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Sample Questions for Verbal Intelligence

  1. Rearrange the following letters to make a word and choose the category in which it fits.
    • city
    • fruit
    • flower
    • vegetable
    Correct answer: C. flower (DAFFODIL)

    Explanation: By rearranging "FADLOFDI", we get "DAFFODIL" which is a flower.


  3. Find the answer that best matches the stem pair in the analogy.
    • epidemic : contagiousness
    • vaccine : virus
    • laxative : drug
    • anesthetic : numbness
    • therapy : psychosis
    Correct answer: D. anesthetic : numbness

    Explanation:It is a cause-to-effect relationship. Just as a sedative causes drowsiness, an anesthetic causes numbness.


  5. Find the answer that best completes the analogy.
    • arrogant
    • profligate
    • spendthrift
    • foolhardy
    • polite
    Correct answer: foolhardy

    Explanation: Just like "frugal" is synonymous with "miserly behavior", similarly "foolhardy" is a synonym for "rash".


  7. Which one of the sets of letters below can be arranged into a five letter English word.
    • a t r u n
    • p o d e b
    • t e c a r
    • m o h a t
    • e t l r n
    Correct answer:t e c a r (cater)


  8. Which is the missing letter?
  9. ECO


    Correct answer: L

    Explanation: Convert each letter to its numerical equivalent in the alphabet e.g. the letter "C" is assigned the number "3". Afterwards, for each row, multiply the numerical equivalents of the first two columns in order to calculate the letter in the third column.


  10. Identify the pair, one word from each group, that is closest in meaning (match the column)
  11. Group AGroup B
    crude top
    light raw


    • crude and raw
    • crude and top
    • light and ignite
    • stairs and top
    • light and raw
    Correct answer: A. crude and raw

    Explanation: crude and raw,imply the same message and can be used as synonyms.

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