HSPT Verbal : Material Composition

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Material Composition

Timber is to sawmill as iron is to __________.

Possible Answers:

ferrous

smithy

anvil

lull

sword

Correct answer:

smithy

Explanation:

Timber is the produced by a sawmill, so the analogy requires a place where iron is produced. The only answer that functions in this manner is “smithy,” which is name for the place that a blacksmith works on metals.

Example Question #2 : Material Composition

Choose the best answer that completes the comparison.

Hydrogen is to oxygen as proton is to __________.

Possible Answers:

positive

molecule

element

electron

bacteria

Correct answer:

electron

Explanation:

"Hydrogen" and "oxygen" are both elements, whereas a "proton" and an "electron" are both subatomic particles.

Example Question #2 : Material Composition

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

Forest is to woods as field is to __________.

Possible Answers:

meadow

baseball

outdoors

nature

dreams

Correct answer:

meadow

Explanation:

"Forest" and "woods" are synonyms, just as "field" and "meadow" mean the same thing.

Example Question #1 : Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Water is to ice as magma is to __________.

Possible Answers:

stone

subterranean

molten

crust

circulating

Correct answer:

stone

Explanation:

When water cools, it becomes ice; therefore, this analogy requires that which magma becomes when it cools. Magma is the liquid stone that flows under the earth’s crust. When this cools, it becomes stone again. This is the only option that fits among those provided.

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