SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Example to Category or Category to Example

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

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Example Question #1 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Shark is to fish as owl is to __________.

Possible Answers:

land 

fly 

bird 

ocean 

animal 

Correct answer:

bird 

Explanation:

A shark is a type of fish, so to solve this analogy, you have to figure out what type of animal an owl is. An owl is a type of “bird," so "bird" is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Apple is to fruit as beef is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cafe 

cow 

cook 

meat 

horse 

Correct answer:

meat 

Explanation:

An apple is a fruit, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of these categories beef belongs in. The correct answer is that beef is a “meat."

Example Question #3 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Bread is to food as coffee is to __________.

Possible Answers:

kitchen 

milk 

drink 

black 

cup

Correct answer:

drink 

Explanation:

Bread is a type of food, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out an answer choice that is a category into which coffee fits. Coffee is a type of drink, so "drink" is the correct answer. Solving these types of questions is all about determining the relationship between the first two words before doing anything else.

Example Question #4 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Zebra is to animal as boat is to __________.

Possible Answers:

vehicle

ocean 

engine 

captain 

sail

Correct answer:

vehicle

Explanation:

A zebra is a type of animal; a boat is a type of “vehicle.”

Example Question #5 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Pacific is to ocean as Mississippi is to __________.

Possible Answers:

river

sea

meander 

water

America 

Correct answer:

river

Explanation:

The Pacific is a specific ocean; the Mississippi is a specific “river,” so "river" is the correct answer. To help you, "meander" means move in a squiggly, indirect way, like a river.

Example Question #6 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Jupiter is to planet as Chicago is to __________

Possible Answers:

suburb 

America 

city 

space 

residence 

Correct answer:

city 

Explanation:

Jupiter is a specific planet, so to solve this analogy, you have to identify what category of things Chicago falls under. Chicago is a city, so "city" is the correct answer. To help you, a "suburb" is a primarily residential area surrounding a city. "Residence" is another word for home.

Example Question #7 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Ohio is to state as Canada is to __________.

Possible Answers:

south 

country 

government 

city 

county 

Correct answer:

country 

Explanation:

Ohio is a state, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out the category into which Canada fits. Canada is a "country," so "country" is the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Complete this analogy.

Golden retriever is to dog as seagull is to __________.

Possible Answers:

fish

dinosaur

reptile

bird

mammal

Correct answer:

bird

Explanation:

A golden retriever is a type of dog, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out an answer choice that describes a category in which a "seagull" is included. A seagull is a type of bird, so "bird" is the correct answer.

Example Question #9 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Strawberry is to fruit as __________.

Possible Answers:

carrot is to vegetable

ribbon is to gift

lettuce is to grain

pepper is to dairy

milk is to condiment 

Correct answer:

carrot is to vegetable

Explanation:

Since strawberries are a popular type of fruit, we are looking for an answer choice in which the first word is a type of the second word's food group. The best answer choice is "carrot is to vegetable," because carrots are a type of vegetable.

Example Question #10 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Baseball is to game as __________.

Possible Answers:

young is to old

near is to far

color is to crayon

woman is to female

dictionary is to book

Correct answer:

dictionary is to book

Explanation:

Baseball is a specific type of game, just as a dictionary is a specific type of book, so "dictionary is to book" is the correct answer.

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