be increased to again sell the article at the original price?
Correct Answer
C. 25%
Explanation
When the price of an article is cut by 20% for a sale, it means that the article is being sold at 80% of its original price. To find out by what percent the discounted item must be increased to again sell the article at the original price, we need to find the percentage increase from 80% to 100%. This can be calculated by dividing the difference between 100% and 80% (which is 20%) by 80% and then multiplying by 100. So, (20/80) * 100 = 25%. Therefore, the discounted item must be increased by 25% to sell the article at the original price.
14.
Mary had a number of cookies. After eating one, she gave half the remainder to her sister. After eating another cookie, she gave half of what was left to her brother. Mary now had only five cookies left. How many cookies did she start with?
Correct Answer
C. 23
Explanation
Mary started with 23 cookies. After eating one, she had 22 cookies left. She gave half of the remainder, which is 11 cookies, to her sister, leaving her with 11 cookies. After eating another cookie, she had 10 cookies left. She gave half of what was left, which is 5 cookies, to her brother. Hence, Mary started with 23 cookies.
15.
Is there a 4th of July in England?
Correct Answer
A. Yes
Explanation
The 4th of July is a date that is specific to the United States, as it is the day that commemorates the country's independence. England does not celebrate the 4th of July as a national holiday, as it does not hold the same significance for them. However, the statement "Yes" suggests that there is a 4th of July in England, which is incorrect.
16.
How many birthdays does the average man have?
Correct Answer
A. 1
Explanation
The average man has one birthday because a birthday refers to the day a person is born. While a person celebrates their birthday every year, it is still the same birthday, commemorating the day they were born.
17.
Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?
Correct Answer
E. 12
Explanation
All months have at least 28 days, so the correct answer is 12. This is because every month starts with at least 28 days and some months have additional days. Therefore, all 12 months have 28 days or more.
18.
Which number should come next in the series?1-1-2-3-5-8-13
Correct Answer
C. 21
Explanation
The given series is a Fibonacci sequence, where each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. Starting with 1 and 1, the next number is 2, then 3 (1+2), 5 (2+3), 8 (3+5), and so on. Therefore, the next number in the series should be the sum of 8 and 13, which is 21.
19.
Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother.
How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother?
Correct Answer
B. 24
Explanation
Mary is currently four times as old as her brother, so her brother is 16/4 = 4 years old.
Let's assume that after x years, Mary will be twice as old as her brother.
So, after x years, Mary will be 16 + x years old, and her brother will be 4 + x years old.
According to the given information, Mary will be twice as old as her brother, so the equation becomes: 16 + x = 2(4 + x).
Simplifying the equation, we get: 16 + x = 8 + 2x.
Solving for x, we find that x = 8.
Therefore, after 8 years, Mary will be 16 + 8 = 24 years old, which is twice as old as her brother.
20.
Which larger shape would be made if the two sections are fitted together?A B C D
Correct Answer
C. C
21.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30
Correct Answer
E. THIRTY
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern where each number is either a multiple of 2 or 3. However, the number 30 does not follow this pattern as it is not a multiple of 2 or 3. Therefore, THIRTY does not belong in the given series.
22.
Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison?Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:
Correct Answer
C. Branch
Explanation
The analogy in this question is comparing the relationship between a finger and a hand to the relationship between a leaf and something else. A finger is a part of a hand, just as a leaf is a part of a branch. Therefore, the best comparison is "Branch" because it completes the analogy by showing that a leaf is connected to a branch.
23.
John needs 13 bottles of water from the store. John can only carry 3 at
a time. What's the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the
store?
Correct Answer
D. 5
Explanation
John needs to make a minimum of 5 trips to the store. Since he can only carry 3 bottles at a time, he will need to make 4 trips to carry a total of 12 bottles. On the 5th trip, he will be able to carry the remaining 1 bottle, completing his total of 13 bottles.
24.
If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then all Bloops are definitely Lazzies?
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then it can be concluded that all Bloops are Lazzies. This is because if something belongs to a category (Bloops) that is entirely contained within another category (Razzies), and that second category (Razzies) is entirely contained within a third category (Lazzies), then the first category (Bloops) must also be entirely contained within the third category (Lazzies). Therefore, it can be inferred that all Bloops are definitely Lazzies.
25.
Choose the word most similar to "Trustworthy":
Correct Answer
E. Reliable
Explanation
The word "trustworthy" means being reliable, dependable, and deserving of trust. Therefore, the word "reliable" is the most similar to "trustworthy" as it also implies being trustworthy and dependable.
26.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 - 48
Correct Answer
D. 29
Explanation
In the given series, each number is obtained by adding 1, then multiplying by 2, then subtracting 3, and so on. However, the number 29 does not follow this pattern. It should have been obtained by adding 1 to the previous number (26), but instead, it is 3 units higher. Therefore, 29 does not belong in the series.
27.
Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. Which does he like:
Correct Answer
D. 200
Explanation
Ralph likes numbers that are perfect squares. 25, 400, and 144 are all perfect squares, while 24 and 145 are not. Therefore, he likes 200 because it is a perfect square.
28.
What is the missing number in the sequence shown below?1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216
Correct Answer
D. 64
Explanation
The sequence is a list of cubes of consecutive numbers. The missing number must also be a cube. The cube of 4 is 64, which is the missing number in the sequence.
29.
Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?AB C D
Correct Answer
B. B
Explanation
The given series follows a pattern of rotating the figure 90 degrees clockwise and then flipping it horizontally. In the first figure, the triangle is rotated 90 degrees clockwise and flipped horizontally to form the second figure. Following the same pattern, the second figure is rotated 90 degrees clockwise and flipped horizontally to form the third figure. Therefore, the fourth figure should be the result of rotating the third figure 90 degrees clockwise and flipping it horizontally. Among the given options, only figure B matches this pattern.
30.
Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?A B C D E
Correct Answer
E. E