Verbal Reasoning - Classification - Discussion

In each of the following questions, five words have been given out of which four are alike in some manner, while the fifth one is different. Choose the word which is different from the rest.


Choose the word which is different from the rest.

[A]. Asia
[B]. Argentina
[C]. Africa
[D]. Australia
[E]. Antarctica

Answer: Option B


All except Argentina are continents, while Argentina is a country.

Afran said: (Mar 8, 2011)  
Australia is also a country not a continent. So why can't Australia be the answer.

Sundar said: (Mar 8, 2011)  

Because, we cannot list 'Argentina' along with other options except 'Australia'.

But we can easily list 'Australia' with other options except 'Argentina'.

Critical thinking sometimes may lead to lose of marks.

Neha said: (Dec 12, 2014)  
There are 7 continents in the world:

Asia, Africa Europe, South America, North America, Australia and Antarctica.

Roshan Roy said: (Mar 11, 2016)  
Asia, Africa, Antarctica, and Australia are continents while Argentina is the only country in the group. Australia is both a country and a continent. So the answer is [B]. Argentina.

Anu said: (May 30, 2020)  
Great explanation, Thanks.

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