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 #3 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Strawberry is to fruit as __________.

Possible Answers:

pepper is to dairy

carrot is to vegetable

lettuce is to grain

ribbon is to gift

milk is to condiment 

Correct answer:

carrot is to vegetable

Explanation:

Since strawberries are a popular type of fruit, we are looking for an answer choice in which the first word is a type of the second word's food group. The best answer choice is "carrot is to vegetable," because carrots are a type of vegetable.

Example Question #4 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Baseball is to game as __________.

Possible Answers:

color is to crayon

woman is to female

dictionary is to book

near is to far

young is to old

Correct answer:

dictionary is to book

Explanation:

Baseball is a specific type of game, just as a dictionary is a specific type of book, so "dictionary is to book" is the correct answer.

Example Question #31 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Eagle is to bird as truck is to __________.

Possible Answers:

van

measure

alarm

vehicle

travel

Correct answer:

vehicle

Explanation:

An “eagle” is a type of "bird." Similiarly, a "truck" is a type of "vehicle."

Example Question #32 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Literature is to novel as music is to __________.

Possible Answers:

art

song

science

dance

poetry

Correct answer:

song

Explanation:

A "novel" is a work of "literature," just as a "song" is a work of "music."

"Art" and "dance" may be attractive answer choices because literature and music are often considered forms of art, and dancing is (usually) done in response to music, but neither represent works of music in the same sense that a novel is a work of literature. "Poetry" may be attractive because it is associated with "literature," but poetry is not a work of music. "Science" is not a work of music either.

Example Question #85 : Ssat Elementary Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Vegetable is to corn as __________.

Possible Answers:

insect is to bumblebee

tree is to leaf

apple is to fruit

core is to apple

canoe is to paddle

Correct answer:

insect is to bumblebee

Explanation:

Corn is an example of a vegetable, so we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is a category and the second word an example of something that falls into that category. While “insect is to bumblebee” and “apple is to fruit” might each look like a potentially correct answer, “apple is to fruit” cannot be the correct answer because a fruit is not an example of an apple; however, a bumblebee is an example of an insect, just as corn is an example of a vegetable, so “insect is to bumblebee” is the correct answer.

Example Question #33 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Venus is to planet as soda is to __________.

Possible Answers:

beverage

carbonated

cup

fizz

food

Correct answer:

beverage

Explanation:

Since Venus is a planet (it fits into the category of "planet"), we need to pick out an answer choice that describes a category into which "soda" fits. Of the three answer choices which are nouns ("food," "beverage," and "cup"), soda is not a kind of food or cup, but it is a kind of beverage, so "beverage" is the correct answer.

Example Question #14 : Example To Category Or Category To Example

Complete this analogy.

Color is to pink as __________.

Possible Answers:

dream is to nightmare

emotion is to happiness

squirrel is to animal

quiet is to loud

fish is to scale

Correct answer:

emotion is to happiness

Explanation:

Pink is an example of a color, so we need to pick out an answer choice in which the second word is an example of the first. While “squirrel is to animal” and “emotion is to love” might each look like a potentially correct answer, an animal is not an example of a squirrel, so “squirrel is to animal” cannot be the correct answer. Happiness is an example of an emotion, however, just as pink is an example of a color, so “emotion is to happiness” is the correct answer.

Example Question #34 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Ice is to solid as __________.

Possible Answers:

soda is to bubbles

water is to liquid

computer is to television

brick is to wall

finger is to hand

Correct answer:

water is to liquid

Explanation:

To answer this question, we need to know that ice is the solid form of water. To solve the analogy, we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is a substance and the second word identifies what physical state that substance is in. "Water is to liquid" is the only answer choice that fits this format, so the correct answer is "water is to liquid."

Example Question #35 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Purple is to lavender as __________.

Possible Answers:

red is to crimson

green is to checkered

orange is to carrot

yellow is to sun

black is to white

Correct answer:

red is to crimson

Explanation:

Lavender is a shade of purple, so we are looking for an answer choice in which the second answer is a shade of the first answer. The best answer choice is "red is to crimson," since crimson is a shade of red.

Example Question #41 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Carrot is to vegetable as __________.

Possible Answers:

kitten is to canine

koala is to eucalyptus

whale is to amphibian

lizard is to fish

human is to mammal

Correct answer:

human is to mammal

Explanation:

Since carrots are a popular type of vegetable, we should look for an answer choice in which the first word belongs in the second answer's group. The best answer choice is "human is to mammal," because humans are one example of mammals.

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