Advance IQ Tests: Philip Carter


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IQ Test One

Circle the answer(s), or write in the answer box provided.

  1. xxx

  2. Select two words that are synonyms, plus an antonym of these two synonyms, from the list of words below.
    choke, force, thrive, toil, wither, burgeon, strive

  3. 19, 20, 21, ?, ?, 26, 28, 32, 33, 40
    Which two numbers should replace the question marks?

  4. The institution houses collections of objects of artistic, historic and scientific interest, and displayed for the edification and enjoyment of the public. One word has been removed from the passage above. Select that word from the choice below and reinstate it into its correct place in the passage.
    a. huge
    b. permanent
    c. produced
    d. conserved
    e. priceless
    f. accumulated

  5. Which is the odd one out?
    congregation, dispersion, compilation, convocation, aggregation

  6. xxx

  7. Which number is the odd one out?
    84129, 32418, 47632, 36119, 67626, 72927

  8. Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that form a connection (analogy), thereby relating to the words in capitals in the same way.
    CAT (lash, parade, feline, whiskers)
    SLEEP (somnambulate, night, bed, Morpheus)

  9. Which word in brackets is closest in meaning to the word in capitals?
    FLIPPANT (obverse, irreverent, feeble, candid, facile)

  10. 12593 is to 35291
    and 29684 is to 46982
    therefore 72936 is to ?

  11. xxx

  12. xxx

  13. xxx

  14. Identify a pair of anagrams from the list of words below.
    intercom, carolean, fornical, landrace, alderman, maladies, parlance, calendar, marlined, miracles, minerals, confined, barnacle

  15. xxx

  16. xxx

  17. How many cases do you need if you have to pack 112 pairs of shoes into cases that each hold 28 shoes?

  18. xxx

  19. In the two numerical sequences below, one number that appears in the top sequence should appear in the bottom sequence and vice versa. Which two numbers should be changed round?
    2, 2.5, 4.5, 6.75
    1, 3, 6.25, 15.625

  20. xxx

  21. Identify two words (one from each set of brackets) that form a connection (analogy), thereby relating to the words in capitals in the same way.
    FRONT (inverse, ulterior, anterior, contraverse, obverse)
    FACE (exterior, converse, countenance, obverse)

  22. Change the position of four words only in the sentence below in order for it to make complete sense. If you are printing on glossy paper or transparencies, place a support stack, or a sheet of plain media, beneath the sheet, or load only one sheet at a time.

  23. xxx

  24. Which two words are most opposite in meaning?
    acquired, derivative, archetypal, elaborate, enigmatic, spasmodic

  25. Select two words that are synonyms, plus an antonym of these two synonyms, from the list of words below.
    excuse, regulate, bestow, condone, concede, condemn, incarcerate

  26. xxx

  27. If 4 apples and 6 bananas cost £1.56 and 9 apples and 7 bananas cost £2.60, what is the cost of one apple and one banana?

  28. xxx

  29. xxx

  30. _ __ is used for a _ variety of , including the of data for oil and , the of new designs, the processing of , and the of data from __.
    Insert the 15 words below into their correct position in the above passage.
    analysis, analysis, applications, data, experiments, exploration, imagery, mineral, processing, processing, product, satellite, seismic, scientific, wide


Answers, explanations and assessment

  1. A; each line moves 45° clockwise from top to bottom.

  2. Synonyms: thrive, burgeon
    Antonym: wither

  3. 22 and 24: there are two interwoven sequences. Starting at 19, alternate numbers progress +2, +3, +4, +5. Starting at 20, alternate numbers progress +2, +4, +6, +8.

  4. d, conserved: The institution houses collections of objects of artistic, historic and scientific interest, conserved and displayed for the edification and enjoyment of the public.

  5. dispersion: it means scattering, the rest are gathering.

  6. d

  7. 47632: all the others are three-digit numbers followed by their square root, eg 361 followed by its square root, 19.

  8. parade, somnambulate. The keyword to insert is walk: parade on a cat-walk, sleepwalk is to somnambulate.

  9. irreverent

  10. 69237
    A B C D E --- E C B D A
    1 2 5 9 3 --- 3 5 2 9 1
    7 2 9 3 6 --- 6 9 2 3 7

  11. e. 0.25

  12. xxx

  13. xxx

  14. landrace, calendar

  15. KP: there are two alternate sequences. Starting at A, ABcDefGhijK; starting at Z, ZYxWvuTsrqP.

  16. E: each number on the bottom line is the sum of the digits of the number directly above it.

  17. 8: 112 pairs of shoes = 224 shoes. 224 ÷ 28 = 8.

  18. C: A and B are the same string, albeit starting in a different position, as are D and E.

  19. 2.5 and 3. In the top sequence the numbers progress × 1.5. In the bottom sequence the numbers progress × 2.5.

  20. B: looking across and down the contents of the first two tiles are combined to produce the contents of the end tile.

  21. anterior, obverse

  22. If you are printing on glossy media or transparencies, place a support sheet, or a sheet of plain paper, beneath the stack, or load only one sheet at a time.

  23. d

  24. derivative, archetypal

  25. Synonyms: excuse, condone
    Antonym: condemn

  26. D: the rest are the same figure rotated.

  27. 1 apple costs £0.18 and 1 banana costs £0.14.

  28. Switch C is faulty.

  29. A: each line across and down contains one each of the lines in a different position (the lines are moving downwards one notch at a time; when they reach the bottom they return to the top position at the next stage).

  30. Data processing is used for a wide variety of applications, including the processing of seismic data for oil and mineral exploration, the analysis of new product designs, the processing of satellite imagery, and the analysis of data from scientific experiments.

Assessment

Scores between Rating
27–30 Very highly exceptional
24–26 High expert
21–23 Expert
19–20 Very high average
17–18 High average
13–16 Middle average
10–12 Low average
6–9 Borderline low
3–5 Low
0–2 Very low

Contents

  1. IQ Test One
  2. IQ Test Two
  3. IQ Test Three
  4. IQ Test Four
  5. IQ Test Five
  6. IQ Test Six
  7. IQ Test Seven
  8. IQ Test Eight
  9. IQ Test Nine
  10. IQ Test Ten
  11. IQ Test Eleven
  12. IQ Test Twelve

Additional Tests

GRE: Verbal Reasoning
GMAT: Quantitative Section
SAT: Reading Comprehension Practice Test
SAT: Reading Comprehension Practice Test
SAT: Reading Comprehension Practice Test

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