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 Question #652 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Rode is to road as doe is to __________.

Possible Answers:

ray

forest

wood

dough

deer

Correct answer:

dough

Explanation:

“Rode” and “road” are homonyms, since they sound the same but have different meanings. “Doe” means female deer and sounds the same as “dough” when pronounced.

Example Question #653 : Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Grimace is to pain as __________ is to happiness.

Possible Answers:

beam

scowl

frown

gape

stare

Correct answer:

beam

Explanation:

To "grimace" is to express pain using one's face. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words means to express happiness using one's face, to smile. The correct answer is "beam" which means intensely smile with joy. Additionally, "gape" means stare; "scowl" means frown in anger or frustration.

Example Question #73 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Gape is to wonder as __________ is to fear.

Possible Answers:

leap

sprint

monitor

tremble

stare

Correct answer:

tremble

Explanation:

To "gape" means to stare in wonder or amazement. So, it is a physical manifestation of the feeling of "wonder." Which of these is a physical manifestation of the feeling of "fear?" The correct answer is to "tremble," which means to shake with fear or anxiety. Additionally, "sprint" means run fast; "leap" means jump high or far; "monitor" means watch, observe.

Example Question #1 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Basketball is to sport as _________.

Possible Answers:

bird is to sky

tiger is to jungle

toy is to child

bulb is to light

Jazz is to genre

Correct answer:

Jazz is to genre

Explanation:

The correct answer is "jazz is to genre."

The first part of the analogy shows that basketball is a type of sport. 

Jazz is a specific genre of music, making it the correct answer to complete the analogy.

Example Question #2 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Asphyxiation is to __________ as malnutrition is to food.

Possible Answers:

lungs

warmth

oxygen

meal

water

Correct answer:

oxygen

Explanation:

"Malnutrition" is a condition that results from too little "food," it is the lack of proper nutrition, an inadequate supply of food. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what the condition "asphyxiation" results from too little of. "Asphyxiation" is choking and it results from a lack of "oxygen."

Example Question #1 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Counterfeit is to __________ as feint is to attack.

Possible Answers:

equitable

ailing

lawyer

legal

money

Correct answer:

money

Explanation:

A fake attack is known as a "feint." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what fake "money" is known as. The correct answer is "counterfeit" which means a reproduced copy of something valuable, like money or property, designed to trick others into believing it is the real thing. Additionally, "equitable" means fair and equal; "ailing" means sick, unhealthy, unwell.

Example Question #3 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Ignorant is to __________ as naked is to clothes.

Possible Answers:

education

energy

family

emotion

money

Correct answer:

education

Explanation:

Someone without "clothes" is "naked." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that someone is lacking if they are described as "ignorant." Well, "ignorant" means not having knowledge of something. So, the correct answer is "education."

Example Question #71 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Classroom is to teacher as ________________.

Possible Answers:

highway is to car

play is to director 

clerk is to register

ballet is to dancers

house is to family

Correct answer:

play is to director 

Explanation:

The correct answer is "play is to director."

This analogy discloses the relationship of an individual and leadership. A classroom is led by/directed by a teacher; a play is led by/directed by a director.

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