1021. What two words, formed from two different arrangements of the same eight
letters, will complete the sentence below?

Mayhem ensued on the circus grounds when the animal __________ were unable to ________ their charges.

1022. What number is one-fourth of one-half of one-tenth of 16 multiplied by 20?

4. 16 x 20 = 320, 1/10 of 320 = 32, 1/2 of 32 = 16, 1/4 of 16 = 4.

1023. Fill in the blanks below to complete three words beginning with the letters
NEW.

NEW _ _ _ _ _ (double talk)

NEW _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (novel)

NEW _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (gossip)

1024. In the following multiplication example, each letter can be replaced by a
number to make the example mathematically correct.

A B C D E F G I

__x
I__

A A A A A A A A A

123456789 x 9 = 111111111.

1025. What number comes next in the sequence?

1, 6, 13, 22, 33, ?

46. Starting with the integer 2, square each consecutive integer, then subtract 3.

1026. Between which two numbers in the following list should you put the number
4? Why?

8, 50, 19, 1, 17, 6, 10, 13, 30, 20

Between 50 and 19. When spelled out, the numbers appear in alphabetical order.

1027. Gary and Joan collect old soup cans. Gary said that if Joan would give
him two cans, they would have an equal number, but if Gary gave Joan two of his, Joan would have twice as many as Gary. How many cans did each have?

Gary has 10 cans and Joan has 14 cans.

1028. What two words, formed from two different arrangements of the same seven
letters, will complete the sentence below?

The historian was not __________ by the fact that the manuscripts he found were __________. He knew he would find the clues he needed in the events
listed.

1029. Jim did an errand for his mother-in-law's only son's only wife. What
was she to Jim?

His sister-in-law. The dictionary says your brother-in-laws wife is your sister-in-law.

1030. What number comes next in the following sequence?

2, 6, 6, 12, 10, 18, 14, 24, ?

18. Starting from 1, alternately multiply each consecutive integer by 2 or 3. Which means the integers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 become 2, 6, 6, 12, 10, 18, 14, 24, 18.

1031. Take a word that means "alarm," change one letter and find a word
for a rise in temperature.

Take a word that means "transformation," change one letter and find a word for a business maneuver.

Warning, Warming; Makeover, Takeover.

1032. What letter comes next in the following series?

A Z B Y C X D ?

W. Alphabet forward and backward.

1033. Bill likes three but not four. He likes seven but not ten, and he likes
eleven but not twelve. Following the same rule, will he like thirteen or twenty?

Thirteen. He likes odd numbers.

1034. The names of five people are hidden in the sentence below. Can you find
them? (The letters are in consecutive order.)

I was already as ambitious as a person can be.

1035. What is 1/2 of 1/4 of 2/9 of 3/7 of 84?

1. 3/7 of 84 = 36; 2/9 of 36 = 8; 1/4 of 8 = 2; 1/2 of 2 = 1.