SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #6 : Part To Part

Complete the analogy.

Floor is to ceiling as __________.

Possible Answers:

dresser is to wall

roof is to bed

basement is to attic

stove is to kitchen

carpet is to rug

Correct answer:

basement is to attic

Explanation:

To complete the analogy, you first need to determine the relationship between the initial pairing. The floor and ceiling are both parts of a room. The floor is the bottommost part of the room and the ceiling is the topmost portion of the room. You are therefore looking for an answer in the form "part" is to "part," where both parts share the same whole. Therefore the answer must be "basement is to attic." They are both rooms a house. The basement is the bottommost room of the house and the attic is the topmost room of the house.

Example Question #7 : Part To Part

Complete the analogy.

Pillow is to blanket as __________.

Possible Answers:

painter is to baker

hat is to coat

bed is to room

toothbrush is to teeth

bracelet is to wrist

Correct answer:

hat is to coat

Explanation:

To complete the analogy, you first need to determine the relationship between the initial pairing. A "pillow" and "a blanket" are both parts of a bed. Therefore the answer must be in the form of "'part' is to 'part,'" and the parts must share a common whole. A "hat" and a "coat" are both parts of an outfit, so that must be the correct answer.

Example Question #71 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Shark is to fish as owl is to __________.

Possible Answers:

ocean 

land 

bird 

animal 

fly 

Correct answer:

bird 

Explanation:

A shark is a type of fish, so to solve this analogy, you have to figure out what type of animal an owl is. An owl is a type of “bird," so "bird" is the correct answer.

Example Question #72 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Apple is to fruit as beef is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cook 

cow 

horse 

cafe 

meat 

Correct answer:

meat 

Explanation:

An apple is a fruit, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine which of these categories beef belongs in. The correct answer is that beef is a “meat."

Example Question #73 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Bread is to food as coffee is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cup

kitchen 

milk 

black 

drink 

Correct answer:

drink 

Explanation:

Bread is a type of food, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out an answer choice that is a category into which coffee fits. Coffee is a type of drink, so "drink" is the correct answer. Solving these types of questions is all about determining the relationship between the first two words before doing anything else.

Example Question #74 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Zebra is to animal as boat is to __________.

Possible Answers:

engine 

vehicle

sail

ocean 

captain 

Correct answer:

vehicle

Explanation:

A zebra is a type of animal; a boat is a type of “vehicle.”

Example Question #75 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Pacific is to ocean as Mississippi is to __________.

Possible Answers:

America 

river

meander 

sea

water

Correct answer:

river

Explanation:

The Pacific is a specific ocean; the Mississippi is a specific “river,” so "river" is the correct answer. To help you, "meander" means move in a squiggly, indirect way, like a river.

Example Question #76 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Jupiter is to planet as Chicago is to __________

Possible Answers:

America 

city 

space 

residence 

suburb 

Correct answer:

city 

Explanation:

Jupiter is a specific planet, so to solve this analogy, you have to identify what category of things Chicago falls under. Chicago is a city, so "city" is the correct answer. To help you, a "suburb" is a primarily residential area surrounding a city. "Residence" is another word for home.

Example Question #77 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Ohio is to state as Canada is to __________.

Possible Answers:

country 

south 

county 

government 

city 

Correct answer:

country 

Explanation:

Ohio is a state, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out the category into which Canada fits. Canada is a "country," so "country" is the correct answer.

Example Question #78 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Golden retriever is to dog as seagull is to __________.

Possible Answers:

bird

mammal

reptile

fish

dinosaur

Correct answer:

bird

Explanation:

A golden retriever is a type of dog, so to solve this analogy, you need to pick out an answer choice that describes a category in which a "seagull" is included. A seagull is a type of bird, so "bird" is the correct answer.

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