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Sample CEM English and Verbal Reasoning quiz

Question 1 of 10

Complete the words in the paragraph with smaller three-letter words.

Matrushka dolls are found throughout Russia. The dolls are VED from wood
and stacked inside each O R. Inexperienced artists begin WOR G on
Matrushka dolls with transfers that they paint. As the artists improve, they work without
transfers and NTUALLY become master artists whose doll sets are extremely
COLLEC LE.

Question 1 of 10

Find the THREE letters that complete the words so that the paragraph makes sense.

The creation of a model railway inv es a great number of skills, including
carp ry, painting, scenic and engine ng modelling, and electrics.
While this may seem daunting, most of t e skills are learned fairly easily once
your en siasm is sparked and the layout takes shape.

Question 1 of 10

Complete the sentence with the correct word.

Computers can be [amusing / invaluable / obligatory / useless] for entertainment, work, shopping and studying.

Question 1 of 10

Complete the synonyms with 3 letters.

Economical - thri

Dense - opa

Wild - al

Sugary - et

Question 1 of 10

Read the paragraph and choose the correct word to complete each gap.



Fireworks must only be lit by a [selected, responsible, kind, brave] adult. [Always, Occasionally, Only, Never] return to a firework once it has been lit. There must always be a [safe, huge, short, undisclosed] distance between the firework display and the [congregation, customers, spectators, audience]. Children are not [recommended, permitted, made, mature] to purchase fireworks.

Question 1 of 10

If you turn these words into the longest sentence you can, which word is superfluous?

smoothies shall yoghurt and milk ice-cream made fruit or can be with

Question 1 of 10

Read this:

The best books have the ability to keep you reading page after page, unable to put the book down, because your appetite to know what happens next becomes insatiable.


How does the author describe the best books?

Question 1 of 10

Find the synonym for the word ‘Passive’.

Question 1 of 10

Read the short passage below and then answer the question.
There are 5 questions in total relating to the same passage.

Passage 1:
The stoat waited for an innocent rabbit to stray into its unfortunate path. The stoat acted quickly. Up on his hind legs he swayed and twisted to a secret tune, lulling the rabbit into a hypnotic state. Without warning, he suddenly took advantage of his victim’s paralysis, killing the poor unsuspecting creature within seconds.


How is the rabbit hypnotised?

Question 1 of 10

Read the short passage below and then answer the question.
There are 5 questions in total relating to the same passage.

Passage 1:
The stoat waited for an innocent rabbit to stray into its unfortunate path. The stoat acted quickly. Up on his hind legs he swayed and twisted to a secret tune, lulling the rabbit into a hypnotic state. Without warning, he suddenly took advantage of his victim’s paralysis, killing the poor unsuspecting creature within seconds.


What phrase could be used to replace the phrase ‘without warning’?

Question 1 of 10

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