### All SSAT Upper Level Verbal Resources

## Example Questions

### 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

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

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

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

"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

"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

"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

"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*.