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Verbal abilities

It is said that to have a mastery of words is to have in one's possession the ability to produce order out of chaos and that command of vocabulary is a true measure of intelligence. Verbal intelligence measures your capacity to use language in order to express yourself, comprehend stories and understand other people.

Verbal abilities include reading, writing and communicating with words. The verbal component of the test at IQ Test Labs examines your vocabulary and your capacity to learn verbal material. It also measures your ability to employ verbal skills in reasoning and problem solving.

Good verbal skills will facilitate with the intricacies of communication. A good vocabulary will determine the quality of your communication, both in written and oral and will help you appreciate subtle differences between words.

With verbal abilities there is no ceiling to knowledge; they can be improved and honed indefinitely.

Example verbal questions

Find three letters that form a word together with the existing letters.

Verbal IQ question 24

Possible answers: ihrams, phrase, shrank, thrall, thrash, thrave, thrawn, thraws

Which of the following describes the phrase below?

Was it a cat I saw?

  1. Hyperbole
  2. Ellipsis
  3. Alliteration
  4. Oxymoron
  5. Palindrome

E. Palindrome. The sentence reads the same way forwards and backwards.