If you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms since these were abandoned from your children’s grammar school entry examinations, here’s a few to amuse you. You ought to score more than 60% correct!
1 To succeed at academic examinations it is necessary to study. Therefore if a student works hard in a particular subject, he or she should do well when it comes to the examination.
Which of the following best describes the flaw in this argument?
A It assumes that it is necessary to study in order to succeed
B It overestimates the value of study in preparation for examinations
C It ignore the fact that some subjects are more academic than others
D It assumes that studying hard is a sufficient condition for academic success
E It ignore the fact that some students don’t need to study much to succeed
2 A solid cube has twelve sides. If all eight corners are sliced away while leaving part of each original edge intact, how many edges has the new solid?
3 One in 1000 people in Britain is estimated to be a carrier of the potentially fatal liver disease hepatitis B, although this estimate is probably far too low. There should be a mass vaccination programme to eradicate this disease. Seventy five countries carry out such a programme and including hepatitis B in Britain’s existing vaccination programme would be a simple matter.
The main objection has been the cost. At present each shot of the vaccine costs