# Spatial Ability Practice Questions

- Posted by Brian Stocker MA
- Date June 12, 2014
- Comments 6 comments

## Spatial Ability Practice Questions

Spatial Ability questions are on the Canadian Forces Aptitude Test and the Firefighter Test

The only way to study for spatial ability questions is to practice and get used to the format. Spatial ability questions test your perception, not facts that you have memorized.

**1. When the two longest sides touch what will the ****shape be?**

**2. When folded, what pattern is possible?**

**3. When folded into a loop, what will the strip of paper look like?**

4. Which of the choices is the same pattern at a different angle?

**5. When put together, what 3-dimensional shape will you get?**

### Answer Key

**1. D
**There is some confusion about this question. Viewed from the side it will still have a flat top (Choice D). If the longest side came to a point, then when the 2 sides touch, it would be a cone (Choice C).

**2. A**

**3. C**

**4. D**

**5. B**

**Written by**, Brian Stocker MA., Complete Test Preparation Inc.

**Date Published:**Thursday, June 12th, 2014

**Date Modified:**Monday, January 11th, 2021

## 6 Comments

Thanks! got it!

1) should be C? “Longest sides” only touch in the triangle?

No. When the longest sides touch it will form a cone, but with a flat top as in Choice D. Choice C has a pointed top.

I see what you mean about A being correct but it very misleading.

In order for A to be correct you would have to fold the net and then invert it to get the moon on the right side of the circle. However because your final folded shape in the question’s answer options has no top (like it would if inverted) it is very confusing and makes this a bit of a trick question.

Question 1 is messed up. I understand that rotating the shape, it is possible then for the two long sides to be touching, and still have a flat top.. but the question doesnt say anything about rotating the shape, or that is even a 3d shape.. so when the two sides are touching it can ONLY be option C. In option D the two long sides arent even touching, the shape is the exact same as the original shape.. please explain this to me.

Looking at the shape given, when the sides touch – there is going to be a hole in the top, because the example has a flat top. If the top of the example came to a point, the answer would be choice C, a cone.