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## IQ Test : Christmas Games (Quantitative Skills)

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 Answer the following True/False questions on a fun Christmas theme to test your quantitative skills.

1. An elf wrote the numbers 7 through 14 in a straight line. On adding any two numbers next to each other, the elf found the sum to be an odd number.
• True
• False
Any two numbers next to each other will consist of an odd number and an even number. The sum of an odd number and an even number is always odd.

2. Mom started baking cookies for Christmas at 13 minutes before 6 o'clock. So, Mom started baking cookies for Christmas at 47 minutes past 7 o'clock.
• True
• False
13 minutes before 6 o'clock is the same as 47 minutes past 5 o'clock (not 7 o'clock).

3. Mary has 10 cents. Dad gives her 32 cents and Mom gives her 20 cents. With this money, she can buy a Christmas card costing 63 cents.
• True
• False
10 cents + 32 cents + 20 cents = 62 cents (not 63 cents).

4. There are 11 balloons in the red box, 34 balloons in the blue box, 24 balloons in the green box, and 50 balloons in the yellow box, The children can decorate a party room for Christmas with 108 balloons from only three boxes.
• True
• False
34 balloons + 24 balloons + 50 balloons = 108 balloons. Thus, no balloons are needed from the red box.

5. Santa leaves 2 quarters, 3 dimes and 5 nickels for you in a red stocking. On buying a candycane worth 52 cents, what remains with you is 53 cents.
• True
• False
You have (2 × 25) + (3 × 10) + (5 × 5) = 105 cents.
You spend 52 cents.
What remains with you is (105 − 52) = 53 cents.

6. If there are 5 reindeer and 9 turkeys, then there are totally 40 legs.
• True
• False
(5 × 4) + (9 × 2) = 38 total legs.

7. Santa Claus gives 5 pairs of green gloves and 1 pairs of red socks to some school children. There will be a total of 60 fingers (including thumb) and toes in the gloves and socks together if all of them are worn.
• True
• False
There are 10 fingers in each pair of gloves and there are 10 toes in each pair of socks. Thus, the total number of fingers and toes will be 10 (5 + 1) = 60.

8. Santa Claus has a cake that weighs 4.5 pounds (where 1 pound = 16 ounces). If he distributes the cake equally amongst 4 children, then each child gets 18 ounces of cake.
• True
• False
One pound equals 16 ounces. Therefore, 4.5 pounds equals 72 ounces. On dividing by 4, each cake piece weighs 18 ounces.

9. The number of toys in each of six boxes is as follows: 3, 8, 10, 16, 18, 22. An elf delivers to Syberschool three boxes containing a total of 29 toys.
• True
• False
The elf delivers three boxes containing 3, 8 and 18 toys. Note 3 + 8 + 18 = 29.

10. When 7 elves sat near the fireplace on a winter evening to play a game, each elf rolled the dice and got an odd number. On adding the 7 odd numbers, they found the sum to be an odd number.
• True
• False