SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Measurement

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Example Question #521 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Foot is to inch as __________.

Possible Answers:

goose is to geese

red is to blue

gallon is to cup

centimeter is to meter

foot is to feet

Correct answer:

gallon is to cup

Explanation:

The analogy compares first a relatively large measurement to a relatively small measurement. There are two answer options that meet this criteria. "Centimeter is to meter" is an enticing choice that compares a relatively small measurement to a relatively large measurement; therefore, the relationship is reversed, and it's not quite right. "Gallon is to cup," although not a measurement of length like "foot is to inch" and "centimeter is to meter," correctly compares a relatively large measurement to a relatively small measurement, so it is the correct answer.

Example Question #522 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Inch is to foot as second is to __________

Possible Answers:

mile

day

minute

pound

gallon

Correct answer:

minute

Explanation:

There are twelve inches in a foot and three feet in a yard, but you don't need to know that specifically to answer this question. An inch is a unit of measurement that makes up a foot, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of these answer choices is a unit that is made up of seconds. There are sixty seconds in a minute, so "minute" is the correct answer.

Example Question #523 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy. 

Kilogram is to weight as centimeter is to __________.

Possible Answers:

mass

length

distance

time

speed

Correct answer:

length

Explanation:

A "kilogram" is a unit of measurement used to measure how much something weighs, so to solve this analogy you have to determine what a "centimeter" is used to measure. The correct answer is that a "centimeter" is a unit of measurement that measures length, it is  of a meter. 

Example Question #524 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Celsius is to Fahrenheit as __________ is to kilograms.

Possible Answers:

pounds

meters

inches

kelvin

yards

Correct answer:

pounds

Explanation:

"Celsius" and "Fahrenheit" are both units for measuring temperature. A "kilogram" is a unit for measuring weight. So, which of these answer choices is also a unit for measuring weight? The correct answer is "pounds." Additionally, "meters," "yards," and "inches" are all units for measuring length; "kelvin" is another unit for measuring temperature.

Example Question #521 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Mile is to kilometer as pound is to __________.

Possible Answers:

weight

length

gallon

liter

kilogram

Correct answer:

kilogram

Explanation:

"Mile" and "kilometer" are both units of "length," they are used to measure how long or how far something is. A "pound" is used to measure "weight," or how heavy something is. So, which of these answer choices is also a unit of measurement used to measure "weight?" The correct answer is "kilogram." To provide additional help, "liter" and "gallon" are both used to measure how much "volume" a liquid has, or how much liquid there is in a container. 

Example Question #526 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Inch is to __________ as gram is to weight.

Possible Answers:

meter

time

length

foot

size

Correct answer:

length

Explanation:

A "gram" is a unit of measurement used to measure how much something weighs. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that an "inch" is used to measure. The correct answer is that "inches" are used to measure "length," or how long something is. Additionally, "meter" and "foot" are other units used to measure how long something is.

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