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1. Album Sales
Logical Reasoning Zero-sum thinking Public

An eagerly awaited new album has been leaked several hours before its official release. Listeners are now able to download the album for free.

How will this affect album sales?

Easy  
1min
   

2. Horse Race
Logical Reasoning Appeal to probability Public

Dan put a large bet on a horse. However, a day before the race, the horse was injured.

Select which of the following statements are true:

(multiple correct answers possible)

Easy  
1min
   

3. Postcard
Logical Reasoning Attribute substitution Public

A postcard and a stamp together cost $1.50. The postcard costs one dollar more than the stamp.

How much does the stamp cost?

Easy  
1min
   

4. Argumentative Essay
Verbal Reasoning Most effective summary Public New

When writing an argumentative essay, it's very important to establish credibility with the audience. Providing inaccurate or false information is a surefire way to lose credibility with the reader. Once the essay’s credibility is lost, the reader will be less likely to believe other statements even if they are backed up by facts.

Select the statement that most effectively summarizes the above text:

Easy  
2min
   

5. Cats
Verbal Reasoning True statement Public

catCats are common pets throughout the world, and their worldwide population exceeds 500 million.

Cats are the second most popular pet in the U.S. by number of pets owned, behind freshwater fish. Although cat ownership has commonly been associated with women, research has shown that men and women in the U.S. are equally likely to own a cat.

They are ranked as the third most popular pet in the U.K. by number of pets owned, after fish and dogs, with 8 million being owned.

What can be concluded from the text above?

(multiple correct answers possible)

Easy  
2min
   

6. Rainy Days
Logical Reasoning Appeal to probability Public

It has rained continuously for 15 days. Tomorrow, an important football match is being held in an outdoor stadium.

Select which of the following statements are true:

(multiple correct answers possible)

Easy 
2min
   

7. Referendum
Verbal Reasoning Inductive reasoning Public New

In a forthcoming referendum, voters will be asked whether the minimum wage should be increased. The opinion polls show that a small majority of these voters are in favor of keeping the current minimum wage. Younger voters are more inclined to support a rise in the minimum wage, whereas older voters tend to support no change.

Targeted polls of business leaders, scientists, and lawyers showed that the majority supported a rise in the minimum wage.

Select all the statements that can be concluded from the above text:

(multiple correct answers possible)

Easy  
2min
   

8. Sunburn
Logical Reasoning Conjunction fallacy Public New

In the middle of the summer, around 2:00 p.m., Agathe fell asleep in a swimsuit on a beach in Greece.

Select which of the following Agathe is most likely to experience:

Easy 
2min
   

9. Age
Numerical Reasoning Linear systems Public New

How old is John if, in 38 years, he will be 3 times as old as he is today?

Easy 
3min
 years old
   

10. Brand
Verbal Reasoning Newspaper excerpts True statement Public

Carefully read the following excerpt from an article on marketing and branding:

Without a robust core idea on which to build, even the most creative and well-targeted advertising won’t boost a brand’s value. Good marketing plays a major role in motivating sales and consumer love by expressing what a brand stands for. But it can have a powerful multiplier effect if the core idea around the brand, i.e. its proposition, is strong, genuine and meaningful to the target audience. Advertising alone struggles to deliver value if the brand proposition is not clear and meaningful. A strong proposition, however, stands pretty well on its own. In a study, the value of the brands that focused on this rose 76% over the 10 years, even where they didn’t have excellent advertising. Good performance no longer helps a brand command a premium or keep customers returning. When people need a clear reason to choose one product or service over the next, being different becomes more important. A point of difference can be found in product functionality, but also in the brand experience and communications. Even the best communication is, by itself, often insufficient.

Which statement is true based on the text above?

Easy  
3min
   

11. Paper
Verbal Reasoning Most effective summary Newspaper excerpts Public

Carefully read the following excerpt from an article on paper production:

With the recovery rate of used paper for recycling approaching 70 percent in the United States and Europe, and approaching 80 percent in Japan, to keep up with our demand for paper we need to continue using fresh fiber as well as recycled, according to the premise set forward in a new report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Detailing the reasons why fresh fiber combined with recycled is important for a single integrated wood fiber system, the report examines the “complementarity” of using both and discusses the functions of different types of fibers and the issues related to both recycling old fiber and sourcing fresh fiber. In 2012, 400 million tons of paper and paperboard were produced and consumed globally, which is double that in 1985, notes the report. As the population continues to expand and standards of living increase, this number is expected to climb by another 40 percent by 2028. While many would advocate for cutting down on paper use in the first place, in the face of global demand the most sustainable fiber may have to be the next best thing. But therein lies the rub: finding adequate quantities of said fiber will be the challenge of the global pulp and paper industry.

Which statement most effectively summarizes the text?

Easy  
3min
   

12. Profit per Employee
Numerical Reasoning Chart lookup Public

In which year did the company make the largest profit per employee?

A chart showing the profit per employee.

Easy  
3min
   

13. Real Estates
Numerical Reasoning Chart lookup Public New

The chart below shows how many properties an employee sold last month:

A chart showing how many properties each employee has sold in the last month.

What was the total number of properties sold last month?

Easy 
3min
   

14. Tires
Numerical Reasoning Table lookup Public

If a tire scores less than 5 in any category, it fails the test. Which tire that passes the test has the highest average score?

Conditions
Dry Wet Snow
Desert 10 4 1
Ocean 6 8 6
Rainforest 6 10 6
Glacier 4 9 10
Prairie 7 7 7
Easy  
3min
   

15. Apples
Numerical Reasoning Linear systems Public New

John has some apples, and two brothers, Jack and Jim.

John eats 3 of his apples, and splits the remainder equally between himself and his brothers. Jack and John both eat half the apples they have been given. Together the three brothers have 4 apples left.

How many apples did John start with?

Easy 
5min
   

16. Car Dealer
Numerical Reasoning Chart lookup Public New

The charts below show the number of cars John sold last year and the profit per car he made.

A chart showing the number of cars sold and the profit per car.

How much did John earn last year?

Easy 
5min
$ 
   

17. Shares
Numerical Reasoning Percentages Public New

A brother and sister own equal parts in a company. The minority shareholders have the remaining 12,000 shares or 30% of the company.

How many shares does the sister own?

Hard 
3min
   

18. Car Dealer Profit
Numerical Reasoning Chart lookup Public

The charts below show the number of cars John sold last year and the profit per car he made.

A chart showing the number of cars sold and the profit per car.

In which quarter did John make the largest average profit per car?

Hard  
5min
   

19. Fence
Numerical Reasoning Mechanics Public

It takes Billy 4 hours to paint a fence by himself. It takes Suzy 6 hours to paint the same fence by herself.

How long will it take them if they start working on the same fence together and neither of them stops until the fence is completely painted?

Hard  
5min
   

20. Income
Numerical Reasoning Table lookup Public

Which product line saw the largest absolute increase in income (dollar amount, not percentage) in the second half of the year compared to the first half of the year?

Product line Quarters
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
C# $26,000 $27,000 $33,000 $15,000
JavaScript $20,000 $25,000 $30,000 $18,000
HTML/CSS $1,000 $5,000 $7,000 $1,000
PHP $12,000 $11,000 $14,000 $13,000
Ruby $4,000 $4,000 $5,000 $6,000
Hard  
5min
   

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