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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.

11. The sheet in fig.1 is folded as shown in fig.2 and then folded again, as in fig.3. Two holes are punched in fig.3.

Spatial IQ question 11

Select where the holes will appear:

Spatial IQ question 11
  1. B3, B2
  2. C2, C3
  3. B2, C2, B3, C3
  4. B3, B2, C2, C3

B2, C2, B3, C3.


12. Which of the two puzzle pieces fitted together form the larger piece?

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  1. 1,3
  2. 2,4
  3. 1,4
  4. 1,2

Puzzle pieces 2 and 4.

13. How many separate compartments are formed within these six intersecting circles?

Spatial IQ question 13
  1. 5-14
  2. 15-24
  3. 25-34
  4. more than 34

31 compartments in total

14. How many degrees are there between the two hands of a clock at 3:15?

  1. 7.5°
  2. 15°
  3. 30°
  4. 45°

The hour key moves 30° every hour, therefore 7.5° every 15 minutes.

15. A 20 meter cable is suspended between two poles that are each 20 meters tall.

How far apart are the poles if the lowest part of the cable is 10 meters off the ground?

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  1. 0 meters
  2. 1-20 meters
  3. 20-40 meters
  4. 40-60 meters

0. The poles are joined together when the lowest part of the cable is 10 meters off the ground.

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