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For #5, instead of immediately creating worlds, I weighed the answer choices of which would be the most likely to fail given the restriction of Z being first. L/O. Then from there I saw there were 2Ls and 1 O in the choices. Often with questions like this the correct answer will be one of the 2 Ls. From there I picked the most extreme --- L being 4th leaves fewer spaces for O. Then quickly tried to create a world where Z is first and L is 4th. Nope. Perfect and super fast!
This technique works more than it doesn't in my experience and it can be super helpful if you don't have time for worlds. It may arguable be even faster than worlds in this case. You would have had to only try two scenarios to get to the right answer.
It also can be helpful if you have little time at all and need to guess, you can make an educated guess. In this particular question, you would have had a fifty chance, even if you had only choose between the 2Ls, and not picked the answer that was more "extreme." That's so worthy knowing if you can remember this trick, it saves SOOO much time when it works!
Note, this may not apply to all Cannot Be True questions -- my guess there may be a few where this technique wouldn't work so well but I haven't done them all yet. Will let you know once I do.