Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
Practice Questions & Answers
The table below displays the percentage of permits issued by building size and geographic location in Los Angeles in 2017 and 2018. The Totals columns show the total number of permits issued for each neighborhood for the corresponding years.
For each of the following statements, select Yes if the statement is true based on the information in the table. Otherwise, select No.
Find the number of permits for each of the specified neighborhoods by multiplying the total number of buildings for those neighborhoods in 2018 by the percentages indicated in the columns which correspond to the building sizes addressed in the statement:
For the past few years, the number of transactions on a site which sells shoes have been declining steadily. However, after a new marketing team took over this year, there have been promising indicators of a recovery. This year, customers responded to a survey asking them to rate, on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being highest), their experience shopping on the site. Among these survey participants, 85% of them rated their experience 8 or higher. This is an improvement over the survey results last year, when only 30% of customers rated their satisfaction 8 or higher. The site’s marketing team is attributing this improved customer experience to the new advertising campaign. Therefore, the site is in position to reverse the recent trend and increase its number of transactions this year.
In the table below, make only two selections, one in each column.
Select Support for the statement that, if true, would provide the strongest support for the argument. Select Weaken for the statement that, if true, would most seriously weaken the argument.
The following emails are exchanged between an experienced pet fish store owner and his nephew, who has just taken over his business.
For each of the following statements, select Inferable if the statement is reasonably inferable from the information provided. Otherwise, select Not Inferable.
If the new owner decides to keep offering gobies to customers, which of the following strategies would be most likely to increase the number of customers who choose this species?
- Increasing the price of the gobies to make them seem more exotic
- Adding the information that gobies are non-fussy eaters to the sign on their tank
- Placing the gobies in the same tank as the clownfish and prominently labeling the two species as excellent tank mates
- Ensuring that the part-time employees know which pH level is best for gobies
- Placing the gobies in a tank closer to the front of the store
The graph shows the total payroll and number of wins for 15 popular National Football teams during the 2018 season.
Based on the graph, fill in the blank in the following statements.
5.1. The likelihood that a team with a payroll greater than $125 million won more than 10 games was _____ the likelihood that a team with a payroll less than $100 million won more than 8 games.
- greater than
- equal to
- less than
5.2. If a team is selected at random, the probability that it will be one of the top three teams in terms of both payroll and number of wins is _____.
- 2 out of 15
- 1 out of 5
- 3 out of 15
- 4 out of 15
Most of the attendees at Johnston Public Library are either children or senior citizens. The library will be offering an advanced watercolor painting class to the community. The director of the library is considering two options: offer the class on a Monday morning or offer the class on a Monday evening after public school hours, so that children will be able to attend.
However, senior citizens who visit the library are statistically more likely to indicate a preference for morning programs, so the library will be better off hosting the class in the morning.
Select only one statement for the Assumption column and only one statement for the Fact column. The Assumption column should indicate the assumption required by the argument. The Fact column should indicate a statement that, if true, would provide significant logical support for the required assumption.
The table shows food critics’ ratings of various cheeses. Outstanding cheeses are those which received a grade of 96 or higher; Excellent, the cheeses that received a grade between 91 and 95, inclusive; Very Good, the cheeses that received a grade between 86 and 90, inclusive; Good, the cheeses that received a grade between 81 and 85, inclusive; Average, the cheeses that received a grade between 71 and 80, inclusive; and Below Average, the cheeses that received a grade of 70 or lower.
N/A refers to an absence of a rating by a critic.
Select Yes if the statement is true based on the table. Otherwise, select No.
An animal shelter is soliciting donations from the community for its program to trap, spay/neuter, and release feral animals in order to control the populations of these animals.
The total number of the community members solicited is C, and a donation of $0.10 per month for one year from each community member solicited will fund exactly F feral animals treated for the following year.
In terms of C and F, select the expression that represents how many feral animals will be funded if half the community members solicited donate $0.15 per month each for one year, and the other half of the community members do not donate. (Column 8.1)
Next, select the expression that represents how many of the community members who were solicited must donate $0.15 per month each for one year in order to fund collectively 1.5F feral animals treated for the following year. (Column 8.2)
An entertainment analyst has predicted that the family drama film Home Again will have weak box office revenue during its initial release.
Home Again will open the same Friday as two big-budget films: the highly anticipated romance Wait for Me in Paris and Wild Goose Chase 2, the sequel to an extremely popular comedy. Furthermore, Home Again is scheduled to be shown in only half as many theaters as Wild Goose Chase 2 during the week that the films are released, so its box office potential is limited.
Select Strengthen for the statement that, if true, would most strengthen the analyst’s argument, and select Weaken for the statement that, if true, would most weaken the analyst’s argument.
Wildlife biologist: Pumas, also known as mountain lions, face many threats. Much of their territory has been taken over by humans and they compete with other large prey animals, such as wolves and bears, for prey. Many of the deer species which pumas prey on most have experienced declines in populations which overlap with puma populations in terms of territory. This population decline has been caused by hunting.
The greatest danger for adult pumas comes from farmers, who view the cats as a threat to their cattle and other livestock; farmers have been killing pumas in great numbers over several decades. As a result, puma populations have been decreasing precipitously, and are wiped out altogether from entire regions in which they used to roam, such as most of the Appalachian mountains. Pumas will be nearly extinct in the wild within a few years.
Indicate two different statements as follows: one statement identifies an assumption required by the wildlife biologist’s argument, and the other identifies a possible fact that, if true, would provide significant logical support for the required assumption.
What is ¼% of 54?
The total area of a warehouse is 150,000 square feet. The chart below shows warehouse units Q, R, S, and T as proportions of total warehouse area.
By approximately how many square feet does the size of Unit Q exceed that of Unit S?
- 12,000 square feet
- 13,000 square feet
- 13,500 square feet
- 14,000 square feet
Customers at Carolyn’s Cafe can select two of three appetizers—soup, chips with salsa, and garden salad— along with two of three sides—pasta salad, fruit, and bread. What is the statistical probability that any customer will select soup, garden salad, fruit, and bread?
- 1 in 3
- 1 in 6
- 1 in 9
- 1 in 12
If e > f, and if g > h, then
- e – f > g – h
- e – g > f – h
- g + h < e – f
- e – g < f + h
- f + h < e + g
If the value of Widget Company stock drops from $50 per share to $45 per share, what is the percent of decrease?
Greenfield Middle School has 1,200 students. The number of students in each of the grade levels is equivalent. The following chart reflects evaluations of the students after being assessed for meeting grade-level math expectations at the beginning of the school year.
17.1. If a Greenfield Middle School student is selected at random, there is a ______ probability that he or she exceeds grade-level expectations for math.
17.2. Based on the previous chart, _____ 8th graders need improvement.
If ↺m↻ = m² – m, what is the value of ↺-⅔↻ + ↺⅔↻?
- – ²/₉
- – ⅔
If u + v = w, and if u – v = z, then u =
- ½ (w + z)
- w – z
- w + z
- ½ (w – z)
- ½ wz