Common ThemesThese brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.
Of the seven words in each of given groups (1-3), five actually belong in the group. One word belongs in one of the other given groups, and one word belongs in Group 4. Can you sort out the groups? You will end up with six related words in Groups 1-3 and three related words in Group 4. The four groups are also related by a common theme.
Group 1: brown, candle, chop, fiddle, joy, pass, slap
Group 2: buzz, corner, field, grind, ham, mill, sand
Group 3: back, catch, collar, herring, match, whale, wish
AnswerSticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me!
Group 1: candle, chop, fiddle, joy, match, slap (sticks)
Group 2: brown, corner, field, grind, mill, sand (stones)
Group 3: back, collar, ham, herring, whale, wish (bones)
Group 4: buzz, catch, pass (words)
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