1.
The last month of the year is______________
Correct Answer
D. December
Explanation
The correct answer is December because it is commonly known and accepted that December is the last month of the year. It is the twelfth and final month in the Gregorian calendar, which is widely used around the world.
2.
CAPTURE is the opposite of ___________
Correct Answer
B. Release
Explanation
The word "capture" implies taking control or holding something or someone. The opposite of this would be to "release" which means to set free or let go. Therefore, "release" is the correct answer as it is the opposite of "capture".
3.
Most of the items below resemble each other. Which one is least lie the others?
Correct Answer
C. Wednesday
Explanation
The items listed are all related to time or months, except for Wednesday, which is a day of the week. Therefore, Wednesday is the least like the others because it does not fit into the category of months or time.
4.
Does RSVP mean “reply not necessary”?
Correct Answer
B. No
Explanation
RSVP stands for "répondez s'il vous plaît," which is French for "please respond." It is a request for the recipient to respond to an invitation, indicating whether they will attend or not. Therefore, the correct answer is "No," as RSVP does not mean "reply not necessary."
5.
In the following set of words, which word is different from the others?Troop League Participate Pack Group
Correct Answer
C. Participate
Explanation
In this set of words, all the words except "Participate" represent a group or collection of something. Troop refers to a group of soldiers, League refers to a group of teams or organizations, Pack refers to a group of items bundled together, and Group refers to a collection of people or things. However, "Participate" does not represent a group or collection but rather an action or verb. Therefore, "Participate" is the word that is different from the others.
6.
USUAL is the opposite of _________
Correct Answer
A. Rare
Explanation
The word "usual" refers to something that is common or typical. The opposite of something that is usual would be something that is rare, meaning it is not common or frequently occurring.
7.
Look at the row of numbers. What number should come next? 8,4,2,1,½,¼ ___
Correct Answer
1/8
0.125
Explanation
The pattern in the given row of numbers is that each number is half of the previous number. Starting from 8, we divide by 2 to get 4, then divide by 2 again to get 2, and so on. Therefore, the next number should be half of the previous number, which is 1/8 or 0.125.
8.
CLIENT CUSTOMER - These words...
Correct Answer
A. Have similar meanings
Explanation
The words "client" and "customer" have similar meanings as they both refer to individuals or entities who purchase goods or services from a business. While there may be slight nuances in their usage depending on the context, they are generally used interchangeably to describe someone who engages in a transaction with a company. Therefore, the correct answer is that these words have similar meanings.
9.
Which word is related to Nose as Chew is to Teeth
Correct Answer
D. Smell
Explanation
The word "smell" is related to "nose" in the same way that "chew" is related to "teeth." Both "smell" and "nose" are associated with the sense of smell, just as "chew" and "teeth" are associated with the act of chewing.
10.
AUTUMN is the opposite of _______
Correct Answer
C. Spring
Explanation
Autumn is the opposite of Spring because they are two different seasons that occur at opposite times of the year. Autumn, also known as Fall, is the season that comes after Summer and before Winter. It is characterized by cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and the transition from summer to winter. Spring, on the other hand, is the season that comes after Winter and before Summer. It is characterized by warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and the transition from winter to summer. Therefore, Autumn and Spring are opposite seasons in terms of their timing and the changes they bring.
11.
A plane travels 300 feet in ½ second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in 10 seconds?
Correct Answer
C. 6000
Explanation
The plane travels 300 feet in 1/2 second. To find how many feet it will travel in 10 seconds, we can set up a proportion. If the plane travels 300 feet in 1/2 second, then it will travel x feet in 10 seconds. We can cross multiply and solve for x. 300 * 10 = 1/2 * x. Simplifying, we get 3000 = 1/2 * x. Multiplying both sides by 2, we get x = 6000. Therefore, the plane will travel 6000 feet in 10 seconds.
12.
Assume the first 2 statements are true.Statement 1 - These boys are normal children.Statement 2 - All normal children are active.Statement 3 - These boys are activeThe final statement is_______
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The final statement is true because statement 1 states that these boys are normal children, and statement 2 states that all normal children are active. Therefore, since the boys are normal children, they must also be active, which is confirmed by statement 3.
13.
REMOTE is the opposite of ______
Correct Answer
B. Near
Explanation
REMOTE is the opposite of Near.
14.
Lemon candles sell at 3 for 10 cents. How much will 1 ½ dozen cost?
Correct Answer
C. 60 cents
Explanation
Since lemon candles sell at 3 for 10 cents, we can calculate the cost of one candle by dividing 10 cents by 3, which equals 3.33 cents per candle. Therefore, 1 ½ dozen (18 candles) will cost 18 multiplied by 3.33 cents, which equals 59.94 cents. Rounded to the nearest cent, the cost will be 60 cents.
15.
How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates84721 847219210651 921056114201201 1421021096101101 9610116188884444 88884444
Correct Answer
C. 2
Explanation
There are two pairs listed below that are exact duplicates:
- 84721 and 84721
- 88884444 and 88884444
16.
Arrange the following words so that they make a true statement. What would the last word of the sentence be?always A verb sentence a has
Correct Answer
C. Verb
Explanation
The given words can be arranged to form the sentence "A sentence always has a verb." In this sentence, "verb" is the last word.
17.
A boy is 5 years old and his sister is twice as old. When the boy is 8 years old, how old will his sister be?
Correct Answer
A. 13
Explanation
When the boy is 8 years old, his sister will be twice as old as him, which means she will be 16 years old. However, since the question asks for her age, not the age difference between them, we subtract the age difference from the boy's age. So, when the boy is 8 years old, his sister will be 16 - 3 = 13 years old.
18.
IT’S ITS - These words...
Correct Answer
C. Mean neither the same nor opposite
Explanation
The words "IT'S" and "ITS" have different meanings and are used in different contexts. "IT'S" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has," while "ITS" is a possessive form of the pronoun "it." Therefore, they do not have the same meaning nor are they opposite in meaning.
19.
Assume that the first 2 statements are true.Statement 1 - John is the same age as Sally.Statement 2 - Sally is younger than Bill.Statement 3 - John is younger Bill.The final statement is_______
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
Based on the given information, we know that John is the same age as Sally (Statement 1) and that Sally is younger than Bill (Statement 2). Since John is the same age as Sally and Sally is younger than Bill, it implies that John is also younger than Bill. Therefore, the final statement, "John is younger than Bill," is true.
20.
A dealer bought some barrels for $4,000. She sold them for $5,000, making $50 on each barrel. How many barrels were involved?
Correct Answer
A. 20
Explanation
The dealer bought some barrels for $4,000 and sold them for $5,000, making $50 profit on each barrel. To find the number of barrels involved, we can divide the total profit ($1,000) by the profit per barrel ($50), which gives us 20. Therefore, there were 20 barrels involved in this transaction.
21.
Arrange the following words so that they make a complete sentence. Eggs Lay All ChickensThis statement is
Correct Answer
B. False
Explanation
The given statement "Eggs Lay All Chickens" does not make a complete sentence. It lacks a verb and does not convey a clear meaning. Therefore, the correct answer is false.
22.
Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they? - Many a good cow hath a bad calf
- Like father like son
- A miss is as good as a mile
- A person is known by the company he keeps
- They are seeds out of the same bowl
Correct Answer
B. 2 and 5
Explanation
The proverbs "Like father like son" and "They are seeds out of the same bowl" have similar meanings. Both proverbs imply that individuals inherit traits or qualities from their parents or the people they associate with.
23.
A watch lost 1 minute 18 seconds in 39 days. How many seconds did he lose per day?
Correct Answer
B. 2 seconds
Explanation
The watch lost 1 minute 18 seconds in 39 days. To find out how many seconds it lost per day, we divide the total loss (78 seconds) by the number of days (39). Therefore, the watch lost 2 seconds per day.
24.
CANVASS CANVAS - these words
Correct Answer
C. Mean neither the same nor opposite
Explanation
The words "CANVASS" and "CANVAS" do not have the same meaning, nor do they have opposite meanings. "CANVASS" refers to conducting a survey or gathering opinions, while "CANVAS" refers to a type of heavy fabric used for painting or as a surface for artwork. Therefore, the correct answer is that these words mean neither the same nor opposite.
25.
Statement 1 - All students take tests.Statement 2 - Some of the people in this room are students.Statement 3 - Some of the people in this room take tests.The final statement is_______
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The final statement is true because statement 1 states that all students take tests, and statement 2 confirms that there are students in the room. Therefore, it can be inferred that some of the people in the room are students who take tests, which aligns with statement 3.
26.
In 30 days a boy saved $1.00. What was his average daily savings?
Correct Answer
B. 3 ½ cents
Explanation
The boy saved $1.00 in 30 days, so to find his average daily savings, we divide the total amount saved by the number of days. $1.00 divided by 30 days is equal to 3 ½ cents.
27.
INGENIOUS INGENUOUS - These words
Correct Answer
C. Mean neither the same nor opposite
Explanation
The words "ingenious" and "ingenuous" may sound similar, but they do not have the same meaning or opposite meanings. "Ingenious" refers to someone who is clever, creative, and inventive, while "ingenuous" describes someone who is innocent, naive, and straightforward. Therefore, these words mean neither the same nor opposite things.
28.
Two men caught 36 fish; X caught 5 times as many as Y. How many fish did Y catch?
Correct Answer
C. 6
Explanation
If X caught 5 times as many fish as Y, and together they caught 36 fish, then we can set up an equation to solve for Y. Let's say Y caught y fish. This means that X caught 5y fish. The total number of fish caught is y + 5y = 6y. We know that 6y = 36, so y = 6. Therefore, Y caught 6 fish.
29.
A rectangle bin, completely filled, holds 800 cubic feet of grain. If the bin is 8 feet wide and 10 feet long, how deep is it?
Correct Answer
A. 10
Explanation
The volume of a rectangular bin can be calculated by multiplying its length, width, and depth. In this case, we are given that the bin is completely filled and holds 800 cubic feet of grain. We also know that the width is 8 feet and the length is 10 feet. To find the depth, we can rearrange the formula and solve for it. Dividing the volume (800 cubic feet) by the product of the width (8 feet) and the length (10 feet) gives us a depth of 10 feet.
30.
One number in the following series does not fit in with the pattern set by the others. What should the right number be?½, ¼, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/12
Correct Answer
1/10
0.1
Explanation
The given series consists of fractions with decreasing denominators. The pattern is that each number is the reciprocal of a multiple of 2. However, the number 1/10 does not fit this pattern as it is not the reciprocal of a multiple of 2. Additionally, 0.1 is the decimal equivalent of 1/10, which also does not fit the pattern. Therefore, both 1/10 and 0.1 are the right numbers that do not fit with the pattern set by the others.
31.
P.M. means Post Meridiem
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The statement "P.M. means Post Meridiem" is true. Post Meridiem, abbreviated as P.M., refers to the period of time between noon and midnight. It is used to indicate the time in the afternoon and evening hours, typically from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 11:59 p.m. Understanding this abbreviation helps in correctly interpreting time references and distinguishing between morning (A.M.) and afternoon/evening (P.M.) timings.
32.
CREDITABLE CREDULOUS - These words…
Correct Answer
C. Mean neither the same nor opposite
Explanation
The words "creditable" and "credulous" do not have the same meaning, nor do they have opposite meanings. "Creditable" means deserving of praise or recognition, while "credulous" means gullible or easily fooled. Therefore, the two words mean neither the same nor opposite.
33.
A skirt requires 2 ¼ yards of material. How many skirts can be cut from 45 yards
Correct Answer
B. 20
Explanation
If a skirt requires 2 ¼ yards of material and there are 45 yards available, we can divide the total yards by the yards needed for each skirt to find the number of skirts that can be made. 45 divided by 2 ¼ is equal to 20, so 20 skirts can be cut from the given amount of material.
34.
A clock was exactly on time at noon on Monday. At 2 P.M. on Wednesday, it was 25 seconds slow. At that same rate, how much did it lose in ½ hour?
Correct Answer
B. ¼ sec
Explanation
The clock was 25 seconds slow from Monday noon to Wednesday 2 P.M., which is a total of 2 days and 2 hours. To find out how much it lost in ½ hour, we can set up a proportion. Since 2 days and 2 hours is equivalent to 50 hours, we can say that the clock lost 25 seconds in 50 hours. Therefore, in 1 hour, it would lose 0.5 seconds (25 seconds divided by 50 hours). And in ½ hour, it would lose half of that, which is 0.25 seconds. So the correct answer is ¼ sec.
35.
Our baseball team lost 9 games this season. This was 3/8 of all they played. How many games did they play this season?
Correct Answer
B. 24
Explanation
The baseball team lost 9 games, which is 3/8 of all the games they played. To find the total number of games they played, we can set up a proportion. Let x be the total number of games. We can set up the equation (3/8) = 9/x and cross multiply to get 3x = 72. Dividing both sides by 3, we find that x = 24. Therefore, the baseball team played 24 games this season.
36.
What is the next number in this series? Your answer should be rounded up to 4 decimal places.1, 0.5, 0.25, 0.125,____
Correct Answer
0.0625
Explanation
The given series is a geometric progression where each term is obtained by multiplying the previous term by 0.5. So, to find the next term, we multiply the last term (0.125) by 0.5, resulting in 0.0625.
37.
Read the following statementsStatement 1 - A new broom sweeps clean.Statement 2 - Old shoes are easiest.The meaning of the sentences are_________
Correct Answer
B. Contradictory
Explanation
The two statements are contradictory because "A new broom sweeps clean" implies that something new or fresh is better or more effective, while "Old shoes are easiest" suggests that old or familiar things are easier to use or handle. These two statements present opposing ideas about the value or effectiveness of new versus old items.
38.
How many of the five pairs listed below are exact duplicates?Rexford, J. D.Rockford, J.D.Singleton, M.O. Simbleten, M.O.Richards, W. E. Richard, W. E.Siegel, A. B. Seigel, A. B.Wood, A.O. Wood, A. O.
Correct Answer
A. 1
Explanation
There is only one pair listed below that is an exact duplicate, which is "Wood, A.O." and "Wood, A. O.". The other pairs have slight differences in spelling or punctuation, making them not exact duplicates.
39.
Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?- You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.
- He that steals an egg will steal an ox
- A rolling stone gathers no moss
- You cannot damage a wrecked ship
- It is the impossible that happens.
Correct Answer
B. 1 and 4
Explanation
The first proverb "You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" means that you cannot turn something of low quality into something of high quality. The fourth proverb "You cannot damage a wrecked ship" means that something that is already damaged or ruined cannot be further harmed. Both of these proverbs convey the idea that certain things are impossible or cannot be changed.
40.
Which of the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?10,1,.99,.33,11
Correct Answer
D. .33
Explanation
The group of numbers represents the smallest amount because .33 is the smallest number among the given options.
41.
Read the following statementsStatement 1 - No honest person ever apologized for their honesty.Statement 2 - Honesty is praised in starves.The meaning of the sentences are_________
Correct Answer
B. Contradictory
Explanation
The given statements are contradictory because Statement 1 implies that honest people never apologize for their honesty, while Statement 2 suggests that honesty is praised. If honesty is truly praised, then it is likely that some honest people may apologize for their honesty in certain situations where it may have caused harm or offense. Therefore, the two statements contradict each other.
42.
For $1.80 a grocer buys a case of fruit which contains 12 dozen. She knows that two dozen will spoil before she sells them. At what price per dozen must she sell the good ones to gain 1/3 of the whole cost?
Correct Answer
A. 24 cents
Explanation
The grocer buys a case of fruit for $1.80, which contains 12 dozen. She knows that two dozen will spoil, so she is left with 10 dozen. To gain 1/3 of the whole cost, she needs to sell the good ones at a price that covers 1/3 of the total cost. Therefore, she needs to sell each dozen at a price that covers 1/3 of $1.80. 1/3 of $1.80 is $0.60. Since she has 10 dozen, she needs to sell each dozen for $0.60 divided by 10, which is $0.06. $0.06 is equivalent to 24 cents. Therefore, she must sell the good ones for 24 cents per dozen.
43.
In the following set of words, which word is different from the others?Colony, Companion, Covey, Crew, Constellation
Correct Answer
B. Companion
Explanation
All the other words in the set refer to a group or collection of individuals. Colony refers to a group of animals or plants living together, Covey refers to a small group of birds, Crew refers to a group of people working together, and Constellation refers to a group of stars. However, Companion refers to an individual who accompanies or spends time with another person, making it the odd one out in this set.
44.
Assume that the first two statements are true.Statement 1 - Great people are ridiculed.Statement 2 - I am ridiculed.Statement 3 - I am a great person.The final statement is ________
Correct Answer
C. Not certain
Explanation
Based on the given information, it is not certain whether the final statement is true or false. While it is stated that great people are ridiculed and the person making the statement is ridiculed, it does not necessarily mean that the person making the statement is a great person. Therefore, the truth value of the final statement cannot be determined.
45.
Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $3,500 and Z invests $2,000. If the profits are $1,500, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested
Correct Answer
B. $175
Explanation
X invested $3,500 and Z invested $2,000. The total investment is $5,500. If the profits are divided equally, each partner would receive $1,500/3 = $500. However, if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested, X would receive ($3,500/$5,500) * $1,500 = $957.27. The difference between the two amounts is $500 - $957.27 = -$457.27, which is approximately $175 less than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested.
46.
In printing an article of 30,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 1,200 words. Using a smaller type, a page contains 1,500 words. The article is allotted 22 pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in a smaller type?
Correct Answer
B. 12
Explanation
To find the number of pages that must be in a smaller type, we need to determine the number of words that can be printed using the larger type and the number of words that can be printed using the smaller type.
Using the larger type, each page can contain 1,200 words. Therefore, the total number of words that can be printed using the larger type is 1,200 x 22 = 26,400 words.
Since the article has 30,000 words in total, the remaining words that need to be printed using the smaller type is 30,000 - 26,400 = 3,600 words.
Using the smaller type, each page can contain 1,500 words. Therefore, the number of pages that must be in a smaller type is 3,600 / 1,500 = 12 pages.
Hence, the correct answer is 12.
47.
REAP is the opposite of__________
Correct Answer
E. Sow
Explanation
The word "REAP" means to harvest or gather, usually in relation to crops. The opposite of reaping would be the act of sowing, which means to plant seeds. Therefore, the correct answer is "Sow."
48.
Paper clips sell for 23 cents per box. What will 4 boxes cost?
Correct Answer
92 cents
92cents
92c
92 c
92 Cents
92Cents
92C
92 C
Explanation
The question asks for the cost of 4 boxes of paper clips, and each box sells for 23 cents. To find the total cost, we multiply the cost of one box by the number of boxes: 23 cents x 4 boxes = 92 cents. Therefore, the correct answer is 92 cents, 92cents, 92c, 92 c, 92 Cents, 92Cents, 92C, 92 C.
49.
MINER MINOR - These words...
Correct Answer
C. Mean neither the same nor opposite
Explanation
The words "miner" and "minor" do not have the same meaning or opposite meanings. "Miner" refers to a person who works in a mine, while "minor" refers to something or someone who is under legal age or of lesser importance. Therefore, the words do not have similar or contradictory meanings, but rather have different meanings altogether.
50.
A line can be drawn which divides the following figure into two separate parts. These two parts could then fit together to make a square. Which two numbers would you connect to make this line?
Correct Answer
B. 6 - 9
Explanation
You would connect the numbers 6 and 9 to make the line. By connecting these two numbers, you can divide the figure into two separate parts: one part consisting of the numbers 3, 6, and 9, and the other part consisting of the numbers 4, 10, and 12. These two parts can then be rearranged to form a square shape.