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- 1Which three-letter word can be attached to the end of the given words to form four longer words? DOCTOR ALIEN FABRIC CONSIDERYour answer:Correct answer: ATEYou end up with DOCTORATE, ALIENATE, FABRICATE and CONSIDERATE.
- 2What letter should appear next in this sequence? C H K P S ...Your answer:Correct answer: XC is the third letter of the alphabet, then add five to get to 8 (H), then add three again to get 11 (K), then add five again to get 16 (P), then three to get 19 (S), then add five to get 24 (X).
- 3If RM = 5, XK = 13 and JC = 7, what does SP=?Your answer:Correct answer: 3You need to look at each letter's numbered position in the alphabet and do a subtraction sum.
- 4In a supermarket, the first 25 customers of the day purchased an average of two items each. After a further 15 customers, the average number of items purchased by each customer rose to eight. What was the average number of items purchased by the last 15 customers only?Your answer:Correct answer: 1815 + 25 is 40, then multiplied by 8 gives a total of 320. Take 25 times 2 (or 50) off that figure to get 270, then divide that by 15 to arrive at the final answer, 18.
- 5Rita has worked as a nurse, a guide, a tutor and a coach. Who has worked as a comic, a guard, a carer and a baker?Your answer:Correct answer: MarkLook at the middle letter of each occupation to spell out the name.
- 6A car covers its outward journey at 66mph. It returns, over exactly the same distance, at 33mph. What is the car's average speed over the entire journey?Your answer:Correct answer: 44mphAdd 66 to (33 x 2) to get a figure of 132 for distance. Divide this by 3, or the time spent on both journeys (the return journey took twice as long as the outward one). 132 divided by 3 = 44.
- 7A group of friends are setting their weight loss targets. Grace would be happy to lose 7 pounds, Jason wants to lose 10 pounds, Paula's goal is 16 pounds and Trevor believes he needs to lose 20 pounds. How many pounds does Lucy want to lose?Your answer:Correct answer: 12Look at the first letter of each name and its numbered position in the alphabet.
- 8Which six letter word can be placed after ‘SUN’ and before ‘BED’ to give two longer words?Your answer:Correct answer: Flower
- 9Hand is to glove as foot is to...Your answer:Correct answer: Shoe
- 10A pet shop has 8 hamsters, 18 rabbits and 7 guinea pigs. How many dogs does it have?Your answer:Correct answer: 4Check out the alphabetical position of the first letter of each word.
- 11What number is missing from this sequence? 2 4 3 9 4 ? 5 25 6 36Your answer:Correct answer: 16The numbers 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are squared.
- 12What letter should appear next in this sequence? Z X C V...Your answer:Correct answer: BIt's the order of letters on the bottom row of a keyboard.
- 13What letter is missing in this sequence? O ? E H R A UYour answer:Correct answer: UThey are the second letters of the days of the week.
- 14Which word follows all the following words? SHOCK BRAIN TIDAL SOUNDYour answer:Correct answer: Wave

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