SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Tool to Use or Use to Tool

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #441 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Needle is to sew as pencil is to __________

Possible Answers:

paper 

pen 

write 

book 

eraser

Correct answer:

write 

Explanation:

A “needle” is a tool used to “sew” things, so to solve this analogy, you need to determine for what purpose you use a “pencil.” You use a “pencil” to “write," so "write" is the correct answer.

Example Question #442 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Phone is to talking as television is to __________.

Possible Answers:

forbidding 

sharing 

speaking 

watching 

laughing 

Correct answer:

watching 

Explanation:

A “phone” is an object that you use for “talking,” so to solve this analogy, you have to determine what it is that you use a “television” for. The correct answer, of course, is “watching.”

Example Question #443 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

House is to sheltering as truck is to __________

Possible Answers:

Shipping 

Wheels

Vehicle 

Driveway

Highway 

Correct answer:

Shipping 

Explanation:

A “house” is something used for “sheltering.” To “shelter” someone or something means to give him, her, or it protection from dangerous things. So, to solve this analogy, you need to determine what a “truck” is used for. The correct answer is “shipping,” which means moving things from one place to another.

Example Question #444 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Eye is to see as mouth is to __________

Possible Answers:

smell

lips

teeth

eat

hear

Correct answer:

eat

Explanation:

You use your eyes to see things, so, to solve this analogy, you have to determine what it is that you use your mouth to do. The correct answer is therefore "eat" because you use your mouth to eat things.

Example Question #445 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Breakfast is to morning as dinner is to __________.

Possible Answers:

lunchtime 

chef 

restaurant 

food 

evening 

Correct answer:

evening 

Explanation:

Breakfast is a meal consumed in the morning, so to solve this analogy, you have to determine at what time of day dinner is consumed. The correct answer is “evening.” For analogy questions it is very important to figure out the relationship between the words before attempting to answer. The question often becomes very easy once you figure out the relationship between the first two words.

Example Question #446 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Piano is to __________ as microwave is to food.

Possible Answers:

music

instrument

guitar

cook

play

Correct answer:

music

Explanation:

You use a "microwave" to make "food," so to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that you use a "piano" for. The correct answer, of course, is to make "music."

Example Question #461 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Crosswalk is to road as __________ is to river.

Possible Answers:

ship

stream

bridge

yacht

traffic

Correct answer:

bridge

Explanation:

A "crosswalk" is a pathway one uses to cross the road. So, which of these is something one might use to cross a "river?" The correct answer is a "bridge." Additionally, a "yacht" is a sailboat; a "stream" is a very small, narrow river.

Example Question #462 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Brick is to build as flashlight is to __________.

Possible Answers:

see

light

eyes

heavy

torch

Correct answer:

see

Explanation:

You use "bricks" to "build" things, so to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that you use a "flashlight" for. The correct answer is to "see" things. Additionally, "torch" is another word for "flashlight."

Example Question #463 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Broth is to __________ as champagne is to drink.

Possible Answers:

lie

complete

eat

borrow

destroy

Correct answer:

eat

Explanation:

"Champagne" is sparkling wine, it is something one "drinks." So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out what one does with a "broth." Well, a "broth" is much like a soup. So, the correct answer is that you "eat" it. Additionally, "complete" means finish.

Example Question #464 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Castle is to defend as telephone is to __________.

Possible Answers:

elevate

barter

irritate

communicate

cook

Correct answer:

communicate

Explanation:

The purpose of a "castle" is to "defend" people from attacks. So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out which of these answer choices describes the purpose of a "telephone." The correct answer is "communicate" which means to talk to, share information. Additionally, "elevate" means rise up, lift up; "barter" means trade, exchange, argue about the price of something; "irritate" means annoy.

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