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The following sample question belongs to the **sentence completion** sub-test. In these questions, you are requested to select the answer choice that best fits the sentence.

*Choose the word that best completes the sentence.*

When solving Sentence Completion questions, one essential tip is to try and identify the type of sentence presented, as it can help you figure out what the missing word should be. Typical sentence types can be *Cause and effect*, *Compare and Contrast*, or *Definition*

__Answer & Explanation:__

The correct answer is **damp**, which means slightly wet.

Andrew put the shirt back in the clothes dryer because it was still damp.

The following question belongs to the **Number Series** sub-test. In these questions, you are presented with a relationship between two pairs of numbers. In addition, you are given the first number of the third pair, and the second number of that pair is unknown. You need to find the number in the answer choices that represent the same relationship displayed.

*Every pair of numbers in this row follows the same rule. What rule do the first two pairs follow? Choose the answer that will make the third pair follow the same rule as the first two pairs.*

When solving Number Analogies questions, you should think of a rule that brings you from the left number to the right one and then use it to find the missing number for the third pair.

If a straightforward rule does not work, try to think of a more complicated connection that involves more than one step. For example, such a relationship can include the addition of a number and then multiplication by another number

__Answer & Explanation:__

The correct answer is **22**.

Look for the pattern in the first series of numbers. The difference between 2 and 4 is +2. The difference between 17 and 19 is also +2.

The next series of numbers should follow the same pattern, meaning that the difference between 20 and ‘?’ should be +2 as well: 20 + 2 = 22, meaning that the correct answer will be **22**.

The following question belongs to the **Figure Matrices** sub-test. Much like the Number Series sub-test, you are presented with images that share a special relationship. In this case, the first row of images (the two squares) represents a transition from left to right. You are required to deduce this relationship and apply it to the image of the second row (the left image) to find the missing fourth image.

*Look at the grid on the left. The pictures in the boxes on the top belong together in a certain way. Choose the picture that belongs with the bottom picture the same way as the pictures on top belong together.*

When solving Figure Matrices questions, you should come up with a rule that brings you from the left figure in the top row to the right one, and then apply this rule in the bottom row to discover the missing figure.

If more than one answer choice fits the rule, look for a more accurate rule. Remember that sometimes there can be more than one rule.

__Answer & Explanation:__

The correct answer is **2**.

In the above analogy, the figure on the right is the inverse of the figure on the left. The colors/shading of the outer shape switch with the color/shading of the inner shape. Thus, the answer must be a white triangle with a black arrow inside.

**We recommend that you start preparing two weeks in advance**. You can begin by solving our full-length simulation and reading study guides.

When preparing for a test, it is crucial to have as much available information about the test as possible.

The CogAT test is divided into different sections known as batteries: **Verbal battery, Non-verbal battery, and Quantitative battery**. These batteries feature the following subtopics: Picture/Verbal Analogies, Sentence Completion, Picture/Verbal Classification, Number Analogies, Number Series, Number Puzzles, Figure Matrices, Figure Classification, and Paper Folding.

Each of these subtopics helps develop a different skill. It is essential for your child to see all the different types of questions, their solutions, and the explanations to avoid surprises on test day.

Our practice pack for the CogAT grade 3 contains questions written using the same format as in the CogAT. Each question in our pack has a complete explanation for the answer. Using the explanations, you can double-check your logic or even learn more about the many solving strategies. If you have a challenging questions section, you may approach it after finishing the full-length simulation. In addition to this, you can learn a lot about the different questions using our comprehensive study guides for the various batteries of the test.

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