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Book of Iq Tests Part 1

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Introduction TestOne:Questions TestOne:Answers TestTwo:Questions TestTwo:Answers TestThree:Questions TestThree:Answers TestFour: Questions TestFour: Answers TestFive:Questions TestFive:Answers TestSix:Questions TestSix:Answers TestSeven:Questions TestSeven:Answers TestEight:Questions TestEight:Answers TestNine: Questions TestNine: Answers TestTen:Questions TestTen:Answers FurtherReadingfromKoganPage 1 7 24 29 46 51 69 74 88 92 108 112 128 133 149 153 166 171 186 191 209 213

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In tro d u c tio n
Ofthedifferentmethodsthatpurporttom easureintelligence,them ost famousistheIQ(IntelligenceQuotient)test, whichisastandardisedtestdesignedtomeasurehumanintelligenc easdistinctfromattainments. Intelligencequotientisanage-relatedmeasureofintelligencelevel.Thewordquotientmeansthe resultofdividingonequantitybyanother,and one definitionofintelligenceis mentalabilityorquicknessofmind. Usually,IQtests consistofagradedseriesoftasks, each of whichhas been sta ndardisedwith a large re pre se nta tiv e populationofindividualsinordertoestablishanaverageIQof100fo reach test. Itisgenerallyacceptedthata person·smentalabilitydevelopsataconstantrateuntil about theageof13,afterwhich devel-opmenthasbeenshown toslowdown, andbeyond theageof 18littleornoimprovementisfound. WhentheIQofachildism easured,thesubjectattemptsanIQ testthat has been standardised,with anaveragesc ore recordedforeach age group.Thus a10-yearoldchildwhoscoredthere sultthat w ouldbeexpectedofa12-yearold w ouldhaveanIQof120, or12/10×100: mentalage(12) ×100=120IQ chronologicalage(10)
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Becauseaftertheageof18littleornoimprovementisfound, adultshavetobejudgedonanIQtestw hoseaveragescoreis 100, andthe resultsgradedabove and below this norm accordingtoknow ntestscores. Likesomany distributionsfoundinnature,thedistributionofIQtakes the form ofafairly regularbell curve (seeF igure 0.1 below )inwhich the averagescore is100 and similar proportionsoccurbothabove andbelowthisnorm.

%ofpopulation 0

100 IQscore

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Figure0 .1

Thebellcurve

There areanumberofdifferenttypes ofintelligencetests, for exampleCattell,Stanford-Binetand Wechsler,and each havetheirowndifferentscalesofintelligence. The Stanford-Binetis heavilyweightedwith que stions involvingverbal abilitiesand iswidelyused inthe U nitedStatesofAmerica.TheWeschlerscalesconsistoftwoseparat everbal a ndperformancesub-scaleseach with its own IQrating.OntheStanford-Binetscale half the populationfallbetween90 and 110IQ,half ofthem above 100 and half ofthem below ;25per centscoreabove 110;11per cent above 120;3per cent above 130 and 0.6 per cent above 140. Attheotherend ofthescale thesame kind ofproportionoccurs. AlthoughitisIQteststhatwearespecificallyconcernedwithinthisbook itshouldbepointedoutthatIQtestsarejustonepartofwhatisgenerallyrefer redtoaspsychometrictesting.Such
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testcontentmaybeaddressedtoalmostanyaspectofourintellectualoremotionalmakeup,includingpersonality,attitude,intelligenceoremotion.Psychom etrictests arebasicallytoolsused formeasuringthemind;theword metric meansm e a su r e and the word psychomeansm i n d .There aretwo types ofpsychometricteststhatareusuallyusedintandembyemployers.These areaptitudetests,whichassess yourabilities,andpersonalityquestionnaires,whichassessyourcharacterandpersonality. Aptitudetests arealso knownascognitive,abilityorintelligence(IQ)tests. Suchtestsaredesignedtotestyour abilityto comprehe nd quickly under strictly timed conditions. Cognitionmaybebroadlydefinedasknowing,perceivingand thinkingand itisstudiedbypsychologistsbecauseitrevealstheextentofaperson· sabilitytothink. There aremany differenttypes oftests. However,atypicaltest mightconsistofthree sectionseach testingadifferentability,usuallycom prisingverbalreasoning,nu m ericalabilityanddiagrammatic,orspatial,reasoning.Inordertogi ve you theopportunitytopractiseonalltypes ofquestionsthat youare likelytoencounterinactualIQtests, the tests that havebeenspeciallycompiledforthisbookaremultidisciplineandincludeamix ofverbal,numericaland diagrammaticquestions,aswell asadditionalquestionsinvolvinglogicalthoughtprocessesaswell asadegreeoflateralthinking. Inthepast 25yearspsychometrictestinghasbeenbroughtintow idespreadus e inindustrybecauseofthe need foremployerstoensurethey placethe right peopleinthe right jobattheoutset.Oneofthemain reasonsforthisisthehigh cost oferrorsintoday ·sworldoftight budgetsand reducedprofit margins.Torecruitanew memberofstaffanemployerhastoadvertise,considereach application,reducethe appli-cantstoashortlist,interviewand then
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train the successfulapplicant.Ifthewronghiringchoicehasbeenm ade,then thewholeexpensive processhastoberepeated.

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Itisimportantthatsuch tests areevaluatedintandemwitheachotherasifapersonscoreswellonana ptitudetestitdoes notnecessarilymeanthat they will be suitedto the job, aswhilstyoumaybegood atdoingsomething,youmaydislikeitintensely,andsuccessinmost tasks isheavilydependentonyourpersonalqualitiesandyour attitude. Althoughitisgenerallyacceptedthataperson·sIQremains constantthroughoutlife, and, therefore,itisnot possibleto increaseyour actual IQ,itispossible toimproveyour performanceon IQtests bypractisingthe many differenttypes of question,andlearningtorecognisetherecurringthemes. Besidestheir usesin improvingone·sperformanceon IQ tests,practiceonthetypeofquestionscontainedinthisbookhas theaddedadvantageofexercisingthe brain.Our brainneedsexerciseand care inthesame wayasotherparts ofthebody.Weeat therightfoods to keepour hearthealthy,wemoisturiseour skin tokeepitfrom dryingout and, just asgymnastsstrive toincreasetheir performanceatw hateverlevel they are competingbymeansofpu nishingtrainingschedules andrefinementoftechnique,thereareexercises,ormentalgymnasti cs,wecandotoincreasetheperformanceofourbrain andenhancequicknessofthought. Manypeoplestillhavetheoutdatedbelief thatthereislittletheycandotoimprovethebrain they are born with and that brain cellscontinuallydegeneratewith age: but, infact, our brain cellscontinuallydevelopnew andstrongerconnectionsandadultbrainscangrow newcells irrespectiveofage. The mainthing is to use your brain continually.For exam ple,the morewepractiseattests ofverbalaptitudethemorewe increaseour abilitytounderstandthe meaningofw ordsandusethem effectively;themorewepractiseatmathsthemoreconfidentwebeco
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mew hen workingwith numbers,thebetterourabilitytoperformarithmeticoperationsacc u-rately,and thequickerwebecomeatperformingtheseopera-

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tions;andthemorewepractiseourabilitytomoveourfingersandmani pulatesmall objectsthe moredextrouswe becomeatoperationsinvolvingthis type ofaptitude,and the quickerwebecomeatperformingthem accurately. The tests that follow have been newly compiledforthisbookand are not, therefore,standardised,soanactualIQassessmentcannotbe given.However,aguideto assessingyourperformanceforeach testisprovidedbelowaswell asacumulative guideforyouroverallperformanceonall10tests. Atime limitof90minutesisallowedforeach test. Thecorrectansw ersare given atthe end ofthe test, and youshouldawardyourselfone pointforeach completelycorrectansw er.C alculatorsmaybe used to assist with solvingnumericalquestionsifpreferred. Usethefollowingtable toassessyour performance: Onetest: S co r e 36²40 31²35 25²30 19²24 14²18 Tentests: S co r e 351²400 301²350 241²300 181²240 140²180 Ra ti n g Exceptional Excellent Verygood Good Average Ra ti n g Exceptional Excellent Verygood Good Average

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Te s t O n e :Q u e s tio n s

1.

Whichpiecebelow,w henfittedintothe pieceonthe left, will form aperfect square?

A

B

C

D

E

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2.

Which wordinbracketsismost oppositetothe w ordin capitals? PROSCRIBE(allow,stifle, promote,verify, indict)

3.

0,1,2,4,6,9,12,16,? Whatnumbershouldreplacethequestionmark?

4.

Whichnumberistheoddoneout? 9678 45725261 5133 3527 6895 7768

5.

Isothermistotem peratureas isobaristo: atm osphere,w ind,pressure,latitude,current

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6.

1 4 6 7

2 ? ? 8

4 7 ? 10

7 10 12 ?

Whichisthemissingsection?
6 8 10 12 A B 5 9 7 13

6 7 C 8 14 D

5 7 9 13

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7.

Whichistheoddoneout?

A B

C

D E

8.

Identifytwo w ords (onefrom each set ofbrackets)thathaveaconnection(analogy)with the wordsin capitalsandrelatetothem inthesame way. GRAM(energy,w eight,scales) KNOT(w ater,rope,speed)

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9.
56 19 7 7 28

Each nu m berin the pyra midis the sum of the tw o numbersimmediatelybelowit. Fillin thepyramidwith themissingnumbers. 10. Whichistheoddoneout?

A

B

C

D

E

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11. Howmanyminutesisitbefore12noon,if48minutesagoitwastwi ceasmany minutespast9a.m.? 12. Completethefivewordsbelowinsuch awaythatthetwo lettersthatend thefirstword also start thesecondw ord,andthetwolettersthatendthesecondw ordalso startthethirdw ordetc. The sametwo lettersthat end the fifthw ordalsostartthefirstw ord,tocompletethecycle. **IV** **OT** **IC** **NG** **RA** 13. Whichistheoddoneout? heptagon,triangle,hexagon,cube,pentagon

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14. SwitchAturnslights1and2on/offoroff/on SwitchBturnslights2and4on/offoroff/on SwitchCturnslights1and3on/offoroff/on
=ON =OFF

SwitchesC,AandBarethrow ninturnwiththeresultthat Figure1turnsinto Figure2.Whichswitchdoes notwork atall?
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2

2

3

3

4

4

Figure1

Figure2

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15.

Whichisthemissingtile?

A

B

C

D

E

16. Whichwordinbracketsisclosestinmeaningtothew ordincapital s? BRUNT(dull,edifice,im pact,taw ny,nonsense) 17. Whichofthefollowingisnotananagramofatypeoffood? PASTEIGHTIC ANROAM WINBOAR CANPEAK COOLCHEAT
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18.
7

3 4 21

6 16 3

2 ?

Whatnumbershouldreplacethequestionmark? 19.
N A L O R I O F S E

Workfromsquaretoadjacentsquarehorizontallyorverti-cally(but notdiagonally)tospell outa12letterword.Youmustfindthestartingpoint,andprovidethemissin gletters. 20. Howmany linesappearbelow?

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21.

Whichisthemissingtile?

A

B

C

D

E

F

22. 6 7 / 8 9 / ,2

16

,5 5 / 8 13 / ,3

16

,43 / 8 ,?

Whatnumbershouldreplacethequestionmark?

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23.
U L

I

Y G S

O G

L T

PN I T

O L

Workclockwiseroundthe circlestospell out twoeight-letter words thataresynonyms.Eachwordcommencesinadifferentcircle,andyo umustfindthestartingpointofeach. Everyletterisusedonceeachandalllettersareconsecutive. 24. 10,30,32,96,98,294, 296, ?,? Whattwonumbersshouldreplacethequestionmarks? 25. able,rot,son, king Whichwordbelowsharesacommon wordsabove? line,sit,take,hope,night featurewith allthe

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26.

Identifytwo w ords (onefrom each set ofbrackets)thathaveaconnection(analogy)with the wordsin capitalsandrelatetothem inthesame way. SEA(wet,swimmer,ship) SNOW(m ountain,ice,skier)

27. Which word meaning LOCALITYbecome s a meaningTEMPOw henaletterisremoved? 28.

w ord

AlfhasfourtimesasmanyasJim,andJimhasthreetimesasmanyasSid.A ltogethertheyhave192.Howmanyhaseach? 29. Which isthe only one ofthe followingthat isnot a n anagramofaw ordmeaningo u t o ft h i s w o r ld ? flowunder sexedUtah enviableblue icier blend 30. Aman has53 socks inhis draw e r:21 identicalblu e , 15identicalblack and17identicalred. The lightsarefusedand heiscompletelyinthe dark.Howmany socksmust hetakeout tomake100 per cent certainhe has apairofblacksocks?

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31.

Drawthemissingfigureintheabove sequence. 32. How manyminutesisitbefore12 noonifnine minutesagoitwastwiceasmany minutespast10a.m.? 33. Whichtwowordsareclosestinmeaning? conclave,medley,theme,conglomeration,dissertation, augury 34. brokerage prosecute dared Whichwordismissing? palm hymnevilsnow take 35. Findfi v e consecutivenumbersbelowthattotal 22. 7396413793541765 ?

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36.

Towhichhexagonbelowcanadotbeaddedsothatbothdotsthen meetthesame conditionsasthetwodotsinthehexagonabove?

A

B

C

D

E

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37. Find twowords(4, 6) inthis diagram.Letters aretraced acrossthecirclebychords.Ifthenext letterisfourlettersorlessawayitwillbefoundbytracingaroundth ecircum-ference.C lue:freeflight.
C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R B A Z Y X W V U T S

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38.
A H B

G

C

F E

D

Whatletterisdirectlyoppositetheletterthatistwolettersawaycl ockwisefromtheletterthatisdirectlyoppositetheletterE? 39.
9 7 5 4 6 7 ? 2 6 8

Whatnumbershouldreplacethequestionmark?

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40.

Whichisthemissingsection?

A

B

C
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