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Jets can travel at PICEROSSUN speeds.

Anagrams 3

This is the third of our Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning quizzes about Anagrams. It’s a little bit harder than the ones we’ve already played, with words as long as ten letters. But it’s not that different – it’s still all about finding words which make sense in a sentence from a selection of jumbled letters.

A quick reminder of what anagrams are: they are words which have had their letters scrambled and you have to find the original word. Here are some examples:

  • OWLS is an anagram of SLOW
  • RACE is an anagram of CARE
  • LOOP is an anagram of POOL
  • SHOE is an anagram of HOSE

Those examples were easy, four-letter anagrams. They were also all real words – in this quiz you will be shown seemingly random letters which do not form words, which may be easier, or harder! Good luck!

Example:

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The girl sat on a ARCIH.

Answer: the girl sat on a CHAIR. ‘Chair’ is an anagram of ARCIH.

1.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The police officers had to TARINERS the criminal.

TRAINERS
TERRAINS
STRAINER
RESTRAIN
All of the four options are genuine words. However, the only one that makes sense in this case is RESTRAIN (keep under control). TERRAINS is the plural of TERRAIN (the features of land)
2.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

Every child has the right to an TACIENOUD.

CAUTIONED
DUEACTION
EDUCATION
AUCTIONED
DUEACTION is not a word, so the answer must be AUCTIONED (sold to the highest bidder), CAUTIONED (warned) or EDUCATION (receiving instruction at school or university). However, neither AUCTIONED nor CAUTIONED would make sense in the context of the sentence, so the answer is EDUCATION
3.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The polar bear is the largest TROPERAD.

TEARDROP
PARDOTER
PREDATOR
PARROTED
PARDOTER is not a real word so the answer must be either TEARDROP, PARROTED (copied or mimicked) or PREDATOR (an animal which hunts). The correct answer must be PREDATOR as none of the other options makes sense
4.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

Jets can travel at PICEROSSUN speeds.

SCOURPINES
PERCUSSION
CONIPURESS
SUPERSONIC
Only two of the given options are legitimate words: PERCUSSION (musical instruments played by striking them) and SUPERSONIC (faster than sound). SUPERSONIC is the only option that would make sense in the sentence, so is the correct answer
5.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

EETPNRSS is a synonym of snakes.

SERPENTS
PRESENTS
REPENTSS
PERTNESS
A synonym is a word with the same, or similar, meaning to another. Three of the options are genuine words: PERTNESS (impudence or cheek), PRESENTS and SERPENTS. However, the only one which makes sense in the sentence is SERPENTS so that must be the correct answer
6.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

Mirages are a kind of ACTLPOI illusion.

TOPICAL
OPTICAL
CAPITOL
LOPCAIT
LOPCAIT is not a word so the answer must be TOPICAL (relevant to current events), CAPITOL (the building in which the US Congress meets) or OPTICAL (to do with sight). The only one of these which works in the sentence is OPTICAL
7.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He could not walk fast due to his NESSMALE.

LAMENESS
SALESMAN
MALENESS
NAMELESS
All of the options are legitimate words: NAMELESS (without a name), SALESMAN (one who sells things for a living), MALENESS (masculinity) and LAMENESS (disability in the foot or leg). Masculinity does not affect one’s ability to walk and neither SALESMAN nor NAMELESS make sense in the sentence. The correct answer is LAMENESS
8.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

AGRTMISNE the piano is a lifelong task.

GRAMIENTS
MASTERING
TRAGMINES
STREAMING
GRAMIENTS and TRAGMINES are not real words, so the answer must be either STREAMING or MASTERING. The only one of these which would make any sense within the sentence is MASTERING
9.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

He was an TRAAROGN man who thought he was better than everyone else.

TRAGORAN
TARRAGON
ARROGANT
AGRORANT
Neither AGRORANT nor TRAGORAN will be found in a dictionary. TARRAGON (a herb) and ARROGANT (an exaggerated sense of one's own importance) would be. The only one of these which makes sense in the sentence is ARROGANT
10.

The sentence below has a word in which the letters are jumbled up. Rearrange the letters in capitals and write the correct version below it.

The rugby player was heavy and KITETCHS.

THICKEST
THICKSET
THICKETS
SHICKETT
SHICKETT is not a genuine word so the answer must be THICKEST (widest), THICKETS (dense growth of bushes or trees) or THICKSET (stocky or of heavy build). THICKSET is the only option which makes sense in the context of the sentence
Author:  Stephen O'Hara and Ian Miles

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