11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Opposite Meaning 3 (Questions)

Opposite meanings can sometimes be the reverse, such as backwards and forwards.

In this series of 11-plus verbal reasoning quizzes, you have to find TWO words, one from each group, that are the most OPPOSITE in meaning. Choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

You are sure to be an expert at these quizzes now, so we've made them a little more interesting. If you get one wrong, make sure you read the helpful comment that appears - this explains the meanings of the words and why the answer is correct.

An example has been done for you. Enjoy Opposite Meaning Quiz 3!

Example: choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(good luck today) is MOST opposite to (wish charm bad)

good wish

luck charm

today wish

Answer: The correct answer is good bad because good and bad are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer.
1. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(event occurs fact) is MOST opposite to (happened fiction yesterday)
 [ ] event happened [ ] fact fiction [ ] fact yesterday [ ] occurs fiction
2. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(shape create paint ) is MOST opposite to (draw write destroy)
 [ ] shape destroy [ ] paint draw [ ] create destroy [ ] create write
3. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(shiny glitter sparkle) is MOST opposite to (dirty dull dark)
 [ ] shiny dirty [ ] sparkle dark [ ] shiny dull [ ] glitter dull
4. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(easy hazardous tricky) is MOST opposite to (safety safe sure)
 [ ] hazardous safety [ ] hazardous safe [ ] easy sure [ ] tricky safe
5. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(refuse reluctant lazy) is MOST opposite to (slow quick willing)
 [ ] refuse willing [ ] lazy slow [ ] reluctant quick [ ] reluctant willing
6. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(police charge illegal) is MOST opposite to (allowed lawful permitted)
 [ ] illegal lawful [ ] illegal permitted [ ] charge permitted [ ] illegal allowed
7. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(include encourage entrust) is MOST opposite to (discourage permit allow)
 [ ] encourage allow [ ] entrust permit [ ] encourage discourage [ ] include discourage
8. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(cheap inexpensive worthless) is MOST opposite to (valuable discount free)
 [ ] cheap free [ ] inexpensive discount [ ] cheap discount [ ] worthless valuable
9. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(straight strict stationary) is MOST opposite to (moved line mobile)
 [ ] straight line [ ] stationary mobile [ ] stationary moved [ ] strict moved
10. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(freezing thaw coldest) is MOST opposite to (fridge freezer freeze)
 [ ] freezing fridge [ ] thaw freeze [ ] thaw freezer [ ] freezing freeze
11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Opposite Meaning 3 (Answers)
1. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(event occurs fact) is MOST opposite to (happened fiction yesterday)
 [ ] event happened [x] fact fiction [ ] fact yesterday [ ] occurs fiction
This is because fact and fiction are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Which shelf (fact or fiction) in the library would you place the following, a book about World War Two and Diary of Wimpy Kid?
2. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(shape create paint ) is MOST opposite to (draw write destroy)
 [ ] shape destroy [ ] paint draw [x] create destroy [ ] create write
This is because create and destroy are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Paint and draw are RELATED words, but they are not the MOST opposite in meaning
3. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(shiny glitter sparkle) is MOST opposite to (dirty dull dark)
 [ ] shiny dirty [ ] sparkle dark [x] shiny dull [ ] glitter dull
This is because shiny and dull are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If something glitters it is not dark, so the two words are opposite in meaning, but they are not the MOST opposite in meaning
4. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(easy hazardous tricky) is MOST opposite to (safety safe sure)
 [ ] hazardous safety [x] hazardous safe [ ] easy sure [ ] tricky safe
This is because hazardous and safe are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Hazardous is another word for dangerous. Dangerous is opposite in meaning to safe
5. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(refuse reluctant lazy) is MOST opposite to (slow quick willing)
 [ ] refuse willing [ ] lazy slow [ ] reluctant quick [x] reluctant willing
This is because reluctant and willing are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Refuse and willing are opposite in ideas because if you refuse to do something you are not willing. However, reluctant and willing are MOST opposite in meaning
6. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(police charge illegal) is MOST opposite to (allowed lawful permitted)
 [x] illegal lawful [ ] illegal permitted [ ] charge permitted [ ] illegal allowed
This is because illegal and lawful are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Illegal only refers to something which is related to law. To do something which is illegal is not allowed, but you can do something you are not allowed to do which may also be legal
7. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(include encourage entrust) is MOST opposite to (discourage permit allow)
 [ ] encourage allow [ ] entrust permit [x] encourage discourage [ ] include discourage
This is because encourage and discourage are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. When 'dis' is used as a prefix it means 'not' or 'opposite'. Can you think of any other words that begin with 'dis'?
8. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(cheap inexpensive worthless) is MOST opposite to (valuable discount free)
 [ ] cheap free [ ] inexpensive discount [ ] cheap discount [x] worthless valuable
This is because worthless and valuable are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If something is worthless it is of no value, which is opposite in meaning to valuable
9. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(straight strict stationary) is MOST opposite to (moved line mobile)
 [ ] straight line [x] stationary mobile [ ] stationary moved [ ] strict moved
This is because stationary and mobile are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If something is mobile it moves or can be moved. This is opposite in meaning to stationary
10. Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(freezing thaw coldest) is MOST opposite to (fridge freezer freeze)
 [ ] freezing fridge [x] thaw freeze [ ] thaw freezer [ ] freezing freeze
This is because thaw and freeze are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Thaw and freeze are both verbs. If something is in the freezer it will not thaw, but freezer is a noun