1.
A farmer had seventeen sheep. All but nine died. How many sheep were left?
Correct Answer
C. 9
Explanation
The question states that all but nine sheep died. This means that only nine sheep survived. Therefore, the correct answer is 9.
2.
Which are the three primary colors?
Correct Answer
B. Red, yellow, blue
Explanation
The three primary colors are red, yellow, and blue. These colors cannot be created by mixing other colors together and are used as the foundation for creating all other colors. By combining different amounts of these primary colors, all other colors can be achieved.
3.
Name the world’s largest Island?
Correct Answer
C. Greenland
Explanation
Greenland is the correct answer because it is the world's largest island. It is located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and it is an autonomous territory within the Kingdom of Denmark. Greenland is known for its vast ice sheet, stunning fjords, and unique wildlife. It has a population of around 56,000 people and is primarily inhabited by the indigenous Greenlandic Inuit people. The island offers breathtaking landscapes and is a popular destination for adventure tourism.
4.
Entomology is the science that studies
Correct Answer
B. Insects
Explanation
Entomology is the branch of science that specifically focuses on the study of insects. It involves the examination of their behavior, physiology, ecology, classification, and evolution. Entomologists study various aspects of insects, including their anatomy, reproduction, development, and interactions with other organisms. They play a crucial role in understanding the impact of insects on ecosystems, agriculture, and human health. By studying insects, entomologists contribute to advancements in pest management, conservation, and the understanding of biodiversity.
5.
Tanya is older than Eric. Cliff is older than Tanya. Eric is older than Cliff. If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The given statements create a contradiction. The first statement states that Tanya is older than Eric, while the third statement states that Eric is older than Cliff. However, the second statement contradicts this by stating that Cliff is older than Tanya. Therefore, the third statement is false.
6.
In the series below, look for the changes between the numbers. What number should come next? 7, 10, 8, 11, 9, 12...
Correct Answer
B. 10
Explanation
The pattern in the series is that the numbers alternate between increasing by 3 and decreasing by 2. The first number, 7, increases by 3 to become 10. Then, the next number, 10, decreases by 2 to become 8. This pattern continues with each pair of numbers. Therefore, the number that should come next is 10, as it follows the pattern of increasing by 3.
7.
What the world’s longest river?
Correct Answer
C. Amazon
Explanation
The Amazon is the world's longest river, stretching over 6,400 kilometers. It flows through several countries in South America, including Brazil, Peru, and Colombia. The river is known for its vast size and volume of water, making it a crucial ecosystem and waterway for the region. It is also home to a diverse range of plant and animal species, including the iconic pink river dolphins.
8.
The largest planet in the solar system:
Correct Answer
D. Jupiter
Explanation
Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has a diameter of about 86,881 miles, which is more than 11 times the diameter of Earth. Jupiter's size is mainly due to its composition, as it is primarily made up of hydrogen and helium gases. Its massive size also contributes to its strong gravitational pull, which is why it is often referred to as a gas giant. Additionally, Jupiter has a large number of moons and a distinct set of rings, further highlighting its significance as the largest planet in our solar system.
9.
The world’s largest ocean
Correct Answer
A. A. Pacific
Explanation
The correct answer is Pacific. The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean in the world, covering an area of approximately 63 million square miles. It is located between Asia and Australia to the west, and the Americas to the east. The Pacific Ocean is known for its vast size and depth, containing numerous islands and hosting a diverse range of marine life.
10.
Which of the following can be arranged into a 5-letter English word?
Correct Answer
C. C. T O O M T
Explanation
The letters "T O O M T" can be rearranged to form the English word "M O O T".
11.
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 16 years old and four times as old as her brother, who is 16/4 = 4 years old. To find out when Mary will be twice as old as her brother, we need to find the age gap between them. Currently, the age gap is 16 - 4 = 12 years. Since Mary is currently 16, she will be twice as old as her brother when she is 16 + 12 = 28 years old. Therefore, the correct answer is 28.
12.
Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. Which does he like:
Correct Answer
E. 1600
Explanation
Ralph likes numbers that are perfect squares. 25, 400, and 144 are all perfect squares, while 24 and 145 are not. Among the given options, only 1600 is a perfect square, so Ralph likes 1600.
13.
Find the correctly spelt word.
Correct Answer
A. A. Benefitted
Explanation
The correct spelling of the word is "Benefitted". The word is spelled with double 't' at the end, which is the correct spelling. The other options have incorrect spellings, such as missing the second 't' or using different combinations of letters.
14.
Which one of the following things is the least like the others?
Correct Answer
E. E. Flower
Explanation
The correct answer is e. Flower. The reason why flower is the least like the others is because it is the only living organism among the options. Poem, novel, painting, and statue are all forms of artistic expression or objects created by humans, while a flower is a natural entity found in nature.
15.
Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:
Correct Answer
A. A. Twig
Explanation
A finger is a part of a hand, just like a leaf is a part of a twig. Both fingers and leaves are smaller components that make up a larger structure. Therefore, the analogy between finger and hand can be extended to leaf and twig.
16.
Sequential reasoning is often tested in IQ exams. 3, 7, 13, 21, 31. What number comes next in the sequence
Correct Answer
B. 45
Explanation
The sequence follows a pattern where each number is obtained by adding consecutive odd numbers. Starting with 3, we add 4 (1+3) to get 7. Then we add 6 (1+3+5) to get 13. Continuing this pattern, we add 8 (1+3+5+7) to get 21, and then add 10 (1+3+5+7+9) to get 31. Therefore, the next number in the sequence would be obtained by adding 12 (1+3+5+7+9+11) to 31, resulting in 43.
17.
- Find two words, one from each group, that are the closest in meaning:
Group A
talkative, job, ecstatic
Group B
angry, wind, loquacious
Correct Answer
C. C. talkative and loquacious
Explanation
The words "talkative" and "loquacious" are the closest in meaning because they both refer to someone who is very talkative or chatty. "Talkative" is a more common and informal term, while "loquacious" is a more formal and literary term, but they both convey the same idea. The other options do not have words that are closely related in meaning.
18.
Choose the sentence that is written most correctly:
Correct Answer
A. He has received no other message than an urgent telegram asking him to rush to his village immediately
Explanation
The correct answer is "He has received no other message than an urgent telegram asking him to rush to his village immediately." This sentence is grammatically correct and uses the appropriate verb form "to rush" after the verb "asking him." The other options contain incorrect verb forms or incorrect word order.
19.
Which of the following words is not related to the functioning of Internet?
Correct Answer
D. MS Word
Explanation
MS Word is not related to the functioning of the Internet because it is a word processing software used for creating and editing documents, while the other options are all directly related to the Internet. "www" stands for World Wide Web, which is the system of interconnected documents and resources accessed through the Internet. "http" stands for Hypertext Transfer Protocol, which is the protocol used for transmitting data over the Internet. "e-mail" refers to electronic mail, a method of sending messages and files over the Internet.
20.
Thermometer is related to degree in the same way as clock is related to
Correct Answer
C. Hour
Explanation
A thermometer measures temperature using degrees, and a clock measures time using hours. Both thermometer and clock are instruments used to measure different units of time or temperature. Therefore, the correct answer is Hour.
21.
www stands for
Correct Answer
B. B. world wide web
Explanation
The correct answer is "b. world wide web." The acronym "www" stands for "world wide web," which refers to the system of interconnected documents and resources that can be accessed via the internet. This system allows users to navigate and access information from various websites using web browsers.
22.
Find the difference in 7 4/6 – 3 5/6?
Correct Answer
A. A) 3 5/6
Explanation
To find the difference between 7 4/6 and 3 5/6, we need to subtract the second fraction from the first. First, we need to convert both mixed numbers to improper fractions. 7 4/6 is equivalent to (6*7 + 4)/6 = 46/6. 3 5/6 is equivalent to (6*3 + 5)/6 = 23/6. Now, we can subtract the fractions: (46/6) - (23/6) = 23/6. Converting this improper fraction back to a mixed number, we get 3 5/6. Therefore, the correct answer is a) 3 5/6.
23.
What is the next number in the following sequence? 9, 3, 16, 4, 36, 6, 81, ______
Correct Answer
B. 9
Explanation
The pattern in the sequence is that every odd-numbered term is a perfect square, while every even-numbered term is the square root of the previous perfect square. Therefore, the next number in the sequence would be the square root of 81, which is 9.
24.
. 5y + 7 = 47, find the value of y?
Correct Answer
B. 8
Explanation
To find the value of y, we need to isolate y on one side of the equation. We can do this by subtracting 7 from both sides of the equation. This will give us 5y = 40. To solve for y, we divide both sides of the equation by 5. Therefore, y = 8.
25.
Nim went into a supermarket to buy some fruit.
There were three packs on special offer:
1) Ten grapes and five strawberries: 70p (save 10p)
2) Ten strawberries and ten apricots: £2 (save 40p)
3) Thirty grapes: 100p (save 20p)
What would be the full price of one grape, one strawberry and one apricot at normal price (no special offers)?
Correct Answer
A. 28p
Explanation
The full price of one grape, one strawberry, and one apricot at normal price can be determined by adding up the savings from each pack and subtracting it from the total price of each pack. From pack 1, the savings are 10p. From pack 2, the savings are 40p. From pack 3, the savings are 20p. Therefore, the total savings are 10p + 40p + 20p = 70p. Since the total price of the packs is 100p, the full price of one grape, one strawberry, and one apricot at normal price is 100p - 70p = 30p. However, the question asks for the full price of one grape, one strawberry, and one apricot, so we divide 30p by 3 to get the price of each fruit individually, which is 10p. Therefore, the correct answer is 10p for each fruit, making the total 10p + 10p + 10p = 30p.