SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Location or Situation

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #54 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Analogies: Complete this analogy. 

Second is to secondary as first is to __________.

Possible Answers:

tertiary 

primary

unnaturally 

universally

humorously 

Correct answer:

primary

Explanation:

The word "secondary" refers to something that happens second, the second in a list of something. So, to solve this analogy you have to determine which one of these words means something that happens first, the first in a list of something. The correct answer is therefore "primary." To provide further help, "humorously" means done with humor; "universally" means by everyone, always relevant; "tertiary" means happening third; "unnaturally" means done unusually, done in a way that is not natural or normal

Example Question #11 : Location Or Situation

Swimming is to pool as running is to ___________.

Possible Answers:

ocean 

garden 

attic 

office 

track 

Correct answer:

track 

Explanation:

The sport of swimming is done in a pool. The sport of running takes place on a track. While it is possible to run places other than a track, it is the most reasonable answer provided. Swimming and running are both exercise activities, while work would be related to an office.

Example Question #12 : Location Or Situation

Complete this analogy.

Comet is to __________ as whale is to ocean.

Possible Answers:

float

swim

dolphin

space

rock

Correct answer:

space

Explanation:

A "whale" is a large animal found in the "ocean." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine where a "comet" is found. Well, a "comet" is a relatively small object found in space that orbits the sun. So, the correct answer is "space."

Example Question #13 : Location Or Situation

Complete this analogy.

Coast is to land as __________ is to nation.

Possible Answers:

politics

border

ocean

fish

beach

Correct answer:

border

Explanation:

The edge of "land," where the "land" meets the ocean, is generally called the "coast." So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out which of these words means something like the place where one nation ends, the line that divides one nation from another nation. The correct answer is "border." To help you "nation" is basically another word for "country." 

Example Question #14 : Location Or Situation

Complete this analogy.

Kangaroo is to __________ as panda is to China.

Possible Answers:

America

leap

pouch

Australia

jump

Correct answer:

Australia

Explanation:

"Pandas" are from "China," so to solve this analogy you need to figure out where it is that "kangaroos" are from. The correct answer is "Australia." Additionally, "leap" means to jump high or far.

Example Question #59 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Kiss is to love as __________ is to dislike.

Possible Answers:

assist

insult

reward

praise

respire

Correct answer:

insult

Explanation:

A "kiss" is an action of "love." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an action that might be undertaken by someone who "dislikes" someone else. The correct answer is "insult" which means say something mean or bad about/to. Additionally, "praise" means compliment, say something nice about; "respire" means breathe; "assist" means help.

Example Question #15 : Location Or Situation

Complete the analogy.

Astronaut is to space shuttle as ______________.

Possible Answers:

man is to bicycle. 

driver is to car. 

child is to scooter.

firefighter is to fire truck. 

animal is to cage. 

Correct answer:

firefighter is to fire truck. 

Explanation:

Since an astronaut flies a space shuttle as part of his or her profession, we need to find a relationship where an individual uses a particular vehicle as part of his or her profession. Since only a firefighter would use a fire truck as part of his or her profession, the answer is "firefighter is to fire truck." 

Example Question #16 : Location Or Situation

Complete the analogy.

Actor is to set as doctor is to _________.

Possible Answers:

surgery 

stethoscope 

patient

hospital

white coat

Correct answer:

hospital

Explanation:

Since a set is the location where an actor practices his or her profession, we must complete the analogy by finding the location in which a doctor practices his or her profession. As a doctor most likely practice his or her profession in a hospital, the correct answer is "hospital."

Example Question #17 : Location Or Situation

Complete the analogy. 

Artist is to studio as _________________.

Possible Answers:

lawyer is to courtroom. 

cave is to tunnel.

child is to puppy.

frog is to pond. 

bridge is to road. 

Correct answer:

lawyer is to courtroom. 

Explanation:

Since the relationship between artist and studio is that of a profession and the location in which the individual practices their profession, we must find the answer that shows the same relationship. Since a lawyer is a profession and the courtroom is where they practice that profession, the correct answer is "lawyer is to courtroom."

Example Question #18 : Location Or Situation

Complete the analogy.

Bed is to bedroom as ______________ is to restroom.

Possible Answers:

closet

carpet

toilet

ceiling

chair

Correct answer:

toilet

Explanation:

Since a bed is the object used for the primary function of a bedroom (sleeping), we need to find the object used for the primary function of a restroom. The primary function of a restroom is to relieve oneself, so the correct answer is "toilet."

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