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Verbal Reasoning Battery

[1] The following question is a Verbal Classification question. The three words in the top row below share a connection. 
You must choose the answer choice which shares the same connection. There is only one correct answer.

Quantitative Reasoning Battery

[2] The questions below is a Number Series question. It presents a series of numbers with a certain rule. You must choose from the answer choices a number that can replace the question mark and follow the same rule, completing the series.

Non-Verbal Reasoning Battery

[3] The following question is a Figure Matrices question. The rows and columns follow a certain rule. The student must choose the correct shape from the answer choices which follows the same rule.

Spatial Ability Reasoning Battery

[4] Look at the top row. See how the paper is folded and changed. Choose the picture that shows how the paper looks when it is opened.


[1] The correct answer is bike.

Read, calculate, and swim are all learned abilities, and bike is also an ability that needs to be learned in order for one to have it. 
'See' is incorrect as people do not need to learn how to see, for it is an innate ability. 
'Abilities' is incorrect as this is the name of the general category to which read, calculate, and swim belong. 
'Feel' is incorrect as people do not need to learn how to feel, for this is an innate ability. 
'Dream' is incorrect as we cannot learn how to dream, for people dream in their sleep involuntarily.

[2] The correct answer is 4.

In this series, the pattern is as follows: first 6 is subtracted, then 5 is added, then 4 is subtracted, then 3 is added, and so on.

The pattern is: -6,+5,-4,+3,...

The last two numbers in this series are 5 and 3, 3 is smaller than 5 by 2, so the next number in the series should be bigger than 3 by 1.


Alternatively, we can look at the pattern as the combination of two separate patterns that alternate. One pattern (the odd terms) is a series of numbers that decrease by 1, and the other pattern (the even terms) is a series that increases by 1.

The pattern is: 7 1 6 2 5 3.

We are missing the seventh number which is an odd term, therefore it should be smaller than the last odd term (the fifth number) by 1. The fifth number is 5, so: 5-1=4.

Therefore, 4 is the correct answer.

[3] The correct answer is (A).

Identify the image that completes the pattern by examining how the series of shapes change across the rows and down the columns within the matrix. The direction in which you examine the shapes depends on where you can most easily visualize the relationship between the shapes.

The outer shape in each row remains the same, however it rotates 90-degrees clockwise. Therefore, the shape that will appear in the missing box will be a pentagon, and it will be pointing upwards (in order to match the rotation pattern). In addition, in each row and column, the shapes are filled with a different number of black dots. The top two rows have shapes with one, two and three dots. As the third row includes only shapes with two and three dots, the missing box must have a shape with one dot.
The only answer that follows those conditions is answer (A).

Answers (B) and (C) contain the correct shape with the correct number of dots on the inside (one). However, the pentagons they contain are not a 90-degree clockwise rotation of the box to the left, and therefore they are incorrect.

Answers (D) and (E) have three and two dots inside, respectively. Since the column and row already contain shapes with three and two dots, these answer choices are incorrect and can also be ruled out.

[4]The correct answer is (C).

The top and bottom edges of the papers are folded inward, then three holes are punched in.

As folding of the paper creates a symmetry line, punching-in holes in a folded paper makes a mirror image along that same symmetry line (after unfolding). This question has two symmetry lines and, as they are horizontal, the holes also would be mirrored horizontally. The top two holes would have a pair of two holes above them, as the appropriate symmetry line is above them:

The lower hole has a symmetry line underneath it, and therefore it would have a mirrored hole below it:

The only answer which follows this rule is answer (C), which is the correct answer.

Answer (A) and (B) are incorrect, as there are a holes above the bottom hole, instead of below it.

Answer (D) is incorrect, as the hole in the bottom is diagonal, rather than directly below the original hole.

Answer (E) is incorrect as its missing two holes in its top part.


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