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A snail is at the bottom of a 20 meters deep pit. Every day the snail climbs 5 meters upwards, but at night it slides 4 meters back downwards. How many days does it take before the snail reaches the top of the pit?

  1. 15

  2. 16

  3. 17

  4. 18

Answer: 2

What is the next term in this sequence? 1 11 21 1211 111221

  1. 112221

  2. 131221

  3. 312211

  4. 221221

Answer: 3

It is dark in my bedroom and I want to get two socks of the same color from my drawer, which contains 24 red and 24 blue socks. How many socks do I have to take from the drawer to get at least two socks of the same color?

  1. 2

  2. 3

  3. 24

  4. 47

Answer: 2

One day Alice meets the Lion and the Unicorn in the Forest of Forgetfulness. She knows that the Lion lies on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, and tells the truth on the other days of the week. The Unicorn, on the other hand, lies on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, but tells the truth on the other days of the week. Now they make the following statements to Alice: Lion: Yesterday was one of my lying days. Unicorn: Yesterday was one of my lying days too. What day is the day?

  1. Wednesday

  2. Thursday

  3. Friday

  4. Sunday

Answer: 2

A man is standing in front of a painting of a man, and he tells us the following: "Brothers and sisters have I none, but this man's father is my fathers son". Who's on the painting?

  1. His Grandfather

  2. His Father

  3. He Himself

  4. His Son

Answer: 4

A certain street contains 100 buildings. They are numbered from 1 to 100. How many 9's are used in these numbers?

  1. 10

  2. 11

  3. 19

  4. 20

Answer: 4

Imagine you are on an island called Texel, with inhabitants that look the same from the outside, but differ from inside (their truthfulness). We distinguish the following types: Knights, who always tell the truth. Knaves, who never tell the truth. Normals, who sometimes tell the truth and sometimes lie. Assume you meet one of these inhabitants, and he tells you: "I'm no Knight". Then, of what type is inhabitant?

  1. Knight

  2. knave

  3. Normal

  4. None

Answer: 3

Imagine you are on an island called Texel, with inhabitants that look the same from the outside, but differ from inside (their truthfulness). We distinguish the following types: Knights, who always tell the truth. Knaves, who never tell the truth. Normals, who sometimes tell the truth and sometimes lie. Assume you meet one of these inhabitants, and he tells you: "I'm no Knight". Then, of what type is inhabitant?

  1. Knight

  2. knave

  3. Normal

  4. None

Answer: 3

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

  1. 1

  2. 5

  3. 0

  4. 3

Answer: 1

How many times can you subtract the number 5 from 25?

  1. 1

  2. 5

  3. 0

  4. 3

Answer: 1