Sample Torrance Questions
Wondering what kinds of questions your child will be asked on the Torrance®?
Here is a practice test with five examples.
IMPORTANT: While the Torrance sample questions shown on this page are representative of what your child will see on the exam, they aren’t taken directly from the actual test that’s being administered this year.
Torrance® Sample Question #1
Parent, say to your child: “Let’s do some drawing. Here are some squares with little figures drawn inside of them. When I say ‘start,’ take your pencil and try to make each little figure into something else. You can do whatever you want with these. You can make them funny or beautiful. You can add words. You can use more than one at a time – whatever you want. There is no right or wrong here. Ready, ‘start.’” Give your child 5 minutes for this exercise.
Torrance® Sample Question #2
Ask your child what is happening in this picture. Ask him how did this happen? Then ask, what will happen next?
Torrance® Sample Question #3
Have your child generate as many uses as possible. Ask: How many new ways can you think to use a water bottle?
Torrance® Sample Question #4
Ask your child: Suppose you could be invisible for a day. What problems might that create? What would the benefits of being invisible be?
Torrance® Sample Question #5
Listen to this nursery rhyme. How would you solve Mother Hubbard’s problem?
Old Mother Hubbard
Went to the cupboard
To get her poor doggie a bone,
When she got there
The cupboard was bare
So the poor little doggie had none.