# FREE NSA Matrix Questions and Answers

#### In the item below, try to visualize the shape that would complete the matrix, based on the pattern(s) of shapes.

Explanation:

Option C is the correct answer because it contains all five of these shapes. (Just like in the middle row, the two hearts that are in the left column completely overlap with the same two hearts in the center column.)

#### In the item below, try to visualize the shape that would complete the matrix, based on the pattern(s) of shapes.

Explanation:

Option A is correct because it contains a bold, wide arrow pointing to the upper right to complete the first set of shapes, as well as a medium-sized rectangle with dotted lines to complete the second set of shapes.

#### Observe the following progressive matrix and identify the pattern.

Explanation:

The correct answer is E.

The third (rightmost) image in the first two rows is the result of adding a diagonal line pattern to the top half of the first images in those rows. Thus, the third image of the bottom row must also be the result of adding a diagonal line pattern to the top half of the first image in the bottom row.

#### Consider the matrix below, and identify which of the shapes below it fits in the missing square:

Explanation:

The third image in the first two rows is the result of adding a second copy of the pattern in the first image in the first two rows. Thus, the third image in the bottom row must be the result of adding a second copy of the pattern in the first image in the bottom row.

#### Observe the following progressive matrix and identify the pattern.

Explanation:

The correct answer is A.

Each image contains a circle with straight vertical lines inside the circle, and in some of the images, parts of the circle or lines are missing.

In every column, the first image is the “full” one. The second image loses the lower line of the + shape inside the circle, and the third image loses the right line of the + shape inside the circle.

In every row, the first image is the “full” one. The second image loses the right-upper quarter of the circle, and the third one loses the circle's left-upper quarter.

The missing image is the third in both the third row and column, so it will have the right and left upper quarters missing and the lower and right lines of the + shape missing.

#### Consider the matrix below, and identify which of the shapes below it fits in the missing square:

Explanation:

The third image in the first two rows is the combination of the first two images in each row. Thus, the third image in the bottom row must be the combination of the first two images in the bottom row.

#### In the item below, try to visualize the shape that would complete the matrix, based on the pattern(s) of shapes.

Explanation:

To decide what is in the missing cell, look at the two cells in the bottom row. Both contain an X, so the missing cell should have an X. The arrow only appears in the left column, so it will not be in the right column. So, the correct response is Option G, because it contains an X, but not an arrow.

Explanation:

Option D is the correct answer because it contains the trapezoid and the hexagon. Note that Option H is not correct, because the trapezoid in Option H is not the same as the other trapezoids (it has bold lines, and the type of line does not change in this item).

Explanation:

The correct answer is A.

The positioning of the small black square inside the large square corresponds with the position of the figure in the matrix: All the figures in the leftmost column have their black square on the left, the middle column in the middle, and the right column on the right. All the figures in the top row have their squares on top, the middle row in the middle, and the bottom row at the bottom. The bottom-right figure should, therefore, have its black square at the bottom-right corner.

Explanation:

Option A is correct because it’s a triangle with dotted lines that is rotated 45 degrees compared to the triangle that is in the middle column of the bottom row.

#### Observe the following progressive matrix and identify the pattern.

Explanation:

The correct answer is D.

The second image in each row is the result of moving the three shapes in the first image in each row closer together, and the third image in the first two rows is the result of placing the shapes from the first image in each row inside each other. Thus, the third image in the bottom row must have the shapes from the first image in the bottom row inside each other.