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AbstractReasoningPracticeTest1

Theaptitudesandabilitiesmeasuredbyverbalandnumericreasoningtestscaneasilybe
relatedtorealworldtasksandjobs,asmanyjobsrequiresomedegreeofskillwithwords
andnumbers.Abstractreasoningtestsontheotherhand,seemtoconsistof questionswhich
havelittleornoapplicationintherealworld.Yetthesetypesofquestionappearinmost
graduateandmanagementaptitudetests.Whyisthis?
AbstractreasoningtestsdatebacktotheresearchdonebythepsychologistCharles
Spearmaninthe1920s.Spearmanusedastatisticaltechniquecalledfactoranalysisto
examinerelationshipsbetweenpeoplesscoresondifferenttypesof intelligencetests.
Heconcludedthatpeoplewhodowellonsomeintelligencetestsalsodowellonothers
(e.g.vocabulary,mathematics,spatialabilities).Conversely,ifpeopledopoorlyonan
intelligencetest,theyalsotendedtodopoorlyonotherintellectualtests.Thisledhimto
believethatthereareoneormorefactorsthatarecommontoallintellectualtasks.
AsaresultofthisresearchSpearmandevelopedatwofactortheoryofintelligence.

Asthediagramshows,Spearmansaidthatintelligenceismainlymadeupofg,with
brightpeoplehavingalot,anddullpeoplehavingless.Spearmandefinedgas:
theinnateabilitytoperceiverelationshipsandeducecorelationships
Ifwereplacethewordeducewithworkoutthenyoucanseewhyabstractreasoning
questionsareseentobeagoodmeasureofgeneralintelligence,astheytestyourabilityto
perceiverelationshipsandthentoworkoutanycorelationshipswithoutyourequiringany
knowledgeoflanguageormathematics.
Abstractreasoningtestsusediagrams,symbolsorshapesinsteadofwordsornumbers.
Theyinvolveidentifyingtheunderlyinglogicofapatternandthendeterminingthe
solution.Becausetheyarevisualquestionsandareindependentoflanguageand
mathematicalability,theyareconsideredtobeanaccurateindicatorofyourgeneral
intellectualabilityaswellasbeingculturallyfair.

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AbstractReasoningPracticeTest1
25Questions
Answerasmanyquestionsasyoucanin20minutes.Circletheletterontherightwhich
correspondstothecorrectanswer.
1)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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2)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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3)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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4)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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5)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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6)Whichfigurecompletesthestatement?

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7)Whichfigurecompletesthestatement?

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8)Whichfigurecompletesthestatement?

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9)Whichfigurecompletesthestatement?

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10)Whichfigurecompletesthestatement?

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11)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

ABCD E
12)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

ABCD E
13)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

ABCD E
14)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

ABCD E

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15)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

ABCD E
16)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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17)Whichfigurecompletestheseries?

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18)Whichfigurebelongsinneithergroup?

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19)Whichfigurebelongsinneithergroup?

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20)Whichfigureisnextintheseries?

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21)Whichfigureisnextintheseries?

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22)Whichfigurecompletesthegrid?

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23)Whichfigurecompletesthegrid?

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24)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

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25)Whichfigureistheoddoneout?

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