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This is a test of problem-solving ability. It contains various types of questions that must be completed without the aid of a calculator or other problem-solving devices.
Please complete the information section below, then carefully read the directions.
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This test contains 50 questions that increase in difficulty. it is unlikely that you will finish all of them, but do your best.
After the test begins, you will have exactly 12 minutes to provide as many correct answers as you can. Work carefully but do not spend too much time on any one question or skip around. Be sure to select an answer for each question.
1. The eleventh month of the year is
2. SEVERE is the opposite of
3. In the following set of words, which word is different from the others?
4. Answer by selecting YES or NO - Does R.S.V.P. mean "please reply"?
5. In the following set of words, which word is different from the others?
5. PURE is the opposite of
7. Which word is related to chew as smell is to nose?
8. How many of the five pairs of items listed below are exact duplicates?
9. CLEAR is the opposite of
10. A dealer bought some televisions for $3,500. He sold them for $5,500, making $50 on each television. How many televisions were involved?
11. ADOPT ADEPT - Do these words
12. Lemon candles sell at 3 for 15 cents. How much will 1½ dozen cost?
13. How many of the six pairs listed below are exact duplicates?
14. FAMILIAR is the opposite of
15. Which number in the following group of numbers represents the smallest amount?
16. Arrange the following words so that they make a true statement. Print the last letter of the word as the answer to this problem.
17. One of the following figures is the most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?
18. Two people caught 36 fish. X caught 8 times as many as Y. How many fish did Y catch?
19. REFLECT REFLEX - Do these words
20. Arrange the following words so that they make a complete sentence. If it is a true statement, select "True" as your answer, if false, select "False".
21. Assume the first 2 statments are true. Is the final one:
All visionaries are leaders. Most visionaries are progressives. Some leaders are progressives.
22. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
23 . Look at the following series of numbers. What number should come next?
24. The hours of daylight in SEPTEMBER are nearest equal to the hours of daylight in
25. Assume the first 2 statments are true. Is the final one:
Bill is the same age as Mary. Mary is younger than John. Bill is younger than John.
26. A plane travels 75 feet in ¼ second. At this same speed, how many feet will it travel in 5 seconds?
27. Five pounds of feed sells for $2.00. How many pounds can you buy for 80 cents?
28. STRETCH SPREAD - Do these words
29. This geometric figure can be divided by a straight line into two parts which will fit together in a certain way to make a perfect square. Draw that line by joining two of the numbers. Then write the two numbers as your answer.
30. Assume the first 2 statments are true. Is the final one:
Fred greeted Mary. Mary greeted Ned. Fred did not greet Ned.
31. A bond that costs $2,490 has decreased 33¼% in value by the end of the year. What is its value at that time?
32. One of the following figures is most different from the others. What is the number in that figure?
33. A skirt requires 2⅓ yards of material. How many skirts can be cut from 42 yards?
34. Are the meanings of the following phrases:
No doctor at all is better than three. The more doctors, the more sickness.
35. ENLARGE AGGRANDIZE - Do these words
36. Are the meanings of the following sentences:
It is always well to moor your ship with two anchors. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.
37. For $3.60 a grocer buys a case of fruit which contains 12 dozen pieces. He knows that two dozen pieces will spoil before he sells them. At what price per dozen must he sell the good ones to gain ⅓ of the whole cost?
38. PRETENSIONS PRETENSIOUS - Do these words
39. When wire is selling at $.0125 a foot, how many feet can you buy for $.50?
40. One number in the following series does not fit in with the pattern set by the others. What should the next number be?
41. IMAGE IMAGINARY - Do these words
42. How many square yards are there in a floor which is 6 feet long by 21 feet wide?
43. Are the meanings of the following sentences:
All good things are cheap, all bad things very dear. Goodness is simple; badness is manifold.
44. A marksman shooting at a target hits it 12½% of the time. How many times must he shoot to register 100 hits?
45. One number in the following series does not fit in with the pattern set by the others. What should that number be?
46. Three individuals form a partnership and agree to divide the profits equally. X invests $4,500. Y invests $3,500. Z invests $2,000. If the profits are $2,400, how much less does X receive than if the profits were divided in proportion to the amount invested?
47. Two of the following proverbs have similar meanings. Which ones are they?
48. Are the meanings of the following sentences:
After the event, even a fool is wise. Nobody ever became wise by chance.
49. Three of the following 5 parts can be fitted together in such a way to make a triangle. Which 3 are they?
50. In printing an article of 24,000 words, a printer decides to use two sizes of type. Using the larger type, a printed page contains 900 words. Using the smaller type, a page contains 1,200 words. The article is alloted 21 full pages in a magazine. How many pages must be in the smaller type?