HSPT Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #440 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Dental is to teeth as renal is to __________.

Possible Answers:

auditory

mildew

eye

kidney

gambling

Correct answer:

kidney

Explanation:

Things that are dental are related to teeth. The “dent-” portion of the word comes from the Latin for teeth. The word “renal” is used to describe something pertaining to the kidneys.  It too is related to a Latin root, namely “renes,” which means “kidney.” When someone suffers “renal failure,” he or she is suffering from kidney failure. The analogy thus reads, “As ‘dental’ describes things related to the teeth, so does ‘renal’ describe things related to the kidneys.”

Example Question #441 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Answer the question by choosing the word that best completes the comparison.

Dentist is to teeth as optometrist is to __________.

Possible Answers:

office

eyes

feet

skin

doctor

Correct answer:

eyes

Explanation:

A "dentist" is a doctor that specializes in "teeth," whereas an "optometrist" specializes in "eyes."

Example Question #442 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Answer the question by choosing the word that best completes the comparison.

Carnivore is to meat as herbivore is to __________.

Possible Answers:

dinosaur

plants

herbs

food

sausage

Correct answer:

plants

Explanation:

A "carnivore" is one who eats primarily "meat," whereas an "herbivore" eats mainly "plants."

Example Question #443 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Nasal is to nose as aural is to __________.

Possible Answers:

glorious

music

hospital

ears

mouth

Correct answer:

ears

Explanation:

The word "nasal" pertains to the "nose," while anything "aural" is referring to what can be heard through the "ears."

Example Question #444 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Geology is to earth as biology is to __________.

Possible Answers:

life

university

doctor

science

chemistry

Correct answer:

life

Explanation:

"Geology" is the science dedicated to the study of the "earth," as "biology" is dedicated to studying "life."

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