SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Tennis is to racket as hockey is to __________.

Possible Answers:

hoop 

stick 

sport 

goal 

bat 

Correct answer:

stick 

Explanation:

A “racket” is something that you use to play “tennis,” so to solve this analogy, you need to determine which object is something that you use to play “hockey.” The correct answer is a “stick,” as you use a “hockey stick” to play hockey.

Example Question #2 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Active is to running as lazy is to __________

Possible Answers:

waking

sprinting

dancing

napping

racing

Correct answer:

napping

Explanation:

Running is an active thing to do. "Active" means full of energy, not staying still, or moving. So, to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these answer choices is often considered a "lazy" thing to do. The correct answer is therefore "napping."

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

Complete this analogy.

California is to state as Canada is to __________

Possible Answers:

island

country

city

state

continent

Correct answer:

country

Explanation:

California is an example of a state, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of the answer choices describes Canada. Canada is a country," so "country" is the correct answer.

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

Complete this analogy.

Farming is to agriculture as __________ is to architecture.

Possible Answers:

buildings

fixing

studying

speaking

fishing

Correct answer:

buildings

Explanation:

"Agriculture" means related to the study of or practice of farming. So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out what "architecture" is related to. The correct answer is that "architecture" is related to the study or practice of designing "buildings."

Example Question #5 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Burning is to aflame as drifting is to __________.

Possible Answers:

aloft

allowed

ashore

afloat

soaked

Correct answer:

afloat

Explanation:

If something, like a building, is "burning" than it can also said to be "aflame." The prefix a- in this sense means something like on, as in "aside" - on the side; "ashore" - on the shore. So, "aflame" means on fire. So, something that is "drifting" could also be said to be "adrift," "floating," or "afloat." Just to be clear, "drifting" means to be carried slowly by a current of water. Additionally, "soaked" means drenched, made very wet; "allowed" means permitted, not forbidden; "aloft" means in the air.

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