SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Location, Time, or Context

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Tithe is to church as alms is to _________________.

Possible Answers:

government

poor

tax

school

income

Correct answer:

poor

Explanation:

A "tithe" is money given to the "church." So, to solve this analogy you merely need to determine who is given money through "alms." The correct answer is that "alms" is money given to the "poor." 

Example Question #22 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Botany is to _______________ as aesthetics is to beauty.

Possible Answers:

emotions

literature

plants

relationships

animals

Correct answer:

plants

Explanation:

"Aesthetics" is the study of "beauty." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "botany" is the study of. Well, the correct answer is that "botany" is the study of plants

Example Question #23 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Luddite is to _______________ as heretic is to orthodoxy.

Possible Answers:

technology

politics

nature

religion

racism

Correct answer:

technology

Explanation:

A "heretic" is a nonconformist, someone who refuses to conform to expectations, someone who is unorthodox. So, if a "heretic" decries "orthodoxy," what does a "Luddite" decry? The correct answer is that "luddite" means opposed to technological reform, against technological progress. So, the correct answer is "technology." 

Example Question #24 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Curator is to ____________ as pontiff is to church.

Possible Answers:

highway

museum

newsroom

synagogue

university

Correct answer:

museum

Explanation:

"Pontiff" is another name for the Pope. So, a place you might find the pope is a "church." To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is a place where you might find a "curator." Well, a "curator" is someone who oversees and manages a "museum." 

Example Question #25 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Duchy is to duke as ______________ is to prince.

Possible Answers:

princess

president 

oligarchy 

king 

principality

Correct answer:

principality

Explanation:

A "duchy" is an independent territory ruled by a "duke." So, which of these is an independent territory ruled by a "prince?" The correct answer is "principality." Additionally, an "oligarchy" is a society governed by a few wealthy businessmen

Example Question #622 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Kaiser is to German as __________ is to Russian.

Possible Answers:

Duke

Bishop

Regent

Dauphin

Tsar

Correct answer:

Tsar

Explanation:

The term "Kaiser" was once used to denote the ruler of "Germany," so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these was once used to denote the ruler of "Russia." The correct answer is "Tsar." Additionally, a "regent" is someone who governs a monarchy because the rightful ruler is too young; the "dauphin" is the son of the King of France; a "bishop" is a high-ranking member of church hierarchy.

Example Question #21 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Apostate is to religion as __________ is to army.

Possible Answers:

romantic

aegis 

admiral

crucible

turncoat

Correct answer:

turncoat

Explanation:

An "apostate" is someone who renounces one's "religion," someone who abandons their faith. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is used to refer to someone who abandons the "army." The correct answer is "turncoat," which means traitor. Additionally, "aegis" is protection, support; an "admiral" is a high-ranking member of the navy; a "crucible" is a setting of great trial

Example Question #26 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Kilt is to Scotland as sari is to __________

Possible Answers:

India

China 

Canada 

America 

France 

Correct answer:

India

Explanation:

A "kilt" is an item of clothing from "Scotland." It is a type of formal skirt usually worn by men of a clan. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine where a "sari" is from. The correct answer is "India." A "sari" is a garment of silk clothing usually worn by women in "India." 

Example Question #27 : Location, Time, Or Context

Complete this analogy.

Flotsam is to _____________ as pollen is to flower.

Possible Answers:

elevator

ocean

sky

time

forest

Correct answer:

ocean

Explanation:

"Pollen" is small, fine dust-like material excreted by male plants for the purposes of fertilizing a female plant. "Pollen" is found on "flowers," so to solve this analogy you need to determine where "flotsam" is found. Well, "flotsam" is trash or waste floating in the "ocean."

Example Question #62 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Quartermaster is to _____________ as registrar is to records.

Possible Answers:

performances

affluence

treaties

supplies

power

Correct answer:

supplies

Explanation:

A "registrar" is someone who's job it is to keep track of official "records," like demographic statistics. So, a "registrar" is concerned with "records," what is a "quartermaster" concerned with? Well, a "quartermaster" is a military official responsible for providing "supplies" and shelter. So, the correct answer is "supplies." Additionally, "affluence" is wealth and prosperity.

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