Visuospatial/Executive (COCOA Test)

Author(s)Bruce Leban
AnswerClick to revealBOOST

Visuospatial/Executive is the first section of the COCOA Test, separated into three boxes.

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After performing the tasks (connecting the dots, drawing a boomerang, and making a clock), we notice that the shapes are all approximately heading two directions. This suggests using semaphore. For the first box, there are three brackets, suggesting that three letters need to be extracted, so we can extract the semaphore letters in order of drawing the lines. Also note that the initially drawn 1-A-2 lines do not form a valid semaphore letter, so this should be discarded. At any rate, the connect the dots extract to the letters BOO, the boomerang forms the semaphore letter S, and the clock forms the semaphore letter T, giving us BOOST as the final answer.

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