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Sample Questions

Sample Verbal Questions
2nd & 3rd classes

Which word is nearest in meaning to the underlined words?

  1. Tony gripped his present.
    1. grabbed
    2. opened
    3. clutched
    4. received
  2. Sarah ignored the advice.
    1. requested
    2. recalled
    3. disliked
    4. disregarded
  3. Ruth showed good potential.
    1. education
    2. experience
    3. ability
    4. style

Sample Numerical Questions

  1. ⅛ of 56 is …
    1. 9
    2. 6
    3. 7
    4. 8
  2. €2.55 x 3 = …
    1. €3.65
    2. €1.65
    3. €7.50
    4. €7.65
  3. A family buys 2.5 litres of milk a day. How much milk does it buy in a week?
    1. 12.5 litres
    2. 14 litres
    3. 17.5 litres
    4. 20 litres

Answers to questions: 1(c), 2(d), 3(c). 1 (c), 2(d), 3(c)

Sample verbal and maths questions
4th, 5th and 6th class

  1. Which word is nearest in meaning to initially?
    1. gradually
    2. recently
    3. actually
    4. originally
  2. Which word is opposite to forbid?
    1. assist
    2. allow
    3. curse
    4. forward
  3. Which word is the odd one out?
    1. dishevelled
    2. unkempt
    3. reformed
    4. bedraggled
  4. What number is missing from the box?
    6 + ( ? x 3) = 18
    1. 12
    2. 9
    3. 4
    4. 3
  5. ¾ of 32
    1. 16
    2. 24
    3. 28
    4. 20
  6. Which number comes next in the sequence?
    1 3 7 15 31 …
    1. 32
    2. 62
    3. 63
    4. 40

Answers to questions: 1(d), 2(b), 3(c), 4(c), 5(b), 6(c)