SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Tennis is to racket as hockey is to __________.

Possible Answers:

stick 

hoop 

sport 

goal 

bat 

Correct answer:

stick 

Explanation:

A “racket” is something that you use to play “tennis,” so to solve this analogy, you need to determine which object is something that you use to play “hockey.” The correct answer is a “stick,” as you use a “hockey stick” to play hockey.

Example Question #2 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Active is to running as lazy is to __________

Possible Answers:

waking

racing

sprinting

napping

dancing

Correct answer:

napping

Explanation:

Running is an active thing to do. "Active" means full of energy, not staying still, or moving. So, to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is often considered a "lazy" thing to do. The correct answer is therefore "napping."

Example Question #3 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

California is to state as Canada is to __________

Possible Answers:

city

island

continent

state

country

Correct answer:

country

Explanation:

California is an example of a state, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of the answer choices describes Canada. Canada is a country," so "country" is the correct answer.

Example Question #4 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Farming is to agriculture as __________ is to architecture.

Possible Answers:

fixing

buildings

fishing

speaking

studying

Correct answer:

buildings

Explanation:

"Agriculture" means related to the study of or practice of farming. So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out what "architecture" is related to. The correct answer is that "architecture" is related to the study or practice of designing "buildings."

Example Question #5 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Burning is to aflame as drifting is to __________.

Possible Answers:

aloft

soaked

allowed

ashore

afloat

Correct answer:

afloat

Explanation:

If something, like a building, is "burning" than it can also said to be "aflame." The prefix a- in this sense means something like on, as in "aside" - on the side; "ashore" - on the shore. So, "aflame" means on fire. So, something that is "drifting" could also be said to be "adrift," "floating," or "afloat." Just to be clear, "drifting" means to be carried slowly by a current of water. Additionally, "soaked" means drenched, made very wet; "allowed" means permitted, not forbidden; "aloft" means in the air.

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