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Verbal Reasoning Test

15 minutes




For each question below, find one word from each group that are opposite in meaning and select them on the answer table below.


Example:   (add, extra, total)        (plus, subtract, sum)

1.
(expand, extract, exact)
(abdicate, abbreviate, abolish)


2.
(abominable, abolition, admiral)
(captain, admirable, amicable)


3.
(prevent, presence, president)
(minister, obstruct, absence)


4.
(bearing, boring, baptising)
(enduring, absorbing, absolving)


5.
(lonely, scarce, scare)
(abundant, abandon, alone)


6.
(award, criticise, fulfil)
(reject, acclaim, destroy)


7.
(punish, accuse, court)
(sentence, defendant, exonerate)












Example

add

 

plus

 

extra

 

subtract

 

total

 

sum

 

Question 1

expand

 

abdicate

 

extract

 

abbreviate

 

exact

 

abolish

 

Question 2

abominable

 

captain

 

abolition

 

admirable

 

admiral

 

amicable

 

Question 3

prevent

 

minister

 

presence

 

obstruct

 

president

 

absence

 

Question 4

bearing

 

enduring

 

boring

 

absorbing

 

baptising

 

absolving

 

Question 5

lonely

 

abundant

 

scarce

 

abandon

 

scare

 

alone

 

Question 6

award

 

reject

 

criticise

 

acclaim

 

fulfil

 

destroy

 

Question 7

punish

 

sentence

 

accuse

 

defendant

 

court

 

exonerate

 




In each sentence below four letter word is hidden at the end of one word and the beginning of the next word. Find the two consecutive words that contain the correctly spelled four letter word and select your answer on the answer table below.


Example:   It was a glorious winter morning.

8.
Sean tried it on once more.

9.
The narrow concrete miles stretched ahead.

10.
They had no time to waste and drove all night.

11.
“Are these the most popular ones?” she asked.

12.
He let his feelings get the better of him.

13.
They walked into the dormitory and stood quietly.

14.
He was happy to have made the grades.














Example

It was

 

was a

 

a glorious

 

glorious winter

 

winter morning

 

Question 8

Sean tried

 

tried it

 

it on

 

on once

 

once more

 

Question 9

The narrow

 

narrow concrete

 

concrete miles

 

miles stretched

 

stretched ahead

 

Question 10

had no

 

no time

 

waste and

 

and drove

 

drove all

 

Question 11

these the

 

the most

 

most popular

 

ones she

 

she asked

 

Question 12

He let

 

let his

 

his feelings

 

the better

 

better of

 

Question 13

walked into

 

into the

 

the dormitory

 

dormitory and

 

stood quietly

 

Question 14

He was

 

was happy

 

happy to

 

to have

 

have made

 




For each question below, work out the missing number to complete the series. Select your answer on the answer table below.


Example:   19, 14, 10, 7, 5, ( 23)

15.
72, 60, 48, 36, (      )

16.
2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, (      )

17.
10, 30, 50, 70, 90, (      )

18.
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, (      )

19.
4, 8, 12, 16, 20, (      )

20.
1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, (      )

21.
81, 64, 49, 36, 25, (      )














Example

21

 

23

 

28

 

32

 

36

 

Question 15

30

 

28

 

26

 

24

 

22

 

Question 16

72

 

84

 

96

 

120

 

128

 

Question 17

140

 

130

 

120

 

110

 

100

 

Question 18

24

 

25

 

26

 

27

 

28

 

Question 19

22

 

23

 

24

 

25

 

26

 

Question 20

40

 

44

 

49

 

55

 

61

 

Question 21

18

 

16

 

14

 

12

 

9

 




For each question below, same letter fits into the two blank brackets to complete the first word and start the second word for both groups of words. Work out the missing letter and select it on the answer table below.


Example:   FOR ( E ) DIT        PAL ( E ) JECT

22.
RIDG
(      )   VE
HAV
(      )   LSE


23.
COA
(      )   AP
CARO
(      )   IMP


24.
BLO
(      )   ASIC
BO
(      )   AIL


25.
DEE
(      )   LUS
PEE
(      )   AIN


26.
CIT
(      )   AWN
TO
(      )   ES


27.
AN
(      )   EAR
TIN
(      )   ALK


28.
DUMB
(      )   VER
DISC
(      )   UTER















Example

M

 

I

 

A

 

E

 

O

 

Question 22

O

 

U

 

E

 

A

 

Y

 

Question 23

T

 

R

 

B

 

L

 

M

 

Question 24

B

 

G

 

T

 

W

 

M

 

Question 25

M

 

R

 

D

 

V

 

P

 

Question 26

E

 

Y

 

P

 

O

 

D

 

Question 27

D

 

W

 

T

 

F

 

G

 

Question 28

Y

 

O

 

B

 

E

 

S

 




For each question below, the word in the middle of the first group of words is created in a certain way using the letters of the other two words in the same group. Using the same relationship, work out the missing word in the second group and select your answer on the answer table below.


Example:   CURD [CODE] BONE    <>    BAIL [BOLD] CORD

29.
SPASM
[ CAPE ]   PEACH
LOONY 
[           ]   CRAMP


30.
ROGUE
[ TRUE ]   TRUST
RANGE 
[           ]  TREND


31.
VITAL
[ TRIM ]   MANOR
PLANT 
[           ]   YODEL


32.
WOUND
[ DOSE ]   STEAK
YIELD 
[           ]  RUED


33.
TOXIN
[ COAX ]   CHALK
DRESS 
[           ]   FLEX


34.
AROMA
[ ROAM ]   CANON
ANGER 
[           ]  SNOOP

Example

RAIL

 

COIL

 

LARD

 

BOLD

 

CRAB

 

Question 29

MOON

 

NOON

 

COOL

 

MOOR

 

POOL

 

Question 30

TREE

 

TEND

 

RAGE

 

DANE

 

TEAR

 

Question 31

DENT

 

LATE

 

ALLY

 

POET

 

DATE

 

Question 32

RULE

 

REEL

 

DUEL

 

EDDY

 

DIRE

 

Question 33

FLEE

 

FREE

 

FEEL

 

FLED

 

FEED

 

Question 34

GOON

 

GONE

 

NONE

 

NEAR

 

SONG

 


















In each question below one of the words from each set of brackets will complete the sentence most meaningfully. Select the two words on the answer table below.


Example:   Bed is to (flower, sleep, duvet) as desk is to (study, water, table).

35.
Pavement is to (pedestrian, curb, stroll) as road is to (motorway, car, transport).

36.
Local is to (close, neighbour, native) as tourist is to (adventurer, visitor, holiday).

37.
Storage is to (depot, attic, collection) as tip is to (peak, overturn, dump).

38.
Pain is to (ache, pane, soothe) as bale is to (hay, pilot, bail).

39.
Den is to (dental, bear, studio) as pen is to (ink, write, sheep).

40.
Vessel is to (blood, ship, sport) as pipe is to (smoke, oil, music).

41.
Small is to (minute, young, big) as large is to (wide, gigantic, oversize).

Example

flower

 

study

 

sleep

 

water

 

duvet

 

table

 

Question 35

pedestrian

 

motorway

 

curb

 

car

 

stroll

 

transport

 

Question 36

close

 

adventurer

 

neighbour

 

visitor

 

native

 

holiday

 

Question 37

depot

 

peak

 

attic

 

overturn

 

collection

 

dump

 

Question 38

ache

 

hay

 

pane

 

pilot

 

soothe

 

bail

 

Question 39

dental

 

ink

 

bear

 

write

 

studio

 

sheep

 

Question 40

blood

 

smoke

 

ship

 

oil

 

sport

 

music

 

Question 41

minute

 

wide

 

young

 

gigantic

 

big

 

oversize

 














For each question below, three consecutive letters have been removed from the word in capitals. These missing three letters form a correctly spelt word without changing the order of the letters. Find the three letter word and select your answer from the choices provided.


Example:   He has the ABIY to achieve greatness. (LIT)

42.
The recent technological ADCES were remarkable.

43.
The BUESS was booming.

44.
The scales needed CALIBION..

45.
His answer to the question was AFMATIVE.

46.
He was a BORSOME little rascal.

47.
Ceasefire stopped a certain CARE.

Example

BIT

 

LAB

 

BAT

 

LAY

 

LIT

 

Question 42

DOT

 

AGE

 

ARE

 

WAS

 

VAN

 

Question 43

INN

 

SIN

 

ORB

 

TON

 

HAM

 

Question 44

ROT

 

ROD

 

BAT

 

RAT

 

BET

 

Question 45

FIR

 

FAR

 

BAR

 

FUR

 

WAR

 

Question 46

LAB

 

DUE

 

THE

 

ROB

 

RUB

 

Question 47

WAR

 

NAG

 

MEN

 

FOR

 

RIG

 

















A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

In the first line of each question below, there is a word and a code representing that word. Using the same relationship work out the missing word or code in the second line. You can use the alphabet above to answer the questions. Select your answer from the choices provided.



Example:   If code for MORE is OPUG, what is the code for LESS?    (NFVU)

48.
If code for IDEA is FFAD,
What is the code for FIRM?


49.
If code for EACH is GCEJ,
What is the code for DOWN?


50.
If code for DUST is FWUV,
What does IQCN mean?


51.
If code for RING is PFLD
What does CAGQ mean?


52.
If XYTN means WASP,
What does MYUC mean?


53.
If GYPN means DAMP,
What does FYVR mean?


54.
If ZLIJL means VIGIL,
What is the code for QUEST?


Example

NFTU

 

NFRU

 

NFVU

 

PFTU

 

NGVU

 

Question 48

CLNP

 

CKMM

 

VLMO

 

CKNP

 

DLNP

 

Question 49

FQZP

 

EQZP

 

GRYO

 

FQYP

 

IQTP

 

Question 50

ROLE

 

MOLE

 

GOAL

 

MEAL

 

GREW

 

Question 51

EDIT

 

OMIT

 

EMIT

 

VOID

 

TIME

 

Question 52

DIET

 

LATE

 

MATE

 

TEAR

 

GATE

 

Question 53

PAST

 

SLOT

 

LAST

 

PLOT

 

CAST

 

Question 54

UXGUU

 

YZGTV

 

UXGTT

 

XXHHT

 

RVGTW

 

















For each question below, there are two words that are different from the rest. Find these two words and select your answer from the choices provided.


Example:   (price, purchase, cost, charge, buy)

55.
(boar, buck, bear, stallion, horse)

56.
(interim, caretaker, porter, acting, chairman)

57.
(extra, allowance, supplementary, ticket, additional)

58.
(recess, course, meeting, adjourn, suspend)

59.
(treasure, pirate, fortune, adore, cherish)

60.
(dolphin, animal, badger, goat, bird)

61.
(consequence, result, score, dire, repercussion)

Example

price, cost

 

price, buy

 

purchase, buy

 

cost, charge

 

cost, buy

 

Question 55

boar, buck

 

bear, stallion

 

buck, bear

 

bear, horse

 

boar, horse

 

Question 56

interim, porter

 

porter, acting

 

porter, chairman

 

caretaker, porter

 

interim, acting

 

Question 57

extra, allowance

 

extra, ticket

 

allowance, ticket

 

extra, additional

 

ticket, additional

 

Question 58

recess, course

 

course, meeting

 

course, adjourn

 

recess, suspend

 

recess, adjourn

 

Question 59

treasure, pirate

 

adore, cherish

 

pirate, cherish

 

pirate, fortune

 

fortune, adore

 

Question 60

dolphin, bird

 

animal, goat

 

animal, bird

 

badger, goat

 

badger, bird

 

Question 61

result, dire

 

dire, repercussion

 

result, score

 

score, dire

 

consequence, dire

 
















62.
Metals are conductors of heat and electricity. Copper is a soft metal that is commonly used for making pipes and wires. Iron is harder than copper and corrodes easily in damp conditions. Mercury is a liquid metal used in some thermometers.

Look at the statements above and decide which one of the statements below is true. Select the letter in front of the correct answer on the answer table below.



A    Copper never gets corroded.
B    Iron is the hardest metal.
C    Copper conducts electricity.
D    Copper is heavier than mercury.
E    Iron is heavier than mercury.


Question 62

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

 

E

 











For each question below, by moving one letter from the first word to the second word you can make two new words without re-arranging the rest of the letters in the two words. Find this letter and mark it on the answer sheet provided. Find this letter and select it on the answer table below.


Example:   CLIMB    LOUD    ( LIMB )    ( CLOUD )

63.
SWAMP
CLAP


64.
RIDGE
RATE


65.
RANGE
SOW


66.
CHINA
MEND


67.
FRONT
BID


68.
GLAND
RAIN


69.
CAPER
CAB


Example

C

 

L

 

I

 

M

 

B

 

Question 63

S

 

W

 

A

 

M

 

P

 

Question 64

R

 

I

 

D

 

G

 

E

 

Question 65

R

 

A

 

N

 

G

 

E

 

Question 66

C

 

H

 

I

 

N

 

A

 

Question 67

F

 

R

 

O

 

N

 

T

 

Question 68

G

 

L

 

A

 

N

 

D

 

Question 69

C

 

A

 

P

 

E

 

R

 
















70.
76. Cheng, Peter, Timur, Sharon and Gudrun are all good at languages.
Timur’s native language is Turkish and he also speaks fluent English and some Spanish.
Sharon and Gudrun speak English and German faultlessly.
Cheng, Peter and Gudrun can all speak French fairly well and are studying Spanish.
Sharon and Cheng are also fluent in Cantonese.

Who is involved with least languages? Select your answer on the answer sheet provided.


Question 70

Cheng

 

Peter

 

Timur

 

Sharon

 

Gudrun

 











The number codes below represent three of the four words listed, but not necessarily in the same order.

       4529      1265      3546
BELT     CAST     DATE     LEAK

Match the number codes with the correct words and work out the answers for each of the following questions. Select your answers on the answer table provided below.


71.
What is the number code for ABLE

72.
What is the number code for TALE

73.
What is the number code for BAKE

74.
What word represents the number code 34551

75.
What word represents the number code 42354

76.
What word represents the number code 15246

Question 71

2349

 

2345

 

1354

 

9246

 

2945

 

Question 72

6345

 

6263

 

6245

 

6129

 

5243

 

Question 73

3295

 

3495

 

6294

 

4132

 

2465

 

Question 74

BLEAK

 

STEAL

 

TALKS

 

BLAST

 

BLEED

 

Question 75

TABLE

 

CABLE

 

LABEL

 

TASTE

 

ABLE

 

Question 76

LEAST

 

BEAST

 

STALE

 

DEALT

 

DEALS

 

















For each question below, choose one word from each of the two sections to form a correctly spelt word, without changing the order of the letters. Select your answers on the answer table below.


Example:   (ash, cam, ape)         (tree, club, era)         camera

77.
(eye, arrow, frog)
(bow, brow, lead)


78.
(leg, dice, foot)
(ball, cut, case)


79.
(craft, arc, deep)
(hive, thick, aid)


80.
(bend, suit, cold)
(less, curl, case)


81.
(sky, earth, job)
(sick, limb, line)


82.
(black, tray, shoe)
(horse, pull, out)


83.
(look, tooth, sea)
(ink, paste, rise)


Example

ash

 

tree

 

cam

 

club

 

ape

 

era

 

Question 77

pedestrian

 

motorway

 

curb

 

car

 

stroll

 

transport

 

Question 78

close

 

adventurer

 

neighbour

 

visitor

 

native

 

holiday

 

Question 79

depot

 

peak

 

attic

 

overturn

 

collection

 

dump

 

Question 80

ache

 

hay

 

pane

 

pilot

 

soothe

 

bail

 

Question 81

dental

 

ink

 

bear

 

write

 

studio

 

sheep

 

Question 82

blood

 

smoke

 

ship

 

oil

 

sport

 

music

 

Question 83

minute

 

wide

 

young

 

gigantic

 

big

 

oversize

 














For each question below, there is a common relationship between the three numbers in each of the three sets. Work out this relationship using the first 2 sets of numbers and calculate the missing number in the third set. Select your answers on the answer table provided below.


Example:      19 ( 10 ) 9       28 ( 17 ) 11      36 ( 19 ) 17

84.
4 ( 11 ) 7               7 ( 19 ) 12             9 (       ) 21

85.
45 ( 9 ) 5               63 ( 9 ) 7             81 (       ) 9

86.
43 ( 29 ) 14           57 ( 38 ) 19           65 (       ) 44

87.
24 ( 6 ) 8                42 ( 9 ) 7             64 (       ) 8

88.
18 ( 42 ) 2              23 ( 75 ) 3            11 (       ) 4

89.
17 ( 11 ) 3              24 ( 8 ) 8             33 (       ) 13

90.
60 ( 4 ) 10               48 ( 4 ) 8             36 (       ) 6

Example

17

 

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

Question 84

29

 

30

 

31

 

32

 

33

 

Question 85

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

11

 

Question 86

18

 

19

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

Question 87

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

Question 88

46

 

47

 

48

 

49

 

50

 

Question 89

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

Question 90

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 
















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