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Spatial abilities are the perceptual and cognitive abilities that enable a person to deal with spatial relations, in other words the visualization and orientation of objects in space. Put simply spatial skills assess your ability to manipulate 3D objects by flipping and rotating them. Spatial intelligence questions test raw intelligence without the influence of prior knowledge and as such performance on this scale is indicative of general intelligence. At a first glance, such questions may appear daunting but the trick is not to give up too quickly. Often a second look at the problem will reveal a different approach, and a solution will appear because the brain has been given the opportunity to process information further.

6. Sue walks one block west from her house. Then she walks two blocks south and then one block east.

How many blocks is Sue away from her house?

1 block, 2 blocks, 3 blocks, 4 blocks

  1. 1 block
  2. 2 blocks
  3. 3 blocks
  4. 4 blocks

2 blocks.

7. A race driver travels 10 km north and then 8 km west. After a pit stop the journey continues 7 km south and finally 4 km east. What is the driver's closest distance from the starting point?

2 km, 4 km, 5 km, 6 km

  1. 2 km
  2. 4 km
  3. 5 km
  4. 6 km

5km. 3,4,5 triangle is made, whereby using Pythagoras' theorem, the hypotenuse is the shortest distance from the starting point.

8. The sheet in fig.1 is folded as shown in fig.2 and a hole is punched through it.

Spatial IQ question 8

Select where the holes will appear:

Spatial IQ question 8
  1. D4
  2. B1, B4
  3. B1
  4. D1, D4


9. How many four sided shapes does this diagram have?

Spatial IQ question 9
  1. 11-15
  2. 16-20
  3. 21-25
  4. 26-30


10. The sheet in fig.1 is folded as shown in fig.2 and two holes are punched.

Spatial IQ question 10

Select where the holes will appear:

Spatial IQ question 10
  1. B2, A2
  2. C2, D2
  3. C2, D2, C4, D4
  4. C2, D2, C3, D3

C2, D2, C3, D3.