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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.

21. Which of the following two phrases is correct?

  1. scot-free
  2. scotch-free

Scot-free, free from harm or punishment. Also scotch is never free.

22. Which of the following phrases is incorrect?

  1. Reply back
  2. Pat on the back
  3. Answer back
  4. Back to back
  5. Never look back
  6. Kick back

Reply already has the essence of back.

23. Whoever or whomever?

Verbal IQ question 23

Whoever/whomever ordered the espressos, your order is now ready.

  1. Whoever
  2. Whomever
  3. Both are fine


Rule: Substitute 'whoever' for 'he' or 'she'.

Substitute 'whomever' for 'him' or 'her'.

24. Find three letters that form a word together with the existing letters.

Verbal IQ question 24

Possible answers: ihrams, phrase, shrank, thrall, thrash, thrave, thrawn, thraws

25. Find the word that completes the analogy.

Verbal IQ question 25

thwart : abet : juvenile

  1. counter
  2. mature
  3. curb
  4. facilitate
  5. encourage

relation: antonyms (mature)