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 #471 : Analogies

Complete the analogy.

Oven is to cook _______________.

Possible Answers:

eggs are to boil

cake is to bake

microwave is to sink 

chocolate is to eat

knife is to cut

Correct answer:

knife is to cut

Explanation:

"Oven" and "cook" are a tool and its use, so the answer must be a tool and its use. You use an oven to cook food (or clay, or whatever you want to really), just as you use a knife to cut (often but not always food), so that must be the correct answer.

Example Question #471 : Analogies

Complete the analogy.

Chair is to sit as ______________.

Possible Answers:

table is to wooden

bed is to bedroom

bed is to pillow

sofa is to cushion

bed is to lie down.

Correct answer:

bed is to lie down.

Explanation:

We use a "chair" to "sit." The chair is a tool that facilitates your ability to become seated, and thus the relationship is that of a tool and a use. Of the given options, only a "bed" relates to lying down in this way. A "pillow" is often a part of a "bed," but a bed never uses a pillow.

Example Question #473 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Chopsticks is to eating as money is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cash

throwing

spending

dollar

job

Correct answer:

spending

Explanation:

The purpose, or use, of a "chopstick" is for "eating." So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out what is the purpose of "money." The correct answer is "spending."

Example Question #474 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Pajamas is to sleep as __________ is to work.

Possible Answers:

rest

job

boss

office

suit

Correct answer:

suit

Explanation:

"Pajamas" are clothes that you might wear to "sleep." So, which of these are clothes that you might wear to go to "work?" The correct answer is a "suit."

Example Question #475 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Javelin is to throw as soccer ball is to __________.

Possible Answers:

play

sport

team

kick

lose

Correct answer:

kick

Explanation:

In order to use a "javelin" you have to "throw" it, so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these answer choices is an action that applies to using a "soccer ball." The correct answer is "kick."

Example Question #476 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Fork is to eating as pen is to __________.

Possible Answers:

book

cooking

meal

bored

writing

Correct answer:

writing

Explanation:

A "fork" is something that is used in "eating." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that a "pen" is used for. The correct answer is that a "pen" is used for "writing."

Example Question #461 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Archery is to bow as surfing is to __________.

Possible Answers:

wave

ride

board

shoot

ocean

Correct answer:

board

Explanation:

"Archery" is a sport that you need a "bow" in order to take part in. So, to solve this analogy you need to figure out which of these is an object that you need in order to practice "surfing." The correct answer is that you need a "board."

Example Question #462 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Jar is preserve as key is to __________.

Possible Answers:

wait

door

lock

jam

crucial

Correct answer:

lock

Explanation:

The purpose of a "jar" is to "preserve" (save to be used or eaten later) something. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these answers describes the purpose of a "key." The correct answer is that a "key" is used to "lock" things. Additionally, "crucial" is an adjective that means very important, needed, vital.

Example Question #471 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Junction is to connect as napkin is to __________.

Possible Answers:

clean

messy

kitchen

market

tissue

Correct answer:

clean

Explanation:

A "junction" is a place where two or more things are joined together. The purpose of a "junction" is to "connect" (join). To solve this analogy you need to figure out which of these describes the purpose of a "napkin." The correct answer is to "clean."

Example Question #464 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Grill is to cooking as __________ is to climbing.

Possible Answers:

carpet

oven

ladder

shower

plane

Correct answer:

ladder

Explanation:

A "grill" is something that is used for "cooking." So, which of these is something that is used for "climbing?" The correct answer is a "ladder."

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