1.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
D. PURSE
Explanation
All the given options are items of clothing or accessories, except for PURSE which is an accessory used to carry personal items. The other four options are all items of clothing that are worn on the body. Therefore, PURSE is the least like the other four options.
2.
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 animal in the list that does not have four legs. The other four animals (BEAR, COW, DOG, and TIGER) all have four legs, making them similar to each other in that aspect. However, SNAKE is a reptile and does not have any legs, making it the odd one out in this group.
3.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
C. APPLE
Explanation
The correct answer is APPLE because it is the only fruit among the options. The other four options are all vegetables.
4.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
D. SMILE
Explanation
The words TOUCH, TASTE, HEAR, and SEE are all sensory experiences that involve the physical senses. SMILE, on the other hand, is not a sensory experience but rather a facial expression associated with happiness or amusement. Therefore, SMILE is least like the other four words.
5.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Tree is to Ground as Chimney is to:
Correct Answer
E. HOUSE
Explanation
The best comparison is between a tree and the ground because a tree is typically found on or rooted in the ground. Similarly, a chimney is typically found on or attached to a house. Therefore, the correct answer is HOUSE.
6.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Water is to Ice as Milk is to:
Correct Answer
B. CHEESE
Explanation
Water and ice are both forms of the same substance, H2O, with ice being the solid form of water. Similarly, milk and cheese are both derived from the same substance, milk, with cheese being a solid form of milk. Therefore, the best comparison is between milk and cheese.
7.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? Milk is to Glass as Letter is to:
Correct Answer
C. ENVELOPE
Explanation
The best comparison between Milk and Glass is that Milk is typically contained or served in a Glass. Similarly, a Letter is typically contained or sent in an Envelope. Therefore, the correct answer is ENVELOPE.
8.
If you rearrange the letters "SRAPI", you would have the name of a:
Correct Answer
D. CITY
Explanation
The letters "SRAPI" can be rearranged to form the word "PARIS," which is the name of a city.
9.
If you rearrange the letters "MANEGYR", you would have the name of a:
Correct Answer
B. COUNTRY
Explanation
By rearranging the letters "MANEGYR", we can form the word "GERMANY". Therefore, the correct answer is COUNTRY.
10.
Which one of the letters does not belong to the following series?
A D G I J M P S
Correct Answer
B. I
Explanation
The letters in the series are in alphabetical order, with a gap of 3 letters between each letter. However, the letter "I" does not fit this pattern, as it is only 2 letters away from the previous letter "G". Therefore, "I" does not belong to the given series.
11.
^{Which one of the numbers does not belong to the following series?}^{}^{1 2 5 10 13 26 29 48 }^{}
Correct Answer
C. 48
Explanation
In the given series, all the numbers are either multiples of 3 or are obtained by adding 3 to the previous number. However, 48 does not follow this pattern. Hence, 48 does not belong to the given series.
12.
A fish has a head 9 cm long. The tail is equal to the size of the head plus one-half the size of the body. The body is the size of the head plus the tail. How long is the fish?
Correct Answer
D. 72 cm
Explanation
The head of the fish is 9 cm long. The tail is equal to the size of the head plus one-half the size of the body. Since the body is the size of the head plus the tail, the body is equal to 9 cm + (9 cm + (1/2) * body size). Simplifying this equation, we get body size = 9 cm + 9 cm + (1/2) * body size. Rearranging the equation, we get (1/2) * body size = 18 cm. Solving for body size, we find that the body is 36 cm long. Therefore, the total length of the fish is the sum of the head, body, and tail: 9 cm + 36 cm + 27 cm = 72 cm.
13.
John's mother sent him to the store to get 9 large cans of peaches. John could only carry 2 cans at a time. How many trips to the store did John have to make?
Correct Answer
C. 5
Explanation
John can only carry 2 cans at a time, so he needs to make multiple trips to the store. Since he needs to get 9 large cans of peaches, he will need to make at least 5 trips to the store. On each trip, he can carry 2 cans, so after 5 trips, he will have carried a total of 10 cans, which is more than enough to get the required 9 cans. Therefore, the correct answer is 5.
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 5 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 (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 (5 cookies) to her brother, leaving her with 5 cookies. Therefore, she started with 23 cookies.
15.
The price of an article was cut 20% for a sale. By what percent must the item be increased to again sell the article at the original price? <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]-->
Correct Answer
C. 25%
Explanation
When the price of an article is cut by 20%, it means that the article is being sold at 80% of its original price. To find the percent increase needed to sell the article at the original price, we need to calculate the difference between 80% and 100% (which represents the original price) and express it as a percentage of the original price. This can be done by dividing the difference (20%) by the original price (100%) and multiplying by 100. The result is 20/100 * 100 = 20%. Therefore, the item must be increased by 25% to again sell the article at the original price.
16.
_{}_{John, twelve years old, is three times as old as his brother. How old will John be when he is twice as old as his brother? }
Correct Answer
B. 16
Explanation
John is currently 12 years old and three times as old as his brother, so his brother is 12/3 = 4 years old. To find out when John will be twice as old as his brother, we need to determine the age gap between them. Currently, the age gap is 12 - 4 = 8 years. Since John is currently 12 years old, he will be twice as old as his brother when he is 12 + 8 = 20 years old. Therefore, the correct answer is 20.
17.
Mary was both 13th highest and 13th lowest in a spelling contest. How many people were in the contest?
Correct Answer
B. 25
Explanation
Mary being both the 13th highest and 13th lowest in the spelling contest suggests that there are 12 people who scored higher than her and 12 people who scored lower than her. This means that there are a total of 24 people in the contest. However, since Mary herself is also a participant, we need to add her to the count, resulting in a total of 25 people in the contest.
18.
Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series?
9 7 8 6 7 5 6 3
Correct Answer
D. 3
Explanation
The series consists of alternating numbers in a pattern. The first number is 9, then it decreases by 2 to 7, then increases by 1 to 8, then decreases by 2 to 6, and so on. However, the number 3 does not fit this pattern. It is not the next number in the alternating pattern and is an outlier in the series. Therefore, the number 3 does not belong in the series.
19.
"If some Smaugs are Thors and some Thors are Thrains, then some Smaugs are definitely Thrains." Above statement is:
Correct Answer
B. FALSE
Explanation
The given statement does not provide enough information to conclude that "some Smaugs are definitely Thrains." It only states that there are some Smaugs that are also Thors, and some Thors that are also Thrains. However, this does not guarantee that there is any overlap between Smaugs and Thrains. Therefore, the statement is false.
20.
"If some Bifurs are Bofurs and all Gloins are Bofurs, then some Bifurs are definitely Gloins."Above statement is:
Correct Answer
B. FALSE
Explanation
The given statement is false because there is no direct relationship established between Bifurs and Gloins. The statement only mentions that some Bifurs are Bofurs and all Gloins are Bofurs, but it does not provide any information about the relationship between Bifurs and Gloins. Therefore, it cannot be concluded that some Bifurs are definitely Gloins.
21.
"If all Fleeps are Sloops and all Sloops are Loopies, then all Fleeps are definitely Loopies."Above statement is:
Correct Answer
A. TRUE
Explanation
The given statement is true because it follows the transitive property of logic. If all Fleeps are Sloops and all Sloops are Loopies, then it can be concluded that all Fleeps are also Loopies. This is because if A is B and B is C, then A is definitely C. Therefore, all Fleeps are definitely Loopies.
22.
"If all Wargs are Twerps and no Twerps are Gollums, then no Gollums are definitely Wargs."Above statement is:
Correct Answer
A. TRUE
Explanation
The given statement follows the rule of categorical syllogism, specifically the rule of contrapositive. If all Wargs are Twerps and no Twerps are Gollums, then it can be concluded that no Gollums are Wargs. Therefore, the statement "no Gollums are definitely Wargs" is true.
23.
Which one of the five is least like the other four?
Correct Answer
C. ACRE
Explanation
The given question asks for the option that is least like the other four. All the options except for ACRE are units of measurement for length. ACRE, on the other hand, is a unit of measurement for area. Therefore, ACRE is the correct answer as it is different from the others in terms of the type of measurement it represents.
24.
Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison? LIVE is to EVIL as 5232 is to:
Correct Answer
C. 2325
Explanation
In the word "LIVE," the letters are rearranged to form the word "EVIL," which is the opposite of "LIVE." Similarly, in the number "5232," the digits are rearranged to form the number "2325," which is the opposite of "5232." Therefore, the best comparison is 5232 is to 2325.
25.
Jack is taller than Peter, and Bill is shorter than Jack. Which of the following statements would be most accurate? <!--[if !supportLineBreakNewLine]--><!--[endif]-->
Correct Answer
D. It is impossible to tell whether Bill or Peter is taller.
Explanation
The given information states that Jack is taller than Peter and Bill is shorter than Jack. However, there is no direct comparison between Bill and Peter. Therefore, it is impossible to determine whether Bill or Peter is taller based on the given information.
26.
Which one of the five makes the best comparison? CAACCAC is to 3113313 as CACAACAC is to
Correct Answer
D. 31311313
Explanation
The given question follows a pattern where each letter in the first sequence is replaced by a number representing the count of consecutive occurrences of that letter. In the first sequence, "CAACCAC" can be represented as "3113313". Applying the same pattern to the second sequence "CACAACAC", we count the consecutive occurrences of each letter to get "31311313". Therefore, the correct answer is "31311313".
27.
What number is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800?
Correct Answer
D. 10
Explanation
To find one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800, we need to multiply 800 by one tenth, which gives us 80. Then, we need to find one quarter of 80, which is 20. Finally, we find one half of 20, which is 10. Therefore, the correct answer is 10.
28.
What number to come next? 64, 16, 4, 1, ΒΌ?
Correct Answer
D. 1/16
Explanation
The given sequence follows a pattern where each number is divided by 4 to get the next number. Starting with 64, when we divide it by 4, we get 16. Similarly, dividing 16 by 4 gives 4, dividing 4 by 4 gives 1, and dividing 1 by 4 gives 1/4. So, to continue the pattern, we divide 1/4 by 4 to get 1/16. Therefore, the next number in the sequence is 1/16.
29.
Two girls caught 25 frogs. Lisa caught four times as many as Jen did. How many frogs did Jen catch?
Correct Answer
B. 5
Explanation
Lisa caught four times as many frogs as Jen did. If we let the number of frogs Jen caught be x, then Lisa caught 4x frogs. The total number of frogs caught is the sum of the frogs caught by Lisa and Jen, which is 4x + x = 5x. We know that the total number of frogs caught is 25, so 5x = 25. Dividing both sides of the equation by 5, we find that x = 5. Therefore, Jen caught 5 frogs.
30.
Ten people can paint 60 houses in 120 days; so 5 people can paint 30 houses in:
Correct Answer
D. 120 days
Explanation
If ten people can paint 60 houses in 120 days, it means that each person can paint 6 houses in 120 days. Therefore, if there are only 5 people, they would be able to paint 5 houses in the same amount of time. Since the question asks for the number of houses that 5 people can paint in a given time, the answer is 30 houses in 120 days.