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A Meeting Of Minds
INSTRUCTIONS
Look at these words:
apple, orange, potato, plum, cherry.

They are all names of fruits except 'potato', so 'potato' is underlined


as it does not belong with the others.

In each line below underline the ONE WORD that does not belong
there.

1. house, school, dog, cinema, church.


2. carrot, cabbage, turnip, orange, potato.
3. mountain, valley, hill, peak, ridge.
4. hour, yard, foot, mile, inch.
5. walk, run, trot, gallop, rest.
6. dress, overcoat, necklace, trousers, vest.

INSTRUCTIONS
In each line below there are TWO words this time which do not belong
with the other four words.

Underline these TWO words in each line.

1. water, beer, bread, lemonade, cake, milk.


2. sit, run, rest, stop, stand, look.
3. malice, jealousy, greed, kindness, envy, stupidity.
4. tall, arrogant, timid, proud, fierce, boastful.
5. now, here, then, where, when, while.
INSTRUCTIONS
Now look at these numbers:
3, 5, 7, .., 11, 13, 15.
There is a gap where the number is left out.
It is 9, so the numbers should be:
3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15.

Now these:
64, 32, 16, .., 4, 2, 1.
The number left out is 8,
so the numbers should be:
64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1.

Now continue:

1. 4, 6, 8, .., 12, 14, 16.


2. 23, 20, 17, .., 11, 8, 5.
3. 4, 10, 16 .., 28, 34, 40.
4. 20, 18, 16, 14, .., 14, 16, 18, 20.
5. 2, 3, 5, 6, .., 9, 11, 12, 14.
6. 5, 7, 10, 14, .., 25, 32, 40.
INSTRUCTIONS
Now look at this list of words.
Each word has a number.
1. wide 6. empty 11. lazy
2. end 7. swell 12. big
3. fast 8. over 13. long
4. find 9. like 14. good
5. right 10. grand 15. deep
'Quick' means the SAME as 'fast', which is word No. 3 so we put:
'quick' means the SAME as word No. 3.

'Small' means the OPPOSITE of 'big', which is word No. 12. So we put:
'small' means the Opposite of word No. 12.

Now continue, putting in each time the number of the right word from
the list. Some are the SAME, and some are OPPOSITE.

1. 'lose' means the OPPOSITE of word No


2. 'broad' means the SAME as word No
3. 'above' means the SAME as word No
4. 'slow' means the OPPOSITE of word No
5. 'idle' means the SAME as word No
6. 'short' means the OPPOSITE of word No
7. 'shallow' means the OPPOSITE of word No
8. 'expand' means the SAME as word No
9. 'discover' means the SAME as word No
10. 'bad' means the OPPOSITE of word No ...
11. 'begin' means the OPPOSITE of word No
12. 'correct' means the SAME as word No
13. 'vacant' means the SAME as word No
14. 'different' means the OPPOSITE of word No
15. 'contract' means the OPPOSITE of word No
16. 'finish' means the SAME as word No
INSTRUCTIONS
Now look at this:

hat, head (face, hand, foot, dress, mouth, shoe)

A hat is worn on the head, and a shoe is worn on the foot, so 'shoe'
and 'foot' are underlined.

Now continue underlining just TWO words in the brackets connected


in the same sort of way as the two words outside the brackets.

1. apple, fruit (oak, grass, field, orange, tree, wool).

2. sit, chair (table, cloth, bed, blanket, wake, sleep).

3. girl, sister (father, brother, mother, boy, man, son).

4. tongue, taste (walk, ear, leg, arm, see, hand).

5. cruel, kind (angry, generous, sorry, timid, selfish, shy).

6. stay, go (come, depart, depend, remain, stand, run).

7. same, opposite (black, round, white, blue, square, green).

8. water, liquid (thought, steam, taste, emotion, ice, fear).


INSTRUCTIONS
Here is a letter square:

R J N Y K
G E P U B
M Q F T S
O A H C V
X L D W Z

See how the letters are arranged. Thus P comes just after E. C is just
below T. S is between B and V. Now answer the following.

1. What letter comes just above the letter just after H?


2. What letter comes just before the letter just above A?
3. What letter is midway between G and B?
4. What letter comes between the letter just below A
and the letter just above C?
5. What letter comes just above the letter that comes
just before the letter just below S?
6. What letter comes between the letter between R and
M and the letter between F and D?
7. What letter comes just before the letter just above the
letter between Q and T?
8. What letter comes just after the letter that comes just
above the letter just before the letter just above F?
9. What letter comes just above the letter which comes
just after the letter which comes between the letter
just above F and the letter just below M?
10. What letter comes just below the letter which comes
between the letter just after the letter just above G
and the letter just before the letter just below B?
INSTRUCTIONS
Look at this list of words:

1. brave 6. scatter 11. argue


2. evade 7. Join 12. Content
3. hinder 8. tremendous 13. leave
4. lessen 9. crooked 14. hurry
5. agree 10. proud 15. Wander

In each case below put in the number of the right word from the list:
1. 'obstruct' means the SAME as No
2. 'wry' means the SAME as No
3. 'differ' means the OPPOSITE of No
4. 'courageous' means the SAME as No
5. 'concentrate' means the OPPOSITE of No
6. 'lag' means the OPPOSITE of No
7. 'enormous' means the SAME as No
8. 'seek' means the OPPOSITE of No
9. 'connect' means the SAME as No
10. 'help' means the OPPOSITE as No
11. 'dissatisfied' means the OPPOSITE of No
12. 'depart' means the SAME as No
13. 'diminish' means the SAME as No
14. 'tiny' means the OPPOSITE of No
15. 'divide' means the OPPOSITE of No
16. 'disperse' means the SAME as No
In each line below fill in the right number in the gap:

1. 4, 9, 16, .., 36, 49, 64.


2. 2, 6, 12, .., 30, 42, 56.
3. 41, 38, 36, 33, .., 28, 26, 23.
4. 2, 3, 5, .., 17, 33, 65.
5. 3, 5, 4, 6, .., 7, 6, 8, 7.
6. 99, 80, 63, .., 35, 24, 15.

Now underline the TWO words in the brackets connected in the


same sort of way as the TWO words outside the brackets.

1. envy, jealousy, (love, hate, greed, cruelty, selfishness, terror)

2. island, water, (sea, land, ocean, lake, hill, valley)

3. ear, music, (colour, picture, eye, sound, song, red)

4. then, now, (future, when, present, where, gift, past)

5. dispute, concur, (agree, connive, disdain, differ, deter, depart)

6. perhaps, however, (likely, possibly, certainly, nevertheless, because)

7. sun, earth, (moon, star, night, light, earth, sky)

8. hour, second, (foot, yard, length, inch, time, minute)


A certain tank holds 20 gallons of water. When a tap over it is turned
on water flows from it into the tank at the rate of 4 gallons a minute.
When a plug in the bottom of the tank is pulled out water drains away
from the tank at the rate of 6 gallons a minute.

Now answer these questions:

1. With the tank empty and the plug in, the tap is turned on. How
many minutes will it take to fill the tank?
minutes

2. With the tank full, the tap is turned on and the plug pulled out.
How many minutes will it take to empty the tank?
minutes

3. With the tank empty and the plug in, the tap is turned on for 3
minutes. It is then turned off and the plug pulled out. How many
minutes will it then take to empty the tank?
minutes

4. With the tank full, the plug is pulled out and the tap turned on.
After 4 minutes the tap is turned off with the plug left out. How
many more minutes will it then take to empty the tank?
minutes

5. The tank is full. The plug is pulled out for 2 minutes. The tap is
then turned on for 3 minutes with the plug still out. How many
gallons will be in the tank at the end of this time?
gallons

6. The tank is empty with the plug in. The tap is turned on for 4
minutes. The plug is then pulled out with the tap left on for
another 6 minutes. How many gallons will be in the tank at the
end of this time?
gallons
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