HSPT Verbal : User and Tool

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for HSPT Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #23 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, Subject/Object

Painter is to brush as musician is to __________.

Possible Answers:

instrument

recital

performance

concert

symphony

Correct answer:

instrument

Explanation:

A brush is a tool used by a painter, so this analogy calls for the tool used by a musician. Among the options given, the only one that fits that need is “instrument.”

Example Question #1 : User And Tool

Choose the best answer that completes the comparison.

General is to army as admiral is to __________.

Possible Answers:

captain

navy

commanding

military

sail

Correct answer:

navy

Explanation:

A "general" is the top leader of an "army," while an "admiral" is the leader of a "navy."

Example Question #25 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, Subject/Object

Choose the word that best completes the comparison.

Curator is to museum as director is to __________.

Possible Answers:

film

Hollywood

camera

art

award

Correct answer:

film

Explanation:

A "curator" is responsible for directing a "museum," just as a "director" is responsible for directing a "film."

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