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ANSWERS TO IQ TEST:
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Copyright © 1971
S. Zervos

(1) **Y **does not belong.. Every
other letter
is the third letter following a vowel.

(2) **8f**. The word for the number 9 contains 4 letters
(**nine**) so the fourth letter of the alphabet (**D**)
is paired with it. This rule applies to the other pairs as well, except
**8F**.

(3)

a: 8S on a SS = 8 sides on a stop sign.

b: 2S to ES = 2 sides to every story.

c: 1F over the CN = 1 flew over the cuckoo's nest (from a well known
movie).

d: 1 and 2 BMS = 1 and 2 buckle my shoe.

e: 1 P of PP that PPP = 1 peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked..

f: 8B and all is W = 8 bells and all is well (from a watchman's and
ship-board sentry's call).

g: 2M for SS = 2 mules for sister Sara (from a well known movie).

(4) Flip both timers over and begin
boiling the egg. When the 4 minute hourglass timer runs out, flip it over.

When the 7 minute hourglass timer runs out, flip it over. The 4 minute timer
will still have another minute to run.

When the 4 minute timer runs out the 7 minute will have been running for one
minute.

Flip the 7 minute timer over and when the minute of sand has run out the egg
will have been cooking for 9 minutes (4+4+1).

(5) **6581**. The digits in the number 6581 add
to 20. The sum of the digits in the other numbers add to squares (9, 16 and 25).

(6) **AMETHYST**

(7) The length of the fish is **72**
inches.

The head is 9 inches long. The body equals the head plus the tail. The tail
equals the head plus half of the body.

Therefore the body equals 9+9+half of the body. But the other half of the body is
of course the 9+9 component, Therefore the body is 36 inches (9+9)+(9+9).

The fish is the head, plus the body, plus the head plus half of the body.

Therefore the fish is 9+36+(9+18) which makes it 72 inches in length.

(8) **24**
kilometers.

Being so close to the North Pole, when the Eskimo was traveling in the east direction he would have been moving
along the same line of latitude in
an arc around the
pole, getting no further or closer to it.

From the North Pole he can only travel south, so to return to his igloo from
the pole he needs to travel south, in a straight line, the same distance that he traveled
north,
ie 12+12 kilometers.

(9) The line contains the words
NORTH and SOUTH written backwards and inter-spaced.

h **H** t **T** r **U** o **O** n **S**

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**(10) Binuke was lying. Penguins are not found in the
Arctic. (And there are no Eskimos in the Antarctic.)

(11) **Three.
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(12) (b) **Beta**. When Beta sent its message it was
1/10th of a light-year from Gizmo. The message then traveled another
1/20th of a light-year to reach Alpha (a total distance of 3/20ths
of a light-year).

Nothing exceeds the speed of light so Beta's message, sent by any means, would
take at least 3/20ths of a year (55 days) to reach Alpha. By this time Beta
would have traveled much further towards Gizmo, if not already have reached it.

(13) (*b*)

The pointer initially at the 11 o'clock position on the dial face rotates
counter-clockwise two steps at a time.

The pointer initially at the 4 o'clock
position on the dial face rotates clockwise three steps at a time.

(14)

(15) The number **17**.

The numbers 16, 25, 4, 9 are squares. Numbers 13, 7, 11 are Prime numbers
divisible only by 1 and themselves. 17 is a prime number.

(16) ** 02: 10: 54.68 pm
**The two hands of the clock were, of course, coincident at 12 noon.

They took 65 minutes and 27.3 seconds to coincide again at 01: 05: 27.3 pm.

It will take them another 65 minutes and 27.3 seconds to next coincide.

(17) **F**. The letters in the first
group are written with one line. The letters in the other groups are
written

with 2, 3, and 4 lines respectively. **F**, written with 3 lines, is in
the 4 line group.

(18) ** **(**c**). If the statement is true, then it
would be false. If the statement is false, then it would be true.

Therefore the statement can not be resolved.

(19) Let's say you took a marble out of the *green* labeled box and
it was blue. The *green* labeled box should be correctly re-labeled as the
blue marble box. This leaves the red and green marble boxes. Obviously the incorrectly labeled red box does not
contain the red marbles, so the red box should be labeled *green* and the
originally blue-labeled box now re-labeled* red*. The same logic applies regardless of what
colour marble was taken out of which box.

(20) **$25**. The total cost of $300 was made up of $250 plus the
dog-house (for the puppy) plus the dog-house, therefore the puppy cost $275 and
the dog-house $25.

(21) The Fijian and two Samoans would win against the four Tongans.

Referring to the team members by their country's initials,

4xT = 5xS, therefore T = 5/4xS, or 1.25xS

F = 2xS + T

= 2xS + 1.25xS

= 3.25xS

The team of F + 2xS = 3.25xS +2xS

= 5.25xS

whereas 4xT only equals 5xS

(22) **D
**Consider clock B. The hour hand is pointing to 5 o'clock, but the
minute hand is pointing to 8. The angle between the two hands is incorrect.
The angles between the hour and minute hands of clocks C and E are also
incorrect. Clocks A and D have correct angles between their hour and
minute hands, but clock A shows an earlier time than clock D, therefore clock A
must have stopped during the night. Clock D is showing the correct time.

(23) (**D**). It is the only design that has a smaller
figure of itself inside. The other designs have different figures inside.

(24) The label still reads "AHOY". It is now on the
outside of the sleeve on his left side, but on the "back".

(25) He simply turned
the signpost so that the correct arrow pointed back to the direction from which
he had come. All the other arrows now pointed in their correct directions and
the traveler continued on his way.

(26) Each Caballero raced on another Caballero's horse, trying to make it
go as fast as it could.

(27) **Conrad, Debbie, Alvin, Eddy, Becky
**Conrad is older than Debbie who is older than Alvin and Eddy (Debbie
has only one older brother).

If Becky was older than Alvin and/or Eddy this would make Eddy (who is Debby's youngest brother) the "baby" of the family. But he is not, so Eddy is older than Becky. Eddy is Debbie's youngest brother, so Alvin is older than Eddy and therefore older than Becky.

(28)

This puzzle is based on the simple Fibonacci numbers sequence

zero

where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers.

The positions in the Alphabet of the letters

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

a - c d e - - h i

The letter (

(29) (**c**). While green is not
**Y**, red is not **X**.

(30) Captain Kelp's ship, on which he sailed out of port, was named
after Robinson Crusoe's companion on the island where Crusoe spent his
confinement.

If you answered 20 or more questions correctly you did quite well.

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