SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Other Analogies

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Example Question #1 : Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Singer is to cantata as driver is to __________.

Possible Answers:

motivation

tire

racecourse

steering wheel

breakneck

Correct answer:

racecourse

Explanation:

A "cantata" is a piece of music for singers and instruments. A singer sings or navigates through a cantata. A driver navigates a racecourse. A driver controls an automobile, but not in the same way a singer sings a song. A singer sings a song, a driver drives a racecourse.

Example Question #2 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Escalator is to stairs as motorcycle is to __________.

Possible Answers:

skateboard

car

carriage

running

bicycle

Correct answer:

bicycle

Explanation:

Since an escalator is an automated moving staircase powered by electricity, we can think of it as an automated, electric version of a staircase. So, we need to pick out an answer choice which describes something we could think of as being an un-electrified, un-automated motorcycle. Since both bicycles and motorcycles are two-wheeled vehicles, but motorcycles have motors whereas bicycles are propelled by the rider's pedaling, "bicycle" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Sun is to eclipse as window is to __________.

Possible Answers:

shatter

curtains

breeze

scratch

glass

Correct answer:

curtains

Explanation:

“Eclipse” is a word that when used as a noun can mean the passage of one celestial object in front of the sun, partially or completely blocking its light from reaching Earth. So, because an eclipse obscures the sun, we need to pick out an answer choice that represents something that obscures a window. While “glass” might look like a potentially correct answer because windows are often made of glass, glass does not obscure windows, so “glass” cannot be the correct answer. Curtains, however, obscure windows just as an eclipse obscures the sun, so “curtains” is the correct answer.

Example Question #4 : Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Rode is to road as doe is to __________.

Possible Answers:

wood

deer

forest

dough

ray

Correct answer:

dough

Explanation:

“Rode” and “road” are homonyms, since they sound the same but have different meanings. “Doe” means female deer and sounds the same as “dough” when pronounced.

Example Question #5 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Grimace is to pain as __________ is to happiness.

Possible Answers:

scowl

gape

beam

frown

stare

Correct answer:

beam

Explanation:

To "grimace" is to express pain using one's face. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words means to express happiness using one's face, to smile. The correct answer is "beam" which means intensely smile with joy. Additionally, "gape" means stare; "scowl" means frown in anger or frustration.

Example Question #6 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Gape is to wonder as __________ is to fear.

Possible Answers:

tremble

leap

stare

monitor

sprint

Correct answer:

tremble

Explanation:

To "gape" means to stare in wonder or amazement. So, it is a physical manifestation of the feeling of "wonder." Which of these is a physical manifestation of the feeling of "fear?" The correct answer is to "tremble," which means to shake with fear or anxiety. Additionally, "sprint" means run fast; "leap" means jump high or far; "monitor" means watch, observe.

Example Question #782 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Basketball is to sport as _________.

Possible Answers:

bulb is to light

toy is to child

bird is to sky

tiger is to jungle

Jazz is to genre

Correct answer:

Jazz is to genre

Explanation:

The correct answer is "jazz is to genre."

The first part of the analogy shows that basketball is a type of sport. 

Jazz is a specific genre of music, making it the correct answer to complete the analogy.

Example Question #661 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Asphyxiation is to __________ as malnutrition is to food.

Possible Answers:

water

lungs

oxygen

warmth

meal

Correct answer:

oxygen

Explanation:

"Malnutrition" is a condition that results from too little "food," it is the lack of proper nutrition, an inadequate supply of food. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what the condition "asphyxiation" results from too little of. "Asphyxiation" is choking and it results from a lack of "oxygen."

Example Question #784 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Counterfeit is to __________ as feint is to attack.

Possible Answers:

equitable

money

legal

lawyer

ailing

Correct answer:

money

Explanation:

A fake attack is known as a "feint." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what fake "money" is known as. The correct answer is "counterfeit" which means a reproduced copy of something valuable, like money or property, designed to trick others into believing it is the real thing. Additionally, "equitable" means fair and equal; "ailing" means sick, unhealthy, unwell.

Example Question #662 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Ignorant is to __________ as naked is to clothes.

Possible Answers:

emotion

energy

family

money

education

Correct answer:

education

Explanation:

Someone without "clothes" is "naked." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that someone is lacking if they are described as "ignorant." Well, "ignorant" means not having knowledge of something. So, the correct answer is "education."

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