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ICAS Sample papers

Looking for ICAS past papers.  $15 per paper on the ICAS official site.  Or there are free samples here: https://bettereducation.com.au/resources/ICAS_Practice_Questions.aspx  Free sample pages. https://www.intereseducation.com/resource-categories/icas-past-papers/  This one has some past papers.  The website is a bit weird.  Many weird pop-up links.  Be aware. Spend some more time 'google' it.  Good luck.

Reading Comprehension - Rewrite the sentence

* In this section, you are given a sentence. The sentence has then been re-written, but only the first half of the new sentence has been provided. Choose the best ending so the new sentence tells us the same thing. I walked my dog to the park. If we rewrite the beginning with: I walked to the park.. What will the ending be? A: by myself. B: with my dog. C: with my brother. D: with my cat. E: by my dog. I go swimming at the beach. If we rewrite the beginning with: At the beach... What will the ending be? A: I build sandcastles. B: I lay on the sand. C: I play with my sister. D: I go swimming. E: I swim. I am in grade 6 at school. If we rewrite the beginning with: At school I..... What will the ending be? A: am in grade 5. B: play football. C: have lots of friends. D:  am in grade 6. E: like maths. My friends and I play outside. If we re-write it beginning with: I play outside... What will the ending be? A: with my brother. B: by myself. C: with my sister. D: with my dog. E:  none of the

Reading Comprehension - Meaning

I am scared of bugs. The word scared in this sentence means: A: like B: love C: play with D: afraid E: in awe Jane is a very caring person because she tries to make sure everyone is happy. The word caring in this sentence means: A: friendly & helpful B: a nurse C: rude D: nasty E: mean The sun is shining outside; it is very hot. What does this sentence suggest? A: It is cold outside. B: It is snowing outside. C: It is not cold outside. D: It is raining outside. E: Everything is better when the sun shines. It is difficult to stand up on a ball. What does this sentence suggest? A: It is very easy to stand up on a ball. B: Standing on a ball is not hard. C: Bouncing a ball is fun. D: It is not easy to stand up on a ball. E: Standing on a ball is a trick for clowns.

Reading Comprehension - Understanding the story

* The following paragraph is to be used to answer the next question. When Mary's family goes to the beach, Mary and her brother Tim like swimming.  Mary's little sister Amy is too scared of the waves, so she stays on the sand building sandcastles. In this question, who probably doesn't like swimming in the ocean? A: Mary B: Tim C: Amy D: Amy's sister E: none of these * The following paragraph is to be used to answer the next two questions. Jack was going on a holiday to Cairns with his family. He had never been on an aeroplane before, so he was very excited about the trip. It was going to be very hot in Cairns, so Jack packed his summer clothes. In this story what had Jack never travelled on before? A:  aeroplane B: boat C: train D: bus E: Cairns Why did Jack pack his summer clothes? A: His mother told him to. B: Because it is cold in Cairns. C: His father told him to. D:  Because it is hot in Cairns. E: Because they were his favourites. * The following paragraph is to

Reading Comprehension - Grammar

For the following questions, select the option which will best replace the words underlined in the sentence to make it correct. It is very colds outside . A: colder outside. B: cold outside. C: hots outside. D: warms outside. E: icy outside. I have a pet cats . A: cats. B: pets cats. C: pets animals. D: pet cat. E: rabbit. Mary has very longs hair . A: long hair. B: longs hair. C: long hairs. D: longer hairs. E: hair long. I likes schools . A: have very very much fun at school. B: have fun at school, very much. C: a lot of fun at school. D: lots of fun at school. E: none of these

Numerical Reasoning - Numeric Operations

2 lollipops are the same price as 1 cookie.  If 1 cookie costs $2.00, how much is 1 lollipop? A: $1.00 B: $2.00 C: $3.00 D: $4.00 E: none of these Mary has two dolls.  If each doll has two purses, how many purses are there in total? A: 2 B: 3 C: 4 D: 6 E: none of these

Numerical Reasoning - Number Matrices

The numbers in the grid go together in a certain way.  Which number should be in the square marked by the question mark?        ?  8  9        10 11 12        13 14 15 A: 6 B: 7 C: 8 D: 9 E: none of these The numbers in the grid go together in a certain way.  Which number should be in the square marked by  the question mark?        9  8  7         6  ?  4         3  2  1

Numerical Reasoning - Number Series

Find the missing number in this series: 13  14  ?  16  17  18 A: 14 B: 15 C: 16 D: 17 E: none of these Find the missing number in this series: 2  X  3  X  4  X  ? A: 4 B: 5 C: 6 D: 7 E: none of these

Verbal Reasoning - Reasoning

Tom's tree is taller than Henry's tree, but shorter than Brad's tree. Who has the tallest tree? A: Tom B: Henry C: Brad D: Tom and Henry E: none of these The red ball is bigger than the blue ball.  the blue ball is bigger than the pink ball. What is the colour of the smallest ball? A: blue B: red C: blue & red D: pink E: none of these

Verbal Reasoning - Comprehension

Please select TWO options which most strongly suggest that: Amy is wearing a blue jumper. A: Amy wears a green jumper on Thursdays. B: Today is Monday. C: Amy wears a red jumper on Tuesdays. D: Amy wears a blue jumper on Mondays. E: Amy likes blue. Please select TWO options which most strongly suggest that: Today is very hot. A: Tom is wearing a hat. B: Tom is wearing sunscreen today. C: The sun is shining. D: Tom only wears sunscreen when it is very hot. E: Tom is going swimming. Please select TWO options which most strongly suggest that: Mary's garden has red flowers. A: There are many flowers in the garden. B: Mary's favourite colours are red, purple and yellow. C: Mary planted flowers in her garden in her favourite colours only. D: Mary waters her garden every day. E: Mary's flowers are the same as Kathy's. Please select TWO options which most strongly suggest that: Tom's favourite colour is green. A: Tom and Jack have the same favourite colour. B: Tom does not

Verbal Reasoning - Vocabulary

Which of the following words is most similar to "iteration"? A. repetition B. function C. program D. error Which of the following words is most similar to "naughty"? A. good B. friendly C. happy D. cheeky E. polite

Verbal Reasoning - Analogy

An analogy is a comparison between different things. For example, Yellow is to lemon as green is to celery.  Bee is to hive as bird is to nest. Drive is to car as ride is to bike. Cold is to ice as hot is to fire. Wind is to blow as sun is to shine. Yellow is to lemon as green is to lime. Alarm is to ring as bell is to chime. Lollipop is to lick as candy bar is to bite. Car is to road as aeroplane is to sky. Dog is to animal as apple is to fruit. Shoe is to foot as hat is to head.