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72 Mental Health Questions for Counselors and Patients

What does “mental health” mean to you?

Is it the same as happiness?

Or is it simply the absence of mental illness?

Whether you are a professional therapist or want to help a friend in need, it helps to have some mental health questions up your sleeve.

You may not be able to diagnose someone who isn’t doing 100%, but with a little insight into their state of mind, you can play a valuable role in supporting them to get the help they need.

In this article, we’ll cover some mental health questions to ask yourself, your clients, or even your students. Read on to learn more.

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This Article Contains:

  • What Are Mental Health Questions?
  • Mental Health Questions
  • 5 Examples of Common Mental Health Questions for Risk Assessment and Evaluation
  • 20 Mental Health Interview Questions a Counselor Should Ask
  • 10 Mental Health Questions Aimed at Students
  • 7 Questions for Group Discussion
  • Common Mental Health Research Questions
  • 9 Mental Health Questions a Patient Can Ask
  • 12 Questions to Ask Yourself
  • 9 Self-Reflection Questions
  • A Take-Home Message
  • References

What Are Mental Health Questions?

Let’s start with a definition of mental health – more precisely, what it isn’t. In the article The Mental Health Continuum: From Languishing to Flourishing, positive psychologist Corey Keyes (2002) is very adamant about not oversimplifying the mental health concept, writing:

“mental health is more than the presence and absence of emotional states.

Recapping the definition of a syndrome from the clinical literature, he then reminds us of the following:

“[a syndrome is] … a set of symptoms that occur together.”

Finally, Keyes argues that we can challenge the idea that syndromes are all about suffering. Instead, he argues that can we view mental health as:

“a syndrome of symptoms of an individual’s subjective well-being” or “a syndrome of symptoms of positive feelings and positive functioning in life.”

Mental Health Questions

The right questions can give you insight into others’ wellbeing and promote the benefits of mental health.

These questions also help you:

  • Show your concern for someone who is struggling
  • Open up a dialogue about their mental state
  • Trigger them to reflect on their overall wellbeing
  • Prompt or encourage them to seek professional help if it is necessary

To get a clearer idea of these questions, let’s consider some examples.

5 Examples of Common Mental Health Questions for Risk Assessment and Evaluation

Where do you take a mental health conversation once you’ve opened with, “How are you feeling?

For professionals, it might help to screen your client for any disorders or distress. The Anxiety and Depression Detector (Means-Christensen, Sherbourne, Roy-Byrne, Craske, & Stein, 2006) can help you assess depression and anxiety disorders, and it’s only five questions long (O’Donnell, Bryant, Creamer, & Carty, 2008).

You may want to tweak some of these questions to make them more relevant to your client.

  1. Have you ever experienced a terrible occurrence that has impacted you significantly? Examples may include being the victim of armed assault, witnessing a tragedy happen to someone else, surviving a sexual assault, or living through a natural disaster.
  2. Do you ever feel that you’ve been affected by feelings of edginess, anxiety, or nerves?
  3. Have you experienced a week or longer of lower-than-usual interest in activities that you usually enjoy? Examples might include work, exercise, or hobbies.
  4. Have you ever experienced an ‘attack’ of fear, anxiety, or panic?
  5. Do feelings of anxiety or discomfort around others bother you?

These are just a few examples, and they are primarily concerned with identifying any potential signs of anxiety and depression. By design, they do not assess indicators of wellbeing, such as flourishing, life satisfaction, and happiness.

If you want to find out more about the latter, we have some great articles about Life Satisfaction Scales, as well as Happiness Tests, Surveys, and Quizzes and mental health exercises.

20 Mental Health Interview Questions a Counselor Should Ask

Open-ended questions are never a bad thing when you’re trying to start a discussion about mental health.

A study by Connell, O’Cathain, and Brazier (2014) suggested that seven quality of life domains are particularly relevant to a counselor who wants to open up dialogue with a client: physical health, wellbeing, autonomy, choice and control, self-perception, hope and hopelessness, relationships and belonging, and activity.

Physical health

Questions of this type were related to feelings such as agitation, restlessness, sleep, pain, and somatic symptoms. Examples of prompts to investigate this domain could include:

  1. Tell me about your sleeping habits over the past X months. Have you noticed any changes? Difficulty sleeping? Restlessness?
  2. How would you describe your appetite over the past X weeks? Have your eating habits changed in any way?

Wellbeing (and ill-being)

These questions looked at feelings of anxiety, distress, motivation, and energy. The ‘absence of negative feelings of ill-being,’ was understandably related to a higher perceived quality of life Connell et al., 2014). Sample prompts might include:

  1. Could you tell me about any times over the past few months that you’ve been bothered by low feelings, stress, or sadness?
  2. How frequently have you had little pleasure or interest in the activities you usually enjoy? Would you tell me more?

Autonomy, choice, and control

Questions about independence and autonomy were related to quality of life aspects such as pride, dignity, and privacy. Potential questions might include:

  1. How often during the past X months have you felt as though your moods, or your life, were under your control?
  2. How frequently have you been bothered by not being able to stop worrying?


Self-perception questions were related to patients’ confidence, self-esteem, and feelings of being capable of doing the things they wanted to do. Counselors might want to use the following prompts:

  1. Tell me about how confident you have been feeling in your capabilities recently.
  2. Let’s talk about how often you have felt satisfied with yourself over the past X months.

Hope and hopelessness

These questions ask about the patient’s view of the future, their hopes and goals, and the actions they were taking toward them.

  1. How often over the past few weeks have you felt the future was bleak?
  2. Can you tell me about your hopes and dreams for the future? What feelings have you had recently about working toward those goals?

Relationships and belonging

These questions consider how the client felt they ‘fit in with society,’ were supported, and possessed meaningful relationships. Examples include:

  1. Describe how ‘supported’ you feel by others around you – your friends, family, or otherwise.
  2. Let’s discuss how you have been feeling about your relationships recently.


The more purposeful, meaningful, and constructive a client perceived their activities to be, the better.

  1. Tell me about any important activities or projects that you’ve been involved with recently. How much enjoyment do you get from these?
  2. How frequently have you been doing things that mean something to you or your life?

Read our post on mental health activities to assist clients in this area.

Other mental health questions for counselors

Another useful source of questions can be found on this website by Mental Health America (n.d.a; n.d.b). You’ll find questions about:

Depression – e.g., How bothered have you felt about tiredness or low energy over the past two weeks? How bothered have you felt about thoughts that you’ve let yourself or others down?

Anxiety – e. g., Over the last two weeks, how bothered have you been by feelings of fear or dread, as though something terrible might happen? How often have you been bothered by so much restlessness that you can’t sit still?

Mental health for young people – e.g., How often have you felt fidgety or unable to sit still? Have you felt less interested in school?

Whatever counseling interview questions you choose to ask as a practitioner, you may find that you need to refer your client to a different healthcare provider. You can help others improve their mental health by making them feel supported and ensuring they are aware of their options for continued support.

10 Mental Health Questions Aimed at Students

Life skills and self-efficacy are two key aspects of mental health, which is why these measures are sometimes used to assess the latter.

Bashir (2018) mentions several assessments used to assess mental health, including:

  • The Life Skills Assessment Questionnaire (Saatchi, Kamkkari, & Askarian, 2010)
  • The Self-Efficacy Scale (Singh & Narain, 2014)
  • Mental Health Scale (Talesara & Bano, 2017)

Bashir (2018) found “a positive significant relationship between the mental health of senior secondary school students with life skills and self-efficacy,” suggesting that the two measures together can be used to get an understanding of students’ mental health.

Mental health questions for students

Other self-efficacy and life skills measures could give us a good idea of some example mental health questions for students. The following may help:

Academic self-efficacy questions for students

How much confidence do you have that you can successfully:

  1. Complete homework within deadlines?
  2. Focus on school subjects?
  3. Get information on class assignments from the library?
  4. Take part in class discussions?
  5. Keep your academic work organized?
Mental health questions (World Health Organization, 2013)
  1. Over the last 12 months, how frequently have you felt so worried about something that you were unable to sleep at night?
  2. Over the last 12 months, how frequently have you felt alone or lonely?
  3. Over the last 12 months, how often did you seriously consider attempting suicide?
  4. Over the last 12 months, did you ever plan how you might attempt suicide?
  5. How many close friends would you say you have?

As with all the other questions in this article, you’ll probably want to tweak and amend these items to suit your audience.

7 Questions for Group Discussion

The catch-all term “mental health group” can refer to several different things. Mental health groups may gather together for therapy or may be more informal peer support groups. You may also find yourself part of a group that’s purely for friends, family, and carers of those whose mental health is a concern.

Whatever group you find yourself in, the World Health Organization (2017) has some suggestions that will help you create a safe and productive space.

Mental health group best practices

Everything that is said in therapy should remain confidential; nothing from the discussion should be shared outside of the group setting.

Bear in mind that not everyone in the discussion will be at the same stage. Some may be new, others may be more seasoned or regular visitors.

Recognize that people won’t necessarily get along, but they all are welcome anyway.

Try not to view peer support or group discussions as a panacea for mental conditions. While they may be a great place to get suggestions or clarity, mental health is about feeling good in more than one way. Participants or caregivers may also require coaching, counseling, or medication to feel better.

7 Group questions

What questions can we ask to get some discussion flowing in a mental health group?

You may want to start with a focus for your discussion. Ask someone to share a story, experience, or step in as a facilitator with a video about the theme at hand. If you are discussing the role of social support, for example, you may have a presentation or case study prepared on the importance of friends and family.

Once you’ve opened with your story or resource, try some of these to spark a discussion (Gruttadaro & Cepla, 2014):

  1. How do you feel about the story you just heard? What was your first reaction? How about as the story unfolded?
  2. What were your thoughts regarding the signs and symptoms of this mental health issue? Have you experienced any of these yourself or in someone you know?
  3. How would you react if you noticed these in someone you care about?
  4. How might taking action benefit you and the person you care about?
  5. What actions could you take to help someone who is exhibiting these signs and symptoms?
  6. What do you believe is important for anyone to be aware of if they know someone with this mental health issue?
  7. What experiences have you had that are related to this story? What was similar? What differed?

Common Mental Health Research Questions

Curious to know the top research questions related to mental health worldwide? Tomlinson et al. (2009) identified some of the key priorities for researchers to look at.

The group came up with 55 questions, and the top three topics included:

  1. Health policy and systems research topics – e.g., How can health policy and systems research help us create parenting and social skills interventions for early childhood care in a cost-efficient, feasible, and effective way?
  2. Cost-effective interventions for low-resource settings – e.g., How can affordable interventions be delivered in settings where resources are scarce?
  3. Questions about child and teen mental disorders – e.g., How effective and cost-effective are school-based mental health treatments for special needs schoolchildren?

9 Mental Health Questions a Patient Can Ask

Engaging with your mental health practitioner is one of the best ways to get the most out of your check-ups. The healthcare system is changing, and gone are the days when a patient sat passively for a diagnosis or prescription (Rogers & Maini, 2016).

These days, arguably, medical dialogues place more emphasis on helping a client help themselves through information, education, and commitment to a better lifestyle. It’s good news indeed for anyone who wants to get proactive about their mental health. So what should you be asking your practitioner?

Before committing to a mental health practitioner, you’ll need to know a few things about the services they provide. Many therapists can provide psychological treatments but aren’t able to prescribe medication. You’ll need a psychiatrist or physician for that.

Bear this in mind, and consider the following questions when you’re deciding whether a provider is right for you (Association for Children’s Mental Health, n.d.; Think Mental Health, n.d.):

  1. What is your experience with treating others with my mental health condition?
  2. Will you be able to collaborate or liaise with my physician on an integrated care plan?
  3. What does a typical appointment with you look like?
  4. What treatments or therapies are you licensed to administer?
  5. Are there benefits or risks that I should know about these therapies?
  6. What is the general time frame in which most patients will see results?
  7. How will I know if the treatment is having an effect?
  8. How long does this type of treatment last?
  9. What does research say about this type of treatment?

12 Questions to Ask Yourself

Mental Health Week takes place every year in October.

It is an awareness-raising campaign that encourages us to tune in early to the symptoms of mental illness.

But, of course, you can always check in with yourself as regularly as you like.

Example questions about wellbeing

The Canadian Mental Health Association (n.d.) provides some self-report questions that you can start with; these questions cover six areas and require only agree/disagree responses. Try some of these as an example:

  1. Sense of self questions– e.g., I see myself as a good person. I feel that others respect me, yet I can still feel fine about myself if I disagree with them.
  2. Sense of belonging questions – e.g., I have others around me who support me. I feel positive about my relationships with others and my interpersonal connections.
  3. Sense of meaning or purpose questions – e.g., I get satisfaction from the things I do. I challenge my perspectives about the world and what I believe in.
  4. Emotional resilience questions – e. g., I feel I handle things quite well when obstacles get in my way. I accept that I can’t always control things, but I do what I can when I can.
  5. Enjoyment and hope questions – e.g., I have a positive outlook on my life. I like myself for who I am.
  6. Contribution questions – e.g., The things that I do have an impact. My actions matter to those around me.

9 Self-Reflection Questions

Elsewhere on, we’ve written about the many potential benefits of narrative therapy. If you’re looking for some writing or journal prompts to help you get started, you can try putting your responses to these questions down on paper (Post Trauma Institute, 2019).

  1. Have my sleeping habits changed? Do I wake up and fall asleep at regular times? When I sleep, how would I describe the quality of my rest?
  2. How has my appetite increased or decreased recently?
  3. Am I having trouble focusing at work or school? Can I concentrate on the things I want to do? Do I find pleasure in things that usually make me happy?
  4. Am I socializing with my friends as much as I usually do? How about spending time with my family? Am I withdrawing or pulling away from those around me who matter?
  5. Do I feel like I’m maintaining a healthy balance between leisure, myself, my career, physical activity, and those I care about? How about other things that matter to me?
  6. How relaxed do I feel most of the time, out of 10? Is this the same, more, or less than usual?
  7. How do I feel most of the time? Happy? Anxious? Satisfied? Sad?
  8. What are my energy levels like when I finish my day? Are there any significant changes in my tiredness?
  9. Am I having any extreme emotions or mood swings? Any suicidal thoughts, breakdowns, or panic attacks?

It may help to keep track of your responses over time and take notice of any differences in your answers. It should go without saying that the earlier you seek out any help you may need, the better. Consider reading one of these recommended mental health books if you are still unsure about seeking help.

A Take-Home Message

Mental health is not about the absence of mental illness. When we take the time to ask ourselves and others about our mental states, we can potentially make some crucial steps toward wellbeing.

As Keyes (2002) describes, we can think of our mental health as a continuum, with languishing at one end and flourishing at the other. By starting a dialogue and showing that we care, we can help each other get the help we need and potentially begin to feel better.

What questions have you asked yourself before? And what would you add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!

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Psychological Evaluation Questions | Mental Assessment Psychologist FAQ

Are you able to diagnose an adult with Autism? I was told that it's not possible.

Yes, an adult can be accurately diagnosed with Autism. An understanding of Autism has increased greatly over the past couple decades, as have identifying how symptoms may present differently for different clients. We have experience working with adults and it's never too late to be diagnosed.


How do you know if my child or myself are in need of an evaluation?

If you or your child have struggled and you are unsure of where to start in, an evaluation can help identify the root of your struggles and provide individualized recommendations for your health to help improve functioning.

How do I know if my child needs an evaluation or if this is just a normal stage of development?  ​

When you notice your child's behaviors are negatively impacting either your child's or the family's quality of life, then a mental evaluation may be appropriate. Evaluations can help identify what the symptoms are attributed to and help provided recommendations that will target your child's unique health needs.​

What if I don’t want me/my child to have a “label?”

It is common to be concerned about having a "label." In psychology, we often do not consider mental diagnoses "labels," however, we do understand this fear. What may be helpful is understanding that identifying the root of symptoms, also known as a formal diagnosis by a mental health professional, is often what can help identify the best course of treatment for our client's health and better help reach treatment goals for mental health. At the end of the day, the results the evaluation tests give do not change you. You/they are still the same people they were before tests, we just hope to provide a better understanding and a better guide to giving you/your child the appropriate mental health support you need. 


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Can I be in the evaluation room with my child?

Only the testing client is allowed to be in the room. Your child will be the only one in the office during their appointment.  For psychological evaluations, parents are not present in the room during the evaluation (even in non-pandemic times).

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We also accept private pay and we can provide you with a "Super Bill" to submit to your company for possible reimbursement.

For Pre-Bariatric psychological evaluations we only accept private pay, but we can provide a Super Bill for you to request reimbursement from your insurance provider.

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In what states can you provide services?​

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What are the COVID-19 protocols for in-person appointments?

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Where is your office located?

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When do you schedule in-person appointments? 

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What is the difference between a psychological evaluation, a psychological assessment and psychological testing?

While all three have slightly different meanings they’re typically all interchangeable in terms of what we do. Whether you hear us refer to our services as an evaluation, assessment or test, it means the same thing for our purposes. All comprehensive evaluations involve assessment, interview, questionnaires and tests.

What is an example of psychological evaluation?

This usually includes a video intake session which can last anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. We then conduct an additional in-person clinical interview along with a gamut of tests that are especially suited to each patient’s needs, and sometimes additional projective measures. This testing process may last one day or it may be spread out over several days. After tests are complete we may reach out to ask family members, teachers at school, friend group, etc. with the patient’s permission to learn more about mental health issues and symptoms. After all of the information is collected, a report is made and a video feedback session is conducted to discuss the mental health results and offer recommendations. The goal of the evaluation is to understand the nature of what the individual may be experiencing and to make recommendations for treatment or other support services.

Psychological evaluation test questions are designed to assess a range of mental health issues, including but not limited to autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, disorders, addiction, substance abuse, crisis, recovery and intellectual abilities. 

Are there any age restrictions for psychological evaluations?

Sometimes, but typically, no. While certain tests are designed for specific age ranges, there are no age restrictions. We have experience successfully working with both children and adults and can formulate batteries for different age ranges.

What is the purpose of psychological evaluation?

The purpose of a psychological evaluation is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the individual being assessed, that often includes an overall diagnostic impression. This understanding can be used to make recommendations for treatment, educational planning, work or school accommodations or other support services. Typically treatment is better informed once an official mental diagnosis is made by a psychologist.

Why would I need psychological testing?

Psychological testing may be recommended when an individual is experiencing difficulties that are impacting their daily functioning. Testing can help to identify the nature of the problem and make recommendations for treatment, therapy or other support services.

How do I prepare for a psychological test?

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to prepare for an evaluation psychological testing will vary depending on the specific test being administered. However, it is generally recommended that you get a good night's sleep before the testing day and that you eat a healthy breakfast to help keep your energy level up. You should also avoid drinking alcohol or using drugs before the assessment, as these substances can affect your test performance. If you have any questions about how to prepare for a specific mental test please feel free to contact us.

What do I need to bring to a psychological assessment?

In most cases, all you will need to bring to a psychological assessment is yourself. However, there may be some cases in which you will need to bring records or other documents with you to the assessment. If this is the case then we will let you know what you need to bring in advance.

I'm feeling really nervous about my tests. Is this normal?

It is perfectly normal to feel nervous about taking a mental health evaluation. Many people feel anxious about being evaluated, but this anxiety usually goes away once the questions begin. If you are feeling particularly nervous, you can try some relaxation techniques beforehand, such as deep breathing or mental visualization. Remember that our entire staff has years of training and education and we’re very passionate about what we do. We are there to help you and are not there to judge you.

What should I do if I feel uncomfortable?

While it is extremely rare for people to report that they are uncomfortable during an assessment, if you are feeling uncomfortable at any point you should let the psychologist know your concerns. The assessment should be a safe and supportive environment, and you have the right to stop the assessment at any time if you feel like it is not a good fit for you.

Can I have someone in the room when I am being tested?

In most cases, you will be alone in the room with the psychologist during the assessment. Studies have shown that both adults and children respond very differently in the presence of other people, even their parents. So it’s important that we get the most accurate and authentic answers possible from the individual being tested. However, there may be some cases in which it is appropriate for someone else to be in the room, such as for children who have too much separation anxiety from their parents to cooperate with the testing or if you have a disability that requires assistance. If you have any questions about who should be in the room during the assessment please feel free to contact us.

How long does the psychologist take?

The length of a psychological evaluation varies depending on the specific goals of the assessment and the type of psychological questionnaire being used. In general, however, you can expect the in-person testing for a comprehensive evaluation to take up to eight hours and could be spread over multiple days. However, some types of testing, such as cognitive evaluations, may only take 2-3 hours.

What happens after the assessment is complete?

After the assessment is complete, we will review, score and interpret the data. We will then schedule a feedback session to go over the results of the evaluation and provide recommendations. Following feedback, a finalized report that includes very detailed results and any recommendations for a program or other support help will be sent to you.

What if I don't like the results or I need more help?

The psychological assessment results are confidential, and you will not be required to share them with anyone unless you give your permission. Likewise, if you do not like your assessment results, you can choose not to share them with anyone. However, it is important to remember that while you may not like or agree with the results, they did come from an unbiased professional with extensive experience and training that has no motivation other than to provide an accurate diagnosis based on real evidence. The goal of all our staff is to help attain a better understanding of our patients with the motives of helping better guide their treatment and improve their mental health symptoms and quality of life. Regular therapy sessions with a therapist where processing of your reactions to the report are recommended and can help better understand and alleviate distress related to the results. 


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You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. You will receive a copy of your Good Faith Estimate.

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Reflection and evaluation questions

Reflection is also necessary for personal growth, since enhances self-esteem , which contributes to self-correction - the most effective way of development.

Evaluation questions: "What can you do to get there?" or “What would you do if you knew you weren’t going to fail?” - formulated in such a way as to trigger reflective thinking. They direct a person's attention in a positive way. nine0003

Answers can be a gift to the questioner as it is a quick way to understand the other's perception and point of view - which is essential in student-teacher relationships and in many other situations.

In addition, reflection questions are effective because people are most supportive of the ideas they have themselves; the most important answers for people are their own. Authorship is an essential component of self-assessment and change.

Here are the most effective behavior changes for questions:

? What do you want?

? What will you choose to do?

? If what you choose doesn't get you where you want to go, what's your plan?

? What actions will you take to implement your plan?

Additional questions for specific purposes.

To start working on assignment

? Does what you're doing now help you get the job done? nine0003

? If you wanted to get the job done, what would be the first step?

? What do you like to do that can be applied to this task?


? If everything was possible, would you still be interested in it?

? What are you doing to make this happen?

? On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your perseverance in doing it?

For quality improvement

? How would you rate it?

? What else would you like to improve?

? If everything was possible, what would help you work even better?

To complain less

? How long are you going to continue this?

? Does what you are doing help you reach your desired goal?

? What can you say about the experience you get?

To start a conversation

? What was the most enjoyable for you today? nine0003

? What bothered you the most today?

? What was the most difficult today? How did you deal with it?

? If this situation happens again, what will you do?

Magic questions to remember

? Are you mad at me in this situation?

? What would an extraordinary person do in such a situation?

? Are you willing to try something else if it helps?

The quality of the answers depends on the quality of the questions. Here are examples of ineffective questions that increase stress because the answers are implied. nine0003

Notice how reactive and unproductive they are in changing behavior.

? What is the problem?

? What's your problem?

? Why are you doing this?

? Who did this?

? Why did you do that?

? What, you don't know how to?

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The word "test" consists of 4 letters:

- the first letter T

- the second letter E

- the third letter C

- the fourth letter T

Look up the meaning of the word "test" in the dictionary.

Alternative definitions for the word "test", found in total - 56 options:

  • ... for pregnancy
  • "Control" for instrument
  • Silent Examiner
  • Car crash...
  • Car cover...
  • English "probe"
  • Questionnaire from the lips of a psychologist
  • Available with two strips
  • Questionnaire as material for sociological research
  • Questions to fill in
  • Questions to get to know yourself better
  • USE
  • USE in fact
  • Task for testing knowledge, abilities, clarifying the mental traits of the subject
  • Assignment from the exam
  • Specifying a standard form
  • Multiple Choice Problem
  • Problem from a psychologist
  • Brain test
  • Question and answer game
  • Test of Knowledge
  • Test, verification, test exposure
  • Test task
  • Test task for checking and evaluating the operation of a computer, program, device, etc.
  • Control task
  • Crash-... car
  • Polling with verification
  • Psychologist Questionnaire
  • Test for intoxication
  • Sample, test
  • Trial job
  • Trial task, research, test
  • Mock exam
  • Verification
  • Question check
  • nine0183 Knowledge test
  • Check-up with a psychologist
  • Verification
  • Test task
  • Verification test
  • Verification survey
  • Psychological questionnaire
  • Psychological test
  • Rorschach spots
  • With it, you can find out the character
  • Standard job
  • nine0183 Standard task for determining the abilities of the subject
  • Color ... Luscher
  • Question and Answer Exam
  • Exam as it is
  • Intelligence Examination
  • Exam with questions
  • Multiple Choice Exam
  • Guessing Exam
  • Exam, test
  • Guessing Exam

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