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Verbal intelligence

It is said that to have a mastery of words is to have in one's possession the ability to produce order out of chaos, and that command of vocabulary is a true measure of intelligence. Verbal intelligence measures your capacity to use language in order to express yourself, comprehend stories and understand other people.

Verbal abilities include reading, writing and communicating with words. The verbal component of this test examines your vocabulary and your capacity to learn verbal material. It also measures your ability to employ verbal skills in reasoning and problem solving.

6. Find two words, one from each group, that are closest in meaning.

Group A Group B
raise top
floor elevate
stairs basement
  1. raise and elevate
  2. raise and top
  3. floor and basement
  4. stairs and top
  5. floor and elevate

7. Find the answer that best completes the analogy

cherry : strawberry :: potato :

  1. radish
  2. lettuce
  3. apple
  4. banana
  5. pineappple

8. Which is the odd one out?

  1. inkling
  2. concept
  3. intuition
  4. hunch
  5. intimation

9. Which is the odd one out?

  1. savannah
  2. pampas
  3. veldt
  4. prairie
  5. plateau

10. Which one of the sets of letters below can be arranged into a five letter English word?

  1. trici
  2. esatg
  3. auror
  4. lofig
  5. pelet