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# Letter Connections 3

Letter connections involve being able to count backwards, so get your Maths hat on and give these a go! In these 11-plus verbal reasoning quizzes you will be given three pairs of letters. You have to find the relationship between the first two pairs to work out the fourth pair. The first letters of both pairs are related, and the second letters of both pairs are related. No other relationship will be in the question.

The alphabet has been around for a very long time, and the Greeks were the first people to use an alphabet. Ours is based on theirs, where the first letter was Alpha, and the last was Omega. Today these words mean the beginning and the end.

Get your thinking cap on and give this quiz your best shot. Make sure you get all answers correct before moving on to our final quiz in the series.

Example:

The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
BC is to DE as GH is to ?

To get from B to D we moved forward 2 letters, and to get from C to E we also moved forward 2 letters. Only IJ works.
1.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
KO is to UF as CR is to ?

UI
MI
KI
II
To get from K to U we moved forward 10 letters, and to get from O to F we moved backwards 9 letters. Only MI works.
'KO' was one of the original letters in the question. Do you know what sport uses KO as an abbreviation, and what it means? Read below to find out
2.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
HP is to AQ as SJ is to ?

JS
KL
LI
LK
To get from H to A we moved backwards 7 letters, and to get from P to Q we moved forward 1 letter. Only LK works
3.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
ET is to VG as BV is to ?

SI
IS
SJ
SK
To get from E to V we moved forward 17 letters, and to get from T to G we moved backwards 13 letters. Only SI works.
The puzzle in question 1? The sport that uses 'KO' as an abbreviation is boxing, and it means 'Knock Out'
4.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
HU is to FD as RX is to ?

PP
PG
PL
GP
To get from H to F we moved backwards 2 letters, and to get from U to D we moved backwards 17 letters. Only PG works.
17 is a very interesting number, being a prime number and the smallest number that can be written in French as a compound word (dix-sept). It is also the number of syllables in a haiku, which is a short poem from Japan which has only three lines. You will encounter haiku in Secondary School, if you haven't already
5.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
DK is to TA as FS is to ?

UK
UI
VI
VJ
To get from D to T we moved forward 16 letters, and to get from K to A we moved backwards 10 letters. Only VI works
6.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
GO is to BP as QG is to ?

GI
MH
LI
LH
To get from G to B we moved backwards 5 letters, and to get from O to P we moved forward 1 letter. Only LH works.
One of the possible answers was GB. Can you think of things that GB is short for? Read below for the answer
7.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
BJ is to PQ as LS is to ?

ZX
ZZ
XZ
XY
To get from B to P we moved forward 14 letters, and to get from J to Q we moved forward 7 letters. Only ZZ works
8.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SW is to BM as YP is to ?

HF
HG
FG
HI
To get from S to B we moved backwards 17 letters, and to get from W to M we moved backwards 10 letters. Only HF works.
The puzzle in question 6? GB stands for Great Britain, and also for Girls' Brigade, an organisation set up in Ireland in 1893 and in July 1965 merged with The Girls’ Guildry (founded in Scotland in 1900) and The Girls’ Life Brigade (founded in England in 1902) to form The Girls’ Brigade
9.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
KP is to SH as QN is to ?

FY
YG
YF
EF
To get from K to S we moved forward 8 letters, and to get from P to H we moved backwards 8 letters. Only YF works
10.
The alphabet is given below to help you. Find the pair of letters that will complete the sentence in the most sensible way. When you have found the most appropriate pair of letters, choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
BM is to OG as FV is to ?

SS
SP
ST
PR
To get from B to O we moved forward 13 letters, and to get from M to G we moved backwards 6 letters. Only SP works.
Well done! You have completed the third of our four Letter Connections quizzes, which means you have only one more to do to become an expert. You will be seeing the alphabet in your sleep after the last one! But, think of the practice you are getting for your 11+
Author:  Stephen O'Hara