SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Determining Meaning from Type of Relationship

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #51 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

__________ is to engagement ring as utensil is to knife.

Possible Answers:

Heirloom

Felony

Misdemeanor

Penalty

Anchor

Correct answer:

Heirloom

Explanation:

A "knife" is an example of a "utensil" (a small household instrument), so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these an "engagement ring" is an example of. The correct answer is a "heirloom," which is something valuable that is handed down within a family from generation to generation. Additionally, an "anchor" is something used to weigh something down or make sure it does not move; a "penalty" is a punishment; a "felony" is a serious crime; a "misdemeanor" is a minor offense, a less serious crime.

Example Question #51 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Carnivore is to wolf as herbivore is to __________.

Possible Answers:

shark

meat

cow

cafe

grass

Correct answer:

cow

Explanation:

A "wolf" is an example of a "carnivore" (meat-eater), so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an example of a "herbivore" (plant-eater). The correct answer is "cow."

Example Question #52 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Vertebrate is to human as invertebrate is to __________.

Possible Answers:

lion

dog

moose

whale

octopus

Correct answer:

octopus

Explanation:

A "vertebrate" is an animal with a backbone. This includes all the answer choices you see here (as well as humans), except "octopus." An "octopus" is an example of an "invertebrate" because it has no backbone.

Example Question #53 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Lead is to metal as __________ is to gas.

Possible Answers:

copper

iron

zinc

aluminum

oxygen

Correct answer:

oxygen

Explanation:

"Lead" is an example of a "metal." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an example of a "gas." The correct answer is "oxygen."

Example Question #51 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Catamaran is to __________ as blacksmith is to tradesman.

Possible Answers:

animal

religion

subject

occupation

boat

Correct answer:

boat

Explanation:

A "blacksmith" is someone who makes and shapes iron by hand. This is an example of a "tradesman." So, to solve this analogy which of these answer choices is a "catamaran" an example of? Well, a "catamaran" is a "boat" with twin-hulls. So, the correct answer is "boat." Additionally, "occupation" means job, vocation, profession, what someone does for a living.

Example Question #54 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Leek is to onion as yam is to __________.

Possible Answers:

dinner

potato

farmer

meal

fruit

Correct answer:

potato

Explanation:

A "leek" is an example of an "onion," so to solve this analogy you merely need to determine what a "yam" is an example of. The correct answer is "potato."

Example Question #55 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Hydrogen is to gas as __________ is to solid.

Possible Answers:

fluid

nitrogen

liquid

copper

oxygen

Correct answer:

copper

Explanation:

"Hydrogen" is an element and a "gas." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an element and "solid." The correct answer is "copper," which is a solid metal element. Additionally, "oxygen" and "nitrogen" are both gases; "fluid" means either liquid or gas, but not a solid.

Example Question #56 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Brother is to kin as __________ is to criminal.

Possible Answers:

mendicant

teacher

aviator

outlaw

constable

Correct answer:

outlaw

Explanation:

"Kin" means family member. So, a "brother" is an example of "kin." To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an example of a "criminal." The correct answer is an "outlaw," someone who has broken the law and is on the run from the authorities. Additionally, "constable" means police officer; "aviator" means pilot of a plane; "mendicant" means beggar.

Example Question #57 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Jaguar is to cat as __________ is to dog.

Possible Answers:

hyena

hunter

quick

loyal

pack

Correct answer:

hyena

Explanation:

A "jaguar" is a type of big "cat" native to South America. So, it is an example of a "cat." To solve this analogy you therefore need to determine which of these is an example of a type of "dog." The correct answer is "hyena."

Example Question #58 : Part/Whole, Part/Part, Example/Category, And Cause/Effect

Complete this analogy.

Granite is to rock as haiku is to __________.

Possible Answers:

poem

language

meal

job

liquid

Correct answer:

poem

Explanation:

"Granite" is a type of "rock." So, to solve this analogy you merely need to determine which of these categories a "haiku" belongs in. A "haiku" is a metered "poem" with an established number of lines and syllables. So, the correct answer is "poem."

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