SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

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

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

The cat was quite plump from overeating.

Possible Answers:

tone

chubby

skinny

None of the above

muscular

Correct answer:

chubby

Explanation:

"Chubby" can replace "plump" to maintain the meaning of the sentence.

Example Question #32 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

The other kids thought the boy was a bit eccentric because of his obession coins.

Possible Answers:

happy

boring

safe

odd

normal

Correct answer:

odd

Explanation:

You can replace "eccentric" with "odd" to maintain the same meaning.

Example Question #33 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

The two kids went on an exciting adventure.

Possible Answers:

quest

nap

class

None of the above

bus ride

Correct answer:

quest

Explanation:

You can replace "adventure" with "quest" to maintain a similar meaning.

Example Question #34 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

The boys had a quarrel about who was going to be first to throw the ball.

Possible Answers:

None of the above

agreement

high five

understanding

argument

Correct answer:

argument

Explanation:

"Quarrel" can be replaced by "argument" to maintain a similar meaning.

Example Question #35 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

You need to always make sure that you revise your writing.

Possible Answers:

erase

keep

edit

ignore

None of the above

Correct answer:

edit

Explanation:

"Revise" can be replaced by "edit" to maintain the same meaning.

Example Question #36 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

You must restore the order in the classroom.

Possible Answers:

repair

ignore

None of the above

forget

leave

Correct answer:

repair

Explanation:

"Restore" could be replaced by "repair" to maintain a similar meaning in the sentence.

Example Question #37 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Synonyms: which word could have a similar meaning to the word that is underlined in the sentence?

The extreme crevice was difficult to jump over.

Possible Answers:

gap

line

hose

None of the above

grass

Correct answer:

gap

Explanation:

"Crevice" could be replaced by "gap" to maintain a similar meaning.

Example Question #38 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Zoo is to animals as __________.

Possible Answers:

paintings is to gallery

museum is to exhibits

library is to read

color is to maroon

suggestion is to idea

Correct answer:

museum is to exhibits

Explanation:

One goes to a zoo to see animals, so we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is a place and the second word is something that one goes to that place to see. While “museum is to exhibits” and “paintings is to gallery” might each look like a potentially correct answer, one does not go to a “paintings” to see a “gallery,” but instead to a gallery to see paintings. So, because its words are in the wrong order relative to the example, “paintings is to gallery” cannot be the correct answer. One does go to a museum to see exhibits, however, just as one goes to a zoo to see animals, so “museum is to exhibits” is the correct answer.

Example Question #38 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Bee is to buzz as __________.

Possible Answers:

run is to dash

car is to windshield

bird is to meow

dog is to chirp

snake is to hiss

Correct answer:

snake is to hiss

Explanation:

“Buzz” is defined as “a low, continuous humming or murmuring sound, made by or similar to that made by an insect,” so “buzz” is a noun describing the noise a bee makes. That means that we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is an animal and the second word a noun conveying the noise that the animal makes. While “snake is to hiss,” “bird is to meow,” and “dog is to chirp” each follow the pattern of an animal followed by a sound, dogs do not chirp and birds do not meow, so neither of those answers can be correct. Snakes do hiss, however, just as bees buzz, so “snake is to hiss” is the correct answer.

Example Question #39 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Goggles are to eyes as helmet is to __________.

Possible Answers:

brakes

bicycle

head

arm

feet

Correct answer:

head

Explanation:

“Goggles” are defined as “close-fitting eyeglasses that protect the eyes.” So, goggles are something that one wears to protect one’s eyes, and we need to pick out an answer choice that describes what body part a helmet protects. While “head,” “arm,” and “feet” all refer to parts of the human body, “helmet” is defined as “a hard or padded protective hat.” So, because a helmet protects one’s head just as goggles protect one’s eyes, “head” is the correct answer.

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors