SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Analogies

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

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Example Questions

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

Crate is to square as __________.

Possible Answers:

box is to cube

triangle is to pyramid

orange is to circle

globe is to sphere

three is to two

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

A yield traffic sign is to three as __________.

Possible Answers:

yellow is to red

caution is to five

traffic is to jam

green is to go

stop is to eight

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

Design is to clothes as __________.

Possible Answers:

style is to hair

type is to font

fashion is to dress

runway is to hangar

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

Mispronunciation is to pronunciation as misnomer is to __________.

Possible Answers:

meal

name

volume

spelling

arrangement

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

Complete this analogy.

Bourgeois is to middle class as proletarian is to __________.  

Possible Answers:

Nobility 

Upper class 

Working class 

Royalty 

Media 

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

Complete this analogy.

Malaise is to discomfort as lethargy is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Mirth 

Transient 

Exhaustion 

Clandestine

Happiness

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 #731 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Existential is to existence as terrestrial is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Clouds 

Sun 

Land 

Water 

People

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 #732 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Tawdry is to taste as penurious is to __________.

Possible Answers:

Intelligence 

Friends 

Happiness

Athleticism

Money 

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 #733 : Analogies

Analogies: Complete this analogy.

Elephant is to monkey as __________.

Possible Answers:

trout is to whale

frog is to amphibian

salmon is to trout

giraffe is to grasshopper

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 #734 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Verify is to true as __________.

Possible Answers:

forget is to information

skeleton is to musculature

encourage is to hearten

aspire is to subpar

suspect is to false

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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