HSPT Verbal : Location, Time, or Context

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Answer the question by choosing the word that best completes the comparison.

California is to Sacramento as Massachusetts is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Boston

New England

New York

snow

revolution

Correct answer:

Boston

Explanation:

"Sacramento" is the capital city of "California," just as "Boston" is the capital of "Massachusetts."

Example Question #11 : Location, Time, Or Context

Answer the question by choosing the word that best completes the comparison.

Great Pyramids are to Egypt as Eiffel Tower is to __________.

Possible Answers:

iron

Russia

iconic

France

United States

Correct answer:

France

Explanation:

"The Great Pyramids" are found in "Egypt," just as the "Eiffel Tower" is located in "France."

Example Question #12 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

Denver is to Colorado as Austin is to __________.

Possible Answers:

North Carolina

Georgia

New Mexico

western

Texas

Correct answer:

Texas

Explanation:

"Denver" is the capital city of "Colorado" just as "Austin" is the capital of "Texas."

Example Question #13 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

Calendar is to days as watch is to __________.

Possible Answers:

timepiece

weeks

wrist

hours

clock

Correct answer:

hours

Explanation:

A "calendar" measures the passing of "days," just as a "watch" measures "hours."

Example Question #14 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

August is to eighth as November is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Thanksgiving

first

eleventh

calendar

December

Correct answer:

eleventh

Explanation:

"August" is the "eighth" month of the year, whereas "November" is the "eleventh" month of the year.

Example Question #15 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

Bishop is to church as lieutenant is to __________.

Possible Answers:

general

forceful

nation

military

captain

Correct answer:

military

Explanation:

A "bishop" is a leader in a "church," just as a "lieutenant" is a leader in the "military."

Example Question #16 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

Dublin is to Ireland as Berlin is to __________.

Possible Answers:

bratwurst

Russia

Irving

Germany

gallery

Correct answer:

Germany

Explanation:

"Dublin" is the capital city of "Ireland," just as "Berlin" is the capital of "Germany."

Example Question #17 : Location, Time, Or Context

Select the word that best completes the comparison.

Kangaroo is to Australia as giraffe is to __________.

Possible Answers:

lion

North America

Africa

zoologist

safari

Correct answer:

Africa

Explanation:

A "kangaroo" is native to "Australia" just as a "giraffe" is native to "Africa."

Example Question #18 : Location, Time, Or Context

Answer the question by selecting the word that best completes the comparison.

Houston is to Texas as Seattle is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Washington

seahawks

traffic

Oregon

California

Correct answer:

Washington

Explanation:

"Houston" is a city in "Texas," just as "Seattle" is a city in "Washington."

Example Question #19 : Location, Time, Or Context

Answer the question by selecting the word that best completes the comparison.

Hurricane is to Atlantic as typhoon is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Caribbean

storm

ocean

Pacific

precipitation

Correct answer:

Pacific

Explanation:

A "hurricane" is formed in the "Atlantic," just as a "typhoon" is formed in the "Pacific."

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