Block Counting

The Block Counting portion of the AFOQT measures your ability to see into a “three-dimensional” stack of blocks. Each of the 30 items in this section asks that you determine how many pieces are touched by the numbered blocks.

Subtest Information: Time: 4.5 MinutesItems: 30

Block Counting

AFOQTGuide.com Block Counting ImageAfter viewing a stack of blocks, like the one above, you will be asked to determine how many blocks are touching a given block.

1. Block 1 is touched by ___ other blocks.

A) 2

B) 3

C) 4

D) 5

E) 6

2. Block 2 is touched by ___ other blocks.

A) 2

B) 3

C) 4

D) 5

E) 6

Answers: 1: D, 2: D

Practice Questions:

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Block Counting Answers:

1)  B (Block 1 touches three blocks: one to the left, one below, & one to the right).

2) B (Block 2 touches three blocks: one below, & two to the right).

3) C (Block 3 touches four blocks: one above, one below, & two to the right).

4) C (Block 4 touches four blocks: one above, one to the left, & two below).

5) B (Block 5 touches three blocks: two to the left & one below).

6) B (Block 6 touches three blocks: one to the left, one below, & one to the right).

7) E (Block 7 touches four blocks: one above, two below, & one to the right).

8) D (Block 8 touches five blocks: one above, two to the left, & two below).

9) D (Block 9 touches five blocks: one above, one to the left, two below, & one to the right).

10) C (Block 10 touches four blocks: three above & one to the right).

11) B (Block 11 touches three blocks: one below & two to the right).

12) E (Block 12 touches six blocks: three above, one to the left, & two below).

13) E (Block 13 touches six blocks: three above, two below, & one to the right).

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