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Verbal intelligence

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 this test examines your vocabulary and your capacity to learn verbal material. It also measures your ability to employ verbal skills in reasoning and problem solving.

36. Which of the following words is a rowdy person?

homophones

Boor, Boer, Bore, Boar

Not Bore.

Boor: Tasteless and rowdy person.

Boer: South African settler Dutch and Huguenot descent.

Bore: Devoid of interest.

Boar: Wild pig.


37. Which of the following words is a French coin worth five centimes?

homophones

Sioux, Sou, Sough, Sue

Not Sough.

Sioux: The Dakota people or the language of the Dakota people of North America.

Sou: French coin worth five centimes.

Sough: Rushing sound made by the wind in the trees or the sea.

Sue: Legal action against a person or organization.

38. These three letters form a single 6 letter word.

Word definition: A place or means of going out.

Verbal IQ question 38

Second letter is 'g'.

Context for the missing word.

The only _______ from the bar was an alley into the main street.

Egress: A place or means of going out.

Example taken from a publication.

In the event of an accident, passengers must always be able to safely egress from the aircraft.

by R. Eric Jones, Fortune, "Why Airline Seats Might Finally Stop Shrinking," 5 Aug. 2017

39. These three letters form a single 6 letter word, closely associated with grass and hay.

Verbal IQ question 39

First letter is an 'm'.

Context for the missing word.

How does the _______ flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

William Wordsworth

Meadow: A piece of grassland, a field on which grass is grown for hay.

Recent publication:

Single-track trails in grassy meadows soon became double tracks that paralleled a wide bay before heading through pine and eucalyptus forests cloaked in rich, green ferns.

by Doug Hansen, SanDiegoUnionTribune.com, "Hiking Spain's wild coast," 12 July 2018

40. These three letters form a single 6 letter word.

This word is a verb, and has synonyms to exhibit and to strut.

Verbal IQ question 40

Second letter is an 'L'.

Quotation for context:

If you've got it, _______ it.

1968 The Producers.

Flaunt: to parade or display ostentatiously.

Recent publication:

Each one flaunts up to eight different plumages during its first four years.

Neal Templin, WSJ, "What’s a tough call in bird watching? Identifying a gull," 1 Apr. 2018

Note:

Fraena can also be formed. Fraena are connecting folds of membrane that limit or control movement of a body part