1.

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**A**: the square goes inside the diamond and the diamond in turn goes inside the pentagon, which turns onto its base.

2. Which is the odd one out?

Banner, Staff, Pennant, Streamer, Oriflamme

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Staff: it is a support for a flag. The rest are all types of flag.

3. Peter, Paul and Mary share out a certain sum of money between them. Peter gets 2/5, Paul gets 0.55 and Mary gets £45.00.

How much is the original sum of money?

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**£900**: change everything to twentieths. So, 8/20 + 11/20= 19/20. Therefore,

£45.00 must be equal to 1/20 and the original sum of money must be 45 × 20 = 900

4.

When the above is folded to form a cube, which is the only one of the following

that can be produced?

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**C**

5. Which word in brackets is closest in meaning to the word in capitals?

INTRINSIC (precursory, interfering, obstinate, elemental, fascinating)

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Elemental

6. Place a four-letter word inside the brackets that will complete a word or phrase when tacked onto the word on the left, and will form another word or phrase when placed in front of the word on the right.

HEAD (****) LASS

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WIND: HEADWIND and WINDLASS

7.

What number should replace the question mark?

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**1**: the number formed at the top is half of the number formed at the bottom, ie 358 × 2 = 716

8.

Find the starting point and visit every square once each to finish at the treasure

marked T. 1N 2W means 1 North, 2 West.

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The above numbers indicate the order in which the nine squares should be visited from the starting point (the square numbered 1) through to the finishing point (the treasure square number 9).

9.

Which is the missing tile?

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**B**: looking across, the dot moves 45° clockwise at each stage, but looking down it moves 45° anticlockwise.

10.

Which is the missing section?

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**A**: lines across progress, in turn, –1, –3, –5, –4

11. Which two words are most opposite in meaning?

Lucrative, Proficient, Decorous, Unskilled, Unusual, Industrious

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Proficient, Unskilled

12. Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that have a connection

(analogy) with the words in capitals and relate to them in the same way.

EMBARK (sail, venture, develop)

INAUGURATE (speech, invent, introduce)

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Venture, Introduce

13. Which number is the odd one out?

571219

461016

831114

461016

971613

781523

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**971613**: numbers are obtained by adding pairs of digits, ie with 571219: 5 + 7 = 12; 7 + 12 = 19. To follow this same pattern 971613 would have to be 971623.

14. The following clue leads to which pair of rhyming words?

Yank Yarn

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Pull Wool

15.

What comes next in the above sequence?

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**B**: the dot moves corner/side anticlockwise, the straight line and the curved line both move corner to corner clockwise.

16. **100, 97.25, 91.75, 83.5, ?**

What number should replace the question mark?

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**72.5**: the amount deducted increases by 2.75 each time, ie 2.75, 5.5, 8.25, 11.

17. Dentiform is to tooth as dendriform is to: triangle, tree, doughnut, arch, foot

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**Tree**

18. The average of three numbers is 48. The average of two of these numbers is 56.

What is the third number?

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**32**: the total of three numbers must be 48 × 3 = 144. The total of two numbers must be 56 × 2 = 112. Therefore, 144 – 112 = 32.

19. Arrange the three-letter bits below into the correct order to spell out a familiar saying:

nwo ion der tha eak rds lou ssp act

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Actions speak louder than words

20. How many different sized circles appear below?

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**6**