Friday, October 17, 2008

Fluid Intelligence vs. Crystal Intelligence

Many psychologists have assumed that there are many factors of intelligence. Thurstone found seven factors of intelligence. On the other hand, Cattell found 2 factors governing these seven factors of intelligence. These factors he labeled as fluid intelligence and crystal intelligence. Fluid intelligence is a non-learned intelligence that is developed through the interaction with the environment and on the basis of cultural relations, such as reasoning ability to some extent. On the other hand, crystal intelligence is a learned intelligence, the tasks one learns throughout his or her life, such as mathematical ability. According to Cattell, fluid intelligence is essential to gain crystal intelligence.

Now it's time for the answers of the previous set.

1. c) ; 2. a) 126; 3. d) relaxed face; 4. c) to give first-aid to the victim; 5. d) 24; 6. c) 16; 7. c) 1:4; 8. c) 1130; 9. d) 14 sec; 10. b) ABC is not an equilateral triangles.

So, are you ready to fetch today's questions? Let us move forward then.

Today's (17th October, 2008) Questions

Choose the most reasonable pair of words to fill in the blanks

________ is to narrow as thin is to ________

a) Wide-fat

b) Thin-thick
c) Sleek-smart
d) Nice-wide

A man suffering from diabetes, ordered a cup of tea for himself in a restaurant. After he had mixed his tea with the required amount of low sweetness, a fly suddenly fell into the cup. Without tasting the tea he returned it and ordered another cup of tea. The waiter brought another cup and said, ‘fresh tea, Sir’. The customer took one sip and shouted back ‘this is the same cup of tea’. How did he know when he had not even tasted it earlier?

a) The cup was insect still in it

b) The tea was cold
c) The tea was sweet
d) The tea was sugarless

It takes 20 days for a pond to get filled with rain water. If the level of water doubles each day, then how long would it take to fill half the pond?

a) 5 days
b) 10 days
c) 15 days
d) 19 days

Find the missing number in the given series

a) 63
b) 67
c) 85
d) 120

Spot the emotion that does not belong to the group

a) hurt
b) pain
c) peace
d) irritation

Find the simple interest on Rs. 600 for six months at the rate of 4% interest per annum.

a) Rs. 12
b) Rs. 8
c) Rs. 24

d) Rs. 16

How many squares can be spotted?

a) 8
b) 12
c) 15
d) 14

1, 1, 2, 4, 4, 9, 8, 16, 16, 25, ( ) , 36

a) 25
b) 24
c) 32

d) 36

It was Saturday on January 1, 1983, what was January 1, 1984

a) Friday
b) Saturday
c) Sunday
d) None of these

In the chess-board given below, alternately checkered white and black squares are placed. If the position of white and black boxes is interchanged how many white boxes will there still be on the board?

a) 12
b) 15
c) 18
d) 20

An Update: The next session will appear on 21st October, 2008. Till then, stay tuned.