SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Storage and Containers

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Example Question #1 : Storage And Containers

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Tea is to cup as __________.

Possible Answers:

mug is to liquid

coffee is to plate

laundry is to refrigerator

oil is to barrel

ocean is to whale

Correct answer:

oil is to barrel

Explanation:

Tea is often contained in a cup. So, to solve the analogy, you need to pick out the answer choice in which the first word is something that is often contained in the second word. Oil is often contained in a barrel, so "oil is to barrel" is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Egg is to carton as __________.

Possible Answers:

blue is to purple

butter is to bread

flower is to pot

farm is to chicken

tree is to nature

Correct answer:

flower is to pot

Explanation:

Cartons are containers that help to keep eggs in place, just like pots are containers that help to keep flowers in place. So, "flower is to pot" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Storage And Containers

Ice cream is to cone as popsicle is to __________.

Possible Answers:

frozen

spoon

plate

melt

stick

Correct answer:

stick

Explanation:

Ice cream is often served in cones, so we need to pick out an answer choice that describes on or in what a popsicle is served. While “stick,” “spoon,” and “plate” may each look like a potentially correct answer, “popsicle” is defined as “a piece of flavored ice or ice cream on a stick,” so because popsicles are served on sticks just like ice cream is served in cones, “stick” is the correct answer.

Example Question #4 : Storage And Containers

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Ocean is to water as desert is to __________.

Possible Answers:

dry

hot

liquid

salt

sand

Correct answer:

sand

Explanation:

An ocean is filled with water, so we are looking for an answer choice that describes what a desert is filled with. The best answer choice is "sand."

Example Question #5 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Feet are to socks as hands are to __________.

Possible Answers:

earmuffs

pockets

socks

hats

gloves

Correct answer:

gloves

Explanation:

We wear gloves to keep our hands warm just as we wear socks to keep our feet warm, so "gloves" is the correct answer.

Example Question #4 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Ice cream is to cone as coffee is to __________.

Possible Answers:

restaurant

caffeine

cup

bean

breakfast

Correct answer:

cup

Explanation:

Since ice cream can be served in a cone, which acts as its container, we need to pick out a word that describes what sort of container coffee is served in. While "bean" may look like a good answer choice because coffee is made from coffee beans, coffee is not served in beans, so "bean" can't be the correct answer. Since coffee is served in a cup, which acts as its container, "cup" is the correct answer.

Example Question #5 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Sock is to foot as __________.

Possible Answers:

sheath is to remote

myelin is to nucleus

glove is to hand

shirt is to pants

dog is to collar

Correct answer:

glove is to hand

Explanation:

Since socks are put on feet, we are looking for an answer in which the first answer is typically placed on the second answer. The best answer is "glove is to hand" because gloves are typically placed on hands!

Example Question #8 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Nest is to bird as __________.

Possible Answers:

treehouse is to tree

forest is to human

rose is to petal

doghouse is to dog

carpet is to cat

Correct answer:

doghouse is to dog

Explanation:

Since birds live in nests, we are looking for an answer in which the first word is a place where the second word lives. The best answer is "doghouse is to dog" because dogs often live in doghouses!

Example Question #6 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Cereal is to bowl as lemonade is to __________.

Possible Answers:

ice cube

table

pitcher

plate

napkin

Correct answer:

pitcher

Explanation:

A bowl can be used to hold cereal, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out what kind of a container is often used to hold lemonade. A "pitcher," which means a jar used to hold and pour beverages, can be used to hold lemonade, so "pitcher" is the correct answer.

Example Question #7 : Storage And Containers

Complete this analogy.

Soup is to bowl as water is to __________

Possible Answers:

spill

glass

thirsty 

ice

drink 

Correct answer:

glass

Explanation:

A “bowl” is a container used to hold “soup,” so to solve this analogy, you need to determine which of these is an answer choice used to contain “water.” The correct answer is that you contain “water” in a “glass.”

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