 Chefs sometimes use mint in their cooking. Do they ever use ants?

# Make a Word 1

To make a word, you'll be doing some counting, so have a go at this quiz and give your a brain a workout!

In this series of 11-plus verbal reasoning quizzes you have to find the word that completes group b in the same way as the word in brackets completes group a.

You will find a pattern between the two words in the first group, like the 1st letter from the 1st word being followed by the same numbered letter from the 2nd word.

With verbal reasoning quizzes, you'll find that you are better at certain types than others. To give you a better chance of passing the 11+ exam, work on the quizzes that you're not so good at.

These can be quite tricky to work out, so a pencil and paper is a good idea to help you. In addition, check out the example below before you start the quiz. Good luck!

Example: Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. rags ( ring ) main
b. line ( ? ) plea

lean
nail
pain
leap

If we give each letter a number, from 1 - 8, the 'g' in rags is 3 and the 'm' in main is 5. The correct answer is lean because ring = 1783. If we use the same numbers on line and plea we get lean.
1.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

b. spun (?) redo
spit
sped
spin
aped
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'u' in quad is 2 and the 'e' in bite is 8. The correct answer is sped because quit = 1267. If we use the same numbers on spun and redo we get sped. Sped is the past tense of the verb 'to speed'
2.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. must (fume) rife
b. silk (?) pore
rise
rite
bite
lime
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 's' in must is 3 and the 'f' in rife is 7. The correct answer is rise because fume = 7218. If we use the same numbers on silk and pore we get rise. Silk is stronger than high tensile steel. If we scale up the thickness to the same thickness as a steel rope, we cannot manufacture anything as strong as silk, which comes from a tiny worm
3.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

b. boat (?) mesh
tame
meat
mate
team
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'a' in toad is 3 and the 'm' in limp is 7. The correct answer is sped because dial = 4635. If we use the same numbers on boat and mesh we get team. Do you know the difference between a frog and a toad? Actually all toads are frogs! There are some differences between the two that make a toad a toad (laying its eggs in long chains, for example) but effectively they are the same creatures
4.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. envy (love) oils
b. tore (?) aide
darn
dose
dart
part
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'v' in envy is 3 and the 'l' in oils is 7. The correct answer is dart because love = 7531. If we use the same numbers on tore and aide we get dart. Darts is a game in the UK and across the world which has its origins in archery. Between 1314 and 1667, football was officially banned in England because it was interfering with archery practice, and therefore England's ability to train its soldiers for war!
5.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. past (slip) boil
b. tech (?) idol
clod
clot
clop
plot
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 's' in past is 3 and the 'o' in boil is 6. The correct answer is clot because slip = 3871. If we use the same numbers on tech and idol we get clot
6.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. tags (oath) hold
b. nowt (?) elms
cone
lone
done
hone
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'g' in tags is 3 and the 'l' in hold is 7. The correct answer is lone because oath = 6215. If we use the same numbers on nowt and elms we get lone. Nowt means 'nothing' and is a north of England pronunciation of 'nought'. It was an insult to describe a person as a nowt
7.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. hire (inch) cans
b. oily (?) tune
into
unto
hero
undo
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'r' in hire is 3 and the 'c' in cans is 5. The correct answer is into because inch = 2751. If we use the same numbers on oily and tune we get into
8.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. euro (omen) mint
b. chef (?) ants
tact
sack
fact
back
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'u' in euro is 2 and the 'm' in mint is 5. The correct answer is fact because omen = 4517. If we use the same numbers on chef and ants we get fact. We have all heard of the herb 'mint' but do you know of any other meanings for the word? Look in the answer to question 10 for one other meaning of the word
9.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. burn (brim) mail
b. pork (?) mean
pram
prop
prep
dram
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'r' in burn is 3 and the 'm' in mail is 5. The correct answer is pram because brim = 1375. If we use the same numbers on pork and mean we get pram
10.
Find the word that completes group b. in the SAME way as the word in brackets completes group a. Select the correct answer from the four choices available.

a. only (slot) spit
b. post (?) easy
espy
aspy
esps
spy
If we give each letter a number from 1 - 8, the 'n' in only is 2 and the 'p' in spit is 6. The correct answer is espy because slot = 5318. If we use the same numbers on post and easy we get espy. The puzzle in question 8? A mint is a place where coins are made. In the UK, the Royal Mint is located at The Royal Mint, Llantrisant, Pontyclun in Wales
Author:  Stephen O'Hara