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Rate the items in each category

Look at the data below and rate the items in each category, ranging from 1 for a poor example of the category to 7 for a very good one. Compare your answers.

(Note: Since your answers reflect your subjective concept of the category in question, no "correct" answers will be given!)


a) BIRDS

blackbird
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
penguin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
hawk
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
ostrich
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
sparrow
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
raven
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
bat
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
parrot
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
canary
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

b) FURNITURE

picture
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
chair
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
telephone
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
lamp
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
piano
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
vase
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
stool
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
table
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
dresser
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

c) VEHICLE

cart
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
bus
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
elevator
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
ski
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
car
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
subway
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
wheelbarrow
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
yacht
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
taxi
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

d) FRUIT

fig
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
pear
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
nut
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
apple
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
mango
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
olive
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
orange
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
pumpkin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
melon
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

e) VEGETABLE

pea
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
mushroom
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
beansprout
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
carrot
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
onion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
lettuce
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
tomato
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
potato
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
cauliflower
1
2
3
4
5
6
7