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 #11 : Tool To Use Or Use To Tool

Complete this analogy.

Needle is to sew as pencil is to __________

Possible Answers:

paper 

eraser

pen 

book 

write 

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 #22 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Phone is to talking as television is to __________.

Possible Answers:

forbidding 

sharing 

laughing 

speaking 

watching 

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 #23 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

House is to sheltering as truck is to __________

Possible Answers:

Driveway

Vehicle 

Highway 

Shipping 

Wheels

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 #24 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Eye is to see as mouth is to __________

Possible Answers:

lips

teeth

smell

hear

eat

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 #25 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Breakfast is to morning as dinner is to __________.

Possible Answers:

evening 

chef 

food 

lunchtime 

restaurant 

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 #441 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Piano is to __________ as microwave is to food.

Possible Answers:

play

instrument

cook

guitar

music

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 #32 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Crosswalk is to road as __________ is to river.

Possible Answers:

ship

yacht

traffic

stream

bridge

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 #33 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Brick is to build as flashlight is to __________.

Possible Answers:

eyes

light

heavy

see

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 #12 : Tool To Use Or Use To Tool

Complete this analogy.

Broth is to __________ as champagne is to drink.

Possible Answers:

destroy

lie

complete

borrow

eat

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 #11 : Tool To Use Or Use To Tool

Complete this analogy.

Castle is to defend as telephone is to __________.

Possible Answers:

communicate

cook

elevate

irritate

barter

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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