Odd Man Out - Practice Exercise

DIRECTIONS for questions 1 – 4: Choose the alternative which does not correspond to the given word.
  1. Shakespeare:
    1. Romeo
    2. Hamlet
    3. Novel
    4. Play
  2. VIBGYOR:
    1. Red
    2. Indigo
    3. Olive
    4. Yellow
  3. Light
    1. Bright
    2. Glow
    3. Shadow
    4. Sound
  4. Mathematics
    1. Arithmetic
    2. Trigonometry
    3. Quantum Machines
    4. Geometry
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DIRECTIONS for the question 5: Choose the word that is different from the remaining words.
    1. Specious
    2. Fallacious
    3. Credible
    4. False
DIRECTIONS for the question 6 – 13: A set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the remaining word is not related to the rest. Pick the word which does not fit in the relation.
    1. democracy
    2. voting
    3. monarchy
    4. dictatorship
    1. Gold medalist
    2. Athlete
    3. Olympic Champion
    4. Record holder
    1. Apt
    2. Relevant
    3. Appropriate
    4. Adept
    1. Cease
    2. Launch
    3. Initiate
    4. Commence
    1. Sporadic
    2. Frequent
    3. Intermittent
    4. Scarce
    1. Drip
    2. Intrusion
    3. Percolation
    4. Effluence
    1. Treachery
    2. Morbid
    3. Deceit
    4. Swindle
    1. jaundice
    2. Cataract
    3. Diphtheria
    4. Anaemia
DIRECTIONS for the question 14: Choose the word that is different from the remaining words.
    1. ELSET
    2. RGUSA
    3. ETMECN
    4. YNOKED
DIRECTIONS for questions 15 – 16: A set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the remaining word is not related to the rest. Pick the word which does not fit in the relation.
    1. Taste buds : Tongue
    2. Retina : Eye
    3. Follicle : Hair
    4. Balance : Ear
    1. Taxi
    2. Cruise
    3. Amble
    4. Cab
DIRECTIONS for the question 17: Find the ODD one out from the group of words which are related in some way or the other
    1. Bludgeon
    2. Dragon
    3. Blackjack
    4. Order
DIRECTIONS for questions 18 – 20: A set of four words is given. Three of the words are related in some way, the remaining word is not related to the rest. Pick the word which does not fit in the relation.
    1. Tornado
    2. Twister
    3. Cyclone
    4. Volcano
    1. Haughty
    2. Reticent
    3. Sociable
    4. Aloof
    1. Swim
    2. Swill
    3. Ablution
    4. Bathe
Odd Man out
1. C Shakespeare was involved in all three forms of literature except NOVEL. Thus, option 3 is correct.
2. C As VIBGYOR comprises all three colours mentioned in the options except OLIVE as O stands for ORANGE.
3. D All are directly related to Light in terms of visual perception or appearance except Sound as being a different parameter altogether.
4. C All are integrated parts of mathematics except Quantum Machines as it is used to predict the behaviors of microscopic particles.
5. C Specious means deception. Anything deceptive will be false and fallacious  whereas credible means capable of being believed, believable.
6. B All others are kinds of governments.
7. B All others refer to individuals who have been honoured in some way.
8. D All others are synonyms
9. A All others mean 'to start'; Cease means to stop.
10. B All others are synonyms.
11. B All others refer to a flow of a liquid.
12. B Treachery, Deceit and Swindle refer to fraud.
Morbid is sick.
13. D jaundice affects liver
Cataract is an abnormality of eye.
Diptheria is caused by a bacteria, characterised by false formation of membrane in the air passage , such as throat. Anaemia is blood shortage.
14. D The jumbled words are steel, sugar, cement and donkey respectively. The odd one out is donkey as all other are names of things.
15. D Here, taste buds are special structures that help detect the taste, the optics of eye create an image of the visual world on the retina, follicle is a skin organ that produces hair. But Balance is a function done by ear.   So, Ans. is option D here.
16. D All others are styles of motion.
17. B Bludgeon means to hit with or as if with a heavy club, OR to intimidate, Blackjack means to corece/ threaten. Order also means the same.
18. D All other are types of storms. 'volcano' is a vent for eruption of lava .
19. C The other three words signify people who do not mix with society. The answer therefore, is option 3
20. B Swill is the odd word as the other three are related with washing of human beings
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