All SSAT Middle Level Verbal Resources
Example Question #1 : Determining Meaning From Prefixes, Suffixes, And Roots
Complete this analogy.
Subterranean is to __________ as airborne is to eagle.
An "eagle" is an example of an "airborne" (in the air, flying) creature. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a "subterranean" creature. Well, to solve this you obviously need to know what "subterranean" means. There are two relevant roots in the word to consider: First, sub- means below, beneath, under and second, terra- means Earth. So, "subterranean" means below the Earth. Which of these creatures lives "below the Earth?" A "worm."