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Verbal Classification Practice Set 1

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Updated on Aug 10, 2011

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The next two sets contain verbal classification questions. For these questions, the important thing (as the name "verbal classification" indicates) is to classify the words in the four answer choices. Three of the words will be in the same classification; the remaining one will not be. Your answer will be the one word that does NOT belong in the same classification as the others.

  1. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. leopard
    2. cougar
    3. elephant
    4. lion
  2. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. couch
    2. rug
    3. table
    4. chair
  3. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. tape
    2. twine
    3. cord
    4. yarn
  4. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. guitar
    2. flute
    3. violin
    4. cello
  5. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. tulip
    2. rose
    3. bud
    4. daisy
  6. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. tire
    2. steering wheel
    3. engine
    4. car
  7. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. parsley
    2. basil
    3. dill
    4. mayonnaise
  8. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. branch
    2. dirt
    3. leaf
    4. root
  9. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. unimportant
    2. trivial
    3. insignificant
    4. familiar
  10. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. book
    2. index
    3. glossary
    4. chapter
  11. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. noun
    2. preposition
    3. punctuation
    4. adverb
  12. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. cornea
    2. retina
    3. pupil
    4. vision
  13. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. rye
    2. sourdough
    3. pumpernickel
    4. loaf
  14. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. inch
    2. ounce
    3. centimeter
    4. yard
  15. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. street
    2. freeway
    3. interstate
    4. expressway
  16. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. dodge
    2. flee
    3. duck
    4. avoid
  17. Which word does NOT belong with the others?
    1. heading
    2. body
    3. letter
    4. closing

Answers

  1. c. A leopard, cougar, and lion all belong to the cat family; an elephant does not.
  2. b. The couch, table, and chair are pieces of furniture; the rug is not.
  3. a. The yarn, twine, and cord are all used for tying. The tape is not used in the same way.
  4. b. The guitar, violin, and cello are stringed instruments; the flute is a wind instrument.
  5. c. Tulip, rose, and daisy are all types of flowers. A bud is not.
  6. d. Tire, steering wheel, and engine are all parts of a car.
  7. d. Parsley, basil, and dill are types of herbs. May-onnaise is not an herb.
  8. b. A branch, leaf, and root are all parts of a tree. The dirt underneath is not a part of the tree.
  9. d. The first three choices are all synonyms.
  10. a. An index, glossary, and chapter are all parts of a book. Choice a does not belong because the book is the whole, not a part.
  11. c. The noun, preposition, and adverb are classes of words that make up a sentence. Punctuation belongs in a sentence, but punctuation is not a class of word.
  12. d. The cornea, retina, and pupil are all parts of the eye.
  13. d. Rye, sourdough, and pumpernickel are types of bread. A loaf is not a bread type.
  14. b. An ounce measures weight; the other choices measure length.
  15. a. Freeway, interstate, and expressway are all high-speed highways; a street is for low-speed traffic.
  16. b. Dodge, duck, and avoid are all synonyms meaning evade. Flee means to run away from.
  17. c. Heading, body, and closing are all parts of a letter; the letter is the whole, not a part.

 

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