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Aptitude Test

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1. If you went to bed at 8:00 at night and set the alarm to wake you up at 9:00 in the morning, how many hours of sleep would you get?

2. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

3. Why can't a man living in Winston-Salem, North Carolina be buried west of the Mississippi River?

4. How many birthdays does the average man have?

5. If you had only one match, and entered a room in which there was a kerosene lamp, a wood burning stove, an oil burner, and a candle, which would you light first?

6. If a doctor gave you three pills and told you to take one every half hour, how long would they last?

7. Some months have 30 days, some have 31. How many months have 28?

8. How far can a dog run into the woods?

9. What four words appear on every denomination of US coin?

10. What is the minimum number of baseball players on the field during any part of an inning?_____ How many outs in an inning?____

11. I have in my hand 2 US coins which total 55 cents. One is not a nickel, please keep that in mind. What are the coins?

12. A farmer had 17 sheep and all but 9 died. How many did he have left?

13. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?

14. Two men are playing checkers. They play 5 games and each man wins the same amount of games. How can this be?

15. Take two apples from three apples and what have you?

16. An archeologist claimed he found aged coins dated 46 B.C. Did he?

17. A woman gives a beggar 50 cents. The woman is the beggar's sister, but the beggar is not the woman's brother. How can this be?

18. How many animals of each species did Moses take with him in the Ark?

19. Is it legal in North Carolina for a man to marry his widow's sister?

20. What word is mispelled in this test?

21. I am a man. If Joe's son is my son's father, what relationship am I to Joe?

22. Which word does not belong in the following group? (A) Knife (B) Swan (C) Smile (D) Feather (E) Lovely (F) Thought

23. Find the number that logically completes the following series: 2, 3, 5, 9, 17, 24. What number comes next in this series: 9,16,25,36

25. Complete this analogy with a five letter word ending with the letter H. High is to low as sky is to ----H.

26. In the grid below, two of the numbers in a line (across and down) produce the third. What is the missing number?

6 2 4

2 ? 0

4 0 4

27. Complete this analogy with a seven letter word ending with the letter T. Potential is to actual as future is to ------T.

28. 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?

29. Statistics indicate that men drivers are involved in more accidents than women drivers. The only conclusion that can certainly be drawn is that:

(A) Male chauvinists are wrong about women's abilities.

(B) Men are actually better drivers but drive more frequently.

(C) Men and women drive equally well, but men log more total mileage.

(D) Most truck drivers are men.

(E) There is not enough information to justify a conclusion.

30. In the following set of numbers, a rule of arithmetic applies across and down so that two of the numbers in a line produce the third. What is the missing number?

6 2 12

4 5 20

24 10 ?

31. If A x B = 24, C x D = 32, B x D = 48, and B x C = 24, what does A x B x C x D equal?

(A) 480 (C) 744 (E) 824 (B) 576 (D) 768

32. What do the following letters make when they are unscrambled?


33. Find the two words nearest in meaning to each other.

(A) Beam (B) Lump (D) Ray (C) Giggle (E) Collection

34. If Jim turns right or left at the stop sign, he will run out of gas before he reaches a service station. He has already gone too far past a service station to return before he runs out of gas. He does not see a service station ahead. Only one of the following statements can be positively deduced;

(A) He may run out of gas.

(B) He will run out of gas.

(C) He should not have taken this route.

(D) He is lost.

(E) He should turn right at the stop sign.

(F) He should turn left at the stop sign.

35. If an airplane travels at an average rate of 500 miles per hour, how long will it take to complete 20 trips, of which five are for 1000 miles, five for 1500 miles, five for 2000 miles, and five for 3000 miles?

(A) Two days, 18 hours

(B) Two days, 21 hours

(C) Three days

(D) Three days, 3 hours


1- One hour

2- Of course, though they might not celebrate it

3- Because he isn't dead

4- One, but you celebrate it every year

5- The match

6- One hour, you take the first one now, the second one 30 minutes from now, and the last one an hour from now

7- 12, all months have at least 28 days

8- Half way, he then begins running out of the woods

9- In God We Trust

10- 0 - six outs

11- A 50 cent piece and a nickel, one is a nickel and one IS NOT a nickel

12- 9

13- 70

14- They weren't playing against each other

15- Two apples

16- Impossible

17- The beggar is the woman's sister

18- None, Moses did not go in the Ark, Noah did

19- Irrelevant, as he would be dead

20- mispelled

21- His son

22- (E) The other words are all nouns

23- (33) The difference between the two numbers is progressively multiplied by 2 and added to the next number

24- (49) 9 is 3 squared, 16 is 4 squared, 25 is 5 squared, and so on. Also, 9 + 7 = 16, 16 + 9 = 25, 25 + 11 = 36, and so on

25- Earth

26- (2) In each vertical and horizontal row the second number is subtracted from the first

27- Present

28- Nine PM

29- (E)

30- (240) 24 x 10 and 12 x 20 both equal 240

31- (D) You don't have to determine the values of A, B, C, and D. Just multiply 24 x 32

32- Loveliness

33- (A) and (D)

34- (A) Just because Jim doesn't see a service station ahead doesn't mean there isn't one

35- (D)

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