SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Measurement, Storage, Location, and Material Composition

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Teacher is to classroom as scientist is to __________.

Possible Answers:

labyrinth

experiment

biology

lavatory

laboratory

Correct answer:

laboratory

Explanation:

A "teacher" works inside a "classroom," similar to how a "scientist" works inside a "laboratory." A scientist may study "biology" or perform "experiments," but he does not work inside either of them. To further help you, a "lavatory" is a washroom or bathroom; a "labyrinth" is a complex maze.

Example Question #42 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Drive is to drove as eat is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Eaten 

Food 

Ate 

Hungry 

Eating 

Correct answer:

Ate 

Explanation:

"Drove" is the past tense expression of the verb "drive," so to solve this analogy, you have to find the past tense expression of the word "eat." “Ate” is the past tense expression of "eat," so "ate" is the correct answer.

Example Question #43 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Library is to book as __________.

Possible Answers:

tree is to forest

museum is to painting

money is to bank

bee is to hive

zoo is to monkey

Correct answer:

museum is to painting

Explanation:

The best answer is "museum is to painting," as a museum houses paintings for public viewing, much like how a library keeps books for public reading. Some of the other answer choices may be tempting, but are switched in structure, such as "money is to bank" instead of "bank is to money." "Zoo is to monkeys," may also be a tempting answer choice, but is too specific ("Zoo is to animal" would be a much better choice).

Example Question #713 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Milk is to dairy as bread is to __________.

Possible Answers:

toast

harvest 

sandwich 

bakery 

edible

Correct answer:

bakery 

Explanation:

Milk is produced by cows at a dairy, but "dairy" could also refer to the group of food items to which milk belongs, as milk is a "dairy product." To figure out which of these analogies is at work, we should consider the answer choices through each lens to see in which way the correct answer relates to "bread." None of the answer choices describe a category to which bread belongs (like in the "milk is to dairy product" relationship), so we need to find an answer choice that describes the location at which bread is produced. Bread is produced at a bakery, just as milk is produced at a dairy, so "bakery" is the correct answer.

Example Question #44 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Bedroom is to sleep as kitchen is to __________.

Possible Answers:

refrigerator

snooze

hungry

dance

cook

Correct answer:

cook

Explanation:

Since a bedroom is a room in which one sleeps, we need to pick out a word that describes an action that typically takes place in a kitchen. Of the possible answer choices that are verbs - "dance," "cook," and "snooze," "cook" makes the most sense. Since just as you sleep in a bedroom, you cook in a kitchen, "cook" is the correct answer.

Example Question #45 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Emaciated is to food as __________ is to education.

Possible Answers:

teacher

hungry

homework

ignorant

school

Correct answer:

ignorant

Explanation:

To solve this analogy you first need to know that "emaciated" means starving, extremely skinny due to lack of food. So, if someone who is denied "food" becomes "emaciated" what does someone become who is denied "education?" The correct answer is "ignorant," which means lacking in knowledge, not understanding something.

Example Question #46 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Anemic is to energy as __________ is to hair.

Possible Answers:

shave

old

sleep

bald

fur

Correct answer:

bald

Explanation:

To solve this analogy you first need to know that "anemic" means lacking color and energy. So, someone who is lacking "energy" is "anemic," what is someone who is lacking "hair" called? The correct answer is, of course, "bald."

Example Question #47 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

South America is to continent as _________

Possible Answers:

duck is to pond

Houston is to city

carpet is to floor

notebook is to student

show is to television

Correct answer:

Houston is to city

Explanation:

The correct answer is "Houston is to city."

The first part of the analogy expresses that South America is a continent, and deals with geographical content. 

Houston is a city and also falls under the category of geography. 

Example Question #48 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Metropolitan is to city as __________ is to countryside.

Possible Answers:

urban

farmer

suburban

agrarian

commute

Correct answer:

agrarian

Explanation:

"Metropolitan" means related to the city, urban. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words means related to the countryside, rural. The correct answer is "agrarian."

Example Question #49 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Insomnia is to __________ as anorexia is to food.

Possible Answers:

friends

sleep

work

education

sports

Correct answer:

sleep

Explanation:

"Anorexia" is a medical condition that arises from a lack of food. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "insomnia" arises from a lack of. The correct answer is "sleep."

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