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Example Question #1 : General Knowledge And Recognition

The ninth month of the year is _________________.

Possible Answers:

October

August

September

November

Correct answer:

September

Explanation:

This is a simple calendar knowledge question. September is the ninth month of the year, preceded by August, the eighth month of the year, and followed by October, the tenth month of the year.

Example Question #1 : Reasoning With Dates

How many days will elapse between the beginning of July 7 and the beginning of September 7?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

July has 31 days, so 31 days will pass from the beginning of July 7 to the beginning August 7; August has 31 days, so 31 more days will pass to the beginning of September 7. This makes a total of 62 days.

Example Question #1 : General Knowledge And Recognition

In the following list, each value of is calculated from its value of the same way. Fill in the blank.

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

is calculated from by taking the square of , then affixing a negative symbol in front if and only if  is odd. Therefore, to get the that corresponds to , first, square 5:

Next, affix a negative symbol in front to make it , the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : General Knowledge And Recognition

A sequence begins as follows:

What number will replace the circle?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The sequence of numbers is formed by starting with 5, and, for each consecutive term, adding a quantity that begins with 3 and doubles each time. The sequence is:

- the number that replaces the square;

- the number that replaces the circle.

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Duplicate Pairs Of Names Or Titles

Wilson Ramos AND Wilson Ramos

Dr. Kevin Banks AND Dr. Kevin Banks

D'Angelo Wilson AND DAngelo Wilson

DeMarcus Crossly AND DeMarcus Crossly

How many of the given pairs are exact duplicates of one another?

Possible Answers:

3

2

4

1

Correct answer:

3

Explanation:

All of these pairs of names are duplicates, with the exception of "D'Angelo Wilson and DAngelo Wilson." Oe of these names includes an apostrophe and the other does not. 

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Duplicate Pairs Of Names Or Titles

Examine the following ten names. How many pairs of exact duplicates are there?

Wiles, Andrew

Newton, Issac

Turing, Alan

Bowen, Rufus

Rudin, Mary

Turing, Alan

Bown, Rufus

Willes, Andrew

Newton, Issac

Ruddin, Mary

Possible Answers:

Four

One

Five

Three

Two

Correct answer:

Two

Explanation:

The names are rearranged in alphabetical order, by last name.

The duplicated names appear in boldface:

Bowen, Rufus

Bown, Rufus

Newton, Issac

Newton, Issac

Rudin, Mary

Ruddin, Mary

Turing, Alan

Turing, Alan

Wiles, Andrew

Willes, Andrew

The correct response is two.

Example Question #1 : Recognizing Duplicate Pairs Of Words

How many of these pairs of words are exact duplicates?

1) quadrilateral AND quadriateral

2) obtuse AND obtuse

3) isosceles AND isoseles

4) circumference AND circumference

5) radian AND radian

Possible Answers:

Five

Three

One

Four

Two

Correct answer:

Three

Explanation:

The exact matches are in boldface; the unmatched words are noted, with their difference:

1) quadrilateral AND quadriateral

["l" is missing from the second word]

2) obtuse AND obtuse

[exact match]

3) isosceles AND isoseles

["c" is missing from the second word]

4) circumference AND circumference

[exact match]

5) radian AND radian

[exact match]

The correct response is three.

Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

1. All writers live in fear of a lonely, penniless death.

2. I live in fear of a lonely, penniless death.

3. I am a writer.

If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true, false, or uncertain?

Possible Answers:

False

True

Uncertain

Correct answer:

Uncertain

Explanation:

There is not enough information given to say if the third statement is true. The relationship between the two sentences is only directly true in one direction, namely that all writers live in fear of a lonely penniless death. It does NOT hold that all people who live in fear of a penniless death are, by definition, writers. It is possible that the speaker is a writer, but the logic of the statement's does not necessitate that this is so.

Example Question #1 : Verbal Logic

All ducks like oranges.

Fluffy does not like oranges.

Is Fluffy a duck?

Possible Answers:

Yes

No

Maybe

Correct answer:

No

Explanation:

Suppose Fluffy is a duck. Then by the first statement, Fluffy must like oranges. But by the second statement, Fluffy hates oranges, so this would be a contradiction. Therefore, Fluffy cannot be a duck.

Example Question #1 : Completing Sentences

William was reluctant at first, but he eventually acquiesced to our request.

Select the word that best reflects the meaning of the underlined word.

Possible Answers:

None of these

Enthusiastically agreed

Refused

Agreed

Correct answer:

Agreed

Explanation:

To "acquiesce" to a request is to "agree" or give in to that request. There is no specific element of the word's meaning that indicates this agreement is enthusiastic, and the context of this sentence actually counter-indicates that reading.

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