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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.

16. Which of the following words can be defined as a thing, matter or object?

Raise, Rays, Rase, Raze, Rehs, Res

Res. Res is also the plural of the note Re.

17. Which of the following words can be defined as dry or withered?

Cere, Sear, Seer, Sere

Sere. Sere can also mean the series of stages in an ecological succession.

18. Rhyme schemes

A rhyme scheme is the pattern formed by rhyming sounds at the end of each line in a poem.

The pattern is indicated with letters, where rhyming sounds share the same letter.

What is the rhyme scheme of the nine lines in this poem by Robert Frost?

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favour fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

- "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost.


A. The rhyme scheme of "Fire and Ice" is an ABAABCBCB style.

19. Which of the following are both spelled correctly?

  1. bSc, PHd
  2. Bsc, PhD
  3. BSc, PhD
  4. BsC, phD

C. BSc, PhD. Bachelor of Science, BSc, and Doctor of Philosophy, PhD.

20. Speaking this way requires an expressive use of language as a simile, personification or metaphor.

  1. Metaphorically
  2. Expressively
  3. Figuratively
  4. Explicitly