SSAT Middle Level Verbal : SSAT Middle Level Verbal

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Teacher is to teach as photographer is to __________.

Possible Answers:

instruct

develop

capture

photograph

illustrate

Correct answer:

photograph

Explanation:

The relationship here has to do with the suffix "-er." This suffix takes a verb (like "teach") and turns it into a noun that means one who [verb]s. Similar to how "teacher" means one who teaches, "photographer" means one who photographs, so "photograph" is the correct answer.

Example Question #32 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Fancy is to fanciful as beauty is to __________.

Possible Answers:

many

simple

pretty

feast

beautiful

Correct answer:

beautiful

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-ful." This suffix takes a noun (like "fancy" or "beauty") and makes it into an adjective that means full of [noun]. Similar to how "fanciful" means full of fancy, "beautiful" means full of beauty.

Example Question #33 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Refusal is to refuse as denial is to __________.

Possible Answers:

acceptance

deny

celebrate

reject

accusation

Correct answer:

deny

Explanation:

The relationship here has to do with the suffix "-al." This suffix takes a verb and changes it into a noun that means the act of [verb]ing. Similar to how "refusal" means the act of refusing, "denial" means the act of denying.

Example Question #34 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Length is to lengthen as strength is to __________.

Possible Answers:

long

build

strengthen

lean

strong

Correct answer:

strengthen

Explanation:

The relationship here has to do with the suffix "-en." This suffix takes a noun (like "length" or "strength") and makes it into a verb that means to add [noun]. Similar to how "lengthen" means to add length, "strengthen" means to add strength.

Example Question #11 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Work is to worker as __________.

Possible Answers:

hard is to working

boss is to employee

employ is to employer

contract is to hire

labor is to job

Correct answer:

employ is to employer

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-er." This suffix takes a verb (like "work" or "employ") and makes it a noun meaning one who [verb]s. "Worker" means one who works, and "employer" means one who employs.

Example Question #35 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Sexist is to sex as racist is to __________.

Possible Answers:

movement

discrimination

maturity

race

heritage

Correct answer:

race

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-ist." This suffix takes a characteristic (such as "sex" or "race") and makes an adjective describing someone or something that discriminates based on that characteristic. A "sexist" person discriminates by sex and a "racist" person discriminates by race, so "race" is the correct answer.

Example Question #36 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Kind is to kindness as prepared is to __________.

Possible Answers:

goodness

act

preparedness

effective

ready

Correct answer:

preparedness

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-ness." This suffix takes an adjective (like "kind" or "prepared") and makes it into a noun meaning the quality of being [adjective]. "Kindness" refers to the quality of being kind and "preparedness" refers to the quality of being prepared.

Example Question #37 : Ssat Middle Level Verbal

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Liquefy is to liquid as deify is to __________.

Possible Answers:

solid

puree

raise

deity

divinity

Correct answer:

deity

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-fy." This suffix takes a noun (like "liquid" or "deity") and makes it a verb meaning to convert into [noun]. "Liquefy" means to convert into liquid, and "deify" means to make into a deity or god.

Example Question #21 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Divisive is to divide as prohibitive is to __________.

Possible Answers:

permissive

prohibit

separation

stop

foreclose

Correct answer:

prohibit

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-ive." This suffix takes a verb (such as "divide" or "prohibit") and makes it an adjective describing something that does that verb. "Divisive" describes something that divides, and "prohibitive" describes something that prohibits.

Example Question #22 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Enjoyable is to enjoy as washable is to __________.

Possible Answers:

convenient

wash

delight

cleanliness

fabric

Correct answer:

wash

Explanation:

The relationship has to do with the suffix "-able." This suffix takes a verb (like "enjoy" or "wash") and makes it into an adjective meaning able to be [verb]ed. "Enjoyable" means able to be enjoyed, and "washable" means able to be washed, so "wash" is the correct answer.

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