SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Product and Producer

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Product And Producer

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Milliner is to hats as cartographer is to __________.

Possible Answers:

carts

cars

maps 

tables 

phones 

Correct answer:

maps 

Explanation:

A "milliner" is someone who makes hats as an occupation so to solve this analogy you have to determine what it is that a cartographer makes. The correct answer is “maps”; a cartographer is a map-maker.

Example Question #2 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Spider is to web as __________.

Possible Answers:

nest is to bird

spider is to arachnid 

grasshopper is to insect

musician is to song

wall is to house

Correct answer:

musician is to song

Explanation:

The relationship between "spider" and "web" is that a spider creates a web. The best choice is "musician is to song" because musicians create songs. Considering the other choices, "nest is to bird" has the same relationship, but is in the incorrect order of product to producer, instead of producer to product as the question is worded, which makes "musician is to song" a better choice. In "grasshopper is to insect" the relationship is that a grasshopper is a type of insect, in "wall is to house", a wall is a part of a house, and in "spider is to arachnid", a spider is a type of arachnid.

Example Question #3 : Product And Producer

Complete the analogy:

Cow is to milk as __________.

Possible Answers:

cloth is to clothing

eggs is to bacon

wood is to ash

plant is to chlorophyl

fish is to caviar

Correct answer:

fish is to caviar

Explanation:

Milk is an edible product produced by the cow. "Caviar" is an edible product produced by "fish." None of the other analogies have this relationship.

Clothing is made from cloth, but clothing is not an edible product, nor does cloth actively produce clothing. Wood becomes ash when burned. Plants produce chlorophyl, but chlorophyl is not an edible product. Eggs and bacon are both food, but one does not produce another.

Example Question #4 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Lantern is to light as furnace is to __________.

Possible Answers:

combustible

heat

fire

safety

electric

Correct answer:

heat

Explanation:

A "lantern" is a lamp, a light, something that is used to produce light. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what is produced by a "furnace." The correct answer is "heat."

Example Question #5 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Broker is to stocks as realtor is to __________.

Possible Answers:

food

houses

cars

medicine

furniture

Correct answer:

houses

Explanation:

A "broker" is someone who helps others to buy and sell stocks. So, which of these is bought and sold by a "realtor?" The correct answer is "houses."

Example Question #6 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Carpenter is to __________ as blacksmith is to sword.

Possible Answers:

hat

metal

table

wood

shoe

Correct answer:

table

Explanation:

A "blacksmith" is someone who shapes iron and other metals for a job. A "sword" is something that is produced by a "blacksmith," so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is something that is produced by a "carpenter." Well, a "carpenter" is someone who shapes wood into furniture for a job. So, the correct answer is "table."

Example Question #7 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Furnace is to heat as generator is to __________.

Possible Answers:

water

electricity

narratives

guidance

cold

Correct answer:

electricity

Explanation:

The purpose of a "furnace" is to provide "heat." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what the purpose of a "generator" is. Well, a "generator" generates "electricity," so this is the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Cobbler is to __________ as legislator is to laws.

Possible Answers:

shoes

weapons

furniture

paintings

clocks

Correct answer:

shoes

Explanation:

A "legislator" is someone who works in government and makes "laws." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an item made by a "cobbler." The correct answer is that "cobblers" make "shoes."

Example Question #9 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Crater is to collision as __________ is to erosion.

Possible Answers:

house

forest

cloud

iceberg

cliff

Correct answer:

cliff

Explanation:

A "crater" is a hole in the ground formed by the impact of a meteor with the surface of a planet. A "crater" is therefore formed by a "collision." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is formed by "erosion." Well, "erosion" is the process of wearing something down through constant exposure to wind and water. "Cliffs" are formed by "erosion."

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