SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Other Analogies

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Example Question #6 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Professor is to teach as driver is to __________.

Possible Answers:

School 

Car 

Drive 

Job 

Automobile 

Correct answer:

Drive 

Explanation:

A professor is someone who teaches, so to solve this analogy, you have to figure out which of these answer choice is an action done by a driver. The answer is to “drive.” To help you, "automobile" is another word for car.

Example Question #7 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Car is to drive as plane is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Road 

Fly 

Travel 

Sky

Vehicle 

Correct answer:

Fly 

Explanation:

When you operate a car, you drive it, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out an answer choice that is a verb that describes what you do to a plane when you operate a plane. When you operate a plane, you “fly” it, so "fly" is the correct answer.

Example Question #3 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Plane is to flying as __________.

Possible Answers:

cheetah is to devouring

helicopter is to hovering

car is to driving

boat is to steering

walking is to human

Correct answer:

car is to driving

Explanation:

Planes fly, so we are looking for an answer in which the first word depicts a mode of transportation, and the second word how that transportation moves. The best answer choice is "car is to driving" because cars are driven!

Example Question #4 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Microphone is to speak as __________.

Possible Answers:

car is to drive

chair is to metal

computer is to electronic

bird is to wing

steal is to treasure

Correct answer:

car is to drive

Explanation:

You speak into a microphone, just as you drive a car, so "car is to drive" is the correct answer.

Example Question #10 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Sunrise is to day as sunset is to ___________.

Possible Answers:

light 

night 

sun 

stars 

moon 

Correct answer:

night 

Explanation:

Sunrise begins the day, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out a word that describes what sunset begins. Sunset begins the night, so "night" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Bicycle is to two as ___________.

Possible Answers:

unicycle is to four

car is to twelve

tricycle is to three

quadrilateral is to five

octocycle is to seven

Correct answer:

tricycle is to three

Explanation:

The question refers to the fact that bicycles have two wheels. So, we are looking for an answer choice in which the second answer describes the number of wheels that the first answer has. Thus, the best answer choice is "tricycle is to three" because tricycles have three wheels!

Example Question #1 : Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Sing is to sung as __________.

Possible Answers:

function is to functioning

danced is to dance

ate is to eight

speak is to spoke

try is to trial

Correct answer:

speak is to spoke

Explanation:

Sing and sung are different forms of the verb "to sing," with "sing" being the present tense form, and "sang" being the past tense form. So, we are looking for an answer choice in which the first blank is a present tense verb, and the second blank is that same verb, only conjugated to be in the past tense. So, the best answer choice is "speak is to spoke"!

Example Question #3 : Other Analogies

The following questions ask you to find relationships between words. For each question, select the answer choice that best completes the meaning of the sentence.

Abacus is to calculator as

Possible Answers:

car is to garage

slow is to slovenly

cat is to rat

far is to close

bicycle is to motorcycle

Correct answer:

bicycle is to motorcycle

Explanation:

A "calculator" can be thought of as a mechanical "abacus," just as a "motorcycle" can be thought of as a mechanical "bicyle."

Example Question #3 : Other Analogies

The following questions ask you to find relationships between words. For each question, select the answer choice that best completes the meaning of the sentence.

Raisin is to grape

Possible Answers:

jerky is to meat

Rain is to river

tricycle is to unicycle

Strong is to weak

Cat is to tiger

Correct answer:

jerky is to meat

Explanation:

A "raisin" is a dried "grape," just as "jerky" is dried "meat."

Example Question #2 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy. 

Academic is to professor as student is to __________.

Possible Answers:

master 

garrison 

apprentice 

metropolis 

apothecary 

Correct answer:

apprentice 

Explanation:

An “academic” is another name for a “professor,” so to solve this analogy you have to determine the best synonym for “student.” The correct answer is “apprentice,” which means someone who works under and learns from someone else. To provide further help, a “garrison” is a group of troops left behind to defend something; a “metropolis” is a city, the prefix metro- often means related to cities; an “apothecary” is a pharmacy

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