SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Location, Time, or Context

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Example Question #68 : Measurement, Storage, Location, And Material Composition

Complete this analogy.

Ovary is to reproduction as __________ is to categorization.

Possible Answers:

embezzle 

asylum 

phylum

sinecure 

doleful 

Correct answer:

phylum

Explanation:

An "ovary" is a female reproductive organ. So, an "ovary" is involved with "reproduction." What is a "phylum" involved with? Well, a "phylum" is a classification group for organizing species of animals. So, it is involved in "categorization." Additionally, an "asylum" is a sanctuary, a safe house; a "sinecure" is an easy job; "embezzle" means steal money from somewhere one works or is trusted; "doleful" means miserable and disconsolate, feeling hopeless

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