Verbal Reasoning Test 2

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Verbal Reasoning Test 2 - Quiz

You will have 12 minutes to do as many questions as you can. If you don’t know the answer to a question, make a guess or come back to it later. You don’t lose marks if you get something wrong. It may be difficult to finish all the questions in the time allowed, so don’t spend too long on any one question. Try to answer as many questions as you can.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is most similar in meaning to sad:

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Tears

    • C.

      Unhappy

    • D.

      Cry

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Unhappy
    Explanation
    The word "sad" refers to a feeling of unhappiness or sorrow. Therefore, the word "unhappy" is the most similar in meaning to "sad". The other options, such as "happy", "tears", and "cry", do not convey the same sense of sadness.

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  • 2. 

    SMELL is to NOSE, as SOUND is to:

    • A.

      Ear

    • B.

      Music

    • C.

      Eye

    • D.

      Trumpet

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Ear
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is based on the relationship between the sense of smell and the organ responsible for it, which is the nose. Similarly, the sense of sound is perceived by the ear. Therefore, the correct answer is "ear."

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  • 3. 

    Select the two statements that together prove that: Kelly has brown hair

    • A.

      Kelly has long hair.

    • B.

      Rachael has brown hair.

    • C.

      Rachael is ten years old.

    • D.

      Kelly’s hair is the same colour as Rachael’s.

    • E.

      Rachael has short hair.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Rachael has brown hair.
    D. Kelly’s hair is the same colour as Rachael’s.
    Explanation
    The two statements that together prove that Kelly has brown hair are "Rachael has brown hair" and "Kelly's hair is the same color as Rachael's." Since Rachael has brown hair and Kelly's hair is the same color as Rachael's, it can be inferred that Kelly also has brown hair.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is most similar in meaning to particular:

    • A.

      Special

    • B.

      Simple

    • C.

      Careful

    • D.

      Specific

    • E.

      Obvious

    Correct Answer
    D. Specific
    Explanation
    The word "particular" refers to something specific or distinct. Similarly, the word "specific" also means precise or detailed. Therefore, "specific" is the most similar in meaning to "particular".

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  • 5. 

    All of the words below are alike in some way. vigilant, precise, meticulous, particular Which of the following options could not be included?

    • A.

      Careful

    • B.

      Thorough

    • C.

      Detailed

    • D.

      Perfectionistic

    • E.

      Hasty

    Correct Answer
    E. Hasty
    Explanation
    All of the words listed - vigilant, precise, meticulous, particular - are synonyms that describe someone who pays close attention to detail and is careful in their actions. "Hasty" is the only word that does not fit this pattern, as it means to act quickly without careful consideration. Therefore, "hasty" could not be included in the list of words that are alike in meaning.

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  • 6. 

    In a foreign language: MISD KUMP GOTH means MERRY CHRISTMAS DAD. GOTH WUIM FREK KUMP means DAD IS MERRY TODAY. KOMP WUIM FREK KUMP means MUM IS MERRY TODAY. Which word means CHRISTMAS?

    • A.

      MISD

    • B.

      GOTH

    • C.

      KUMP

    • D.

      WUIM

    • E.

      FREK

    Correct Answer
    A. MISD
    Explanation
    The word "MISD" means CHRISTMAS. This can be determined by comparing the given phrases in the foreign language. In the first phrase, "MISD KUMP GOTH" is translated as "MERRY CHRISTMAS DAD". Since "MISD" is the word that corresponds to CHRISTMAS in this phrase, it can be concluded that "MISD" is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Find the two statements that together prove that: Sandy is a country music singer.

    • A.

      Sandy sings in a band.

    • B.

      Sandy likes country music the best.

    • C.

      Difficult music such as country and classical require a strongly trained voice.

    • D.

      Sandy’s band plays country songs.

    • E.

      Sandy has attended singing lessons for many years.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Sandy sings in a band.
    D. Sandy’s band plays country songs.
    Explanation
    "Sandy sings in a band."
    This statement indicates that Sandy is a singer in a musical group.
    "Sandy's band plays country songs."
    This statement specifies the genre of music that Sandy's band performs, which is country music.
    When we combine these two statements, we can infer that Sandy is a singer in a band that plays country songs. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that Sandy is a country music singer.
    The other statements about Sandy's music preferences and singing lessons, while providing additional information about her musical background, are not as directly related to the conclusion that she is a country music singer.

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  • 8. 

    AIRCRAFT is to TRANSPORT as NEWSPAPER is to:

    • A.

      Typing

    • B.

      Publishing

    • C.

      Editor

    • D.

      Newsroom

    • E.

      Media

    Correct Answer
    E. Media
    Explanation
    The analogy here is that an aircraft is a mode of transportation, just as a newspaper is a medium of communication. The correct answer is "media" because it is the term used to refer to various forms of communication, such as newspapers, television, radio, and the internet.

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  • 9. 

    Jordan’s cat is bigger than Amy’s cat, but is smaller than Jenna’s cat. Fiona’s cat is the same size as Wendy’s cat, which is bigger than Amy’s cat, but smaller than Jordan’s. If bigger cats are faster, but smaller cats are more obedient, which of the following lists the fastest and most obedient cat?

    • A.

      Fiona & Jenna

    • B.

      Amy & Jordan

    • C.

      Wendy & Jenna

    • D.

      Jenna & Amy

    • E.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. Jenna & Amy
    Explanation
    Based on the information provided:
    Jordan's cat > Amy's cat (Jordan's cat is bigger)
    Jordan's cat < Jenna's cat (Jordan's cat is smaller)
    Wendy's cat > Amy's cat (Wendy's cat is bigger)
    Wendy's cat < Jordan's cat (Wendy's cat is smaller)
    Now, considering the statement that bigger cats are faster and smaller cats are more obedient, we can determine the ranking of cats based on their speed and obedience:
    Jenna's cat (the biggest, potentially the fastest)
    Jordan's cat (bigger than Amy's and Wendy's, but smaller than Jenna's)
    Wendy's cat (bigger than Amy's, smaller than Jordan's)
    Amy's cat (the smallest, potentially the most obedient)
    So, based on the provided information, the fastest cat is Jenna's, and the most obedient cat is Amy's.

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  • 10. 

    In ancient Egypt, pyramid workers would say "gengro yatju" when wishing other pyramid workers "good building". Upon the pyramid workers’ return, the children would ask "Ern yatju gengro?", which meant "Was building good"? The pyramid workers would either reply "Ern gengro" ("Was good building") or "Ern gangro yatju!" If gangro symbolises the opposite of gengro, what does "Ern gangro pohim" mean?

    • A.

      Was bad building

    • B.

      Was hard building

    • C.

      Was fun building

    • D.

      Was cold building

    • E.

      Was happy building

    Correct Answer
    A. Was bad building
    Explanation
    The word "gangro" is said to symbolize the opposite of "gengro". Since "gengro" means "good building", it can be inferred that "gangro" means "bad building". Therefore, the phrase "Ern gangro pohim" would mean "was bad building".

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  • 11. 

    Select the word that has a similar meaning to outgoing:

    • A.

      Extroverted

    • B.

      Contained

    • C.

      Outside

    • D.

      Exit

    • E.

      Introverted

    Correct Answer
    A. Extroverted
    Explanation
    The word "outgoing" refers to someone who is sociable, friendly, and enjoys being around other people. Similarly, "extroverted" describes someone who is outgoing and gains energy from social interactions. Therefore, "extroverted" is the word that has a similar meaning to "outgoing".

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  • 12. 

    Four of the following words are alike in some way. Select the odd word out?

    • A.

      Petrified

    • B.

      Fearful

    • C.

      Terrified

    • D.

      Daring

    • E.

      Scared

    Correct Answer
    D. Daring
    Explanation
    The words petrified, fearful, terrified, and scared all describe a state of being afraid or filled with fear. However, the word daring stands out as it means the opposite - being bold, courageous, or willing to take risks.

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  • 13. 

    All of the words below are alike in some way. felony, offense, sin, wrongdoing, Which of the following options could not go be included?

    • A.

      Crime

    • B.

      Immoral

    • C.

      Misdemeanour

    • D.

      Prison

    • E.

      Misconduct

    Correct Answer
    D. Prison
    Explanation
    The words felony, offense, sin, wrongdoing, and misconduct all refer to illegal or immoral actions. However, prison does not fit into this category as it is a physical location where criminals are incarcerated as a punishment for their crimes.

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  • 14. 

    BIRDS are to FLY as HORSE is to:

    • A.

      Speed

    • B.

      Grass

    • C.

      Legs

    • D.

      Paddock

    • E.

      Trot

    Correct Answer
    E. Trot
    Explanation
    The relationship between birds and flying is that birds have the ability to fly. Similarly, the relationship between a horse and trotting is that trotting is a natural gait for horses. While horses can also run and gallop, trotting is a specific type of movement that is commonly associated with horses. Therefore, the correct answer is "trot."

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