The problem i see with these tests is that there is only one correct answer when in truth there isn't one. Whoever made this test "decided" what the correct answer is and everyone else is right or wrong dependent on this one person's point of view. Right. You have to consider how they think as well as realizing what the most 'expected' answer is as well. Take for instance, the first question and the correct answer is supposedly one, when it could just as easily be 3,4, or 5 because of the divergent ideas in the paragraph/question anyways. the first part of question focuses on distraction between outer stimuli and inner dialogue as well as thought, the second part contradicts the first and the answer which is considered correct is the least apt to apply considering the very next sentence refers to jokes or mimicing. It makes very little sense. it's not even that coherent to begin with. the reason why this question is more arbitrary as well as incoherent is because if the very next line were blank, "paralyzing as to have to tell a joke or mimic an accent on demand" as a multiple choice answer would be a ridiculous and arbitrary choice of example. duh? it reads like the one who wrote it was high on some drugs. With the next and final question, again with the process of elimination 3 and 5 seem to be the most apt answers but the correct answer is supposedly decided as 5 but that could be argued that is not the best answer (or correct one) because there is no 'balance' as mentioned in the question when the effort is zero and the result is infinity and where there is no effort required, what do people do with themselves then? what kind of society or purpose do you have? how is that ideal except in a total hypothetical vacuum? Number 3 could easily be placed in the blank and no one would flinch either or be confused by reading it as limitless time and energy and resultant abundance would be ideal too, especially in light of the closing sentence. Yes, number 5 in the strictest sense but either way it's rather arbitrary too.