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• 1.

### A train traveling at 60mph enters a terminal that is 5 miles long. The train is one mile long. How many minutes does it take for the train to pass the tunnel?

• A.

7

• B.

4

• C.

10

• D.

5

• E.

6

E. 6
Explanation
Since the train is one mile long and the tunnel is 5 miles long, the train needs to travel a total distance of 6 miles to completely pass the tunnel. The train is traveling at a speed of 60 mph, which means it covers a distance of 60 miles in one hour. To find the time it takes for the train to pass the tunnel, we divide the total distance of 6 miles by the speed of 60 mph. This gives us a time of 0.1 hours, which is equal to 6 minutes. Therefore, it takes 6 minutes for the train to pass the tunnel.

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• 2.

### The product of two positive numbers is p. If each of the numbers is increased by 2, the new product is how much greater than twice the sum of the two original numbers?

• A.

P-2

• B.

P

• C.

P+2

• D.

P+4

• E.

2p+4

D. P+4
Explanation
When each of the two numbers is increased by 2, the new product can be found by multiplying (p+2) and (p+2). This results in p^2 + 4p + 4. The sum of the two original numbers is p + p = 2p. Twice the sum of the two original numbers is 2(2p) = 4p. Therefore, the new product is p^2 + 4p + 4 - 4p = p^2 + 4, which is p+4 greater than twice the sum of the two original numbers.

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• 3.

### Which of the following can be used to illustrate that not all prime numbers are odd?

• A.

1

• B.

2

• C.

3

• D.

4

• E.

5

B. 2
Explanation
The number 2 is the only even prime number and it can be used to illustrate that not all prime numbers are odd. This is because prime numbers are typically thought of as only being odd, but 2 breaks this pattern by being the only even number that is also prime.

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• 4.
• A.

12x

• B.

15x

• C.

20x

• D.

30x

• E.

60x

B. 15x
Explanation
The given sequence follows a pattern where each term is obtained by multiplying the previous term by a certain factor. In this case, the factor is 1.25. Starting with 12x, we multiply it by 1.25 to get 15x. Continuing this pattern, we can see that each subsequent term is obtained by multiplying the previous term by 1.25. Therefore, the next term in the sequence would be 15x multiplied by 1.25, which is 18.75x. However, since this option is not provided, the correct answer is 15x.

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• 5.

### Until recently, athletes’ who had received remuneration for any activity that has a link to their athletic prowess is barred from the Olympics.

• A.

That has a link to their athletic prowess is

• B.

With links to their athletic prowess was

• C.

With a link to their athletic prowess is to be

• D.

Linked to their athletic prowess were

• E.

Linked to their athletic prowess was

D. Linked to their athletic prowess were
Explanation
The correct answer is "Linked to their athletic prowess were". This answer is grammatically correct and maintains the parallel structure of the sentence. It correctly uses the past tense "were" to match the verb "linked" and agrees with the plural subject "athletes".

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• 6.

### Which figure is the odd one out?

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

D. D
Explanation
The figure D is the odd one out because it is the only figure that is different from the others. Figures A, B, C, and E all have a similar pattern or shape, while D stands out as being unique.

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• 7.

### Which figure is the odd one out?

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

A. A
Explanation
The figure A is the odd one out because it is the only figure that is not symmetrical. Figures B, C, D, and E all have a line of symmetry, whereas figure A does not.

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• 8.

### Which figure is the odd one out?

• A.

A

• B.

B

• C.

C

• D.

D

• E.

E

E. E
Explanation
The figure E is the odd one out because it is the only figure that is different from the rest. Figures A, B, C, and D have similar shapes and patterns, while figure E has a completely different shape and pattern.

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• 9.

### Which word does not belong with the others?

• A.

Book

• B.

Index

• C.

Glossary

• D.

Chapter

• E.

Synopsis

A. Book
Explanation
The word "Book" is the only word that is not a specific section or part of a book. The other options - Index, Glossary, Chapter, and Synopsis - are all components or divisions within a book. Therefore, "Book" does not belong with the others.

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• 10.

### Guide is to direct as reduce is to:

• A.

Decrease

• B.

Maintain

• C.

Increase

• D.

Preserve

• E.

Maintain

A. Decrease
Explanation
The relationship between "guide" and "direct" is that a guide helps to direct or show the way. Similarly, the relationship between "reduce" and "decrease" is that reducing something means to make it smaller or less, which is the same as decreasing it. Therefore, "decrease" is the correct answer.

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• 11.

### There are 250 people lined up outside a mall. Bill is the 25th person from the front and Jane is the 125th person from the front.                      Quantity A   Quantity B The number of people between Bill and Jane 100

• A.

Quantity A is greater

• B.

Quantity B is greater

• C.

The two quantities are equal

• D.

The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

B. Quantity B is greater
Explanation
Since Bill is the 25th person from the front and Jane is the 125th person from the front, the number of people between them can be calculated by subtracting Bill's position from Jane's position. Therefore, the number of people between Bill and Jane is 125 - 25 = 100. Hence, Quantity B is greater.

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• 12.

### PEDAL : BICYCLE

• A.

Inch : yardstick

• B.

Walk : skip

• C.

Tire : automobile

• D.

Buckle : belt

• E.

Oar : canoe

E. Oar : canoe
Explanation
The given analogy compares a pedal to a bicycle, indicating that a pedal is a part of a bicycle. Similarly, an oar is a part of a canoe, making the analogy "oar : canoe" correct.

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• 13.

### 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

C. 45
Explanation
In this question, each person shakes hands with every other person once. To find the total number of handshakes, we can use the formula n(n-1)/2, where n is the number of people. In this case, there are 10 people, so the total number of handshakes would be 10(10-1)/2 = 45.

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• 14.

### The Sportsperson who presented Pakistan at Sochi Winter Olympics is

• A.

Samina Baig

• B.

• C.

Aqeel khan

• D.

Shahid Afridi

• E.

Moin Khan

Explanation
Muhammad Karim is the correct answer because he is the only option listed who is known to have represented Pakistan at the Sochi Winter Olympics. Samina Baig is a Pakistani mountaineer and not a sportsperson at the Winter Olympics. Aqeel Khan is a tennis player, Shahid Afridi is a cricketer, and Moin Khan is also a cricketer, none of whom have represented Pakistan at the Winter Olympics.

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• 15.

### Which of the following country has not had a female head of state?

• A.

Britain

• B.

Israel

• C.

Pakistan

• D.

• E.

United States

E. United States
Explanation
United States is the correct answer because it has never had a female head of state. While other countries on the list, such as Britain, Israel, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, have all had female heads of state at some point in their history, the United States has only had male presidents throughout its existence.

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• 16.

### It costs a manufacturer X dollars per component to make the first 1000 components. All subsequent components cost X/3 each. When X is equal to \$1.50, how much will it cost to manufacture 4000 components?

• A.

3500

• B.

3000

• C.

4000

• D.

3250

• E.

4500

B. 3000
Explanation
The cost of manufacturing the first 1000 components is X dollars per component, which is \$1.50. Therefore, the cost of manufacturing the first 1000 components is 1000 * \$1.50 = \$1500. For all subsequent components, the cost is X/3 each, which is \$1.50/3 = \$0.50. So, the cost of manufacturing the remaining 3000 components is 3000 * \$0.50 = \$1500. Therefore, the total cost of manufacturing 4000 components is \$1500 + \$1500 = \$3000.

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• 17.

### What is the value of 3x^(2) − 1.8x + 0.3 for x = 0.6?

• A.

- 0.3

• B.

0

• C.

0.3

• D.

2.46

C. 0.3
Explanation
To find the value of the expression for x = 0.6, we substitute the value of x into the expression. Plugging in x = 0.6, we get 3(0.6^2) - 1.8(0.6) + 0.3. Simplifying this expression, we have 3(0.36) - 1.08 + 0.3. Further simplifying, we get 1.08 - 1.08 + 0.3, which equals 0.3. Therefore, the value of the expression for x = 0.6 is 0.3.

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• 18.

### If a copier makes 3 copies every 4 seconds, then continues at this rate, how many minutes will it take to make 9,000 copies?

• A.

60

• B.

100

• C.

120

• D.

200

• E.

3000

D. 200
Explanation
If a copier makes 3 copies every 4 seconds, we can calculate the number of copies made per minute by multiplying the number of copies made in 4 seconds (3) by the number of 4-second intervals in a minute (15). Therefore, the copier makes 45 copies per minute. To find out how many minutes it will take to make 9,000 copies, we divide 9,000 by 45, which equals 200 minutes. Therefore, it will take 200 minutes to make 9,000 copies.

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• 19.

### The price of Model M camera is \$209 and the price of a special lens is \$69. When the lens and the camera are purchased together, the price is \$239. The amount that is saved is what percent of the total price of the camera and lens purchased separately?

• A.

14

• B.

16

• C.

29

• D.

33

• E.

86

A. 14
Explanation
When the camera and lens are purchased separately, the total price would be \$209 + \$69 = \$278. When they are purchased together, the price is \$239. The amount saved is \$278 - \$239 = \$39. To find the percentage, we divide the amount saved (\$39) by the total price of the camera and lens purchased separately (\$278) and multiply by 100. Therefore, the percentage saved is (39/278) * 100 = 14%.

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• 20.

### The success of the business venture ____ his expectations; he never thought that the firm would prosper.

• A.

Confirmed

• B.

Belied

• C.

Nullified

• D.

Fulfilled

• E.

Ratified

A. Confirmed
Explanation
The word "confirmed" is the correct answer because it means that the success of the business venture matched or exceeded his expectations. It implies that the firm prospered as he had anticipated.

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• 21.

### After centuries of obscurity, this philosopher's thesis is enjoying a surprising ____ .

• A.

Dismissal

• B.

Remission

• C.

Decimation

• D.

Longevity

• E.

Renaissance

E. Renaissance
Explanation
After centuries of obscurity, this philosopher's thesis is enjoying a surprising renaissance. This means that the philosopher's thesis, which was previously unknown or forgotten, is now experiencing a revival or renewed interest. The word "renaissance" suggests a rebirth or resurgence, indicating that the philosopher's ideas are being rediscovered and appreciated in contemporary times.

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• 22.

### The death of the king left the nation in a state of ______: without a clear successor, conditions rapidly descended into chaos.

• A.

Confederation

• B.

Sorrow

• C.

Anarchy

• D.

Panic

• E.

Mutiny

C. Anarchy
Explanation
The death of the king resulted in a state of anarchy, as there was no clear successor to take his place. This lack of leadership caused conditions to quickly deteriorate into chaos, with no order or control in the nation.

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• 23.

### It is ______ that this message be delivered to the general as the negotiation of the treaty depends upon this.

• A.

Imperative

• B.

Optional

• C.

Intentional

• D.

• E.

Abnormal

A. Imperative
Explanation
The word "imperative" means absolutely necessary or crucial. In this context, it suggests that delivering the message to the general is of utmost importance because the success of the treaty negotiation relies on it.

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• 24.

### Coleen’s knee injury ______ her from furthering her career as a long-distance runner.

• A.

Forbids

• B.

Facilitates

• C.

Precludes

• D.

Nurtures

• E.

Eschews

E. Eschews
Explanation
The word "eschews" means to deliberately avoid or abstain from something. In the given sentence, if Coleen's knee injury "eschews" her from furthering her career as a long-distance runner, it means that she is deliberately avoiding or abstaining from pursuing her career due to the injury. This suggests that the knee injury is preventing her from continuing her career as a long-distance runner.

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• 25.

### Unlike the misleading television documentary, the biography was ______.

• A.

Interesting

• B.

Accurate

• C.

Fantastic

• D.

Phony

• E.

False

B. Accurate
Explanation
The biography is described as "accurate," indicating that it presents information that is true and factual. This suggests that it provides a reliable and trustworthy account of the subject's life, in contrast to the misleading television documentary.

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• 26.

### According to clinicians, psychopaths are ______: that is, they are intentionally violent and mean.

• A.

Sympathetic

• B.

Timid

• C.

Polite

• D.

Vicious

• E.

Infrequent

D. Vicious
Explanation
Psychopaths are described as "vicious" by clinicians because they exhibit intentionally violent and mean behavior. This term accurately captures their cruel and aggressive nature, suggesting a deliberate intention to harm others.

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• 27.

### It took Miranda years of substance abuse counseling to finally achieve ______; she now leads a healthy life free of drugs and alcohol.

• A.

Sobriety

• B.

Assistance

• C.

Dignity

• D.

• E.

Depression

A. Sobriety
Explanation
The word "sobriety" refers to the state of being sober or free from the influence of drugs or alcohol. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that Miranda underwent substance abuse counseling for years, which suggests that she struggled with addiction. The fact that she now leads a healthy life free of drugs and alcohol indicates that she has achieved sobriety, making it the correct answer.

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• 28.

### 8002 + 297 - 3296 + 329 - 1263 = _______

• A.

4349

• B.

3210

• C.

4096

• D.

4069

• E.

9852

D. 4069
Explanation
The given expression involves addition and subtraction of several numbers. By performing the operations correctly, we find that 8002 + 297 - 3296 + 329 - 1263 equals 4069. Therefore, the correct answer is 4069.

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• 29.

### What is the angle between the two hands of a clock when the time is 3:15pm?

• A.

7.5

• B.

15

• C.

8

• D.

45

• E.

0

A. 7.5
Explanation
The angle between the two hands of a clock at any given time can be calculated using the formula: (30 * hours) - (11/2 * minutes). In this case, the hour hand is pointing at the 3 and the minute hand is pointing at the 3. To calculate the angle, we substitute the values into the formula: (30 * 3) - (11/2 * 15) = 90 - 82.5 = 7.5. Therefore, the angle between the two hands of the clock at 3:15pm is 7.5 degrees.

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• 30.

### When studying human history, one must be aware that the______________ between historical periods are arbitrary: certainly none of the people alive at the time were aware of a shift from one era to another.

• A.

Judgements

• B.

Ideologies

• C.

Innovations

• D.

Demarcations

• E.

Episodes

D. Demarcations
Explanation
When studying human history, it is important to recognize that the divisions or demarcations between historical periods are arbitrary. This means that they are not based on any objective or universally agreed-upon criteria. It is unlikely that the people living during those times were aware of a clear shift from one era to another. Therefore, the correct answer is "demarcations" because it accurately reflects the idea that the divisions between historical periods are not inherently meaningful or significant.

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