Gender In Verbal Ability

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 67

SettingsSettingsSettings
Verbal Reasoning Quizzes & Trivia

Previous research (Delaney, 2005; Gallagher & Kohn, 1999; Merril et al. , 1986; Schneider, 1994) has provided evidence that women have higher inherent verbal ability than men. In this test, we will be evaluating these results. Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Please list your gender.
  • 2. 
    What year are you?
  • 3. 
    What is your major?
  • 4. 
    Directions*Each question below consists of a word printed incapital letters followed by five lettered words orphrases. Choose the lettered word or phrase that ismost nearly opposite in meaning to the word incapital letters. Since some of the questions requireyou to distinguish fine shades of meaning, be sureto consider all the choices before deciding whichone is best.DIFFUSE
    • A. 

      Concentrate

    • B. 

      Contend

    • C. 

      Imply

    • D. 

      Pretend

    • E. 

      Rebel

  • 5. 
    Directions*A related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs ofwords or phrases. Select the lettered pair that bestexpresses a relationship similar to that expressed inthe original pair.COLOR : SPECTRUM :
    • A. 

      Tone : scale

    • B. 

      Sound : waves

    • C. 

      Verse : poem

    • D. 

      Dimension : space

    • E. 

      Cell : organism

  • 6. 
    Directions*The sentence below has one or two blanks, eachblank indicating that something has been omitted.Beneath the sentence are five lettered words or setsof words. Choose the word or set of words for eachblank that best fi ts the meaning of the sentence asa whole.Early ________ of hearing loss is ________ by thefact that the other senses are able to compensate formoderate amounts of loss, so that people frequentlydo not know that their hearing is imperfect.
    • A. 

      Discovery..indicated

    • B. 

      Development..prevented

    • C. 

      Detection..complicated

    • D. 

      Treatment..facilitated

    • E. 

      Incidence..corrected

  • 7. 
    Vocabulary: choose the correct definitionreciprocity
    • A. 

      Large piece of cloth

    • B. 

      Projecting, prominent, undesirably noticeable

    • C. 

      Granting of privileges in return for similar

    • D. 

      Weak/unsteady; light

    • E. 

      Forceful, effective, vigorous, extremely perceptive, incisive

  • 8. 
    Overhaul
    • A. 

      Tending to evade

    • B. 

      Blocked up

    • C. 

      Examine thoroughly to learn about the condition

    • D. 

      Cowardice; give up cowardly

    • E. 

      Striped, grooved, or banded

  • 9. 
    Castigate
    • A. 

      Very much ornamented; naturally red (e. g. of face)

    • B. 

      To chastise; correct by punishing

    • C. 

      Disguised

    • D. 

      Think deeply

    • E. 

      Abusive language; curses

  • 10. 
    Grandiloquent
    • A. 

      Calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional

    • B. 

      Get back by payment; compensate

    • C. 

      Put into difficulties

    • D. 

      Intractable; not willing to yield; stubborn

    • E. 

      Using pompous words

  • 11. 
    Fill in the blankNature has an apparently _____ source of plants that can be fruitfully exploited for the herbal cure of many diseases.
    • A. 

      Inexhaustible

    • B. 

      Insatiable

    • C. 

      Insuperable

    • D. 

      Indefatigable

    • E. 

      Iniquitous

  • 12. 
    Sanctimony
    • A. 

      Sentimental in a silly or tearful way

    • B. 

      Of the same period; coexisting

    • C. 

      Self-righteousness; hypocritical with FALSE piety

    • D. 

      Member of vigilance committee

    • E. 

      Self-confidence

  • 13. 
    Complete the sentenceThis ____ verse mourns for the valiant soldiers who lost their lives in battle.
    • A. 

      Satiric

    • B. 

      Ironic

    • C. 

      Derivative

    • D. 

      Elegiac

    • E. 

      Desultory

  • 14. 
    Which pair is closest in relationship to the given pair? DRY : SOAKED : :
    • A. 

      Desert : oasis

    • B. 

      Air : moisture

    • C. 

      Arid : parched

    • D. 

      Anhydrous : saturated

    • E. 

      Teetotal : alcohol

  • 15. 
    PRACTICAL : IDEALISTIC : :
    • A. 

      Academic : theoretical

    • B. 

      Human : angel

    • C. 

      Whimsical : factual

    • D. 

      Possible : quixotic

    • E. 

      Unreal : fantastic

  • 16. 
    HISTRIONIC : THEATER : :
    • A. 

      Olden : drama

    • B. 

      Harmonic : orchestra

    • C. 

      Dramatic : stage

    • D. 

      Halcyon : opera

    • E. 

      Forensic : court

  • 17. 
    CAPTIOUS : TOLERANT : :
    • A. 

      Punctilious : scrupulous

    • B. 

      Homogeneous : similar

    • C. 

      Notorious : renowned

    • D. 

      Fastidious : squeamish

    • E. 

      Copious : plentiful

  • 18. 
    URBANE : SUAVE : :
    • A. 

      Pedestrian : prosaic

    • B. 

      Boorish : courteous

    • C. 

      Rustic : sophisticated

    • D. 

      Tempestuous : calm

    • E. 

      Urban : rural

  • 19. 
    Choose the correct meaning for each root given below. dat as in mandate
    • A. 

      Body

    • B. 

      Cry out

    • C. 

      Give

    • D. 

      Care

  • 20. 
    Di, diurn as in diurnal
    • A. 

      Citizen

    • B. 

      Cry out

    • C. 

      Care

    • D. 

      Day

  • 21. 
    Oss as in ossify
    • A. 

      Peace

    • B. 

      Bone

    • C. 

      Feel

    • D. 

      Child

  • 22. 
    Apt as in adaptability
    • A. 

      Do

    • B. 

      Fit

    • C. 

      Soul, mind

    • D. 

      War

  • 23. 
    Agog as in demagogue
    • A. 

      Sharp

    • B. 

      Leader

    • C. 

      Self

    • D. 

      Do

  • 24. 
    The purpose of this experiment was to:
    • A. 

      Provide a genuine test of my abilities in order to examine personal factors involved in verbal ability

    • B. 

      Provide a challenging test in order to examine psychological factors involved in solving verbal problems

    • C. 

      Provide a challenging test in order to examine sex differences involved in verbal ability

  • 25. 
    The results of this test
    • A. 

      May show higher scores in women based on verbal ability, supporting previous research

    • B. 

      Will show absolutely no difference based on sex

    • C. 

      May show higher scores in men based on verbal ability, refuting previous research