SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Product to Producer or Producer to Product

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Example Question #1 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Author is to book as poet is to __________.

Possible Answers:

writer 

storyteller 

tome 

poem 

narrator 

Correct answer:

poem 

Explanation:

An author writes a book, so to solve this analogy, you have to figure out what it is that a poet writes. The correct answer is a “poem.” To help you, a "tome" is a long book, and a "narrator" is the person telling a story.

Example Question #1 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Artist is to painting as musician is to __________.

Possible Answers:

piano

singer 

song 

statue 

talented 

Correct answer:

song 

Explanation:

An artist produces (makes) a painting, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out the answer choice that describes what a musician produces. A musician produces music, and a song is a form of music, so "song" is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Complete this analogy.

Soil is to ground as wood is to __________.

Possible Answers:

tree

house

furniture

lumber

log

Correct answer:

tree

Explanation:

Soil comes from the ground just like wood comes from a tree.

Example Question #1 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Writer is to book as __________.

Possible Answers:

food is to eating

fool is to king

table is to carpenter

baker is to bread

driver is to drive

Correct answer:

baker is to bread

Explanation:

What do "writer" and "book" have in common? A writer can write a book, so look for an answer that demonstrates the relationship someone is to something they make. Here "baker is to bread" works, because a baker makes bread. A "driver" "drives," but he or she does not make "drives." "Table is to carpenter" would work, but it's backwards!

Example Question #1 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Complete this analogy.

Storm is to lightning as blizzard is to __________.

Possible Answers:

rain

fire

fog

snow

heat

Correct answer:

snow

Explanation:

A storm produces lightning, so we need to pick out an answer choice that describes what a blizzard produces. “Blizzard,” when used as a noun, means “a severe snowstorm with high winds and low visibility,” so blizzards produce snow like storms produce lightning, making “snow” the correct answer.

Example Question #6 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Actress is to film as __________.

Possible Answers:

painting is to painter

nest is to bird

writer is to book

bark is to tree

courtroom is to lawyer

Correct answer:

writer is to book

Explanation:

An actress’s job is to make movies, so we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is a noun that describes an occupation that makes or creates the second word, another noun. While “painting is to painter” and “writer is to book” might each look like a potentially correct answer, “painting is to painter” cannot be correct, because while “painting” can be used as a noun, it does not indicate the profession of someone who makes paintings—that would be “painter.” So, because it’s not the job of a painting to create painters, “painting is to painter” cannot be the correct answer. Some writers make their living by writing books, however, just as actresses make their livings by making films, so “writer is to book” is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Complete this analogy.

Light is to light bulb as music is to __________.

Possible Answers:

blender

refrigerator

text

electricity

radio

Correct answer:

radio

Explanation:

Since a light bulb emits light, we need to pick out an answer choice that refers to something that emits music. Of the three answer choirs that are devices ("blender," "electricity," and "radio"), only a radio emits music. Because a radio emits music just like a light bulb emits light, "radio" is the correct answer.

Example Question #8 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Oven is to cake as __________.

Possible Answers:

run is to walk

knife is to steak

scorn is to hatred

enlist is to flowers

factory is to car

Correct answer:

factory is to car

Explanation:

Since an oven is where a cake is made, we are looking for an answer choice in which the first word is the place in which the second word is made. The best answer choice is "factory is to car," because a car is made in a factory.

Example Question #1 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Complete this analogy.

Lumberjack is to timber as baker is to __________.

Possible Answers:

oven

duster

sugar

bread

sawdust

Correct answer:

bread

Explanation:

Since a lumberjack chops down trees to produce timber, or "wood prepared for use in building and carpentry," we need to pick out another word that describes the product that a baker produces. While "bread," "oven," and "sugar" are all nouns that have to do with baking, "bread" is the best answer. This is because while a baker may use an oven to bake and use sugar as an ingredient, he produces bread as a product to sell, just like a lumberjack produces timber. So, "bread" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1 : Product To Producer Or Producer To Product

Complete this analogy.

Artist is to mural as baker is to __________.

Possible Answers:

bread

bakery

factory

ambulance

soda

Correct answer:

bread

Explanation:

A "mural" is a work of art painted on a wall. So, an artist might produce a mural. To solve this analogy, then, you have to determine which of the nouns presented as answer choices a baker might produce. The correct answer is therefore "bread."

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