Would you pass the 11+?


#1

I managed to get pretty much everything right, except verbal reasoning question 2, where I couldn’t get any, even after looking at the answers. Someone enlighten me please!


#2

Which one is verbal reasoning 2?
Did you mean to post this link, from the BBC quiz, which breaks them down into categories:

EDIT: Ah. It’s just loaded the rest of the test on the Guardian page - it was only giving me the maths questions before.


#3

This one:

  1. The words in the second set follow the same pattern as the words in the first set. Find the missing word to complete the second set.

Example: vile (vet) fact sale (sew) blow

  1. road (ramp) poem what (_______) down

  2. clip (pile) led drum (_______) see

  3. soft (lift) file pest (_______) cope

  4. pace (car) rock silk (______) plan

  5. pear (maps) mass cork (______) ache

  6. shone (over) river glide (______) audit

  7. mild (lime) idle rent (______) acre


#4

You have to work out which letters of the preceding word and following word make up the words in the brackets.

So:
road (ramp) poem what (_______) down

Ramp = First letter, first word; third letter, first word; last letter, second word; first letter, second word.

That makes the missing word = wand

It’s really badly worded, as is the previous question, with its undefined use of ‘random order’ (eg is it the groups of code that are random, or the order of the numbers within those codes?).


#5

Example: vile (vet) fact sale (sew) blow

  1. road (ramp) poem what (WAND) down

  2. clip (pile) led drum (MUSE) see

  3. soft (lift) file pest (POST) cope

  4. pace (car) rock silk (LIP) plan

  5. pear (maps) mass cork (ARCH_) ache

  6. shone (over) river glide (IDEA_) audit

  7. mild (lime) idle rent (RARE) acre


#6

Sorry didnt mean to reply to you @marckee :sweat:


#7

Its the answers anyway proving how clever i can be :wink:


#8

I got stuck on the pairs of letters one because there’s a typo in the 2nd question so I thought I was doing it wrong
I still don’t understand all the non-verbal reasoning after seeing the answers


#9

I did pass it, although judging from these questions I’m not sure how. My mum tutored me and apparently did a fairly good job.


#10

Explanation of non-verbal reasoning:

1. Triangles with flat bases
2. Equal number of dots and lines
3. Black shapes on top
4. Upwards pointy arrows surrounded by two shapes
5. Circle, cut off with a single chop, pointing pointing directly at a dot.


#11

I got bored, so I would be doing woodwork.


#12

My 14 year-old bro occasionally messages me some algebra problem or whatever he’s stuck on.

I’ve never felt so thick, and I did well at all this shit at the time. :joy:


#13

yeah I’d sit next to @marckee and copy all his answers


#14

I just assumed question one was a trick. I mean there are always three thirds in a whole, right?

Fuck this, not going any further :smiley:


#15

Not just me then, that was my first thought too :joy:


#16

Managed to pass it 16 years ago, so presumably be reet still.

Also, when I applied to be an Air Traffic Controller a few years back, had to do a load of tests that weren’t dissimilar - non-verbal reasoning, diagramming and some mathsy stuff too - and passed those fine.

I’m pretty good with ‘that kind of thing’ for some reason.


#17

Always wanted to do that after my Masters, carried on studying instead. Always wonder what if…? Place is only down the road too.


#18

:confused:

shit brain these days, when it comes to this kind thing.

I did pass it as a kid, but I don’t remember it being quite like this.

the q about the dog food and collars irks me. I was thinking t = six cans, not one can. misleading.


#19

actually did alright on that.

some I found quite easy.

a few just baffled me (the one with the alphabet above it).

I’m not a good early riser, tbf. my brain and body take time to warm up.

I would like to get better at logical stuff again, though, if there are any good books people could recommend in order to do that?


#20

I’m still toying with the idea of trying it