Aptitude Tests 4 Me

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486. Ms. Forest likes to let her students choose who their partners will be; however, no pair of students may work together more than seven class periods in a row. Adam and Baxter have studied together seven class periods in a row. Carter and Dennis have worked together three class periods in a row. Carter does not want to work with Adam. Who should be assigned to work with Baxter?

 (a) Carter (b) Adam (c) Dennis (d) Forest

487. Four people witnessed a mugging. Each gave a different description of the mugger. Which description is probably right?

 (a) He was average height, thin, and middle-aged (b) He was tall, thin, and middle-aged (c) He was tall, thin, and young (d) He was tall, of average weight, and middle-aged

488. In a four-day period Monday through Thursday each of the following temporary office workers worked only one day, each a different day. Ms. Johnson was scheduled to work on Monday, but she traded with Mr. Carter, who was originally scheduled to work on Wednesday. Ms. Falk traded with Mr. Kirk, who was originally scheduled to work on Thursday. After all the switching was done, who worked on Tuesday?

 (a) Mr. Carter (b) Ms. Falk (c) Ms. Johnson (d) Mr. Kirk

489. A four-person crew from Classic Colors is painting Mr. Field's house. Michael is painting the front of the house. Ross is in the alley behind the house painting the back. Jed is painting the window frames on the north side, Shawn is on the south. If Michael switches places with Jed, and Jed then switches places with Shawn, where is Shawn?

 (a) in the alley behind the house (b) on the north side of the house (c) in front of the house (d) on the south side of the house

490. Four defensive football players are chasing the opposing wide receiver, who has the ball. Calvin is directly behind the ball carrier. Jenkins and Burton are side by side behind Calvin. Zeller is behind Jenkins and Burton. Calvin tries for the tackle but misses and falls. Burton trips. Which defensive player tackles the receiver?

 (a) Burton (b) Zeller (c) Jenkins (d) Calvin

491. Originating in the 1920s, the Pyramid scheme is one of the oldest con games going. Honest people are often pulled in, thinking the scheme is a legitimate investment enterprise. The first customer to "fall for" the Pyramid scheme will actually make big money and will therefore persuade friends and relatives to join also. The chain then continues with the con artist who originated the scheme pocketing, rather than investing, the money. Finally, the pyramid collapses, but by that time, the scam artist will usually have moved out of town, leaving no forwarding address.

This paragraph best supports the statement that

 (a) it is fairly easy to spot a Pyramid scheme in the making (b) he first customer of a Pyramid scheme is the most gullible (c) the people who set up Pyramid schemes are able to fool honest people (d) the Pyramid scheme had its heyday in the 1920s, but it's making a comeback

492. Mark is working with a realtor to find a location for the toy store he plans to open in his town. He is looking for a place that is either in, or not too far from, the center of town and one that would attract the right kind of foot traffic. Which of the following locations should Mark's realtor call to his attention?

 (a) a storefront in a new high-rise building near the train station in the center of town whose occupants are mainly young, childless professionals who use the train to commute to their offices each day (b) a little shop three blocks away from the town's main street, located across the street from an elementary school and next door to an ice cream store (c) stand-alone storefront on a quiet residential street ten blocks away from the town's center (d) a storefront in a small strip mall located on the outskirts of town that is also occupied by a pharmacy and a dry cleaner

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