SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Analogies

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Other Analogies

Crate is to square as __________.

Possible Answers:

orange is to circle

box is to cube

globe is to sphere

three is to two

triangle is to pyramid

Correct answer:

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 #12 : Other Analogies

A yield traffic sign is to three as __________.

Possible Answers:

green is to go

traffic is to jam

stop is to eight

yellow is to red

caution is to five

Correct answer:

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 #13 : Other Analogies

Design is to clothes as __________.

Possible Answers:

runway is to hangar

type is to font

fashion is to dress

style is to hair

create is to graphics

Correct answer:

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 #14 : Other Analogies

Mispronunciation is to pronunciation as misnomer is to __________.

Possible Answers:

meal

arrangement

spelling

volume

name

Correct answer:

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 #15 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Bourgeois is to middle class as proletarian is to __________.  

Possible Answers:

Royalty 

Media 

Nobility 

Upper class 

Working class 

Correct answer:

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 #16 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Malaise is to discomfort as lethargy is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Happiness

Exhaustion 

Transient 

Mirth 

Clandestine

Correct answer:

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 #17 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Existential is to existence as terrestrial is to __________.

Possible Answers:

People

Water 

Sun 

Clouds 

Land 

Correct answer:

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 #18 : Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Tawdry is to taste as penurious is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Athleticism

Friends 

Intelligence 

Money 

Happiness

Correct answer:

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 #17 : Other Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Elephant is to monkey as __________.

Possible Answers:

salmon is to trout

frog is to amphibian

giraffe is to grasshopper

trout is to whale

cat is to tabby

Correct answer:

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 #98 : Qualities, Features, Abilities, And Other Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Verify is to true as __________.

Possible Answers:

suspect is to false

encourage is to hearten

aspire is to subpar

forget is to information

skeleton is to musculature

Correct answer:

suspect is to false

Explanation:

“Verify” is a verb that means make sure that something is true, so one would logically verify something that is true. That means that we need to pick out an answer choice in which the first word is a verb and the second word an adjective that describes a characteristic of the thing one would apply the first verb to. While “suspect is to false” and “forget is to information” might both look like potentially correct answers, “forget is to information” cannot be the correct answer because “information” is a noun, not an adjective. “Suspect,” however, is a verb that when used as a verb, can mean doubt the truth of, so one would logically suspect something that is false, just as one would logically verify something that is true, so “suspect is to false” is the correct answer.

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