SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Measurement

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Example Question #582 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Joule is to _____________ as liter is to capacity.

Possible Answers:

luminosity

energy

viscosity

temperature

depth

Correct answer:

energy

Explanation:

A "liter" is a measurement of liquid "capacity," a measurement of volume. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is measured by a "joule." Well, the correct answer is that a "joule" is used to measure "energy." Additionally, "luminosity" refers to brightness; "viscosity" refers to thickness

Example Question #583 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Pedometer is to walk as odometer is to ________________.

Possible Answers:

drive

watch

car

run

catch

Correct answer:

drive

Explanation:

A "pedometer" is an object that measures how many steps you have "walked." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that an "odometer" measures. The correct answer is that an "odometer" measures how many miles you have "driven." 

Example Question #591 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Megabyte is to _______________ as kilogram is to weight.

Possible Answers:

speed

energy

information

brightness

volume

Correct answer:

information

Explanation:

A "kilogram" is a unit of measurement used to measure "weight." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that a "megabyte" is used to measure. The correct answer is "information." A "byte" is a unit of measurement used to measure "information" or computer memory

Example Question #592 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Hertz is to frequency as watt is to ________________.

Possible Answers:

time

depth

force

distance

power

Correct answer:

power

Explanation:

"Hertz" is a unit of measurement, used to measure the "frequency" of waves. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what a "watt" is used to measure. The correct answer is that a "watt" is a unit of measurement, used to measure "power," particularly the "power" in an electrical circuit.

Example Question #593 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Salinity is to salt as validity is to __________.

Possible Answers:

affection

truth

hatred

time

distance

Correct answer:

truth

Explanation:

"Salinity" is a measure of how much "salt" there is in something, how salty something is. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "validity" measures. Well, "validity" means how valid something is, how much "truth" there is in a statement.

Example Question #594 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Pound is to weight as degree Celsius is to ______________.

Possible Answers:

temperature

cold

size

touch

monetary value

Correct answer:

temperature

Explanation:

"Pounds" are a unit of measurement for "weight." So, we're looking for the word that describes the thing of which "degrees Celsius" is a unit of measurement, which is temperature.

Example Question #595 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

League is to __________ as quantum is to energy.

Possible Answers:

temperature

sport

distance

team

weight

Correct answer:

distance

Explanation:

"Quantum" is a unit of measuring "energy." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what is measured in "leagues." Well, a "league" is a measure of "distance," not commonly used, equivalent to roughly three miles.

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