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The McQuaig Mental Agility Test (MMAT) is a timed multiple-choice test designed to assess a person's speed of thought and ability to think, learn, and swiftly absorb new information, systems, and processes. It evaluates vocabulary, verbal reasoning skills, and the capability to perform simple mathematical functions. The test was formerly referred to as The McQuaig Occupational Test.
The test comprises 50 multiple-choice questions encompassing three sub-categories: Mathematical ability, verbal reasoning, and vocabulary knowledge.
Calculators are not allowed for the test.
The test has a 15-minute time limit, which means that you have an average of 18 seconds per question if you answer all questions. Due to the time limitations, you will not be expected to answer all of the questions. The test is designed to assess how quickly you can think on your feet when provided with new information. Scores will be based on how many correct answers you provide. Average scores typically range between 25 and 35.
Here, we will cover what you need to know about the MMAT.
The McQuaig Mental Agility Test consists of three question categories: Mathematical Ability, verbal reasoning, and vocabulary knowledge.
To help you understand the types of questions on the test, we will break down these categories into 10 sub-categories.
The MMAT's mathematical questions test your basic algebra skills, logical thinking ability, and your capacity to work through word problems. The question types are:
In these test questions, you are presented with a series of numbers with one number missing. Your task is to find the missing number. Number series questions assess your logical thinking ability.
Numerical Word Problems
Numerical word problems, also known as math word problems, are mathematical questions presented in a written format. These questions will assess both your mathematical ability and your logical reasoning skills.
The word problems can vary in length and complexity, ranging from short to long or simple to complex. Some questions will solely require mathematical ability to solve, while others will necessitate logical reasoning as well.
Two machines at a toy factory can create ten teddy bears in 50 minutes. How many teddy bears can a single machine create in 30 minutes?
The correct answer is 3.
If two machines can create ten teddy bears in 50 minutes, then one machine can create 5 teddy bears in 50 minutes. If one machine can create 5 teddy bears in 50 minutes, then one machine can create 1 teddy bear in 10 minutes. Therefore, one machine can create 3 teddy bears in 30 minutes.
The arithmetic ability questions require the mastery of four fundamental arithmetic skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Proficiency in working with fractions, decimals, and percentages is also essential. Please note that you won't be able to use a calculator during the test, so it's advisable to refresh your understanding of basic arithmetic concepts and sharpen your calculation skills.
The verbal reasoning category necessitates the capacity to read, comprehend, and interpret information. Certain questions demand the ability to draw logical conclusions, while others require the swift identification of logical patterns within a given text. There are three sub-categories in the Verbal Reasoning category.
Deductive reasoning involves the process of drawing logically certain conclusions from one or more given statements.
Deductive reasoning questions will prompt you to employ your problem-solving and reasoning abilities by assessing arguments, analyzing scenarios, and deriving logical conclusions.
These question types necessitate alphabetical knowledge and the capacity to rapidly visualize the alphabetical system in order to respond accurately.
If the words below are rearranged to form a proper sentence, what is the last letter of the third word?
Girlfriend ring birthday he his her for a gave
The correct answer is B (the letter S).
The rearranged sentence is: He gave his girlfriend a ring for her birthday.
These questions will test your English language proficiency, your capability to recognize connections between concepts, and your systematic thinking ability.
Fast is to running as slow is to?
The correct answer is A, walking.
When someone is moving quickly, they are running.
When someone is moving slowly, they are walking.
Odd word out
In this category, you will be presented with four words. Three of the words are interconnected in some manner. Your objective is to identify the pattern or connection between three of the words and thereby determine the word that does not belong.
The MMAT's vocabulary questions will assess the breadth of your vocabulary, your capacity to deduce meanings from context, and your comprehension of antonyms and synonyms. This category encompasses three distinct question types.
Antonyms and Synonyms
In this segment, you will encounter a word and be required to select its antonym or synonym from among four options.
This category serves to evaluate the expanse of your vocabulary. You will be asked to discern the meaning of a specific word.
These questions gauge your ability to select a word that best suits a given context. Your proficiency in comprehending the precise meaning of a word and choosing an appropriate word through contextual inference is tested.
The hiker gazed in awe at the ___________ mountain peaks in the distance, their snow-covered summits shining under the morning sun.
Question: What word best describes the mountain peaks?
Correct answer is ‘majestic’.
In the context of the sentence, the hiker is gazing at the mountain peaks and experiencing a sense of awe. The word "majestic" conveys a sense of grandeur, splendor, and awe-inspiring beauty, which aligns with the hiker's feelings and the visual imagery of the snow-covered summits shining under the morning sun. Therefore, "majestic" is the most appropriate word to describe the mountain peaks in this scenario.
We have included practice questions of every type in our MMAT test prep package.
Preparing for the MMAT can greatly improve your performance. Here are several steps you can take to get ready for the test:
We offer an MMAT test preparation package designed to aid your preparation efforts. The package includes:
To further assist you, try our free MMAT practice test, which includes examples of each question type discussed above. This will give you a glimpse of what to expect on the actual test and help you refine your skills.
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