IQ TEST – 1

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SCORES ON AN IQ TEST ARE NOT AN ACCURATE AND SUFFICIENT REPRESENTATION OF ONE’S INTELLIGENCE. THIS IS PURELY MEANT TO BE A FUN LITTLE EXERCISE FOR YOUR MENINGES, SO HAVE FUN WITH IT!

1 – Which word in brackets is most opposite to the word in capitals?PROSCRIBE (allow, stifle, promote, verify, indict)

2– 3. 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 16, ? What number should replace the question mark?

3– Which number is the odd one out? 9678 4572 5261 5133 3527 6895 7768

4– Isotherm is to temperature as isobar is to: atmosphere, wind, pressure, latitude, current.

5– Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that have a connection (analogy) with the words in capitals and relate to them in the same way:

GRAM (energy, weight, scales) / KNOT (water, rope, speed)

6– How many minutes is it before 12 noon, if 48 minutes ago it was twice as many minutes past 9 am?

7. Complete the five words below in such a way that the two letters that end the first word also start the second word, and the two letters that end the second word also start the third word etc. The same two letters that end the fifth word also start the first word, to complete the cycle.

** IV **

** OT **

** IC **

** NG **

** RA **

8– Which is the odd one out? heptagon, triangle, hexagon, cube, pentagon

9– Which word in brackets is closest in meaning to the word in capitals?

BRUNT (dull, edifice, impact, tawny, nonsense)

10 – Which of the following is not an anagram of a type of food?

PAST EIGHT

I CAN ROAM

WIN BOAR

CAN PEAK

COOL CHEAT

NOI 
AROS
L FE

11 – Work from square to adjacent square horizontally or vertically (but not diagonally) to spell out a 12-letter word. You must find the starting point, and provide the missing letters.  

12– (24)10, 30, 32, 96, 98, 294, 296, ? What two numbers should replace the question marks?

13 –  able, rot, son, king. Which word below shares a common feature with all the words above?

line, sit, take, hope, night

14 – Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that have a connection (analogy) with the words in capitals and relate to them in the same way.

SEA (wet, swimmer, ship)

SNOW (mountain, ice, skier)

15 – Which word meaning LOCALITY becomes a word meaning TEMPO when a letter is removed?

16 –  Alf has four times as many as Jim, and Jim has three times as many as Sid. Altogether they have 192. How many has each?

17 – Which is the only one of the following that is not an anagram of a word meaning out of this world?

flow under

sexed Utah

enviable blue

icier blend

18 – A man has 53 socks in his drawer: 21 identical blue, 15 identical black and 17 identical red. The lights are fused and he is completely in the dark. How many socks must he take out to make 100 per cent certain he has a pair of black socks?  

19 – How many minutes is it before 12 noon if nine minutes ago it was twice as many minutes past 10 am?

20 -Which two words are closest in meaning? conclave, medley, theme, conglomeration, dissertation, augury

21 – broke rage prose cute dared _______? Which word is missing?

Palm, hymn, evil, snow, take

22 –              9

                 7   2

               5   7   6

             4   6   ?  8 

What number should replace the question mark?

23 – Which four-letter word, when placed in the brackets, will complete a word on the left and start another word on the right?

RAM (****) RIDGE

24 – Solve the anagrams to find a well-known saying. The number of letters in each word is shown.

(**** ** ********)(**** *******)

(asserting craft)(hint of antic)

25 – Which two words are most opposite in meaning?

liberty, frivolity, chastity, sobriety, irrationality, polarity

ANSWERS:

1- allow

2- 20: add 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4;

3- 3527: in the others the sum of the first two

numbers is equal to the sum of the second two numbers,

for example 5 + 2 = 6 +1

4-  pressure

5 – weight, speed

6 – 44 minutes: 12 noon less 44 minutes =

11.16, 11.16 less 48 minutes = 10.28, 9 am plus 88 minutes (44 × 2) = 10.28;

7- SHIVER, EROTIC, ICICLE, LENGTH, THRASH

8 – 13. cube: it is a three-dimensional figure. The rest are all two-dimensional figures

9-  Impact

10 – WIN BOAR =rainbow. The foods are spaghetti (PAST EIGHT), macaroni (I CAN ROAM), pancake (CAN PEAK) and chocolate (COOL CHEAT)

11 – PROFESSIONAL

12- 888, 890: the sequence progresses ×3, +2

13- take: all words can be prefixed with PAR to form another word – parable, parrot, parson, parking, partake;

14 – swimmer, skier;

15 – place/pace;

16 – Alf 144, Jim 36, Sid 12;

17 – sexed Utah = exhausted. The words meaning out of this world are: wonderful (flow under), unbelievable (enviable blue), incredible (icier blend);

18 – 40 socks. If he takes out 38 socks, although it is very unlikely, it is possible they could all be blue and red. To make 100 per cent certain that he also has a pair of black socks he must take out a further two socks;

19 – 37 minutes: 12 noon less 37 minutes = 11.23, 11.23 less nine minutes = 11.14.

10 am plus 74 minutes (2 × 37) = 11.14;

20 – medley, conglomeration;

21 – evil: when joined together each pair of words forms another word –

brokerage, prosecute, daredevil;

22 –  0: looking at lines of numbers from the top: 9 × 8 = 72; 72 × 8 =

576; 576 × 8 = 4608;

23 – PART: RAMPART and PARTRIDGE;

24 – fact is stranger than fiction;

25 – frivolity, sobriety

Score:  Rating scale

36–40   Exceptional

31–35   Excellent

25–30   Very good

19–24   Good

14–18   Average

REFERENCE:

Carter P. & Russell, K. (2007). The Ultimate IQ Test Book.  Kogan Page


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