Verbal Classification

Remember, you are looking for the word that does NOT belong in the same group as the others. Sometimes, all four words seem to fit in the same group. If so, look more closely to further narrow your classification.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (b)

Explanation:

Two, six, and eight are all even numbers; three is an odd number.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (a)

Explanation:

The lobster, crab, and shrimp are all types of crustaceans; an eel is a fish.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (b)

Explanation:

Area, circumference, and quadrilateral are all terms used in the study of geometry. Variable is a term generally used in the study of algebra.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

Seat, rung, and leg are all parts of a chair. Not all chairs have cushions.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (a)

Explanation:

Flourish, prosper, and thrive are all synonyms; excite does not mean the same thing.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (b)

Explanation:

The mayor, governor, and senator are all persons elected to government offices; the lawyer is not an elected official.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (a)

Explanation:

The heart, liver, and stomach are all organs of the body. The aorta is an artery, not an organ.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

Defendant, prosecutor, and judge are all persons involved in a trial. A trial is not a person.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (d)

Explanation:

Evaluate, assess, and appraise are all synonyms; instruct does not mean the same thing.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

Biology, chemistry, and zoology are all branches of science. Theology is the study of religion.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

The scythe, knife, and saw are all cutting tools. Pliers are tools, but they are not used for cutting.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (a)

Explanation:

A circle, oval, and sphere are all circular shapes with no angles. A triangle is a different kind of shape with angles and three straight sides.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (d)

Explanation:

Acute, right, and obtuse are geometric terms describing particular angles. Parallel refers to two lines that never intersect.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (b)

Explanation:

Unique, rare, and exceptional are all synonyms. Beautiful has a different meaning.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (d)

Explanation:

Fair, just, and equitable are all synonyms meaning impartial. Favorable means expressing approval.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

A peninsula, island, and cape are all landforms; a bay is a body of water.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (d)

Explanation:

The core, seeds, and pulp are all parts of an apple. A slice would be a piece taken out of an apple.

Which word does NOT belong with the others?

Answer: (c)

Explanation:

The wing, fin, and rudder are all parts of an airplane.