English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbal Reasoning - Two Odd Ones Out 1 (Questions)

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In the 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. By being methodical, you can work your way through this series of quizzes very easily.

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 colors, and flag and pole are not.
1. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
car, ride, drive, bus, truck
[ ] drive, bus
[ ] drive, car
[ ] bus, truck
[ ] drive, ride
2. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
scarf, knot, necktie, hat, wear
[ ] scarf, wear
[ ] necktie, hat
[ ] knot, wear
[ ] knot, necktie
3. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
DVD, science fiction, history, book, comedy
[ ] DVD, science fiction
[ ] DVD, book
[ ] history, comedy
[ ] science fiction, book
4. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
clown, circus, theater, match, goalkeeper
[ ] clown, circus
[ ] match, goalkeeper
[ ] clown, goalkeeper
[ ] theater, match
5. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
corn, farm, wheat, potatoes, cow
[ ] farm, wheat
[ ] farm, cow
[ ] cow, potatoes
[ ] corn, cow
6. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
apple, yellow, blue, green, pear
[ ] blue, green
[ ] yellow, blue
[ ] apple, green
[ ] apple, pear
7. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
England, French, Icelandic, Germany, Russian
[ ] England, Germany
[ ] England, French
[ ] French, Russian
[ ] Icelandic, Germany
8. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
scalpel, surgeon, stethoscope, nurse, thermometer
[ ] stethoscope, thermometer
[ ] scalpel, stethoscope
[ ] surgeon, nurse
[ ] scalpel, surgeon
9. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
January, March, June, July, October
[ ] January, March
[ ] June, October
[ ] July, October
[ ] March, October
10. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
floppy, smelly, skinny, feet, legs
[ ] floppy, legs
[ ] smelly, feet
[ ] skinny, legs
[ ] feet, legs
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Verbal Reasoning - Two Odd Ones Out 1 (Answers)
1. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
car, ride, drive, bus, truck
[ ] drive, bus
[ ] drive, car
[ ] bus, truck
[x] drive, ride
drive, ride is the correct answer because the other three words are all types of vehicle, and drive and ride are things we might do in them
2. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
scarf, knot, necktie, hat, wear
[ ] scarf, wear
[ ] necktie, hat
[x] knot, wear
[ ] knot, necktie
knot, wear is the correct answer because the other three words are all items of clothing, and knot and wear are not. You might want to wear a knot, but you would look pretty silly!
3. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
DVD, science fiction, history, book, comedy
[ ] DVD, science fiction
[x] DVD, book
[ ] history, comedy
[ ] science fiction, book
DVD, book is the correct answer because the other three words are all types of movie or types of book, and DVD and book are not
4. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
clown, circus, theater, match, goalkeeper
[ ] clown, circus
[ ] match, goalkeeper
[x] clown, goalkeeper
[ ] theater, match
clown, goalkeeper is the correct answer because the other three words are all forms of entertainment we might go to, and clown and goalkeeper are people we might see there
5. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
corn, farm, wheat, potatoes, cow
[ ] farm, wheat
[x] farm, cow
[ ] cow, potatoes
[ ] corn, cow
farm, cow is the correct answer because the other three words are all crops that are grown on a farm, and farm and cow are not
6. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
apple, yellow, blue, green, pear
[ ] blue, green
[ ] yellow, blue
[ ] apple, green
[x] apple, pear
apple, pear is the correct answer because the other three words are all colors, and apple and pear are fruits. It would have been more tricky if we had included 'orange' or 'lime' or 'lemon' because they are all colors and fruits!
7. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
England, French, Icelandic, Germany, Russian
[x] England, Germany
[ ] England, French
[ ] French, Russian
[ ] Icelandic, Germany
England, Germany is the correct answer because the other three words are all languages, or nationalities, and England and Germany are countries
8. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
scalpel, surgeon, stethoscope, nurse, thermometer
[ ] stethoscope, thermometer
[ ] scalpel, stethoscope
[x] surgeon, nurse
[ ] scalpel, surgeon
surgeon, nurse is the correct answer because the other three words are all things a medical professional might use, and surgeon and nurse are professions or jobs
9. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
January, March, June, July, October
[ ] January, March
[ ] June, October
[ ] July, October
[x] March, October
March, October is the correct answer because the other three words are all months that start with 'J', and March and October are not
10. Choose the two words that do not belong in this group of five words:
floppy, smelly, skinny, feet, legs
[ ] floppy, legs
[ ] smelly, feet
[ ] skinny, legs
[x] feet, legs
feet, legs is the correct answer because the other three words are all adjectives, and feet and legs are parts of the body. It's just a pity smelly feet and floppy legs can't be the answer! It's much funnier