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This test consists of 40 questions with a 40-minute time limit to complete.
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Selective School- Thinking Skills Test 3
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Question 1 of 40
Jack: “There is a high likelihood of being attacked by a Tosa if you enter a house in Japan.”
Avi: “If you see a Tosa in Australia, it means the owner is breaking the law.”
If the information in the box is correct, whose reasoning is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 40
Ram: “If you see a mammal climbing into the mother’s pouch, you know it is a Marsupial.”
Shyam: “If you see a new-born opossum climbing into the mother’s pouch, you are in California.”
If the information in the box is correct whose reasoning is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 40
Ali is a professional boxer. If Ali prays on the match’s morning, he remains calm and focused during the match, but he is likely to get mentally disoriented if he skips the morning prayer. If he is disoriented, he does not fight well. If he fights well, he might win the match. Otherwise, he will lose the match.
If the above statements are correct, which one of the following is not possible?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 40
Luke is a software engineer and lives in Ingleburn. A meeting with a prospective client is set up at 10 A.M. He wants to arrive at his destination 15 minutes before the meeting. After he wakes up, it takes him 30 minutes to get ready and leave home. There is a 10-minute walk from the home to the train station. He has an Opal card which he can swipe at the station. There is a train every 15 minutes which goes from Ingleburn to the city between 6.00 A.M. to 10.00 A.M. Then he has to walk 5 minutes’ walk from the station to the meeting place. The train journey from Ingleburn to the city takes 50 minutes.
What is the latest time he can wake up to reach his destination at the desired time?CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 40
The following chart shows the parking costs at Pontings car Park
Part of an hour is charged full hour. Harry and his wife parked their car at 8.00 A.M. They came back to pick up their car and go home at 1.55 in the afternoon. If they want to minimize their parking costs, which is the best course of action?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 40
Sachin bought a painting for $300. Sam visited his house and fell in love with the painting. He offered $ 500 to Sachin, who accepted. Sachin’s wife was furious as she thought the painting was worth thousands of dollars. However, Sachin did not listen to her. Sam hung the painting in his house. In the summer holidays, Lucy, his younger sister, visited him and liked the painting very much. Sam gifted the painting to Lucy. Sachin’s wife kept on nagging him. Eventually, he went to Lucy’s house and bought the painting for $1000. Sachin’s wife then sold the painting for $2500 on eBay.
How much money did Sachin and his wife make selling, buying back, and selling the painting again?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 40
Sam went to his son’s agricultural high school to pick him up after school. While he was waiting, he saw chickens and cows in the field. Sam counted a total of 40 legs. He noticed that there were at least two cows and two chickens.
How many combinations of cows and chickens are possible?CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 40
Obesity can have a negative impact on your psychological well-being. Increased rates of depression or anxiety mostly arise from the stigma surrounding this disease. Feelings of shame, guilt, rejection, and low self-esteem are common in people with obesity. This can lead people with obesity using food as a coping mechanism – also known as emotional (rather than hungry) eating. Emotional eating leads to more weight gain and more serious depression.
Which statement strengthens the above argument the most?CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 40
Jenny: Most soldiers in Israel carry guns. No human rights activists are soldiers. Only soldiers have a gun license. Therefore, Tom is not a soldier.
Which of the following statements strengthens the above argument the most ?CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 40
The following information is given to you.
- All those who watch videos on Mobile watch videos on Desktop computers.
- All those who watch videos Desktop computers watch videos on Laptops
- All those who watch videos on Laptops watch TV.
- Some of the people who watch TV also listen to FM Radio.
- Some of those who listen to FM radio also listen to AM Radio
- Some of those who listen to AM radio also listen to Digital radio.
Which of the following statements is not correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 40
The coach told John “ Only If you score at least 1 goal in the semifinal you could be in the team for the final.”
John scored a goal in the semi-final and told his friend “I will definitely play the final”.
What is the flaw in John’s argument ?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 40
The value of the letters in the word Mall is 200 and the value of letters of word Tall is 180.
If the value of letter M is 6, what is the value of T?CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 40
The medical system in Australia is funded by imposing a Medicare levy (a tax) on the Australian public. Many Australians who pay this tax never visit a doctor. It is unfair to impose a tax on people for a service they do not use. Government-funded health care should be replaced with private health care.
What is the main conclusion of the above passage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 40
The following job advertisement has advertised positions for three programming jobs. The selection requirements and process is given below.
1. The applicant must have a master’s in computer science. Exceptional candidates without a master’s degree in computer science may also apply.
2. Applicants with five or more years of experience in a similar role will get a preference.
3. Applicants will then give an IQ test on which they must score above 80.
4. Then candidates will be given a programming challenge to complete in one hour.
5. A list of eligible candidates will be made who will be invited for a preliminary interview.
6. Depending on the results of the preliminary interview, candidates will be invited for a final interview.
7. Three people who are considered to be most suitable after the final interview will be given the job.
Which person is most likely to be one of the successful applicants?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 40
There are thousands of asylum seekers in immigration detention in Australia including a significant number of children. The Australian Government spends millions of dollars of public money to keep these people in detention. The conditions in detention centers are poor, and reports of abuse are common. The incidence of mental problems is very high among people in detention. There have been instances where people have committed or attempted to commit suicide. Keeping children in detention hurts their mental health. In interviews, children have complained about feeling extremely sad and crying constantly. Australia should adopt a more humane immigration policy for asylum seekers.
What is the main conclusion of the above passage?CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 40
Harry’s dad “ I think you are becoming unfit. You have gained 5 kgs and cannot run 2 km in 10 minutes, which you used to do easily last year.”
Harry “ I don’t care about what you say. I feel fitter, and my fitness has improved.”
What is the flaw in Harry’s argument?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 40
Susan is an international postgraduate student in Australia. She works at the local beautician’s shop. The lady who runs the shop does not pay her the minimum legal wage. She also does not pay her anything when she works overtime. Susan has started stealing cosmetics from the shop and selling them online and to friends and family. While talking to a friend, she says, “I am not doing anything wrong. I am just recovering the unpaid wages”.
What is the flaw in Susan’s argument?CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 40
A driver can see the following light in front of him
What type of condition does the light represent?CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 40
Tom who lives in Sydney: ” My mom is very sick. I have to drive 10 Hours to meet her at her house in Melbourne.”
What is the flaw in Tom’s argument?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 40
A private school gives scholarships every year. The application for scholarship states: ” You have to score above 75% in the written test to be considered for a scholarship.”
what type of condition is the application imposing?CorrectIncorrect
Question 21 of 40
Harry says, “ Tom believes in the carrot and stick policy he is unlikely to become a good manager.”
Barry says, “ John has empathy and listens to concerns of others, but is reserved and talks very little. He is not likely to become a good manager”.
Which of the following options is correct?CorrectIncorrect
Question 22 of 40
The Smiths family visits the Taronga Zoo frequently. On average, they visit once a month. They live nearby and buy the tickets at the zoo. Recently a family friend told them about an annual pass by becoming a ‘Friend of the zoo.’ They have five children, all of them above the age of four years. The individual ticket prizes and annual prices are shown below
Term and Conditions For Zoo Friends
No member of their family is eligible for a concession.
If they choose the most economical alternative, what will be the cost of their annual zoo visits?CorrectIncorrect
Question 23 of 40
Harry has recently installed a new digital lock at his home and set up a six-digit pin code for opening the lock. The code was set up using digits from 1 to 6. The following rules were followed
1. Each digit can be used only once.
2. The first digit is twice the last digit.
3. Two consecutive numbers cannot be used together.
If the last number is 2 and the third number is 3, how many valid codes can Harry create?CorrectIncorrect
Question 24 of 40
Luke has just completed reading the seven books in the Harry Potter series. He has stacked the books on top of each other.
The first two books have been placed at the bottom, beginning with book one.
Book three is in the middle of the seven books.
Books 4 and 5 are not together, but book 5 is above book 4.
Books 6 and 7 are together.
Book 7 is not at the top.
Which is one of the correct orders in which the books can be placed beginning from the bottom?CorrectIncorrect
Question 25 of 40
The following table is given to you.
Which car will travel the farthest on a full tank under test conditions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 26 of 40
A survey interviewed 144 people. The results of the survey are shown in the pie chart below
How many people choose cricket or soccer as their favourite sport approximately?CorrectIncorrect
Question 27 of 40
The weights of 5 people in five different occupations are shown below
Which group has the maximum mean weight?CorrectIncorrect
Question 28 of 40
An advertisement for a hand hanitister makes the following claim
Made in accordance with World Health Organisation guidelines and TGA compliant, Killer Liquid Hand Sanitiser is a trusted formulation with an 80% ethyl alcohol content to fight contagions and kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.
The killer Liquid hand sanitizer is trialed in various hospitals in NSW and the following results were obtained.
Which of the following combination of questions must be answered to test the claim ?CorrectIncorrect
Question 29 of 40
Wendy and Suzy are meeting for the first time at a very popular shared office space called Your Offz in the city. Suzy wants to engage Wendy as her Financial Planner.
Wendy: ” I will be wearing black trousers with a white top.”
On the day of the meeting Suzy visits Your Offz and spots a woman wearing black trousers and white top. Suzy approaches her thinking she must be Wendy.
what is the flaw in Suzy’s reasoning?CorrectIncorrect
Question 30 of 40
Andrew is adding up the sales at his shop for the month. He adds up the following sales
- Sale of coffee -$20,800
- Sale of cold beverages- 10,700
He concludes that the total sales were $31,500.
What is the flaw in his reasoning?CorrectIncorrect
Question 31 of 40
A survey of 50,000 women in there sixties conculded that they spent an average of $500 on costemitics every year. Women all over Australia were interviewed. Thus, we can conclude that Australian women do not spend substantial money on costematics.
What is the flaw in the above argument?CorrectIncorrect
Question 32 of 40
The distance between Australian cities is shown below
Which two cities have the longest distance between them?CorrectIncorrect
Question 33 of 40
Toms electricty Bill
If Tom reduces his peak usage by 40% and shoulder usage by 20% what will be his new bill?CorrectIncorrect
Question 34 of 40
A car salesman: ” This Ferrari 812 superfast goes from 0 to 100 km/hr in 2.8 seconds. It is like owning a fighter jet plane. You should buy one.”
what is the flaw in the salesman’s argument?CorrectIncorrect
Question 35 of 40
The following shapes are given to you
Which of the following shapes can be made with the above shapes?CorrectIncorrect
Question 36 of 40
The following shape is given to you
Which of the following shapes includes the above shape?CorrectIncorrect
Question 37 of 40
The net of a cube is given below
which of the following cubes can be formed from the above net?CorrectIncorrect
Question 38 of 40
The following figure is given to you.
which of the following figures completes the options?CorrectIncorrect
Question 39 of 40
Select a suitable figure from the Answer Figures that would replace the question mark (?).
Question 40 of 40
The following figure is given to you.
How many triangles are there in the above figure?CorrectIncorrect