SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Nouns for People

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Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

The two boys are kin, even though they do not look alike.  

Possible Answers:

brothers

None of the above

not related

strangers

friends

Correct answer:

brothers

Explanation:

Kin would refer to the blood relation such that brothers would have. 

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: choose the word that has the closest meaning to the word in question.

Passenger

Possible Answers:

Pilot

Student

Trip

Rider

Mechanic

Correct answer:

Rider

Explanation:

A "passenger" is a rider; a pilot flies an airplane; a student is someone that attends a school; a trip is to go somewhere; and a mechanic fixes cars.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

Scholar

Possible Answers:

Intellect

School

Science

Student

Hardship

Correct answer:

Intellect

Explanation:

"Scholar" means intellect;  Student is a person who takes classes; School is a place where teaching occurs; Hardship means struggle; and Science is a topic studied in school.

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

Merchant

Possible Answers:

Customer

Captain

Sailor

Builder

Trader

Correct answer:

Trader

Explanation:

A "Merchant" is a trader; a Sailor works on ships and boats; a Builder is a person who constructs things; a Captain is a high ranking official of the military; a Customer is a person who purchases something.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The physician gave me a shot to protect me from the flu.

Possible Answers:

receptionist

clerk

dentist

doctor

None of the other answers 

Correct answer:

doctor

Explanation:

"Physician" and "doctor" both share a similar meaning. 

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The attorney stated his client's case before the judge.

Possible Answers:

lawyer

None of the other answers

cowboy

dentist

doctor

Correct answer:

lawyer

Explanation:

"Attorney" and "lawyer" have similar meanings.

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Which word has a similar meaning to the underlined word?

The author of the book is coming to our school.

Possible Answers:

purchaser

editor

illustrator

writer

None of the other answers

Correct answer:

writer

Explanation:

"Writer" and "author" have the same meaning. 

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Priest

Possible Answers:

Minister

Principal

Teacher

Coach

Student

Correct answer:

Minister

Explanation:

"Priest" is a religious minister.

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

NATIVE

Possible Answers:

Foreign 

Alien 

Local

Painful

Hilarious

Correct answer:

Local

Explanation:

A "native" is someone who was born and raised and lives in a place. So, the correct answer is "local," as "local," when used as a noun, means someone who lives in a place, as opposed to someone visiting that place. "Native" is an antonym, or opposite, of "foreigner" or "alien." To help you, "hilarious" means very funny, and something that is "painful" really hurts.

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Nouns For People

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

CRIMINAL

Possible Answers:

Conniving

Musical

Dancer

Intelligent

Culprit

Correct answer:

Culprit

Explanation:

When used as a noun, the word "criminal" is defined as a person who has committed a crime. Even though criminals may be "intelligent" (smart) or "conniving" (sly and clever), they are always considered "culprits" (the people responsible for a crime). Thus, "culprit" is the best answer choice!

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