SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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Example Question #21 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Maritime is to ocean as optic is to __________.

Possible Answers:

eye

guard

land

animal

building

Correct answer:

eye

Explanation:

"Maritime" means of or relating to the "ocean," particularly to human activity on the sea. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words is described by the word "optic." Well, "optic" means related to sight, "eyes," or eyesight. So, the correct answer is "eye."

Example Question #22 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Nasal is to nose as ocular is to __________.

Possible Answers:

hand

eye

ear

foot

mouth

Correct answer:

eye

Explanation:

"Nasal" means of or related to the "nose." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is described by the word "ocular." "Ocular" means related to "eye," eyesight, or vision. So, the correct answer is "eye." Additionally, "oral" means related to the mouth.

Example Question #23 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Visual is to see as aural is to __________.

Possible Answers:

mouth

taste

eye

hear

touch

Correct answer:

hear

Explanation:

"Visual" means related to sight or seeing. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that "aural" relates to. The correct answer is "hearing."

Example Question #24 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Aviation is to flying as maritime is to __________.

Possible Answers:

driving

playing

running

climbing

sailing

Correct answer:

sailing

Explanation:

"Aviation" means related to aircraft or the act of "flying" a plane. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these actions is connected to the word "maritime." Well, "maritime" means related to the sea or to ships. So, the correct answer is "sailing."

Example Question #25 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Jabber is to talk as ______________.

Possible Answers:

run is to track

scrawl is to write

drink is to water

train is to track

perplexed is to understanding

Correct answer:

scrawl is to write

Explanation:

The correct answer is "scrawl is to write." 

When someone "jabbers," he or she is talking hurriedly, but not making much sense (careless talking/speech). 

When an individual "scrawls," he or she is writing rapidly and carelessly.

Example Question #26 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Husbandry is to __________ as forestry is to trees.

Possible Answers:

machines

children

inventions

ideas

animals

Correct answer:

animals

Explanation:

The term "forestry" means related to the science or practice of planting for or caring for "trees." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words is related to "husbandry." Well, "husbandry" refers to the science or practice of raising and caring for farm "animals." 

Example Question #27 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Sonic is to _____________ as tactile is to touch.

Possible Answers:

truth

light

sight 

sound

taste

Correct answer:

sound

Explanation:

"Tactile" means of or related to the sense of "touch." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is described by the word "sonic." The correct answer is that "sonic" means of or related to "sound."

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