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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.

26. Which of the following best defines the behavior of a habitually greedy person constantly shifting blame by accusing others of being greedy:

Verbal IQ question 25
  1. Projection
  2. Denial
  3. Sapience
  4. Neuroticism
  5. Self-actualization

Projection. The tendency to attribute to another person, thoughts, feelings and attitudes present in oneself.

27. Catch-22

catch 22

Which of the following idioms best illustrates a catch-22?

  1. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
  2. Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
  3. Between a rock and a hard place.
  4. Caught between Scylla and Charybdis.

A, the rest are dilemmas.

A Catch-22 is a situation rendered insoluble due to mutually dependent conditions.

A dilemma requires making a choice between two undesirable alternatives.

28. Jill has feelings for Mike, who has a crush on Jane, who craves even a minute alone with Jill.

Verbal IQ question 28

What is the above situation commonly known as?

  1. Monogamy
  2. Polygamy
  3. Love triangle
  4. Bigamy

Love triangle.

29. Common misspellings.

Which color has no misspellings at all?

Verbal IQ question 29
  1. Purple
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Yellow


30. Some of these fine italian dishes/beverages are misspelled.

Verbal IQ question 30

Which of the following combinations are all correct?

  1. A, B, C & D
  2. A, B, C & E
  3. A, B, D & F
  4. B, C, E & F
  5. A, D, E & F

C. A, B, D & F. Rigatoni and arrabbiata are the correct spellings for 'C' and 'E'.