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The High IQ Society
A Meeting Of Minds
INSTRUCTIONS Look at these words:
apple, orange, potato, plum, cherry. They are all names of fruits except 'potato', so 'potato' is underlined as it does not belong with the others. In each line below underline the ONE WORD that does not belong there. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. house, school, dog, cinema, church. carrot, cabbage, turnip, orange, potato. mountain, valley, hill, peak, ridge. hour, yard, foot, mile, inch. walk, run, trot, gallop, rest. dress, overcoat, necklace, trousers, vest.
In each line below there are TWO words this time which do not belong with the other four words. Underline these TWO words in each line. 1. water, beer, bread, lemonade, cake, milk. 2. sit, run, rest, stop, stand, look. 3. malice, jealousy, greed, kindness, envy, stupidity. 4. tall, arrogant, timid, proud, fierce, boastful. 5. now, here, then, where, when, while.
INSTRUCTIONS Now look at these numbers:
3, 5, 7, .., 11, 13, 15.
There is a gap where the number is left out. It is 9, so the numbers should be:
3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15.
64, 32, 16, .., 4, 2, 1.
The number left out is 8, so the numbers should be:
64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1.
1. 4, 6, 8, .., 12, 14, 16. 2. 23, 20, 17, .., 11, 8, 5. 3. 4, 10, 16 .., 28, 34, 40. 4. 20, 18, 16, 14, .., 14, 16, 18, 20. 5. 2, 3, 5, 6, .., 9, 11, 12, 14. 6. 5, 7, 10, 14, .., 25, 32, 40.
INSTRUCTIONS Now look at this list of words. Each word has a number. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. wide end fast find right 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. empty swell over like grand 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. lazy big long good deep
'Quick' means the SAME as 'fast', which is word No. 3 so we put: 'quick' means the SAME as word No. 3. 'Small' means the OPPOSITE of 'big', which is word No. 12. So we put: 'small' means the Opposite of word No. 12. Now continue, putting in each time the number of the right word from the list. Some are the SAME, and some are OPPOSITE. 1. 'lose' means the OPPOSITE of word No 2. 'broad' means the SAME as word No 3. 'above' means the SAME as word No 4. 'slow' means the OPPOSITE of word No 5. 'idle' means the SAME as word No 6. 'short' means the OPPOSITE of word No 7. 'shallow' means the OPPOSITE of word No 8. 'expand' means the SAME as word No 9. 'discover' means the SAME as word No 10. 'bad' means the OPPOSITE of word No ... 11. 'begin' means the OPPOSITE of word No 12. 'correct' means the SAME as word No 13. 'vacant' means the SAME as word No 14. 'different' means the OPPOSITE of word No 15. 'contract' means the OPPOSITE of word No 16. 'finish' means the SAME as word No
INSTRUCTIONS Now look at this: hat, head (face, hand, foot, dress, mouth, shoe) A hat is worn on the head, and a shoe is worn on the foot, so 'shoe' and 'foot' are underlined. Now continue underlining just TWO words in the brackets connected in the same sort of way as the two words outside the brackets. 1. apple, fruit (oak, grass, field, orange, tree, wool). 2. sit, chair (table, cloth, bed, blanket, wake, sleep). 3. girl, sister (father, brother, mother, boy, man, son). 4. tongue, taste (walk, ear, leg, arm, see, hand). 5. cruel, kind (angry, generous, sorry, timid, selfish, shy). 6. stay, go (come, depart, depend, remain, stand, run). 7. same, opposite (black, round, white, blue, square, green). 8. water, liquid (thought, steam, taste, emotion, ice, fear).
INSTRUCTIONS Here is a letter square:
R G M O X J E Q A L N P F H D Y U T C W K B S V Z
See how the letters are arranged. Thus P comes just after E. C is just below T. S is between B and V. Now answer the following. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What letter comes just above the letter just after H? What letter comes just before the letter just above A? What letter is midway between G and B? What letter comes between the letter just below A and the letter just above C? What letter comes just above the letter that comes just before the letter just below S? What letter comes between the letter between R and M and the letter between F and D? What letter comes just before the letter just above the letter between Q and T? What letter comes just after the letter that comes just above the letter just before the letter just above F? What letter comes just above the letter which comes just after the letter which comes between the letter just above F and the letter just below M?
10. What letter comes just below the letter which comes between the letter just after the letter just above G and the letter just before the letter just below B?
INSTRUCTIONS Look at this list of words: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. brave evade hinder lessen agree 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. scatter Join tremendous crooked proud 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. argue Content leave hurry Wander
In each case below put in the number of the right word from the list: 1. 'obstruct' means the SAME as No 2. 'wry' means the SAME as No 3. 'differ' means the OPPOSITE of No 4. 'courageous' means the SAME as No 5. 'concentrate' means the OPPOSITE of No 6. 'lag' means the OPPOSITE of No 7. 'enormous' means the SAME as No 8. 'seek' means the OPPOSITE of No 9. 'connect' means the SAME as No 10. 'help' means the OPPOSITE as No 11. 'dissatisfied' means the OPPOSITE of No 12. 'depart' means the SAME as No 13. 'diminish' means the SAME as No 14. 'tiny' means the OPPOSITE of No 15. 'divide' means the OPPOSITE of No 16. 'disperse' means the SAME as No
In each line below fill in the right number in the gap:
1. 4, 9, 16, .., 36, 49, 64. 2. 2, 6, 12, .., 30, 42, 56. 3. 41, 38, 36, 33, .., 28, 26, 23. 4. 2, 3, 5, .., 17, 33, 65. 5. 3, 5, 4, 6, .., 7, 6, 8, 7. 6. 99, 80, 63, .., 35, 24, 15.
Now underline the TWO words in the brackets connected in the same sort of way as the TWO words outside the brackets. 1. envy, jealousy, (love, hate, greed, cruelty, selfishness, terror) 2. island, water, (sea, land, ocean, lake, hill, valley) 3. ear, music, (colour, picture, eye, sound, song, red) 4. then, now, (future, when, present, where, gift, past) 5. dispute, concur, (agree, connive, disdain, differ, deter, depart) 6. perhaps, however, (likely, possibly, certainly, nevertheless, because) 7. sun, earth, (moon, star, night, light, earth, sky) 8. hour, second, (foot, yard, length, inch, time, minute)
A certain tank holds 20 gallons of water. When a tap over it is turned on water flows from it into the tank at the rate of 4 gallons a minute. When a plug in the bottom of the tank is pulled out water drains away from the tank at the rate of 6 gallons a minute. Now answer these questions: 1. With the tank empty and the plug in, the tap is turned on. How many minutes will it take to fill the tank? minutes 2. With the tank full, the tap is turned on and the plug pulled out. How many minutes will it take to empty the tank? minutes 3. With the tank empty and the plug in, the tap is turned on for 3 minutes. It is then turned off and the plug pulled out. How many minutes will it then take to empty the tank? minutes 4. With the tank full, the plug is pulled out and the tap turned on. After 4 minutes the tap is turned off with the plug left out. How many more minutes will it then take to empty the tank? minutes 5. The tank is full. The plug is pulled out for 2 minutes. The tap is then turned on for 3 minutes with the plug still out. How many gallons will be in the tank at the end of this time? gallons 6. The tank is empty with the plug in. The tap is turned on for 4 minutes. The plug is then pulled out with the tap left on for another 6 minutes. How many gallons will be in the tank at the end of this time? gallons
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