# I Did Better Than I Thought

You scored 19 / 30

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Question 1 of 30

Fill in the missing number:

0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,-,34,55

A: 21
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Each number is the sum of the 2 preceding numbers.

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Question 2 of 30

Look at the drawing. The numbers alongside each column and row are the total of the values of the symbols within each column and row. What should replace the question mark?

23
25 x
28
30
32
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Apples are worth 7, bananas are worth 8, strawberries are worth 3 and cherries are worth 2.

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Question 3 of 30

Two men, starting at the same point, walk in opposite directions for 4 meters, turn left and walk another 3 meters. What is the distance between them?
2m
6m
10m x
12.5m
14m
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sqrt(3*3 + 4*4) * 2. They make two right triangles.

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Question 4 of 30

If a circle is one, how many is an octagon?
2
4
6
8 X
12
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Circle has one line, octagon has eight.

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Question 5 of 30

One of the following sentences given below means approximately the same as the proverb: "Don't count your chickens until they are hatched." Choose the one:

Some eggs have double yolks, so you can't really count eggs and chickens.

You can't walk around the henhouse to count the eggs because it will disturb the hens and they won't lay eggs.

*It is not really sensible to rely on something that has not yet happened and may not ever happen.* X

Since eggs break so easily, you may not be accurate in your count of future chickens.
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It is not really sensible to rely on something that has not yet happened and may not ever happen.

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Question 6 of 30

There are 1200 elephants in a herd. Some have pink and green stripes, some are all pink and some are all blue. One third are pure pink. Is it true that 400 elephants are definitely blue?
Yes
No X
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The other 800 elephants can be any mix of all blue and pink and green stripes.

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Question 7 of 30

Which word of four letters can be added to the front of the following words to create other English words?

CARD BOX CODE BAG HASTE
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Question 8 of 30

Following the pattern shown in the number sequence below, what is the missing number?

1 8 27 ? 125 216
36
45
46
64 X
99
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Each number is the cube of the sequence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

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Question 9 of 30

What is the following word when it is unscrambled?

H C P R A A T E U
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PARACHUTE.

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Question 10 of 30

Which same three-letter word can be placed in front of the following words to make a new word?

SIGN, DONE, DUCT, FOUND, FIRM, TRACT, DENSE
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CONsign, CONdone, CONduct, CONfound, CONfirm, CONtract, CONdense.

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Question 11 of 30

The same word can be added to the end of GRASS and the beginning of SCAPE to form two other English words?
A: Land
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grassLAND, LANDscape.

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Question 12 of 30

What is the word coiled inside this circle?

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STRONGER.

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Question 13 of 30

Only one other word can be made from all the letters of INSATIABLE. Can you find it?
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BANALITIES.

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Question 14 of 30

Which vowel comes midway between J and T?
A
E
I
O X
U
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JKLMN ->O<- PQRST

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Question 15 of 30

Pear is to apple as potato is to?
Banana
Strawberry
Peach
Lettuce

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Question 16 of 30

Which of the following is least like the others?
Poem
Novel
Painting
Statue
Flower X

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Flower. The only one not made by man.

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Question 17 of 30

Four years ago, Jane was twice as old as Sam. Four years on from now, Sam will be 3/4 of Jane's age. How old is Jane now?
A: 12
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12. 4 years ago Jane was 8, Sam was 4. In 4 years from now, Jane will be 16 and Sam will be 12.

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Question 18 of 30
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Which of the designs best completes the following sequence?

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When the outer shape is a hexagon, the center is a circle and vice-versa. The colors alternate.

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Question 19 of 30

Continue the following number series with the group of numbers below which best continues the series?

1 10 3 9 5 8 7 7 9 6 ? ?
11 5
10 5
10 4 X
11 6

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Alternating numbers go up by 2, and down by 1.

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Question 20 of 30

Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?

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The number of lines on the side with the stick goes increases by one, while the side opposite the stick decreases by one. The stick alternates sides.

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Question 21 of 30

How many four sided figures are in this diagram?

10 X
16
25
28
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25.

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Question 22 of 30

Which number comes next in this series of numbers?

2 3 5 7 11 13 ?
14
15
16 X
17
18

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Prime numbers.

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Question 23 of 30

Which letter comes next in this series of letters?

B A C B D C E D F ?

C X
D
E
F
G

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Alternate letters increase by one.

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Question 24 of 30

Which of the figures below the line of drawings best completes the series?

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The first column has 6 'petals', while the second has 5. The first row is solid. The second row has lines going from the 'petals' into the center.

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Question 25 of 30

Sally likes 225 but not 224; she likes 900 but not 800; she likes 144 but not 145. Which does she like?

1600 X
1700

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Sally likes perfect squares.

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Question 26 of 30

If two typists can type two pages in two minutes, how many typists will it take to type 18 pages in six minutes?
3
4 X
6
12
36

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One typist types one page in two minutes.

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Question 27 of 30

If it were two hours later, it would be half as long until midnight as it would be if it were an hour later. What time is it now?

18:30
20:00
21:00
22:00 X
23:30

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2 hours later (23:00 - 1 hour before midnight) is half the time until midnight as 1 hour later (22:00 - 2 hours before midnight).

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Question 28 of 30

One of the following proverbs is closest in meaning to the saying, "Birds of a feather, flock together." Choose one:

"One swallow doesn"t make a summer."
"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush."
"A man is known by the company he keeps." X
"Fine feathers make fine birds."
"Don"t judge a book by its cover."

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Question 29 of 30

What is the number that is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 400?
2
5 X
8
10
40

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1/10 of 400 is 40, 1/4 of 40 is 10, 1/2 of 10 is 5.

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Question 30 of 30

If you count from 1 to 100, how many 7's will you pass on the way?

10
11
19 X
20
21

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If you found 10, you forgot about 70, 71, etc. If you got 11, you forgot about the 70 series, but remembered 77 had 2; if you got 19, you forgot about the extra 7 in 77; if you got 21 you created a 7 out of thin air.
TheWaysOfShelly
26-30, F
2 Responses Nov 17, 2010

funny ****. I got 29/30 (also not a native English speaker). But anyway, top 2 percentile is a shitload of people. In my country alone that is 300.000 people, though only 4500 of them were actually retarded enough to join Mensa

I'll definitely take it again, maybe next month.