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The actress found the critic’s SKRAMER upsetting.

Anagrams 4

So you have made it to the last of our four Eleven Plus Verbal Reasoning quizzes on Anagrams – give yourself a pat on the back! By now you should be a bit of an expert when asked ‘what is the mixed-up word?’ I do hope so, because this is the most difficult quiz in this section, and you’ll need your wits about you to answer every question correctly.

Remember that, as well as being a word you can form from the jumbled letters you are given, your answer must also make the most sense in the sentence. For example, look at this:

"She created her picture with a variety of SNIK."

Three words can be made from SNIK: ‘sink’, ‘skin’ and ‘inks’. However, neither ‘skin’ nor ‘sink’ make much sense in this case. The answer is ‘inks’.

Now on with the quiz. Will you be able to keep your head and score ten out of ten, or will you, like the words, get all mixed up? Let‘s see. 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 actress found the critic’s SKRAMER upsetting.

SARKASM
MARKERS
MAKERS
REMARKS
SARKASM feels like a valid answer – until you realise that the correct spelling is SARCASM, so we can rule that out. The other three options are genuine words, but MAKERS cannot be formed from the given letters. That leaves REMARKS and MARKERS. Of these, only REMARKS makes sense in the sentence, so it is the right answer
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.

Asked why he was late, the boy could offer no NNTOXLAAPIE.

EXPLORATION
EXAMPLES
EXPLANATION
EXAMINATION
Only one of the four words can be formed from the given letters: EXPLANATION. It is also the only one of the options to make sense in the context of the sentence
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.

No matter how hard things get, he always AEESRWTH the storm.

WREATHES
WEATHERS
SHAWETER
WHEATERS
SHAWETER is not a genuine word, and neither is WHEATERS, so the answer must be WREATHES (an alternative spelling of wreaths, decorations made of foliage or flowers) or WEATHERS. To get through a tough time is to ‘weather the storm’, so WEATHERS is the correct answer
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.

The boy was caught AGTCIEHN in his maths test.

TEACHING
HATCHING
CHEATING
CHANTING
HATCHING and CHANTING are both words, but neither can be formed from the given letters. The answer must be either TEACHING or CHEATING. While TEACHING could work in the sentence, CHEATING is a much better fit and 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.

We had lots of fun on our daytrip to the DASSEIE.

DAIRIES
SEASIDE
DISEASE
DAISIES
All four options are genuine words, but neither DAISIES nor DAIRIES can be formed from the given letters. The correct answer must be either DISEASE or SEASIDE. The only one of these which would make any sense within the sentence is SEASIDE – diseases are not much fun!
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.

Do not RSDPIEA, for as long as you still live there is hope.

DEPRESS
DIAPERS
PRAISED
DESPAIR
All four options are genuine words, but DEPRESS cannot be formed from the given letters. Of the other three options, only DESPAIR makes sense. DIAPERS are what Americans call nappies
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.

The STRANGOI played ‘The Wedding March’ as the bride walked down the aisle.

ORGANIST
SINGERS
ROASTING
STRINGER
All of the options are legitimate words, however neither STRINGER nor SINGERS can be formed from the given letters. The answer must be either ROASTING or ORGANIST. Only one of these makes sense: the answer is ORGANIST
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.

The soldiers were GRIHNCMA towards the battle.

MARCHING
CHARGING
CHARMING
HARCHING
Three of the options are genuine words (HARCHING is not) and two of them would make sense in the sentence (MARCHING and CHARGING). However, CHARGING cannot be formed from the given letters, so the correct answer is MARCHING
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.

The toast was inedible because it was RDNBUE.

BROWNED
UNBRED
BURNED
BURDEN
All four options are words, but BROWNED cannot be formed from the given letters. Of the other three options, the only one which makes sense in this context is BURNED, so that is the correct answer
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 chef SINKTHCE the soup with cornflour.

KITCHENS
CHIKTENS
THENKITS
THICKENS
Only two of the four options are genuine words: KITCHENS and THICKENS. However, the only one that makes sense in this case is THICKENS. Chefs work in KITCHENS, but they do not KITCHEN any of their dishes!
Author:  Stephen O'Hara and Ian Miles

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