1. **0, 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, ?, ?, ?**

What numbers should replace the question marks?

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**19, 21, 24**: the sequence progresses +1, +2, +3 repeated

2. Find two words that differ only by the omission of a single letter (for example, place/pace), in answer to the following clue:

Bowl-shaped cavity/provide food

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Crater/Cater

3.

What number in the grid is three places away from itself less two, two places away from itself divided by two, three places away from itself less five and three places away from itself multiplied by three?

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**8**

4.

Which is the missing section?

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**B**: looking across, the letters jump +2, +3 in the alphabet, for example – AbCdeF.

Looking down, they progress +4, +5, for example – AbcdEfghiJ.

5.

To which of the squares below can a dot be added so that the dot then meets the same conditions as the dot in the square above?

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**D**: so the dot appears in the diamond and circle only

6. Complete the following to create a palindromic phrase, ie one that reads the

same forwards and backwards, such as Madam I’m Adam.

*U**L* ***P **

Clue: scholarly errors!

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PUPILS SLIP UP

7.

What numbers should replace the question marks?

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2 6, 0 3. Looking across, the numbers in the same position in each pair progress:

8, 6, 4, 2; 3, 4, 5, 6; 9, 6, 3, 0; 6, 5, 4, 3

8.

Draw the missing figure in the above sequence.

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The top left-hand corner alternates black dot/white dot; the top right-hand corner alternates horizontal line/vertical line; the bottom left-hand corner line moves diagonal/vertical/diagonal/horizontal/diagonal, and the bottom right-hand corner alternates white dot/black dot.

9. Which is the odd one out?

Sow, Bull, Buck, Boar, Stallion

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Sow: it is a female animal, the rest are male.

10.

The ages of five family members total 107 between them.

The ages of Margaret and Stuart total 29 between them.

The ages of Stuart and Jeffrey total 44 between them.

The ages of Jeffrey and Brian total 57 between them.

The ages of Brian and Philip total 46 between them.

How old is each family member?

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Margaret 17, Stuart 12, Jeffrey 32, Brian 25 and Philip 21

11. IVY CITRATE is an anagram of which two 10-letter words in the English language?

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CREATIVITY, REACTIVITY

12.

Looking at lines across and down, if the first two tiles are combined to produce

the third tile, with the exception that like symbols are cancelled out, which of the above tiles is incorrect, and with which of the tiles below should it be replaced?

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Tile 6 is incorrect and should be replaced by tile E

13. Which two words are most opposite in meaning?

Watertight, Humid, Tractable, Opulent, Portentous, Tenuous

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Watertight, Tenuous

14.

What number should replace the question mark?

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**6**: the total of the numbers in each column alternates

20, 30, 20, 30, 20, 30

15. Add three consecutive letters of the alphabet to the group of letters below,

without splitting the consecutive letters of the alphabet, to form another word.

GERE

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GESTURE

16.

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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**A**

17. Closed is to shut as open is to: obscure, visible, field, overt, wide

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Overt

18. Harry is one and a third as old as Larry and Larry is one and a third as old as

Carrie. Together their ages total 74.

How old are Larry, Harry and Carrie?

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Harry 32, Larry 24, Carrie 18

19. Which two words are closest in meaning?

Salubrious, Healthy, Identical, Conspicuous, Devout, Bleak

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Salubrious, Healthy

20.

is to:

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**F**: the circle becomes a square and the four white squares become white circles.