Logic & Reasoning

Optimist is to cheerful as pessimist is to

a.  gloomy.
b. mean.
c. petty.
d. helpful.
  1. a. An optimist is a person whose outlook is cheerful. A pessimist is a person whose outlook is gloomy. The answer is not choice b because a pessimist does not have to be mean. Choices c and d are incorrect because neither adjective describes the outlook of a pessimist.

Test ID: 735
Source: 501 challenging logic & reasoning problems