HSPT Verbal : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, Subject/Object

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Example Question #41 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, Subject/Object

Cupidity is to wealth as exhibitionism is to __________.

Possible Answers:

amazing

showcase

fair

attention

sensational

Correct answer:

attention

Explanation:

Cupidity is an excessive desire for wealth. The word comes from the Latin for “to desire,” from which the name of “Cupid” is likewise derived. Thus, our analogy could be rewritten, “As cupidity is an excessive desire for wealth, so is exhibitionism an excessive desire for X.” An exhibit is a public display of art or any other organized set of items. Exhibitionism is the strong desire to be seen by others (as if to put oneself on exhibit). As such, it is an excessive desire for attention.

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