Abstract Reasoning: Definition & Examples


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What is abstract reasoning?

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1. What is concrete reasoning?

2. Which of the following is NOT an example of abstract reasoning?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your knowledge of abstract and concrete reasoning. You'll need to be able to define both in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to test your understanding of the following:

  • The definition of abstract and concrete reasoning
  • Knowing how to apply abstract reasoning
  • The terms by which abstract and concrete thinkers reason

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the difference between abstract and concrete reasoning.
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different ways that abstract and concrete thinkers use their reasoning skills to solve problems.
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about abstract thinking in a different light.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the abstract mode of thinking, review the accompanying lesson on Abstract Reasoning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define abstract reasoning
  • Define concrete reasoning
  • Identify examples of non-abstract reasoning
  • Identify examples of abstract reasoning