HSPT Verbal : Product and Producer

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Example Question #2 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Painter is to portrait as composer is to __________.

Possible Answers:

instrument

trumpets

symphony

musician

euphonious

Correct answer:

symphony

Explanation:

In days past, a portrait would be painted by a painter. It was the thing created by the painter; therefore, this analogy is one of “maker to thing made,” as though to say, “As the painter makes a portrait, so a composer makes X.” Among the options provided, only “symphony” describes what a composer would make. He would write the musical score for the symphony, which can just be called “a symphony” indicating the musical score itself.

Example Question #3 : Product And Producer

Complete this analogy.

Scribe is to manuscript as cobbler is to __________.

Possible Answers:

repairman

shoe

pastry

baker

pie

Correct answer:

shoe

Explanation:

A scribe is a person who writes a text by hand. The word “scribe” is not only related to the “script” found in “manuscript” but also to “scribble,” “ascribe,” and “inscribe.” It comes from the Latin for to write. The analogy could be read, “As a scribe works on a manuscript, so a cobbler works on X.” The only option here is “shoe,” for the other words are attempting to have you think of a simple synonym for the dessert known as “cobbler” or a description of a cobbler as a repairman. Although we generally say that scribes produce manuscripts and that cobblers merely repair shoes, the analogy does hold when we use the broader sense noted above, namely that of “working on.”

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