Verbal Reasoning Test

Induction is a strikingly pervasive and important function of intelligence1. Evaluating the discourse is one of the elements of verbal reasoning, which is important because language is not just a tool for communication, it is a primary instrument of thought (Burton et al, 2009).

Verbal reasoning is key in learning contexts (e.g. School), since the activity of learning often requires listening and reading, and demonstrating one’s learning is often done via writing and speaking2.

Instructions:

This Verbal Reasoning Test measures your verbal and logic skills. For each question, you will be given a short text of one or two paragraphs and a question related to the written information. You must understand the content of the text and draw logical conclusions to answer the question.

This test contains 10 questions. There is no time limit.

Disclaimer:

This test is designed as an entertaining and educational tool. The results do not constitute a psychological or psychiatric evaluation of any kind and may not offer an accurate portrait of the mental fitness of the test taker. We do not guarantee the accuracy of the results and these should not be used as an indicator of the capacities of the individual for a specific purpose.
 
Responses may be recorded and used for research purposes or to be otherwise distributed. All responses are recorded anonymously. 

References:

1 Bisanz, J., Bisanz, G. & Korpan, C. (1994). Inductive Reasoning. In Robert Sternberg (Ed.)Thinking and Problem Solving (2.nd Ed.) 179–213

2 Burton, N., Welsh, C., Kostin, I & van Essen, T. (2009). Toward a definition of verbal reasoning in higher education. ETS Report Series. doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2333-8504.2009.tb02190.x