Hotlanta IQ Test
How smart are you?  These 50 questions are deliberately tricky questions designed to fool you and to make you think creatively.  They test you for common sense, logic, attentiveness, mathematics, and the ability to think outside of the box. You will need to be very clever to get these questions right and to earn a high score.  Good luck.


1.

America celibrates Independence Day each July 4th. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

Yes
No
I don't know.

2. How many birthdays does the average person have?

82
75
64
More than 10
Less than 10
None of the above.
I don't know.

3. Some months have 31 days. How many have 28?

1
3
6
12
None of the above.
I don't know.

4. How many outs are there in an inning?

1
2
3
6
9
None of the above.
I don't know.

5. Is it legal for a man in Alabama to marry his widow's sister?

Yes
No
It's immoral
I don't know.

6. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10.  What is the answer?

10
25
50
70
None of the above.
I don't know.

7. If there are 3 apples and you take away 2, how many do you have?

1
2
3
None of the above.
I don't know.

8. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour. How many minutes will the pills last?

30
60
90
None of the above.
I don't know.

9. A farmer has 17 sheep, and all but 9 die.  How many are left?

5
8
9
12
None of the above.
I don't know.

10. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

5000
200
2
1
0
None of the above.
I don't know.

11. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?

2
6
10
12
None of the above.
I don't know.

12. I asked the assistant in the hardware store, "How much will one cost?" "Twenty cents" she replied. "And how much will twelve cost?" I asked. "Forty cents." she replied. "OK, I'll take one hundred and twelve." How much did I pay?

$4.00
$3.60
$1.25
$.60
$.40
None of the above.
I don't know.

13. Name the most recent year in which New Year's preceded Christmas.
1980
1999
2003
This year.
None of the above.
I don't know.
14. If Mr. Smith's peacock lays an egg in Mr. Jones' yard, who owns the egg?

Mr. Smith
Mr. Jones
None of the above.
I don't know.

15. Find 4 letters to complete the analogy: H is to GRAM as D is to?

GRAM
RTED
EMER
None of the above.
I don't know.

16. Study the following sentence:

FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE-
SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF-
IC STUDY COMBINED WITH
THE EXPERIENCE OF YEARS.

Count the words in the sentence. Now count the Fs in the above sentence. Add the number of words with the number of Fs. What do you get?

16
19
20
22
24
None of the above.
I don't know.

17. Exactly how many slices of 1/3 inch each can you cut from a whole loaf of bread which is 12 inches long?

1
3
10
17
36
None of the above.
I don't know.

18. A man lives in a normal house, but the four sides each face south. From inside the man sees a bear. What color is the bear?

Black
White
Red
Brown
None of the above.
I don't know.

19. A 10 foot rope ladder hangs over the side of a boat with the bottom rung on the surface of the water. The rungs are one foot apart, and the tide goes up at the rate of 6 inches per hour. How long will it be until three rungs are covered?

1 hour
2 hours
6 hours
Never
None of the above.
I don't know.

20. What is the number eleven thousand eleven hundred and eleven divided by three? (no fractions).

1111
3330
3703
4037
4577
None of the above.
I don't know.

21. What is the tallest mountain in the world?

Mt. Everest
Mt. McKinley
Muana Kea
Pikes Peak
None of the above.
I don't know.

22. What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Chicken
Egg
None of the above.
I don't know.

23. As I was going to St Ives,
I met a man with seven wives,
Each wife had seven sacks;
Each sack had seven cats;
Each cat had seven kittens.
Kittens, cats, sacks, and wives,
How many were going to St Ives?

1
7
1200
2800
None of the above.
I don't know.

24. Compute: 3 + 4 times 5 + 2

+ 2
25
37
49
None of the above.
I don't know.

25. There are ten black and ten white socks in a drawer. If you reach into the drawer in the dark, what is the least number of socks you must take out before you are sure of a pair that matches?

1
2
3
4
10
20
None of the above.
I don't know.

26. In the Hope family there are seven sisters and each sister has one brother. Including Mr. & Mrs. Hope, how many are in the family?

10
14
16
None of the above.
I don't know.

27. It takes 4-1/2 hours for a jet to fly coast to coast. One plane leaves Los Angeles for New York at 4:40 P.M., while another plane leaves New York for Los Angeles at 6:00 P.M. Which plane will be closer to New York when they pass each other?

The LA bound plane.
The NY bound plane.
Neither would be closer.
None of the above.
I don't know.

28. A child playing on the beach had 6-1/6 sand piles in one place and 3-1/3 in another. If he put them together, how many sand piles would he have?

9-1/2
6-2/3
3
1
None of the above.
I don't know.

29. A sophisticated computer is fed this knotty problem.
Between two clocks, one of which is broken and doesn't run at all while the other loses one second every 24 hours, which is more accurate?

The slow clock is twice as accurate
The broken clock is far more accurate
Neither are ever accurate
Both are equally accurate
None of the above.
I don't know.

30. The amount of water flowing into a tank doubles every minute. The tank is full in an hour. When was the tank half full?

15 minutes
10 minutes
29 minutes
59 minutes
None of the above.
I don't know.

31. Do you say "Loo-iss-vill" is the capital of Kentucky, or do you say "Loo-ee-vill" is the capital of Kentucky?

Loo-iss-vill
Loo-ee-vill
Either of the above.
None of the above.
I don't know.

32. You're flying an airplane that travels from New York to Chicago - a distance of 800 miles. The airplane travels at 200 m.p.h. and makes one stop for 30 minutes. What is the pilot's name?

There is information missing.
You can't tell from the question.
All of the above.
You can tell from the question.
None of the above.
I don't know.

33. You are competing in a race and overtake the runner in second place. In which position are you now?

1st
2nd
3rd
You can't tell from the question.
None of the above.
I don't know.

34. Take 1000. Add 40. Add another 1000. Add 30. 1000 again. Plus 20. Plus 1000. And plus 10. What is the total?

5000
4500
4100
3000
None of the above.
I don't know.

35. Marie's father has five daughters Chacha, Cheche, Chichi, and Chocho. What is the fifth daughter's name?

Chuchu
Chychy
You can't tell from the question.
None of the above.
I don't know.

36. An encyclopedia consists of ten volumes (sitting next to each other, in order, on a shelf). Each volume contains one thousand pages. Excluding the covers of each volume, how many pages are between the first page of the encyclopedia and the last?

7000
8000
9000
10000
None of the above.
I don't know.

37. A large man weighing 200 pounds can bench press 1200 pounds. How much can he lift with a pulley and a 25 foot rope when the rope weighs two pounds, the pulley is attached to the ceiling, the ceiling is 10 feet from the floor, and the man is standing on a flat floor?

200 lbs
225 lbs
1175 lbs
1200 lbs
1225 lbs
1425 lbs
None of the above.
I don't know.

38. How much dirt is there in a hole in the ground that's two feet wide, three feet long, and four feet deep?

9 cubic feet
24 cubic feet
50 cubic feet
None of the above.
I don't know.

39. How many grooves are there on an LP record?

0
1
2
5
10
None of the above.
I don't know.

40. If a boy and a half can eat a hot dog and a half in a minute and a half, how long would it take six boys to eat six hot dogs?

1 minute
1 and 1/2 minutes
6 minutes
9 minutes
None of the above.
I don't know.

41. If you had one match and entered a room in which there were a kerosene lamp, an oil burner, and a wood burning stove, which would you light first?

Kerosene Lamp
Oil Burner
Woodburning Stove
None of the above.
I don't know.

42. An archeologist claims he found some gold coins dated 46 B.C. Do you believe him?

Yes
No
I don't know.

43. Is it legal for a man living west of the Mississippi River to be buried east of the Mississippi River?

Yes
No
I don't know.

44. By what fractional part does four-fourths exceed three-fourths?

1/4
1/6
1/3
3/8
None of the above.
I don't know.

45. There are two 5-gallon containers. One has 4 gallons of red fluid and the other 4 gallons of blue. One gallon of the blue is poured into the red container, and then one gallon of the now mixed 4-red to 1-blue is poured back into the blue container. Is there more red in the blue container or more blue in the red container?

Twice as much red in the blue.
Twice as much blue in the red.
4/5 as much blue in the red.
Both will be even.
None of the above.
I don't know.

46. If you drop a steel ball into a bucket of water, at which temperature would it fall fastest?

-50 C
20 F
32 C
There would be no difference.
None of the above.
I don't know.

47. Can you throw a golf ball with all your might and, without hitting a wall or other obstruction, have it stop and come right back to you?

You can't.
You can.
Only if you can "doctor" the ball.
None of the above.
I don't know.

48. How close a relative would the sister-in law of your father's only brother be?

Your aunt.
Your grandmother.
Your great aunt.
Your sister.
Your mother.
None of the above.
I don't know.

49. On a farm in Oregon is the world's most perfect plum tree. The main trunk has exactly 24 branches, each branch exactly 12 boughs, each bough exactly 6 twigs, and each twig bears one piece of fruit. How many apples are there on the tree?

42
1126
188
1728
None of the above.
I don't know.

50. Would it be cheaper for you to take one friend to the movies twice, or two friends to the movies at the same time?

Two friends at the same time.
One friend twice.
It would cost the same.
The former would be twice as expensive as the latter.
None of the above.
I don't know.


    

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