## Blank Mirage Glisten Portrait

2 Which is the odd one out? A

Which piece below, when fitted into the piece above, will form a perfect circle?

Which hexagon should replace the question mark?

Which circle should replace the question mark?

8 Which is the odd one out? A

D

Which box below has most in common with the box above?

What comes next in the above sequence?

What comes next in the above sequence?

Logic test (Answers, see pp. 217-19)

1 What is it that occurs once in a blue moon, twice in a lifetime, but never in a month of Sundays?

2 What conclusion can be drawn as a result of the three statements below?

(i) No-one has a degree in bio-chemistry unless they went to Oxford.

(ii) No-one over 30 can speak Spanish and Manx.

(iii) Those who cannot speak Spanish and Manx did not go to Oxford.

1739482 8492371 7321948

What number continues the sequence?

4 My watch showed the correct time at 12 noon but then the battery started to run down until it eventually stopped completely.

Between 12 noon up to it stopping it lost 14 minutes per hour on average.

It now shows 15.50, but it stopped 5 hours ago. What is the correct time now?

5 Fill in the missing numbers.

6 Where would you place the letters B, G and L in the grid?

 K D E 1 C H J A F

7 The following words are in logical progression.

blank mirage glisten portrait

What comes next?

whispered, vacillate, kissogram, reticence, vacate, wisdom

8 In my pocket, all but four of the coins are valued 10 pence, all but four are valued £2, all but four are valued 50 pence, all but four are valued 5 pence and all but four are valued £1.

How much money have I in my pocket?

What numbers should replace the question marks?

 3 6 8 4 1 9 7 8 7
 2 8 3 6 5 8 9 4 1
 1 7 4 6 9 8 ? ? ?

10 Which four letters do not belong in this group?

ARRK

BAYT

COLL

CORT

HSTY

PIER

SOST

SWOD

THRS

Verbal ability test (Answers, see pp. 219-20)

1 Plight is to predicament as quandary is to:

enigma, imbroglio, dilemma, hitch, conundrum, quagmire

2 Which word in brackets is closest in meaning to the word in capitals?

MUNDANE (cheap, banal, ethereal, dreary, recondite)

3 FILTHY SEASON is an anagram of which two words that are synonyms?

4 Complete the circles to find two words that are opposite in meaning, one reading clockwise and the other anti-clockwise. You must provide the missing letters.

5 Which of these is not an anagram of a country? gulp rota or yawn tact nail big Laura regain tan

6 Place two letters in each bracket so that they finish the word on the left and start the word on the right. The letters in brackets, when read downwards in pairs, will spell out an 8-letter word.

7 Only one of the following groups of letters can be rearranged to spell a 5-letter English word. Find the word:

EG IPO

PTABE

DILOC

HUENA

PLUNO

OLNEF

LEMUC

MTIOW

8 Which two of the following words are most opposite in meaning?

accurate, erudite, late, ignorant, peripatetic, trivial

9 Working clockwise choose one letter from each circle in turn to spell out two words that are synonyms. Each word starts in a different circle, and every letter is used only once each.

10 Find the starting point and work from letter to adjacent letter horizontally, vertically or diagonally to spell out a 17-letter phrase. Every letter is used only once each.

 N 1 R G S T S A 0 N H T C E A T D

Numerical Ability Test (Answers, see pp. 220-22) Calculators may be used where preferred

1 What number continues this sequence?

2 How many minutes is it before 12 noon if 5 minutes ago it was 4 times as many minutes past 9a.m.?

3 Harry has a quarter as many again as Dick, and Dick has a third as many again as Tom. Altogether they have 240. How many has each?

4 What number should replace the question mark?

 14 9 22 7 1 26 6 28 10 3 4 19 2 36 24 16 5 11 8 5 13 18 44 20 12

What number is two places away from itself plus 2, three places away from itself divided by 2, one place away from itself less 2 and three places away from itself multiplied by 2?

6 Insert the numbers 1-6 in the circles, so that for any particular circle, the sum of the numbers in the circles connected directly to it equals the value corresponding to the number in that circle as given in the list.

For example:

 1 = 9 2 = 13 5 = 2 7 = 3
7 What numbers should replace the question marks? A B A B

8 A batsman is out for 11 runs, which reduces his batting average per innings for the season from 24 to 23- How many runs would he have needed to score to increase his average from 24 to 27?

What numbers should replace the question marks?

 5 4 9 3 5 8 14 9 10 12 22 17 26 20 19 39 48 36 41 46 ? ? ? ? ?

1 1 4 9 7 17 10 25 ? ? What are the two missing numbers?

IQ test two Spatial ability test (Answers, see pp. 222-24)

1 What should replace the question mark in hexagon G?