Vocabulary Test with Synonyms

The mutualism model of intelligence1, suggests that different cognitive abilities and competencies interact with each other in order to facilitate reasoning and in cognitive development across the life span2.

Research supports the notion that individuals with higher scores in vocabulary tend to show greater gains in matrix reasoning and vice versa3, which means that a good vocabulary can be a good indicator and precursor of other domains of cognition, namely memory and reasoning speed4.

Instructions

This Vocabulary Test with Synonyms contains a total of 10 questions. Each question can contain between 2 and 5 synonyms. You must select all the words that can have the same meaning as the given word.

Example: For the word SHORT, you should select as synonyms the words “Brief” (A short / brief meeting) and “Insufficient” (short / insufficient supply).

Test example:

Vocabulary Test with Synonims example

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. 

Latest Results

Age 18
Gender Male
Score 75
Age 69
Gender Female
Score 19
Age 15
Gender Male
Score 55
Age 18
Gender Female
Score 36
Age 38
Gender Female
Score 73
Age 34
Gender Female
Score 85
Age 44
Gender Female
Score 69
Age 48
Gender Female
Score 86

References:

1 Van Der Maas, H. L. J., Dolan, C. V., Grasman, R. P. P. P., Wicherts, J. M., Huizenga, H. M., Raijmakers, M. E. J. (2006). A dynamical model of general intelligence: The positive manifold of intelligence by mutualism. Psychological Review, 113, 842–861. doi:10.1037/0033-295X.113.4.842

2 Kievit, R., Hofman, A. & Nation, K. (2019). Mutualistic Coupling Between Vocabulary and Reasoning in Young Children: A Replication and Extension of the Study by Kievit et al. (2017). Psychological Science 30(8) 1245–1252.

3 Kievit, R. A., Lindenberger, U., Goodyer, I. M., Jones, P. B., Fonagy, P., Bullmore, E. T., . . . Dolan, R. J. (2017). Mutualistic coupling between vocabulary and reasoning supports cognitive development during late adolescence and early adulthood. Psychological Science, 28, 1419–1431.

4 McArdle, J. J., Hamagami, F., Meredith, W., Bradway, K. P. (2000). Modeling the dynamic hypotheses of Gf–Gc theory using longitudinal life-span data. Learning and Individual Differences, 12, 53–79. doi:10.1016/S1041-6080(00)00036-4

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