Absurdity Test

An absurdity test is a psychological item (typically as part of an intelligence test) in which an individual has to identify items or elements in a visual or verbal stimulus that don't make logical sense or that 'don't belong' in the context. The person is tasked with finding what is 'absurd' in the stimulus.

For example, a person may view an image in which basketball players are playing a basketball game using a soccer ball or a clock face that is missing one of its 12 numbers. The individual would need to point out that the soccer ball is incorrect or identify the missing number in the clock to successfully pass the absurdity test.

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