What is a hidden word question?

In hidden word questions, your task is to find one or two four-letter words that are made by combining the end of one word with the beginning of the next word.

It sounds complicated, so let’s take a look at an example written down.


We are presented with the words graduate, asylum and veterinary. We know we are looking for four-letter words that can be made by combining parts of different words.

If we look at the end of graduate and beginning of asylum, can we see any words there?


Yes we can: it’s the word easy. Now let’s look at asylum and veterinary:


We can’t make any new words here, which means we are only looking for one answer, which we already know is the word easy.

The trick with these questions is just to look at the last three letters of the first word and the first three letters of the next. It becomes much easier to find a word when you look at them this way.

Practice answering these questions quickly to make sure you get the best mark you can.

Sample questions

Find the hidden word(s).

Q1) Infrastructure, altercation, arena

Q2) Waterfall, yellow, nuclear

Q3) Computer, flamingo, ingenious


Q1) Infrastructure, altercation, arena = REAL

Q2) Waterfall, yellow, nuclear = ALLY and OWN

Q3) Computer, flamingo, ingenious = GOING