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Has anyone used this to prepare for the NET? i aced the math and science sections, but the verbal ate me alive :angryfire ACTUAL QUESTION from the Barron's "How to Prepare for the Nursing School Entrance Exams," IBSN 0-7641-2350-5, p 239 q 15:

BOY : GIRL ::

(A) TALL : SHORT

(B) STRONG : WEAK

© BLUE : PINK

(D) FOOTBALL : GOLF

honestly...!?

i'm a reasonably intelligent, decently articulate, modestly well-rounded individual, and this section slaughtered me. Has anyone used this to study? How does it compare to the actual exam? Will someone please find my dignity and return it to me? Is this thing on? Check check, one two...

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So what is the aswer? I would say Blue:Pink. Just curious.

My husband used the Barron's guide for a Police officers exam. He decided it wasn't for him, but he liked the study guide.

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You'd be right...or how about this gem:

TROUT : FISH :: BULL :

(A) SNAKE

(B) DOG

© COW

(D) HIDE

???

I would say out of the choices there Cow. Trout is a fish and a Bull is male cow?

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^^^Those always get me! Some, the answer is as clear as day, and others like that one don't make sense to me. Does anyone have any explinations?

Oh BTW "cow" is only a term for a bovine after it gives birth to a baby, before that it is a heffer. So Bull:Cow, would be like Giggilo:Mom. Ha Ha Ha.

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^^^Those always get me! Some the answer is as clear as day, and others like that one don't make sense to me. Does anyone have any explinations?

Apparently there is some obscure species of snake called the "bull snake."

i hate you Barron's. You die now.

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You'd be right...or how about this gem:

TROUT : FISH :: BULL :

(A) SNAKE

(B) DOG

© COW

(D) HIDE

???

SNAKE. I don't know if I'm wording this correctly, but "TROUT" is kind of a subspecies of "FISH". While "BULL" is kind of a subspecies of snake- hence "trout" is a kind of fish and "bull" is a kind of snake. "COW" is just put there to throw you off as most people would see the instant connection, be thrown off by it and choose it. But it makes no sense at all when you think about it; "bull" is NOT a subspecies of "cow". You gotta actually look at the relationship between the 1st set to figure out what relationship you're looking for in the second set. This was common on a few IQ tests that I took.

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SNAKE. I don't know if I'm wording this correctly, but "TROUT" is kind of a subspecies of "FISH". While "BULL" is kind of a subspecies of snake- hence "trout" is a kind of fish and "bull" is a kind of snake. "COW" is just put there to throw you off as most people would see the instant connection, be thrown off by it and choose it. But it makes no sense at all when you think about it; "bull" is NOT a subspecies of "cow". You gotta actually look at the relationship between the 1st set to figure out what relationship you're looking for in the second set. This was common on a few IQ tests that I took.

Uhm. Yeah. See above.

my point is, though, that this question did not primarily test my verbal ability, it tested my knowledge of snakes.

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does it tell you why?

Yeah. Because a bull snake is a type of snake, as a trout is a type of fish. Again testing my knowledge of obscure things instead of verbal things.

:angryfire

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I didn't find these types of questions to be on the NET, however if your planning to take any tests other than the NET these questions may be fair game.

If your just taking the NET I would mainly study the reading sections which involve critical thinking, as they can be very tricky.

Good luck,

Jennifer

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