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 Question #21 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Sow is to before as __________ is to after.

Possible Answers:

elongate

reap

erect

grouse

boast

Correct answer:

reap

Explanation:

You may have heard the expression "you reap what you sow" which will have helped you solve this analogy (always use whatever tools you have at your disposal when solving analogies, they are primarily about critical thinking and reasoning). If you did not make this connection it becomes necessary to know the following: The verb "sow" means to plant seeds that will later grow and need to be harvested. This is something you do "before" the crops can grow. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an action that might be taken after the crops have grown. The correct answer is "reap" which means to harvest, to cut and collect crops. Additionally, "erect" means set up, stand up, put together; "elongate" means make or become longer; "grouse" means carp, complain, whine; "boast" means brag about, talk loudly about things you have achieved.

Example Question #21 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Malnourished is to __________ as dehydrated is to water.

Possible Answers:

love

money

help

work

food

Correct answer:

food

Explanation:

"Dehydrated" means dried, deprived of "water," thirsty, in need of "water." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these one might require if one were "malnourished." Well, "malnourished" means not supplied with enough "food" to be healthy, starving.

Example Question #22 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Mosque is to Islam as __________ is to Judaism.

Possible Answers:

hymn

synagogue

prayer

church

monastery

Correct answer:

synagogue

Explanation:

A "mosque" is a place of holy worship in the "Islamic" faith. So, to solve this analogy you simply need to determine which of these is a place of holy worship in the "Jewish" faith. The correct answer is "synagogue." Additionally, a "hymn" is a religious song; a "monastery" is a place where monks live and study.

Example Question #24 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Buccaneer is to ship as waitress is to __________.

Possible Answers:

brigand

sage

bistro

commodity

conundrum

Correct answer:

bistro

Explanation:

A "buccaneer" is a pirate. So, a place where a "buccaneer" might be found is a "ship." Which of these is a place where a "waitress" might be found? The correct answer is a "bistro," which is another word for a fancy cafe. Additionally, "conundrum" means problem with two possible solutions; "sage" means wise, wise person; a "commodity" is something of value; a "brigand" is another word for "buccaneer," pirate.

Example Question #23 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Hospice is to __________ as morgue is to dead.

Possible Answers:

young

thin

brilliant

sick

untidy

Correct answer:

sick

Explanation:

A "morgue" is a place where the "dead" are kept before being buried. To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these might be kept or found in a "hospice." The correct answer is "sick" people. A "hospice" is a place where sick or old people are cared for.

Example Question #24 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete the analogy.

Field is to football as ____________.

Possible Answers:

ice is to freezer 

track is to racing

cloud is to sky

car is to dealership

customer is to store

Correct answer:

track is to racing

Explanation:

The correct answer is "track is to racing."

The activity of football takes place on a field. We want to look for a similar relationship for the second part of the analogy. 

The activity of racing takes place on a track, completing the analogy.

Example Question #25 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Introduction is to beginning as ________________.

Possible Answers:

achievement is to trophy

battery is to charger

paragraph is to essay

conclusion is to end

author is to journal

Correct answer:

conclusion is to end

Explanation:

An introduction occurs at the beginning of a book, event, etc. Similarly a conclusion occurs at the end, making that the correct answer.

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