SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Gendered Terminology

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Gendered Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Woman is to feminine as man is to __________.

Possible Answers:

marriage

discipline 

abhorrent

masculine 

suspicious 

Correct answer:

masculine 

Explanation:

Feminine is an adjective used to described qualities associated with women so to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is an adjective associated with men. The correct answer is “masculine.” For clarification, "abhorrent" means detestable.

Example Question #2 : Gendered Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Duke is to __________ as baron is to baroness.

Possible Answers:

princess

lord

lady

nobility

duchess

Correct answer:

duchess

Explanation:

"Duke" and "baron" are both male titles in the European system of aristocracy, whereby landed individuals have inordinate amounts of power. "Baroness" is the name given to a female "baron." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a word given to a female "duke." The correct answer is "duchess." Additionally, "nobility" is another name for "aristocracy."

Example Question #3 : Gendered Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Bachelor is to man as __________ is to woman.

Possible Answers:

duchess

maiden 

duke

scholar

widow

Correct answer:

maiden 

Explanation:

A "bachelor" is a "man" who is not married. So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out which of these is used to describe a "woman" who is not married. The correct answer is "maiden." Additionally, a "widow" is a woman whose husband has died; "duke" and "duchess" are male and female members of the aristocracy; a "scholar" is a learned person who studies something for an occupation.

Example Question #4 : Gendered Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Fraternity is to men as __________ is to women.

Possible Answers:

brotherhood

sorority

university

maternity

paternity

Correct answer:

sorority

Explanation:

A "fraternity" is a brotherhood, a name for a group of men with shared interests who are part of the same organization. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is used to describe the same situation when applied to a group of "women." The correct answer is "sorority." Additionally, "paternity" means fatherhood and "maternity" means motherhood.

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