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Verbal Reasoning Quizzes & Trivia

This is a short quiz designed to measure psychological factors on verbal skills. You will take a short verbal test and then answer questions based on your mood. This is not an IQ test, however the results do matter for correlational purposes, so try your best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Major

  • 2. 

    Please briefly (1-2 words) describe your mood

  • 3. 

    Location (e.g. your room, swem)

  • 4. 

    Number or friends present

  • 5. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Concentrate
    Explanation
    The word "diffuse" means to spread out or scatter. The word "concentrate" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "diffuse" as it means to focus or gather together. Therefore, "concentrate" is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Tone : scale
    Explanation
    The relationship between color and spectrum is that color is a part or component of the spectrum. Similarly, the relationship between tone and scale is that tone is a part or component of the scale.

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  • 7. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Detection..complicated
    Explanation
    The sentence is discussing the early stages of hearing loss and how it can be difficult to detect because the other senses are able to compensate for moderate amounts of loss. The word "detection" fits in the first blank because it refers to the act of discovering or finding something, in this case, hearing loss. The word "complicated" fits in the second blank because it means that the process of detecting hearing loss is complex or difficult.

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  • 8. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Granting of privileges in return for similar
    Explanation
    Reciprocity refers to the granting of privileges in return for similar actions or favors. It implies a mutual exchange where both parties benefit from the reciprocal actions. This definition aligns with the concept of reciprocity as it involves granting privileges or benefits to others in exchange for similar treatment or favors.

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  • 9. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Examine thoroughly to learn about the condition
    Explanation
    The word "overhaul" means to examine something thoroughly in order to learn about its condition. This involves a detailed inspection and analysis of the object or situation in question. It does not refer to tendencies of evasion, being blocked up, cowardice, or having stripes, grooves, or bands.

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  • 10. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    B. To chastise; correct by punishing
    Explanation
    The word "castigate" means to chastise or correct by punishing. It is used to describe the act of reprimanding or punishing someone for their wrongdoing. This word does not refer to being ornamented, disguised, thinking deeply, or using abusive language.

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  • 11. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    E. Using pompous words
    Explanation
    The word "grandiloquent" refers to the act of using pompous words. Pompous words are characterized by being overly extravagant, showy, or pretentious. Therefore, the correct answer is "using pompous words." This means that the person who is grandiloquent tends to speak or write in a manner that is excessively formal or inflated, often using long and complicated words to impress others.

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  • 12. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    A. Inexhaustible
    Explanation
    Nature has an apparently inexhaustible source of plants that can be fruitfully exploited for the herbal cure of many diseases. This suggests that there is an abundant and limitless supply of plants in nature that can be used for medicinal purposes.

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  • 13. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    C. Self-righteousness; hypocritical with FALSE piety
    Explanation
    The word "sanctimony" refers to self-righteousness and false piety. It describes someone who acts morally superior and displays a hypocritical sense of religious or moral superiority. They may pretend to be virtuous or pious, but their actions and intentions are insincere and deceptive. This term suggests a person who judges others while believing they are morally superior themselves.

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  • 14. 

    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

    Correct Answer
    D. Elegiac
    Explanation
    The word "elegiac" is the correct answer because it means expressing sorrow or mourning for someone who has died. In this context, the verse is mourning for the valiant soldiers who lost their lives in battle. The other options, such as satiric, ironic, derivative, and desultory, do not convey the same sense of mourning and are therefore not suitable in this sentence.

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  • 15. 

    DRY : SOAKED : :

    • A.

      Desert :oasis

    • B.

      Air : moisture

    • C.

      Arid : parched

    • D.

      Anhydrous : saturated

    • E.

      Teetotal : alcohol

    Correct Answer
    D. Anhydrous : saturated
    Explanation
    The relationship between "DRY : SOAKED" is that one is the opposite of the other. Similarly, "anhydrous : saturated" also represents an opposite relationship. "Anhydrous" means without water, while "saturated" means completely filled or soaked with water. Therefore, "anhydrous : saturated" follows the same pattern as "DRY : SOAKED" and is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

     Practical : Idealistic ::

    • A.

      Academic : theoretical

    • B.

      Human : angel

    • C.

      Whimsical : factual

    • D.

      Possible : quixotic

    • E.

      Unreal : fantastic

    Correct Answer
    D. Possible : quixotic
    Explanation
    The relationship between "practical" and "idealistic" is that they are contrasting concepts. In the same way, "possible" and "quixotic" are contrasting concepts. "Possible" implies something that can be achieved or is within the realm of reality, while "quixotic" suggests something unrealistic or impractical. Therefore, "possible : quixotic" is the correct answer as it follows the same pattern of opposition as "practical : idealistic".

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  • 17. 

    Histrionic : theater ::

    • A.

      Olden : drama

    • B.

      Harmonic : orchestra

    • C.

      Dramatic : stage

    • D.

      Halcyon : opera

    • E.

      Forensic : court

    Correct Answer
    E. Forensic : court
    Explanation
    The analogy in this question is comparing a characteristic or quality with its corresponding domain or field. Histrionic refers to exaggerated or theatrical behavior, which is commonly associated with the theater. Similarly, forensic refers to the application of scientific methods and techniques in legal investigations, which is commonly associated with the court. Therefore, the correct answer is forensic : court.

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  • 18. 

    Captious : tolerant ::

    • A.

      Punctilious : scrupulous

    • B.

      Homogeneous : similar

    • C.

      Notorious : reknowned

    • D.

      Fastidious : squeamish

    • E.

      Copious : plentiful

    Correct Answer
    C. Notorious : reknowned
    Explanation
    The relationship between the words "captious" and "tolerant" is that of opposites, where "captious" means inclined to find fault or criticize, and "tolerant" means accepting or allowing something that one may not necessarily agree with. Similarly, the relationship between "notorious" and "renowned" is that of opposites, where "notorious" means famous for something negative or infamous, and "renowned" means famous or well-known for something positive or admirable.

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  • 19. 

    Urbane : Suave ::

    • A.

      Pedestrian : prosaic

    • B.

      Boorish : courteous

    • C.

      Rustic : sophisticated

    • D.

      Tempestuous : calm

    • E.

      Urban : rural

    Correct Answer
    A. Pedestrian : prosaic
    Explanation
    The analogy "Urbane : Suave" suggests that being urbane is synonymous with being suave. Therefore, to maintain the same relationship, the word that would be synonymous with "pedestrian" is "prosaic." Both "pedestrian" and "prosaic" imply something ordinary, lacking in creativity or excitement.

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  • 20. 

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

    • A.

      Body

    • B.

      Cry out

    • C.

      Give

    • D.

      Care

    Correct Answer
    C. Give
    Explanation
    The root "dat" in the word "mandate" means "give". A mandate is an official order or command that is given to someone. The root "dat" suggests that the meaning of the word is related to giving instructions or directions to someone.

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  • 21. 

    Di, diurn as in diurnal

    • A.

      Citizen

    • B.

      Cry out

    • C.

      Care

    • D.

      Day

    Correct Answer
    D. Day
    Explanation
    The word "day" is the correct answer because it relates to the given clues. The clue "di, diurn as in diurnal" suggests that the word should have a connection to the concept of daytime. Additionally, the clues "citizen," "cry out," and "care" do not provide any direct hints but are likely included to distract or confuse the reader. Therefore, "day" is the most logical choice based on the given information.

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  • 22. 

    Oss as in ossify

    • A.

      Peace

    • B.

      Bone

    • C.

      Feel

    • D.

      Child

    Correct Answer
    B. Bone
    Explanation
    The word "oss" in the context of "ossify" refers to bone. "Ossify" means to harden or turn into bone. Therefore, the correct answer is "bone".

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  • 23. 

    Apt as in adaptability

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Fit

    • C.

      Soul, mind

    • D.

      War

    Correct Answer
    B. Fit
    Explanation
    The word "fit" is an apt answer because it is synonymous with adaptability. When something is fit, it means it is suitable or well-suited for a particular purpose or situation. In the context of adaptability, being fit implies the ability to adjust or conform to different circumstances or environments. Therefore, "fit" accurately captures the meaning of apt in relation to adaptability.

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  • 24. 

    Agog as in demagogue

    • A.

      Sharp

    • B.

      Leader

    • C.

      Self

    • D.

      Do

    Correct Answer
    B. Leader
    Explanation
    The word "agog" is used as an example to explain the meaning of "demagogue." A demagogue is a leader who is skilled at persuading and manipulating people, often by appealing to their emotions and prejudices. The word "sharp" does not relate to the concept of a demagogue, and neither do the words "self" or "do." Therefore, the most appropriate word from the given options that relates to the meaning of "demagogue" is "leader."

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  • 25. 

    Gender

    Correct Answer
    male
    female
    m
    f
    Explanation
    The answer "male, female, m, f" represents the possible values for the variable "Gender." It suggests that the variable can take on either the value "male" or "female," and can also be represented by the abbreviations "m" or "f." This allows for flexibility in data entry and interpretation, accommodating different preferences or conventions for representing gender.

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  • 26. 

    Year

    Correct Answer
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2009
    Explanation
    The answer includes a list of years in chronological order. It starts with 2010, followed by 2011, 2012, 2013, and ends with 2009.

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  • 27. 

    The purpose of this experiment was to:

    • A.

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

    • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Provide a challenging test in order to examine psychological factors involved in solving verbal problems
    Explanation
    The purpose of the experiment was to provide a challenging test to examine psychological factors involved in solving verbal problems. This suggests that the main goal was to understand how individuals approach and solve verbal problems, and the experiment was designed to challenge participants in order to observe and analyze their psychological processes during problem-solving. The focus was on the psychological aspects rather than personal factors or sex differences.

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