SELF-REFERENTIAL APTITUDE TEST, by James Propp (jamespropp at gmaildotcom)
The solution to the following puzzle is unique; in some cases the
knowledge that the solution is unique may actually give you a short-cut
to finding the answer to a particular question. (Thanks to Andy Latto
for bringing this subtlety to my attention.)
I should mention that if you don't agree with me about the answer to #20,
you will get a different solution to the puzzle than the one I had in mind.
But I should also mention that if you don't agree with me about the answer
to #20, you are just plain wrong. :-)
You may now begin work.
1. The first question whose answer is B is question
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5
2. The only two consecutive questions with identical answers are questions
(A) 6 and 7
(B) 7 and 8
(C) 8 and 9
(D) 9 and 10
(E) 10 and 11
3. The number of questions with the answer E is
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 4
4. The number of questions with the answer A is
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 7
(E) 8
5. The answer to this question is the same as the answer to question
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5
6. The answer to question 17 is
(A) C
(B) D
(C) E
(D) none of the above
(E) all of the above
7. Alphabetically, the answer to this question and the answer to the
following question are
(A) 4 apart
(B) 3 apart
(C) 2 apart
(D) 1 apart
(E) the same
8. The number of questions whose answers are vowels is
(A) 4
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 7
(E) 8
9. The next question with the same answer as this one is question
(A) 10
(B) 11
(C) 12
(D) 13
(E) 14
10. The answer to question 16 is
(A) D
(B) A
(C) E
(D) B
(E) C
11. The number of questions preceding this one with the answer B is
(A) 0
(B) 1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 4
12. The number of questions whose answer is a consonant is
(A) an even number
(B) an odd number
(C) a perfect square
(D) a prime
(E) divisible by 5
13. The only odd-numbered problem with answer A is
(A) 9
(B) 11
(C) 13
(D) 15
(E) 17
14. The number of questions with answer D is
(A) 6
(B) 7
(C) 8
(D) 9
(E) 10
15. The answer to question 12 is
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E
16. The answer to question 10 is
(A) D
(B) C
(C) B
(D) A
(E) E
17. The answer to question 6 is
(A) C
(B) D
(C) E
(D) none of the above
(E) all of the above
18. The number of questions with answer A equals the number of questions
with answer
(A) B
(B) C
(C) D
(D) E
(E) none of the above
19. The answer to this question is:
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E
20. Standardized test is to intelligence as barometer is to
(A) temperature (only)
(B) wind-velocity (only)
(C) latitude (only)
(D) longitude (only)
(E) temperature, wind-velocity, latitude, and longitude
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