# SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Analogies

## Example Questions

### Example Question #81 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Crate is to square as __________.

box is to cube

triangle is to pyramid

orange is to circle

globe is to sphere

three is to two

orange is to circle

Explanation:

A crate is a rectangular solid: a three-dimensional object that may be made out squares, a two-dimensional shape. Of the available choices, only the orange is a three-dimensional object, roughly spherical, matched with the corresponding 2D shape (a circle). "Triangle is to pyramid" gets the relationship backwards, moving from a two-dimensional to a three-dimensional object.

### Example Question #91 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

A yield traffic sign is to three as __________.

yellow is to red

caution is to five

traffic is to jam

green is to go

stop is to eight

stop is to eight

Explanation:

A yield traffic sign has three sides: it's a triangle. A stop traffic sign has eight sides: it's an octagon.

### Example Question #92 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Design is to clothes as __________.

style is to hair

type is to font

fashion is to dress

runway is to hangar

create is to graphics

style is to hair

Explanation:

Designing is the what you call creating fashionable or attractive clothing, while styling is what you call creating fashionable or attractive haircuts.

### Example Question #93 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Mispronunciation is to pronunciation as misnomer is to __________.

meal

name

volume

spelling

arrangement

name

Explanation:

A mispronunciation is an incorrect pronunciation, so we need to pick out an answer choice that describes what is incorrect in the case of a misnomer. While “name” and “spelling” might each look like a potentially correct answer, “misnomer” is a noun that means either “a wrong name” or “an inaccurate use of a name or term,” so “name” is the correct answer.

### Example Question #94 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Bourgeois is to middle class as proletarian is to __________.

Nobility

Upper class

Working class

Royalty

Media

Working class

Explanation:

"Bourgeois" means of or relating to the middle class or capitalist values so to solve this analogy you have to determine which group of people is described by the word “proletarian.” Proletarian means of or relating to the working class.

### Example Question #95 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Malaise is to discomfort as lethargy is to __________.

Mirth

Transient

Exhaustion

Clandestine

Happiness

Exhaustion

Explanation:

Malaise is a feeling of discomfort, so to solve this analogy you have to determine what lethargy is a feeling of. Lethargy is a feeling of exhaustion. For clarification, transient means fleeting or passing; clandestine means secret; mirth is a synonym for happiness.

### Example Question #731 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Existential is to existence as terrestrial is to __________.

Clouds

Sun

Land

Water

People

Land

Explanation:

Existential means relating to existence, so to solve this analogy you have to determine to what terrestrial is related. That should lead you to the correct answer: of or relating to the land.

### Example Question #732 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Tawdry is to taste as penurious is to __________.

Intelligence

Friends

Happiness

Athleticism

Money

Money

Explanation:

Tawdry means lacking taste, so to solve this analogy you have to determine what someone who is penurious is lacking. The correct answer is “money.” Penurious means very poor, possessing little property.

### Example Question #733 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Elephant is to monkey as __________.

trout is to whale

frog is to amphibian

salmon is to trout

giraffe is to grasshopper

cat is to tabby

salmon is to trout

Explanation:

The best choice is "salmon is to trout." The relationship between "elephant" and "monkey" is that they are both mammals. Likewise, a salmon and a trout are both fish. Considering the other choices, "trout is to whale" is incorrect because trouts are fish while whales are mammals. "Giraffe is to grasshopper" is incorrect because, again, a giraffe is a mammal while a grasshopper is an insect. The remaining to choices, "frog is to amphibian" and "cat is to tabby" are incorrect because they are both examples of a respective category (frogs are amphibians and a tabby is a kind of cat).

### Example Question #734 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Verify is to true as __________.

forget is to information

skeleton is to musculature

encourage is to hearten

aspire is to subpar

suspect is to false