#1. What comes next in this sequence? Meter, Decimeter, Centimeter, ___?
Each of these units of measurement is decreasing in size by one decimal place. A decimeter is 1/10th of a meter, a centimeter is 1/100th of a meter, and a millimeter is 1/1000th of a meter.
#2. O, T, T, F, F, ___?
The letters given are the first letter in the numbers one through five, leaving six as the next number in the sequence, so the correct answer would be S.
#3. Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, ___?
These are the animals that correspond to the Chinese New Year zodiac calendar. Each year is given a specific animal on a twelve year rotation where every twelve years, the calendar repeats. So if you were born in 1996, you would be a rat, 1997 an ox, 1998 a tiger, 1999 a rabbit, 2000 a dragon, 2001 a snake, 2002 a horse, 2003 a goat, 2004 a monkey, 2005 a rooster, and 2006 a dog, 2007 a pig.
#4. Jacinda Ardern, Bill English, John Key, Helen Clark, ____?
Dame Jennifer Mary Shipley is a New Zealand former politician who served as the 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1997 to 1999. She was the first female prime minister of New Zealand, and the first woman to have led the National Party.
#5. Put these movies in order by release date from the oldest movie to the newest movie: "Casablanca", "Wizard of Oz", "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and "It's a Wonderful Life".
“Wizard of Oz” was released in 1939, “Casablanca” three years later in 1942, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was in theaters in 1946, and “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was released last in 1961. All four received multiple Oscar nominations but only “Casablanca” was named as its year’s best picture.
#6. Which book of the bible should come next in this sequence? Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, ___?
The books of the Protestant bible in order starting with the 15th book, Ezra. The missing book is Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is the 21st book in the bible and is found in the Old Testament. The words that are commonly read at funerals, “To everything there is a season…” are found in the third chapter of Ecclesiastes.
#7. Methyl, Ethyl, Propyl, ___?
This is the naming system for chemical nomenclature of organic compounds. Methyl is one carbon, Ethyl is two carbons, Propyl is three carbons, and Butyl is four carbons.
7 days of the week, last is Sunday
#9. Which element comes next? Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, ___?
The given elements are in order as they appear on the periodic table from atomic number one, hydrogen, to atomic number eight, oxygen. The missing element is number nine, fluorine.
#10. What number comes next in this "colorful" sequence? 3, 6, 6, 5, 4, 6, ___?
The numbers correspond to the number of letters in the colors of the classical rainbow: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. The missing number is six because violet has six letters.
#11. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, ... ?
The Greek Alphabet; Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta etc.
#12. Bogey, par, birdie, Eagle, ___ ?
This is a golf related sequence where a bogey is a score of (1) stroke OVER par on a hole. Par is an estimated standard score for a hole that a good player should make. A birdie is a score of (1) stroke under par for a hole. An eagle is a score of (2) strokes under par for a hole and an albatross a score of (3) strokes under par for a hole.
#13. Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, ___ ?
This is a progression of planets in our solar system that get closer to the sun: Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus and Mercury.
#14. Delhi, England, Guinea, Hampshire, Jersey, __ ?
All the following can have the word ‘New’ in front of them:
New Dehli, New England, New Guinea etc. Hence the next of the chosen options in alphabetical order is New Mexico.
#15. Radar, redder, refer, rotavator, ___ ?
This is a list of palindromes which are a word or phrase the letters of which when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase. Such a word is ‘Malayalam’, a language of southwest India.
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