# If You Can Pass This Brain Test You're Probably Smarter Than 80% Of Your Friends

- by Kath Sparks
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Okay so were you the one in your high school math and science classes that would get a perfect score each time? Were you always first chair in your high school band class or would you always get the best rating at music festivals? Or were you in a logic and debate club and managed to swipe the competition with your flawless and robust arguments? Have people told you that you're really smart and that you should either be a writer, engineer, lawyer, or doctor? Are you able to extract meaning from global events that no one would have ever thought of? If you said yes to any of these statements then you can probably get a perfect score on this intelligence quiz no problem at all.

This quiz will test you on your verbal skills, reasoning skills, and mathematical skills. There will be story problems, numeral series questions, and general logic problems. This quiz won't test spacial or pattern recognition so if you're especially good at that then I'm sorry but there won't be any of those in this quiz. Okay now find a comfy spot, crack your knuckles, and get ready to take a fairly difficult intelligence quiz.

## If you rearrange the letters "CARACTTIN" you have the name of a(n):

These kinds of questions can be fairly tricky but I'm sure after a moment or two you'll be able to get it. It might help to look at all the answer options first if you are a little stuck on this one. I'm pretty sure that this question tests your verbal intelligence but I could see it being spacial intelligence as well because you are moving the letters around in your mind. If you rearrange the letters "CARACTTIN" you have the name of a(n):

## What is the next number in the series: 7, 10, 16, 28, 52, ___

Here's a series question. This one is a bit challenging. I'll admit it. There's two mathematical operations that have to be done to progress to the next number. I hope that helps you out in some way. I'll try not to make the next few questions as challenging as this one. So give it your best shot. I think you'll be able to figure out with that hint. What is the next number in the series: 7, 10, 16, 28, 52, ___

## If none of the runners are teachers, and all of the attendees are runners, what can be assume about the teachers?

I find these types of questions pretty fun. At least they are quick unlike some of the pattern recognition questions. Sometimes my eyes are able to scan the numbers and I can find the pattern. Other times I just plug in numbers and see what falls out. Although the last one was stupid hard. At least to me it was. Which conclusion follows from the statements with absolute certainty? None of the runners is a teacher. / All of the attendees are runners.

## A college professor teaches a class of 80 students. Fourteen students are business majors, six are education majors, and the rest are undecided. What percentage of the class is undecided?

Here's a story problem. When I was a kid in elementary school I did not like these. No one in class did. I just preferred simple calculations I didn't like to decode written language into math language, but over the years I've gotten better at it. Hopefully you did too! A college professor teaches a class of 80 students. Fourteen students are business majors, six are education majors, and the rest are undecided. What percentage of the class is undecided?

## Afraid is to scared as brave is to _______.

We haven't had one of these yet. These are analogies. If something is to whatever, then anything is to blah. Did that make any sense? That's a sentence that should be read aloud. It sounds ridiculous. Anyways hopefully that was helpful in case you have never done analogies before in school. Here's an example: if cold is to winter, then hot is to? The answer would be summer. So hopefully that helps too. Afraid is to scared as brave is to _______.

## An organization hosts monthly meals for families in the community. In March, 70 people attended the meal. In April, 60 attended. Their highest attendance was in May, with 20 more than April. What is their average monthly attendance?

Here's another story problem. You have to do a bit of math to solve this one, but I think it can be done in your head. In fact, you should try to do all of these in your head. It'll keep your brain healthy. An organization hosts monthly meals for families in the community. In March, 70 people attended the meal. In April, 60 attended. Their highest attendance was in May, with 20 more than April. What is their average monthly attendance?

## Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting all of the fifth grade classes’ money for the school fundraiser. / Sally attends Mrs. Jones’ school. / Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting Sally’s money for the fundraiser.

Here's a question that tests your ability to reason. It always helps me draw pictures but I try to avoid that as much as possible. After all centuries ago we didn't even have writing. People kept everything in their heads. Now we look up everything and anything. Here is the situation: Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting all of the fifth grade classes’ money for the school fundraiser. / Sally attends Mrs. Jones’ school. / Mrs. Jones is responsible for collecting Sally’s money for the fundraiser.

## What's missing? 3, 9, 81, 15, 21, 71, __ , 33, 61

We haven't had a series question like this before with numbers given to us after the one we are supposed to figure out. This looks pretty challenging so props to you if you can get this. I spent about 10 seconds on it before giving up, probably less. After these questions are for you not me. So do you think you know your arithmetic enough to get this one correct? What's missing? 3, 9, 81, 15, 21, 71, __ , 33, 61

## A movie premiered this weekend. 250 people attended the first showing. Of the 250, 75 were adults above the age of 40, 50 were between the ages of 20 and 40, and 25 were teenagers ages 13-19. What percentage of the attendees were children under 12?

Okay here's another story problem. You'll probably find this one pretty dang easy or hopefully it is. It seems like any ordinary high school math problem to me. So can you figure it out? A movie premiered this weekend. 250 people attended the first showing. Of the 250, 75 were adults above the age of 40, 50 were between the ages of 20 and 40, and 25 were teenagers ages 13-19. What percentage of the attendees were children under 12?

## If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true? Mr. Reed teaches all of the advanced math classes at his school. / Billy attends Mr. Reed’s school and is in an advanced math class. / Mr. Reed is Billy’s math teacher.

I actually got this one right. Hopefully you can get it right too. This is probably very easy for you. There are other ones like this that much, much harder. Do you think you can do this one? If the first two statements are true, is the third statement true? Mr. Reed teaches all of the advanced math classes at his school. / Billy attends Mr. Reed’s school and is in an advanced math class. / Mr. Reed is Billy’s math teacher.

## Angie’s profits for March came to a total of $5400. If she profited nine times more in March than in April, what were April’s profits?

Ha! For some reason I thought April was another person and I was seriously confused. Percentage problems like this can be a bit tricky so really think about how you want to solve this before clicking on your answer. To be completely honest with you I really don't like how this problem is worded. It should really be stated that her March profits were nine times what she made in April. Angie’s profits for March came to a total of $5400. If she profited nine times more in March than in April, what were April’s profits?

## If a store sold 25 pairs of socks, making a 25% profit of $150, how much did they charge for each pair?

Okay so I got this one wrong for a very silly reason. Hopefully you don't make the same mistake I did. My logic was a bit off. And hopefully you like percentage problems because there has been a lot of them in this quiz. So do you think you have what it takes to figure this one out? If a store sold 25 pairs of socks, making a 25% profit of $150, how much did they charge for each pair?

## Apathetic is to sympathetic as ____________ is to concerned.

I always forget what apathy and sympathy means. And I forget what empathy means as well. Maybe you remember what those words mean and can answer this question correctly. It may be tempting to look up the answers but try to answer honestly and take an educated guess. There was that one really popular song by The Fray that uses the word apathy. I don't know maybe that's a helpful hint. Apathetic is to sympathetic as ____________ is to concerned.

## Can you fill in the missing number? 7, 12, 19, __, 39, 52

Alright so I actually got this one right. That means it's pretty dang easy. You don't have to do two different mathematical operations like that other one. Honestly I've never come across a question as complex as that one before. Whatever. Hopefully you like patterns because that is usually what intelligence tests look for: how well can you spot the pattern in the seemingly randomness of the question. Can you fill in the missing number? 7, 12, 19, __, 39, 52

## A family is planning a vacation, traveling 300 miles from their house. If they plan to stop at parks to allow the children to play every two hours, how many parks will they visit before they reach their destination assuming they travel 60 mph?

Alright so I am pretty picky with the wording of some of these. For this one assume that the family does not stop at a park before they begin driving. I don't know I feel like that should definitely be said for this question. A family is planning a vacation, traveling 300 miles from their house. If they plan to stop at parks to allow the children to play every two hours, how many parks will they visit before they reach their destination assuming they travel 60 mph?

## What is the next number in the series: 4, 5, 11, 34, 137, __

This is a toughie. I'll give you a hint. There are two mathematical operations you have to do to get to the next number in the series. I frequently give hints so if you don't want any hints then just skip to the question below. I couldn't get this one but then again I didn't know you had to do two things to get the next number. What is the next number in the series: 4, 5, 11, 34, 137, __

## Which number should come next in the series? 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13

I got this one after spending like 5 minutes staring at it. I don't think it should have taken me that long but I tried so many different things before it clicked. I hope you get this one, too. You probably will though. The operations you have to do isn't that complex. So do you think you can figure it out? Which number should come next in the series? 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13

## PEACH is to HCAEP as 46251 is to ________

Yay! This is an easy one. You should be able to fly through this one pretty quickly and you can breathe a sigh of relief especially if that last one was a bit rough. I know it was for me. By the way I hope you like all the animal pictures I've included with each question and that they make you smile. Which one of the four choices makes the best comparison? PEACH is to HCAEP as 46251 is to ________

## Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother. How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother?

Ah, another problem that asks about how old so and so is compared to whatever whatever. These are just algebra problems. Also they require some trial and error. At least that's one way to do it. I'm sure someone smarter than me can probably get it right the first time with the correct algebraic expression. Mary, who is sixteen years old, is four times as old as her brother. How old will Mary be when she is twice as old as her brother?

## Which one of the five is least like the other four? Dog - Mouse - Lion - Snake - Elephant

Okay so this is an easy one, yay! The next couple are going to be pretty challenging so get ready. I couldn't get like two of the number series ones which sucked. But maybe you can do better than me. So do you think you can pick out which is the odd animal out? I'll give you a hint, though. It's not the dog. Which one of the five is least like the other four? Dog - Mouse - Lion - Snake - Elephant

## Which number should come next in the series? 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13

Okay so I think this is one of the ones that I struggled with. You will probably get it right away though. I'm looking at it now wondering how the heck I missed this one. You know what they say: hindsight is 20/20. I think that old saying works here at least. So do you think you know this one? Which number should come next in the series? 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 13

## Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series? 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30

Here is a pretty new type of question. This time you need to find out which number doesn't belong here. It seems a bit daunting at first but I know you can do it. Here is a hint. The third number depends on the first two. I hope that helps you out a little bit. Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series? 2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30

## Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:

Here is an easy one. Well, at least easier than the previous question. These types of questions tend to stump me, I'll admit it. Some of the answer choices made me think about it for a moment or two but eventually I got the right answer. And sorry but no hints this time. Do you think you can get this one too? Which one of the five choices makes the best comparison? Finger is to Hand as Leaf is to:

## If you rearrange the letters "CIFAIPC" you would have the name of a(n):

Here's is another word that you have to unscramble. It's pretty obvious when you look at it. So you should hopefully have no trouble getting this particular question correct. Sometimes it is helpful to look at the answer options to put your mind on the right path so to speak. So do you think you can unscramble this word correctly and get the right answer to this question? If you rearrange the letters "CIFAIPC" you would have the name of a(n):

## Choose the number that is 1/4 of 1/2 of 1/5 of 200:

Oh good, another math problem. Since it is just division you can divide whichever number you want first and you'll still get the right answer. Or you can multiply all the denominators and then use that number to divide 200 by it. If you didn't need the hint then I'm sorry for telling you something you already know. But if you didn't know, then I hope I helped. Choose the number that is 1/4 of 1/2 of 1/5 of 200:

## John needs 13 bottles of water from the store. John can only carry 3 at a time. What's the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the store?

Here is a story problem. I don't know why John can only carry 3 water bottles at a time. That seems kind of lame if you ask me. I'm pretty sure I could carry like 8 in one arm and then 8 in the other. Boom it would only take me one trip. John needs 13 bottles of water from the store. John can only carry 3 at a time. What's the minimum number of trips John needs to make to the store?

## If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then all Bloops are definitely Lazzies?

This question is worded is such an adorable way. It reminds me of how the creators of Rick and Morty name their random creatures and planets. In particular I'm thinking of Glim Glom planet. Yeah I probably spelled that wrong or something. So do you think you can figure out if Bloops are Lazzies? There are only two options for this question so hopefully that helps you out. If all Bloops are Razzies and all Razzies are Lazzies, then all Bloops are definitely Lazzies?

## If you rearrange the letters "LNGEDNA" you have the name of a(n):

I was totally clueless with this question. I spent like ten minutes staring at it. Hopefully you can figure it out because I could not and it bothered me to be honest, especially since I was able to unscramble those other two questions. They were both oceans by the way. I hope you got those two right. If not, then don't worry you can still get a good score on this quiz. If you rearrange the letters "LNGEDNA" you have the name of a(n):

## Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series? 1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 - 48

Now here is a toughie. You deserve an award or whatever if you can get this one. I can't remember if I got this one or not, but it looks hard if you just glance at it. I think you can get this one. It just might take a bit of your time. Which one of the numbers does not belong in the following series? 1 - 2 - 5 - 10 - 13 - 26 - 29 - 48

## Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. Which does he like:

I think because of how much time I spent watching Ed, Edd, and Eddy has caused me to always mispronounce the name Ralph. I end up saying Rolf. In my sophomore year of high school I had a teacher stop whatever she was talking about to ask me why the heck I say it that way. We were discussing Lord of the Flies. Ralph likes 25 but not 24; he likes 400 but not 300; he likes 144 but not 145. Which does he like:

## What is the missing number in the sequence shown below? 1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216

Yup I hate this question. It stumped me. I still don't get how to do it, but you're probably smarter than me so you'll probably get it. I wish the answer list told me how they got the number they got but it didn't. So I'm still confused by the answer. Do you think you can get it, though? What is the missing number in the sequence shown below? 1 - 8 - 27 - ? - 125 - 216

## Which one of the following things is the least like the others? Poem - Novel - Painting - Statue - Flower

Okay so this one is pretty pretty dang easy. I do not think I can give a hint without giving away the answer so I will just keep quiet about it. I have no doubt that you will be able to get this one like I did, though. Thankfully we have an easy after that last one. That one was definitely a doozie. Which one of the following things is the least like the others? Poem - Novel - Painting - Statue - Flower

## Complete the following number sequence: 4, 54, 654, ___

Here is another number sequence. This one is pretty different from the last few we have seen. I'll give you a hint, you don't have to use any kind of mathematical operation to get each number in the sequence. I hope that doesn't give too much away. You should get this one in no time at all, especially with that hint I gave you. So do you know what it is? Complete the following number sequence: 4, 54, 654, ___

## Can you complete the following mathematical matrix? 1 - 4 - 3 / 5 - 9 - 4 / 4 - 5 - __

We haven't seen a matrix problem in awhile. Hopefully you like them and that you can get this one pretty quickly. This took me about a minute to figure out but I'm sure you can do it quicker than the how long it took me. So do you think you can get this matrix problem correct and score well on this common sense quiz? Can you complete the following mathematical matrix? 1 - 4 - 3 / 5 - 9 - 4 / 4 - 5 - __

## What number is missing? -1 2 1 3 4 __

Okay this is the last question. Congratulations for making it to the end. We know there have been quite a few tricky ones, so good for you for sticking it out! I bet you are excited to see your score. This one is pretty easy so I think you'll get this one right. We have had a ton of practice with number sequences, haven't we? I got this one pretty quickly so I think you can too. What number is missing? -1 2 1 3 4 __