1.
Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
# gorblflur means fan belt
# pixngorbl means ceiling fan
# arthtusl means tile roof
Which word could mean "ceiling tile"?
Correct Answer
D. Pixnarth
Explanation
The word "pixnarth" could mean "ceiling tile" because it combines the word "pixngorbl" (ceiling fan) with the word "arthtusl" (tile roof). By combining these two words, we can infer that "pixnarth" refers to a tile used for the ceiling.
2.
Here are some words translated from an artificial language.
# agnoscrenia means poisonous spider
# delanocrenia means poisonous snake
# agnosdeery means brown spider
Which word could mean "black widow spider"?
Correct Answer
C. Agnosvitriblunin
Explanation
The artificial language follows a pattern where the first part of the word represents the color or characteristic of the animal, and the second part represents the type of animal. "agnos" is the common prefix for spider, "vitri" likely means black, and "blunin" could mean widow. Therefore, "agnosvitriblunin" could mean "black widow spider".
3.
Complete the following series:
SCD, TEF, UGH, ____, WKL
Correct Answer
C. VIJ
Explanation
The letters in the series follow a pattern where each letter is shifted one position to the right in the alphabet. Starting with SCD, the next letter is TEF, then UGH. Following this pattern, the next letter should be VIJ.
4.
Complete the following series:
B2CD, _____, BCD4, B5CD, BC6D
Correct Answer
B. BC3D
Explanation
The pattern in the series is that the letter 'C' is being incremented by 1 in each term. Additionally, the number after 'C' is being incremented by 1 in each term. Therefore, in the missing term, the letter 'C' is incremented by 1 to become 'D', and the number after 'C' is incremented by 1 to become '3'. Hence, the missing term is BC3D.
5.
All the trees in the park are flowering trees.
Some of the trees in the park are dogwoods.
All dogwoods in the park are flowering trees.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The first statement states that all the trees in the park are flowering trees. The second statement states that some of the trees in the park are dogwoods. Since all dogwoods are flowering trees according to the third statement, it can be concluded that if the first two statements are true, the third statement is also true.
6.
Apartments in the Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons.
Apartments in the Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in the The Gaslight Commons.
Of the three apartment buildings, the Livingston Gate costs the most.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The first two statements establish a comparison between the cost of apartments in Riverdale Manor and The Gaslight Commons, and the cost of apartments in Livingston Gate and The Gaslight Commons. Since the first statement states that apartments in Riverdale Manor cost less than apartments in The Gaslight Commons, and the second statement states that apartments in Livingston Gate cost more than apartments in The Gaslight Commons, it can be inferred that apartments in Livingston Gate cost the most out of the three apartment buildings. Therefore, the third statement is true.
7.
All Lamels are Signots with buttons.
No yellow Signots have buttons.
No Lamels are yellow.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The first two statements establish that all Lamels are Signots with buttons and that no yellow Signots have buttons. Since no Lamels are yellow, it can be concluded that all Lamels are Signots without buttons. Therefore, the third statement is true.
8.
The hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore.
The market is one block west of the hotel.
The drugstore is west of the market.
If the first two statements are true, the third statement is:
Correct Answer
A. True
Explanation
The first statement states that the hotel is two blocks east of the drugstore. The second statement states that the market is one block west of the hotel. Combining these two statements, we can conclude that the market is three blocks west of the drugstore. The third statement confirms this conclusion by stating that the drugstore is west of the market. Therefore, the third statement is true.
9.
Logically analyze the information given below and answer this question:
Who is the CEO?
At a small company, parking spaces are reserved for the top executives: CEO, president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer with the spaces lined up in that order. The parking lot guard can tell at a glance if the cars are parked correctly by looking at the color of the cars. The cars are yellow, green, purple, red, and blue, and the executives names are Alice, Bert, Cheryl, David, and Enid.
* The car in the first space is red.
* A blue car is parked between the red car and the green car.
* The car in the last space is purple.
* The secretary drives a yellow car.
* Alice's car is parked next to David's.
* Enid drives a green car.
* Bert's car is parked between Cheryl's and Enid's.
* David's car is parked in the last space.
Correct Answer
C. Cheryl
Explanation
Cheryl is the CEO because her car is parked between Bert's and Enid's, and the CEO's parking space is reserved for the top executive.
10.
Logically analyze the information given below and answer this question:
How much rain did Mile City get?
Five cities all got more rain than usual this year. The five cities are: Last Stand, Mile City, New Town, Olliopolis, and Polberg. The cities are located in five different areas of the country: the mountains, the forest, the coast, the desert, and in a valley. The rainfall amounts were: 12 inches, 27 inches, 32 inches, 44 inches, and 65 inches.
* The city in the desert got the least rain; the city in the forest got the most rain.
* New Town is in the mountains.
* Last Stand got more rain than Olliopolis.
* Mile City got more rain than Polberg, but less rain than New Town.
* Olliopolis got 44 inches of rain.
* The city in the mountains got 32 inches of rain; the city on the coast got 27 inches of rain.
Correct Answer
B. 27 inches
Explanation
Mile City got more rain than Polberg and less rain than New Town. We know that New Town is in the mountains and got 32 inches of rain, while the city on the coast got 27 inches of rain. Therefore, Mile City, which got more rain than Polberg but less than New Town, must have received 27 inches of rain.
11.
Logically analyze the information given below and answer this question:
What day does Uma do her task?
Five roommates Randy, Sally, Terry, Uma, and Vernon each do one housekeeping task mopping, sweeping, laundry, vacuuming, or dusting one day a week, Monday through Friday.
* Vernon does not vacuum and does not do his task on Tuesday.
* Sally does the dusting, and does not do it on Monday or Friday.
* The mopping is done on Thursday.
* Terry does his task, which is not vacuuming, on Wednesday.
* The laundry is done on Friday, and not by Uma.
* Randy does his task on Monday.
Correct Answer
D. Thursday
Explanation
Uma does her task on Thursday. This can be determined by analyzing the given information. We know that Vernon does not vacuum and does not do his task on Tuesday, so Tuesday is eliminated as a possibility for Uma's task. Sally does the dusting and does not do it on Monday or Friday, so Monday and Friday are also eliminated. The mopping is done on Thursday, so Uma cannot be doing the mopping. Terry does his task, which is not vacuuming, on Wednesday, so Wednesday is also eliminated. The laundry is done on Friday and not by Uma, so Uma's task cannot be laundry. Therefore, the only remaining option is Thursday, making it the day when Uma does her task.
12.
Applying for Seasonal Employment occurs when a person requests to be considered for a job that is dependent on a particular season or time of year. Which situation below is the best example of Applying for Seasonal Employment?
Correct Answer
C. Lucinda makes an appointment with the beach resort restaurant manager to interview for the summer waitressing position that was advertised in the newspaper.
Explanation
Lucinda making an appointment with the beach resort restaurant manager to interview for the summer waitressing position that was advertised in the newspaper is the best example of applying for seasonal employment. This situation demonstrates a person actively seeking a job that is dependent on a particular season, in this case, the summer. The fact that the position is specifically advertised for the summer season further supports the idea of seasonal employment.
13.
In the Maple Hill school district, a Five-Day Suspension occurs when a student is not permitted to attend school for five days for (1) physically assaulting another student, a teacher, or a school employee or (2) willfully destructing or defacing school property. Which situation below is the best example of a Five-Day Suspension?
Correct Answer
C. Franny uses spray paint to write derogatory comments on the locker room wall and she is given a suspension.
Explanation
Franny's act of using spray paint to write derogatory comments on the locker room wall falls under the category of willfully destructing or defacing school property, which is one of the conditions for a Five-Day Suspension in the Maple Hill school district. This action directly violates the school's rules and is considered a serious offense, resulting in the suspension. Lillian's cheating, Marc's disruptions, and Ms. Farmer's tutoring announcement do not involve physical assault or willful destruction of school property, and therefore do not meet the criteria for a Five-Day Suspension.
14.
In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as:
(A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
(B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
(C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
(D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
(E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.
Statements:
I. The prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months.
II. The crude oil prices in the international market have gone up substantially in the last few months.
Correct Answer
D. (D)
Explanation
Statement I and II are both effects of independent causes. The fact that the prices of petrol and diesel in the domestic market have remained unchanged for the past few months could be due to various factors such as government regulations or stability in the supply and demand of these fuels in the domestic market. On the other hand, the increase in crude oil prices in the international market could be due to factors such as geopolitical tensions, changes in global demand, or fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Therefore, both statements are independent effects of different causes.
15.
In the following question, two statements numbered I and II are given. There may be cause and effect relationship between the two statements. These two statements may be the effect of the same cause or independent causes. These statements may be independent causes without having any relationship. Read both the statements in each question and mark your answer as:
(A) If statement I is the cause and statement II is its effect;
(B) If statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect;
(C) If both the statements I and II are independent causes;
(D) If both the statements I and II are effects of independent causes; and
(E) If both the statements I and II are effects of some common cause.
Statements:
I. The Reserve Bank of India has recently put restrictions on few small banks in the country.
II. The small banks in the private and co-operative sector in India are not in a position to withstand the competitions of the bigger in the public sector.
Correct Answer
B. (B)
Explanation
Statement II is the cause and statement I is its effect. The reason for the Reserve Bank of India putting restrictions on few small banks is that these banks in the private and co-operative sector are not able to compete with the bigger banks in the public sector. Therefore, the inability of small banks to withstand competition is the cause, and the restriction by the Reserve Bank of India is the effect.
16.
A dice is numbered from 1 to 6 in different ways.
If 1 is adjacent to 2, 3 and 5, then which of the following statements is necessarily true?
Correct Answer
A. 4 is adjacent to 6
Explanation
If 1 is adjacent to 2, 3, and 5, it means that 1 shares an edge with these numbers on the dice. Since 4 is not mentioned as being adjacent to 1, it is not necessarily true that 4 is adjacent to 6. Therefore, the correct answer is not 4 is adjacent to 6.
17.
A dice is numbered from 1 to 6 in different ways.
If 2 is opposite to 3 and adjacent to 4 and 6, then which of the following statements is necessarily true?
Correct Answer
D. 1 is adjacent to 2 and 3
Explanation
If 2 is opposite to 3 and adjacent to 4 and 6, then it can be inferred that 1 is adjacent to 2 and 3. Since 2 is opposite to 3, and 1 is adjacent to 2, it follows that 1 must be adjacent to 3 as well. Therefore, the statement "1 is adjacent to 2 and 3" is necessarily true.
18.
Four usual dice are thrown on the ground. The total of numbers on the top faces of these four dice is 13 as the top faces showed 4, 3, 1 and 5 respectively. What is the total of the faces touching the ground?
Correct Answer
C. 15
Explanation
The total of the numbers on the top faces of the four dice is 13, and since each die has six faces, the total sum of all the faces on the four dice is 4 times 6, which equals 24. The faces touching the ground are the bottom faces of the dice, which are not visible in the given information. Therefore, the total of the faces touching the ground cannot be determined.
19.
Distances from you to certain cities are written below.
BERLIN 200 miles
PARIS 300 miles
ROME 400 miles
AMSTERDAM 300 miles
CARDIFF ??? miles
How far should it be to Cardiff ?
Correct Answer
A. 100 miles
Explanation
Based on the given information, the distances to the other cities are provided in miles. Since the distances to Berlin, Paris, Rome, and Amsterdam are all given in multiples of 100 miles, it can be inferred that the distance to Cardiff should also be in multiples of 100 miles. Therefore, the distance to Cardiff should be 100 miles.
20.
Sherlock, A detective who was mere days from cracking an international smuggling ring has suddenly gone missing. While inspecting his last-known location, you find a note:
710 57735 34 5508 51 7718
Currently there are 3 suspects: Bill, John, and Todd. Can you break the detective's code and find the criminal's name?
Correct Answer
A. Bill
Explanation
The answer "Bill" can be derived from the note by looking at the numbers. Each number represents the number of letters in each word of the suspects' names. For example, "710" represents the word "Bill" because it has 3 letters. Similarly, "57735" represents the word "John" because it has 4 letters. By decoding the numbers in this way, we can determine that the criminal's name is Bill.
21.
Complete The Maths Equation
Replace the ? by the correct mathematical signs to make the expression equal to 59.
18 ? 12 ? 4 ? 5 = 59
Correct Answer
B. * / +
Explanation
To make the expression equal to 59, we need to replace the question marks with the correct mathematical signs. The correct signs are * (multiplication), / (division), and + (addition). By replacing the question marks with these signs in the order given, the expression becomes 18 * 12 / 4 + 5 = 59.
22.
In a contest, four fruits (an apple, a banana, an orange, and a pear) have been placed in four closed boxes (one fruit per box). People may guess which fruit is in which box. 123 people participate in the contest. When the boxes are opened, it turns out that 43 people have guessed none of the fruits correctly, 39 people have guessed one fruit correctly, and 31 people have guessed two fruits correctly.
How many people have guessed three fruits correctly, and how many people have guessed four fruits correctly?
Correct Answer
E. 10,10
23.
How many times do a clock's hands overlap in a day ?
Correct Answer
C. 22
Explanation
In a 12-hour clock, the hour hand completes two full rotations in a day, while the minute hand completes 24 rotations. These rotations cause the hands to overlap 22 times in a day, as they meet at each hour mark and overlap once more when they are exactly on top of each other at 12 o'clock. Therefore, the correct answer is 22.