Creativity Progressive matrices test 1 (i) D Working round the block of four squares clockwise the figure rotates 90 clockwise and the outside dot alternates white black. (ii) D Working round the block of four squares clockwise, the black triangle is reducing in size and the white triangle is increasing in size. (iii) F Each square contains three components, inner circle, outer border and middle border. In each row and column these three components are shaded black once each. (iv) B Looking...

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Study the following faces for 3 minutes then turn to page 96. Study the following for 3 minutes then turn to page 96. Study the following for 30 seconds then turn to page 97. 13 Study the following for 3 minutes then turn to page 97. 13 Study the following for 3 minutes then turn to page 97. 15 Attempt to memorize as many of these 48 words as you can in 5 minutes, then turn to page 98 and answer the questions. 16 Study the meanings of these 21 boys' names for 10 minutes. Then turn to page 99...

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Each line and symbol which appears in the four outer circles, above, is transferred to the centre circle according to these rules If a line or symbol occurs in the outer circles twice it is possibly transferred 3 times it is transferred 4 times it is not transferred Which of the circles A, B, C, D, or E shown below should appear at the centre of the diagram, above Which of the circles A, B, C, D, or E shown below should appear at the centre of the diagram, above 3 Each of the nine squares in...

## Memory

Memory is the process of storing and retrieving information in the brain. It is this process of memory that is central to learning and thinking. Human beings are continually learning throughout their lifetime. Only some of this massive volume of information is selected and stored and thus becomes available for recalling later when required. Learning is the acquisition of new knowledge, and memory is the retention of this knowledge. The combination of learning and memory, therefore, is the basis...

## Blank Mirage Glisten Portrait

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...