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2 In each of the following use your imagination to create an original sketch or drawing of something recognizable incorporating the symbol already provided. You have 20 minutes in which to complete the six drawings. ________ You have 20 minutes in which to complete the six drawings. ________ Lateral thinking word puzzles (Answers, see pp. 169-70) 3 All ten word puzzles in this test require a degree of lateral thinking. These exercises are not to test your knowledge of word meanings, but are...

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1 If you can figure it out, there is a simple mathematical formula for providing the answer. Start by working out how many different ways the man could travel from West to East if there was just one circular path. 3 Divide the pentagram into the following sections and analyse them. 5 The full name of one of the guests is Jane Morgan. 6 As in Example 3 at the beginning of this section, write down all the possible combinations remaining after a white ball has been drawn out, but remember there...

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Which piece below, when fitted into the piece above, will form a perfect circle Which hexagon should replace the question mark Which circle should replace the question mark Which circle should replace the question mark Which box below has most in common with the box above What comes next in the above sequence What comes next in the above sequence Logic test (Answers, see pp. 217-19) 1 What is it that occurs once in a blue moon, twice in a lifetime, but never in a month of Sundays 2 What...

Intelligence tests

An intelligence test (IQ test) is, by definition, any test that purports to measure intelligence. Generally such tests consist of a series of tasks, each of which has been standardized with a large representative population of individuals. Such procedure establishes the average IQ as 100. IQ tests are part of what is generally referred to as Psychological Testing. Such test content may be addressed to almost any aspect of our intellectual or emotional make-up, including personality, feelings,...

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7 Which pentagon should replace the question mark 8 Which hexagon should replace the question mark 8 Which hexagon should replace the question mark Verbal ability test Answers, see pp. 224-25 sepia, magenta, viridian, chamois, maroon 2 REFLECT LANGUAGE is an anagram of which two words that are similar in meaning 3 The following clue leads to what pair of rhyming words 4 Travel from circle to circle to spell out a 10-letter word. Use every circle only once each. 5 Which two words are most...

Problem solving

In psychology a problem is defined as a situation in which some of the components are already known and additional components must then be ascertained or determined. Such situations are of interest to psychologists when these unknown factors are neither obvious, nor easily ascertained. Problem solving is broadly all the processes involved in the solution of a problem, and in psychology is the area of cognitive psychology that is concerned with these processes. Examples of classic puzzles used...

Agility of mind

One definition of intelligence is the ability to think quickly, indeed, most intelligence tests set a time limit in which the test must be completed, and if this time limit is not strictly adhered to, then the test score is invalidated. The ability to think quickly and under pressure is a valuable asset to have at one's disposal in many situations. Agility of mind is the ability to think quickly and react instinctively to certain situations. All the tests in this chapter are speed tests against...

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Mental arithmetic speed test Answers, see pp. 208-10 3 It is evident that mental arithmetic is not practised in today's education system to the extent that it was many years ago. Perhaps this is not completely surprising with the widespread use of calculators and computers, nevertheless, the punching of a calculation into a handheld calculator does not do much to stimulate the brain cells. Several years ago children would learn their multiplication tables so well off by heart that they could...