SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Qualities, Features, Abilities, and Other Analogies

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : Qualities And Features

Complete this analogy.

Robust is to young as __________ is to old.

Possible Answers:

aloof

dynamic

bellicose

wizened

fortunate

Correct answer:

wizened

Explanation:

"Robust" means healthy, strong. This is a quality usually associated with "young" people, so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these adjectives describes a quality generally associated with "old" people. The correct answer is "wizened" which means wrinkled with age, shriveled. Additionally, "bellicose" means aggressive, prone to fighting; "dynamic" means energetic, forceful, active; "fortunate" means lucky; "aloof" means distant, withdrawn, prone to avoiding people.

Example Question #42 : Qualities And Features

Complete this analogy.

Host is to __________ as expert is to knowledgeable.

Possible Answers:

portly

indifferent

cordial

current

hesitant

Correct answer:

cordial

Explanation:

It is generally a quality of an "expert" to be "knowledgeable," so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is generally a quality of a "host." The correct answer is "cordial" which means polite and friendly. Additionally, "portly" means chubby, a little fat; "current" means contemporary, happening right now; "hesitant" means uncertain, unwilling to do something; "indifferent" means apathetic, not caring.

Example Question #41 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Vinegar is to acidic as soda is to __________.

Possible Answers:

carbonated

rambunctious

gallant

intrepid

handmade

Correct answer:

carbonated

Explanation:

A quality generally associated with "vinegar" is that it is "acidic," meaning that it has a sharp, acid-like taste, more technically it means it has a pH lower than seven. To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a quality generally associated with "soda." The correct answer is that it is "carbonated" or fizzy. Additionally, "rambunctious" means hard to control and badly behaved; "intrepid" means adventurous; "gallant" means brave, chivalrous, noble; "handmade" means not made by a machine, made by human-hand.

Example Question #44 : Qualities And Features

Complete this analogy.

Knave is to __________ as ogre is to monstrous.

Possible Answers:

unscrupulous

submissive

resplendent

pious

abstruse

Correct answer:

unscrupulous

Explanation:

A quality associated with "ogres" is that they are "monstrous." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a quality associated with a "knave." Well, a "knave" is an immoral person prone to illicit behavior. The correct answer is therefore "unscrupulous" which means having no moral principles, unethical and shameless. Additionally, "submissive" means ready to accept the authority of others, not domineering; "pious" means devout, devoted to religion or spirituality; "resplendent" means attractive and impressive, splendid, magnificent; "abstruse" means obscure, very hard to understand, known only by a few.

Example Question #41 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Inferno is to hot as __________ is to wet.

Possible Answers:

marsh

university

citadel

lipid

frontier

Correct answer:

marsh

Explanation:

A quality of an "inferno" is to be very "hot." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a noun that could be described as "wet." The correct answer is a "marsh." A "marsh" is a swamp, a bog, a low-lying piece of wetland that is difficult to traverse. Additionally, "frontier" means border; "lipid" means fatty acid; "citadel" means fortress.

Example Question #46 : Qualities And Features

Complete this analogy.

Labyrinth is to confusing as mob is to __________.

Possible Answers:

unruly

thaw

porous

protesters

indigenous

Correct answer:

unruly

Explanation:

A "labyrinth" is a maze. A quality associated with mazes is that they are "confusing." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what a quality associated with a "mob" is. A "mob" is a disorganized mass of people who are rioting or protesting. So, a quality of a "mob" is to be "unruly," which means disorderly, uncontrollable. Additionally, "thaw" means melt, become no longer frozen; "porous" means filled with holes; "indigenous" means native, from the country one lives in.

Example Question #47 : Qualities And Features

Complete this analogy.

Bat is to nocturnal as outcast is to __________.

Possible Answers:

welcomed

fortunate

juvenile

rejected

lithe

Correct answer:

rejected

Explanation:

"Nocturnal" means awake at night, asleep during the day. A quality associated with "bats" is that they are "nocturnal." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a quality of an "outcast." Well, an "outcast" is someone who has been shunned by society, someone who is treated as an outside and not welcomed by a society. So, the correct answer is "rejected." Additionally, "fortunate" means lucky; "juvenile" means immature; "lithe" means graceful, nimble, capable of making quick and flexible movements.

Example Question #41 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Rock is to inorganic as __________ is to organic.

Possible Answers:

mountain

wave

cloud

river

tree

Correct answer:

tree

Explanation:

"Inorganic" means not a living thing. A "rock" is an example of something that is "inorganic." So, which of these is an example of something that is "organic" (a living thing)? The correct answer is a "tree."

Example Question #42 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Indigo is to blue as __________ is to red.

Possible Answers:

vermilion

color

obsidian

crimson

hue

Correct answer:

crimson

Explanation:

"Indigo" is a color that is somewhat "blue" and somewhat purple. So, to solve this analogy you merely need to determine which of these is a similar color to "red." The correct answer is "crimson." Additionally, "vermilion" is yellow; "obsidian" is black; "hue" refers to the shade of something.

Example Question #43 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Feeler is to __________ as hand is to human.

Possible Answers:

crab

octopus

insect

dog

whale

Correct answer:

insect

Explanation:

A "hand" is what a "human" uses to feel and touch things, so to solve this analogy you have to determine which of these uses a "feeler" to feel and touch things. The correct answer is an "insect."

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