11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Two Odd Ones Out 4 (Questions)

Finding two odd ones out is about comparing each word in turn.

In the 11-plus verbal reasoning questions that follow, three words are related, and two words do not belong with the others. Find the two words that do NOT go with these three and choose the correct button from the four choices available. The easiest way to do these quizzes is to look at the first word, and then compare the second. If they seem to go together, look at the third and compare it with the first two. If it doesn't match, go to the next word and compare it.

Thomas Jefferson, the third American President. didn't believe in luck as a way to becoming successful, but he did believe in hard work, saying, "I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." So work as hard as you can, and don't trust to luck when completing Odd Ones Out quiz number 4. An example has been done to help you.

Example: red, white, flag, blue, pole
flag white
red white
white pole
flag pole
Answer: flag pole is the correct answer because the other three words are all colours, and flag and pole are not.
1. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
kidney, liver, heart, lungs, stomach
[ ] kidney, stomach
[ ] heart, lungs
[ ] kidney, lungs
[ ] heart, liver
2. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Ayrshire, Kent, Perthshire
[ ] Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
[ ] Cambridgeshire, Perthshire
[ ] Ayrshire, Kent
[ ] Ayrshire, Perthshire
3. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
brie, cheddar, bagel, stilton, croissant
[ ] brie, cheddar
[ ] bagel, croissant
[ ] cheddar, bagel
[ ] stilton, croissant
4. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
frightening, terrified, scary, intimidating, scared
[ ] terrified, scared
[ ] frightening, scared
[ ] scary, intimidating
[ ] frightening, intimidating
5. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
tower, castle, maiden, knight, palace
[ ] tower, castle
[ ] tower, knight
[ ] castle, palace
[ ] maiden, knight
6. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
underlined, font, bold, italicised, keyboard
[ ] italicised, keyboard
[ ] font, bold
[ ] underlined, bold
[ ] font, keyboard
7. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
cow, fawn, kid, cub, bull
[ ] cow, fawn
[ ] kid, cub
[ ] cow, bull
[ ] fawn, bull
8. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
their, my, us, you, our
[ ] their, my
[ ] my, us
[ ] us, you
[ ] you, our
9. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
bend, misshapen, twist, folded, flex
[ ] bend, misshapen
[ ] misshapen, folded
[ ] twist, folded
[ ] bend, folded
10. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
rush, dawdle, speed, amble, hurry
[ ] dawdle, amble
[ ] rush, speed
[ ] speed, amble
[ ] dawdle, hurry
11-Plus Verbal Reasoning Quiz - Two Odd Ones Out 4 (Answers)
1. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
kidney, liver, heart, lungs, stomach
[ ] kidney, stomach
[x] heart, lungs
[ ] kidney, lungs
[ ] heart, liver
heart, lungs is the correct answer because the other three words are all organs of the digestive system, and heart and lungs are organs of the respiratory system
2. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Ayrshire, Kent, Perthshire
[ ] Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
[ ] Cambridgeshire, Perthshire
[ ] Ayrshire, Kent
[x] Ayrshire, Perthshire
Ayrshire, Perthshire is the correct answer because the other three words are all counties in England, and Ayrshire and Perthshire are counties in Scotland
3. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
brie, cheddar, bagel, stilton, croissant
[ ] brie, cheddar
[x] bagel, croissant
[ ] cheddar, bagel
[ ] stilton, croissant
bagel, croissant is the correct answer because the other three words are all types cheese, and bagel and croissant are types of bread
4. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
frightening, terrified, scary, intimidating, scared
[x] terrified, scared
[ ] frightening, scared
[ ] scary, intimidating
[ ] frightening, intimidating
terrified, scared is the correct answer because the other three words are all adjectives which describe a situation we might be in, and terrified and scared are ways that we might feel when we experience them. For example, you might be in a situation which is intimidating, but you would be terrified
5. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
tower, castle, maiden, knight, palace
[ ] tower, castle
[ ] tower, knight
[ ] castle, palace
[x] maiden, knight
maiden, knight is the correct answer because the other three words are all types of building, and maiden and knight are people who might be inside those buildings
6. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
underlined, font, bold, italicised, keyboard
[ ] italicised, keyboard
[ ] font, bold
[ ] underlined, bold
[x] font, keyboard
font, keyboard, is the correct answer because the other three words are all types of emphasis we can use when typing words, and font and keyboard are not. Font is the style of letters we use, like Comic Sans and Times New Roman
7. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
cow, fawn, kid, cub, bull
[ ] cow, fawn
[ ] kid, cub
[x] cow, bull
[ ] fawn, bull
cow, bull is the correct answer because the other three words are all names for the young of different species, and cow and bull are adult animals. A fawn is a young deer
8. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
their, my, us, you, our
[ ] their, my
[ ] my, us
[x] us, you
[ ] you, our
us, you is the correct answer because the other three words are all possessive adjectives, which show who owns something and us and you are personal pronouns, which show who does something, is something, or owns something. Don't mix up 'their' and 'there' and 'they're'. An easy way to remember the difference is 'there' has the word 'here' inside it, so it is about place
9. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
bend, misshapen, twist, folded, flex
[ ] bend, misshapen
[x] misshapen, folded
[ ] twist, folded
[ ] bend, folded
misshapen, folded is the correct answer because the other three words are all verbs describing how you could change the shape of something, and misshapen and folded are adjectives that describe how something would be after its shape had changed. On the subject of folding, the Japanese art of paper folding is called Origami. What do you call the Viking god of folding paper? Thor-igami
10. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
rush, dawdle, speed, amble, hurry
[x] dawdle, amble
[ ] rush, speed
[ ] speed, amble
[ ] dawdle, hurry
dawdle, amble is the correct answer because the other three words are all words that mean to go quickly, and dawdle and amble are words that mean to go slowly. Now that you have finished Odd Ones Out number 4, hasten to the next Verbal Reasoning quiz!