Since its inception, the Torrance test has remained exactly the same. However, the subscales used in scoring it have gone through several changes. The test consists of two parts: a verbal form and a figural form. In the verbal form, participants are asked to complete five activities—all of which involve looking at pictures—and then responding in writing.
For her research, Kyung-Hee Kim focused on the figural form of the test, which includes three activities:
• Create a picture from a jellybean- or pear-shaped object printed on the page.
• Use ten incomplete figures to make a new picture.
• Make a picture or several pictures from three pages of lines or circles.