Gabriel wrote:gozmo wrote:
Craven de Kere wrote:
4. Even the most ___________ rose has thorns.
Explanation: because the other words don't make a sensical contrast
I don't think "withered" has received its fair share of attention as a reasonable answer. It does imply contrast. One might think that anything withered wouldn't put up much of a fight, or retain any defenses.
"Even the most withered rose has thorns."
Don't get me wrong; I chose "tempting". But if "tempting" weren't an option, and "orangutan" were there instead, I would have chosen "withered" without pause or doubt.
The best explanation here comes from the old adage that even the most beautiful rose still has thorns. Implying that just because something is beautiful on the outside does not mean it isn't dangerous. Tempting in this case is the best fit...
I agree with several of the answers, even differing ones, for different reasons. It may well be that each answer is correct for a different reason and, in conjunction with other questions, the goal is to see if the thinking is CONSISTENT rather than just if you happen to have heard some arcane saying. Indeed many are direct quotes and so would seem to be a measure of one's worldliness. But at the same time I really like the flavor of different words than the one I picked as best in the rose question, for the same reason given. I like the idea that the most withered rose still has a last line of defense. I like the idea that a noxious rose would have thorns to keep away those with no sense of smell. SO though I picked tempting, I like other words there. Sadly it seems one of the cool choices was NOT given in the version of the test I saw or I may well have picked it. But I'm past my bedtime as I write this so, sadly, I forget what that other great word was. It was the one some called "ironic". Man, I'm so tired I'm babbling. Bedways is rightways.
So, to say they catch up at the end is not true. Sandy simply wins the race by an entire hour using this example. In any example Sandy should win by being 75% faster in time.
sorry... it appears a lot of people answered the question i edited out...
I just realized I was wrong... i read it as 1/2 of 1/4 OR 1/10 of 800...
my bad... either I need to get glasses, or I need to lower my screen resolution from 1600x1200 to something approaching readable.
and contextually, lonely/thorns makes sense...
*Even lonely people have their defenses..., or even lonely people are defensive? - more allegorical than folksy... oh well...
I understand WHY the answer should be "tempting", but IMHO, from a poetic point of view, it's cool.
I know I'm wrong there. :p
as for the race... I can't accept it... not elegant from a mathematical viewpoint. if the two of them average the same speed over the same distance, logic dictates that neither should win. And how WOULD you know the distance? No matter what it is, they are averaging the same speed over the same distance... to and fro and fro and to are equal... there should be no discrepancy.
as for the numbers question... 900 1000 1100 1200... John always likes the number that is 100 higher... and the only number that this would hold true for in this case... but it's not a very elegant solution... :p
I can accept you got a higher score, after the first run, I realized I was a bit careless/err... blurry eyed (damn screen...) but you've made mistakes, too...
I wonder if it's possible to get a higher score?
20. In a race from point X to point Y and back, Jack averages 30 miles per hour to point Y and 10 miles per hour back to point X. Sandy averages 20 miles per hour in both directions. Between Jack and Sandy, who finished first?
Explanation: jack only catches up at the end
11. If some Wicks are Slicks, and some Slicks are Snicks, then some Wicks are definitely Snicks. The statement is:
Explanation: "definitely" seals the deal
Edits (fixed links 2x)
Okay, I really don't know math can someone explain;
What number is one half of one quarter of one tenth of 800, I guessed 10 only cause it says 10th?
the one I got wrong was #35. I assumed that all of the dark squares where moving to a definite position one field at the time, save for the one that was already in the position. Two still, two moving - makes more sense.