# Upwork Programming Aptitude Skill Test Questions

**Question: 01**

Find the next number in the series 10, 2, 8, 2, 6, 2, __?Find the next number in the series 10, 2, 8, 2, 6, 2, __?

a.4

b.6

c.8

d.10

**Question: 02**

If ‘+’ means ‘-’, ‘/’ means ‘+’, ‘-’ means ‘*’ and ‘*’ means ‘/’, what would be the value of 3030 / 20 * 50 + 10 – 220?If ‘+’ means ‘-’, ‘/’ means ‘+’, ‘-’ means ‘*’ and ‘*’ means ‘/’, what would be the value of 3030 / 20 * 50 + 10 – 220?

a.730.4

b.830.4

c.630.4

d.930.4

**Question: 03**

A bus travels from point A to point E. At stop B, it drops seven passengers and picks up twelve. At point C it drops four passengers and picks up one third of the passengers as compared to the passengers picked up at point B. At point D, it drops five passengers and picks up double the number it drops. At point E, it picks up five passengers and drops half the number as compared to the passengers dropped at point C. If there are twenty passengers in the bus at point E, how many passengers were there in it at point A?A bus travels from point A to point E. At stop B, it drops seven passengers and picks up twelve. At point C it drops four passengers and picks up one third of the passengers as compared to the passengers picked up at point B. At point D, it drops five passengers and picks up double the number it drops. At point E, it picks up five passengers and drops half the number as compared to the passengers dropped at point C. If there are twenty passengers in the bus at point E, how many passengers were there in it at point A?

a.5

b.9

c.7

d.11

**Question: 04**

On an average, Robert drinks 360 bottles of wine in a year. Which of the given statements would be true?On an average, Robert drinks 360 bottles of wine in a year. Which of the given statements would be true?

a.Robert drinks more than 35 bottles of wine in a month.

b.Robert drinks less than 8 bottles of wine in a week.

c.Robert drinks more than 2 bottles of wine every day.

d.Robert drinks 100 bottles of wine in 6 months.

**Question: 05**

What is the value of R in the following set of equations?What is the value of R in the following set of equations?

**1) P + Q = 2**

2) R x P + Q = 5

3) P + R x Q = 7

2) R x P + Q = 5

3) P + R x Q = 7

a.2

b.3

c.4

d.5

e.7

**Question: 06**

Albert repays three installments, a, b and c, of a loan that he had taken for buying an electric heater. The total of the first installment and the second installment is $150. The total of the second installment and the third installment is $200. The total of the third installment and thrice the first installment is $250. What is the third installment?Albert repays three installments, a, b and c, of a loan that he had taken for buying an electric heater. The total of the first installment and the second installment is $150. The total of the second installment and the third installment is $200. The total of the third installment and thrice the first installment is $250. What is the third installment?

a.$50

b.$100

c.$150

d.$200

**Question: 07**

If Sophie has five friends in the class and no one else has five friends, which out of the following is the most appropriate answer?If Sophie has five friends in the class and no one else has five friends, which out of the following is the most appropriate answer?

a.No one in the class has friends.

b.Everybody in the class has friends.

c.All friends of Sophie have 5 friends each.

d.At least 1 student in the class has 5 friends.

**Question: 08**

Find the next number in the series 1, 3, 15, 45, 225, ___?Find the next number in the series 1, 3, 15, 45, 225, ___?

a.675

b.1125

c.550

d.450

**Question: 09**

The cost of the first camera is three eighths more than that of the second and the cost of the third camera is five eighths more than that of the second one. If the total cost of all the three cameras is $12000, what will be the cost of the second camera?The cost of the first camera is three eighths more than that of the second and the cost of the third camera is five eighths more than that of the second one. If the total cost of all the three cameras is $12000, what will be the cost of the second camera?

a.$1000

b.$2000

c.$3000

d.$6000

**Question: 10**

A man is climbing up a cliff. He climbs six meters in one minute and falls down three meters in the next minute. This sequence goes on throughout the climb. Calculate the time taken to reach the top if the cliff is 60 meters high?A man is climbing up a cliff. He climbs six meters in one minute and falls down three meters in the next minute. This sequence goes on throughout the climb. Calculate the time taken to reach the top if the cliff is 60 meters high?

a.31 minutes

b.33 minutes

c.39 minutes

d.40 minutes

**Question: 11**

In a certain code, “how are you” is written as ‘dmadv vitres zonki’, ‘are you jack’ is written as ‘vitres zonki jack’ and ‘flowers are beautiful’ is written as ‘dregres vitres istebla’. What is the code for ‘are’?In a certain code, “how are you” is written as ‘dmadv vitres zonki’, ‘are you jack’ is written as ‘vitres zonki jack’ and ‘flowers are beautiful’ is written as ‘dregres vitres istebla’. What is the code for ‘are’?

a.dmadv

b.dregres

c.zonki

d.vitres

**Question: 12**

In a basketball tournament, a player scored three points in his first match. In the second match, he scored five points more than he scored in the first match. In the third match, he scored five times more points as compared to the first match. The points in the fifth and the sixth matches were thirty five and forty eight points respectively. Calculate the points which the player scored in his fourth match, if all the points scored follow a particular pattern?In a basketball tournament, a player scored three points in his first match. In the second match, he scored five points more than he scored in the first match. In the third match, he scored five times more points as compared to the first match. The points in the fifth and the sixth matches were thirty five and forty eight points respectively. Calculate the points which the player scored in his fourth match, if all the points scored follow a particular pattern?

a.18

b.21

c.24

d.30

**Question: 13**

If all bells are made from brass, brass is a metal and some metals are yellow in color, which of the following is/are the most appropriate answer/s?If all bells are made from brass, brass is a metal and some metals are yellow in color, which of the following is/are the most appropriate answer/s?

a.Brass is not yellow in color.

b.All yellow colored things are metals.

c.Bells are made from metal.

d.Bells can be brown in color.

**Question: 14**

If some caps are hats, some hats are umbrellas, some umbrellas are coats and all coats are shirts, which of the following is correct?If some caps are hats, some hats are umbrellas, some umbrellas are coats and all coats are shirts, which of the following is correct?

a.Those umbrellas which are not coats are shirts.

b.Some shirts are umbrellas.

c.Those caps which are not hats are shirts.

d.All shirts are caps.

**Question: 15**

Given below is a set of numbers. One of the numbers does not belong to the set. Which one is it?Given below is a set of numbers. One of the numbers does not belong to the set. Which one is it?

**36, 157, 303, 470, 666, 891**

a.891

b.157

c.303

d.470

e.666

**Question: 16**

On hearing the letter ‘A’, an athlete jumps once, on hearing the letter ‘B’, he jumps thrice and on hearing the letter ‘C’, he jumps twice. If the sequence in which he jumps is ABCCBABCACCB, how many times did the athlete jump?On hearing the letter ‘A’, an athlete jumps once, on hearing the letter ‘B’, he jumps thrice and on hearing the letter ‘C’, he jumps twice. If the sequence in which he jumps is ABCCBABCACCB, how many times did the athlete jump?

a.35

b.20

c.30

d.25

**Question: 17**

There are five people, A, B, C, D and E. A is older than B. C is older than D. D is older than E. B and E are of exactly the same age. If the above information is true, which of the following must also be true?There are five people, A, B, C, D and E. A is older than B. C is older than D. D is older than E. B and E are of exactly the same age. If the above information is true, which of the following must also be true?

a.C is younger than E.

b.C is older than A.

c.B is older than C.

d.A is older than E.

**Question: 18**

Four friends, A, B, C, and D, decide to save money in a bank. The bank’s specialty is that every month, the money gets doubled. At the end of the second month, A withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the third month, B withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the fourth month, C withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the fifth month, D withdraws $50.016 from the bank. After the last withdrawal, their balance in the bank becomes zero. Calculate how much amount the four friends had deposited in the bank?Four friends, A, B, C, and D, decide to save money in a bank. The bank’s specialty is that every month, the money gets doubled. At the end of the second month, A withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the third month, B withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the fourth month, C withdraws $50 from the bank. At the end of the fifth month, D withdraws $50.016 from the bank. After the last withdrawal, their balance in the bank becomes zero. Calculate how much amount the four friends had deposited in the bank?

a.$13.438

b.$23.438

c.$25.438

d.$30.438

e.$44.438

**Question: 19**

If all dogs are faithful and some dogs are pets, which out of the following is the most appropriate answer?If all dogs are faithful and some dogs are pets, which out of the following is the most appropriate answer?

a.All dogs that are pets are faithful.

b.Some dogs are faithful.

c.All dogs that are faithful are pets.

d.Some pets that are dogs are faithful.

**Question: 20**

A dial clock shows the time as quarter past eight when seen through a mirror. What is the actual time shown by the clock?A dial clock shows the time as quarter past eight when seen through a mirror. What is the actual time shown by the clock?

a.Quarter to four

b.Quarter past two

c.Quarter to three

d.Quarter past four

**Question: 21**

This question is based upon the figure shown below:This question is based upon the figure shown below:

**Find the missing number in the above diagram.**a.32

b.31

c.26

d.24

**Question: 22**

Four people, Peter, Smith, Jack, and Tom, arrive at the airport. If three people are speaking the truth and only one is lying, who is the first person to arrive at the airport?Four people, Peter, Smith, Jack, and Tom, arrive at the airport. If three people are speaking the truth and only one is lying, who is the first person to arrive at the airport?

**Peter: “Tom got here first.”**

Smith: “Peter arrived later than Tom.”

Jack: “Smith is lying.”

Tom: “I arrived earlier than Jack.”

Smith: “Peter arrived later than Tom.”

Jack: “Smith is lying.”

Tom: “I arrived earlier than Jack.”

a.Peter

b.Jack

c.Tom

d.Smith

**Question: 23**

When Jack sleeps, Jill starts crying and Peter starts laughing. If Peter is not laughing, which of the following is the most appropriate conclusion?When Jack sleeps, Jill starts crying and Peter starts laughing. If Peter is not laughing, which of the following is the most appropriate conclusion?

a.Jack is not sleeping but Jill is crying.

b.Jack is not sleeping.

c.Jack is sleeping but Jill is not crying.

d.Jack is sleeping but Jill is crying.

**Question: 24**

In a certain code, INTELLIGENT is written as EJPAHHECAJP. How is HUMOROUS written in the same code?In a certain code, INTELLIGENT is written as EJPAHHECAJP. How is HUMOROUS written in the same code?

a.DQIKNKQO

b.DQINKOQK

c.DQIONKKQ

d.DQIOQKNK

**Question: 25**

A man buys a table for $60. After a year, the value of the table has increased to $70 and he decides to sell the table. But a few days later, he regrets his decision to sell the table and buys it again. Unfortunately, he has to pay $80 to get it back. So he loses $10. After another year of owning the table, he finally decides to sell the table for $90. What is the overall profit or loss the man makes?A man buys a table for $60. After a year, the value of the table has increased to $70 and he decides to sell the table. But a few days later, he regrets his decision to sell the table and buys it again. Unfortunately, he has to pay $80 to get it back. So he loses $10. After another year of owning the table, he finally decides to sell the table for $90. What is the overall profit or loss the man makes?

a.A profit of $20

b.A profit of $10

c.A profit of $30

d.A loss of $30

e.A loss of $10

**Question: 26**

How many A’s in the following sequence are immediately preceded by B but not immediately followed by C?How many A’s in the following sequence are immediately preceded by B but not immediately followed by C?

**CABDACBAEBACDBCADBAEBAFCAB**

a.2

b.3

c.4

d.1

**Question: 27**

Look at the following arrangement?Look at the following arrangement?

**8Z5*CD2%J$7SQRI@Z12**

**What will come in place of the question mark (?) in the following series based on the above arrangement?**

58C

*ZD

C52

?58C

*ZD

C52

?

a.D*%

b.2CJ

c.$%S

d.7JQ

**Question: 28**

Given below is a set of numbers. Find the missing number.Given below is a set of numbers. Find the missing number.

**354, 180, 64, ___, 10.2, 8.7**

a.21

b.18

c.27

d.12

**Question: 29**

This question is based upon the figure shown below:This question is based upon the figure shown below:

**Find the missing number in the above diagram.**a.24

b.31

c.37

d.45

**Question: 30**

If pencils are cheaper than pens, and pens are cheaper than erasers; and Peter does not have enough money to buy 5 pens, which of the following will be the most appropriate answer?If pencils are cheaper than pens, and pens are cheaper than erasers; and Peter does not have enough money to buy 5 pens, which of the following will be the most appropriate answer?

a.Peter has money to buy 1 pen.

b.Peter does not have money to buy 1 pen.

c.Peter has money to buy 5 pencils.

d.Peter has money to buy pencils but not enough money to buy pens.

e.Peter has enough money to buy erasers.

**Question: 31**

There are four birds A,B,C, and D. A can fly eight miles farther than B. B can fly five miles farther than C. A can fly thirteen miles farther than C. D can fly twenty miles farther than A. Which one can fly the farthest?There are four birds A,B,C, and D. A can fly eight miles farther than B. B can fly five miles farther than C. A can fly thirteen miles farther than C. D can fly twenty miles farther than A. Which one can fly the farthest?

a.A

b.B

c.C

d.D

**Question: 32**

If all buses are cars, all cars are trains, all trains are trucks and no truck is a scooter, which of the following is the most appropriate answer?If all buses are cars, all cars are trains, all trains are trucks and no truck is a scooter, which of the following is the most appropriate answer?

a.All scooters are cars.

b.Some buses are scooters.

c.All buses are trucks.

d.Some trucks cannot be cars.

**Question: 33**

In a certain code, P$Q means P is a brother of Q, P@Q means P is daughter of Q, P%Q means P is the grandfather of Q, P*Q means P is a son of Q. Which of the following expressions represents the relationship: A is the father of C?In a certain code, P$Q means P is a brother of Q, P@Q means P is daughter of Q, P%Q means P is the grandfather of Q, P*Q means P is a son of Q. Which of the following expressions represents the relationship: A is the father of C?

a.A*B@C

b.A*B%C

c.C*B%A

d.C*A%B

**Question: 34**

In a sports tournament, team R is at the top in the league while team O has less points than team R but more points than team B. If team C has more points than team V and team V is exactly below team O, which team is at the second place?In a sports tournament, team R is at the top in the league while team O has less points than team R but more points than team B. If team C has more points than team V and team V is exactly below team O, which team is at the second place?

a.R

b.B

c.O

d.C

e.V

**Question: 35**

Jack refused to buy a computer offered to him by Sam for $2048. A year later, Sam again offered Jack the same computer for $1280 but Jack refused again. The next year, he again offered Jack the same computer for $800. One year after that, the computer was again offered but Jack did not buy it. The following year, Jack bought the computer from Sam for $312.50. If the rate of discount offered every year were constant, at what price was the computer offered in the fourth year?Jack refused to buy a computer offered to him by Sam for $2048. A year later, Sam again offered Jack the same computer for $1280 but Jack refused again. The next year, he again offered Jack the same computer for $800. One year after that, the computer was again offered but Jack did not buy it. The following year, Jack bought the computer from Sam for $312.50. If the rate of discount offered every year were constant, at what price was the computer offered in the fourth year?

a.$456

b.$500

c.$526

d.$550

**Question: 36**

A, B, C, D, and E are five children studying in a class. D is taller than A. B is shorter than C but taller than E. C is taller than D. E is taller than A. Who among the following is the shortest in height?A, B, C, D, and E are five children studying in a class. D is taller than A. B is shorter than C but taller than E. C is taller than D. E is taller than A. Who among the following is the shortest in height?

a.A

b.B

c.C

d.D

e.E

**Question: 37**

Find the next number in the series 4, -5, 11, -14, 22, ___?Find the next number in the series 4, -5, 11, -14, 22, ___?

a.-21

b.-33

c.-27

d.-30

**Question: 38**

If engineers are called ‘goats’, doctors are called ‘sheep’, lawyers are called ‘ducks’, painters are called ‘sparrows’ and singers are called ‘lions’, what will Peter be called if he left engineering to become a painter and is now a singer?If engineers are called ‘goats’, doctors are called ‘sheep’, lawyers are called ‘ducks’, painters are called ‘sparrows’ and singers are called ‘lions’, what will Peter be called if he left engineering to become a painter and is now a singer?

a.goat

b.sheep

c.duck

d.sparrow

e.lion

**Question: 39**

If some fruits are vegetables, all vegetables are plants, some plants are leaves and all leaves are green, which of the following is the most appropriate answer?If some fruits are vegetables, all vegetables are plants, some plants are leaves and all leaves are green, which of the following is the most appropriate answer?

a.All plants are green.

b.All vegetables are green.

c.Some vegetables are leaves.

d.All plants are leaves.

**Question: 40**

What would come in place of the question mark in the following letter-number series?What would come in place of the question mark in the following letter-number series?

**D8W**

J27Q

P64K

?

J27Q

P64K

?

a.V100E

b.V125E

c.U125E

d.W125E

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