SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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Example Questions

Example Question #509 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete the analogy.

Horticulture is to __________ as culinary is to cooking.

Possible Answers:

attacking 

judging 

defending 

gardening

protesting 

Correct answer:

gardening

Explanation:

"Culinary" means related to cooking or associated with the art of cooking. To solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that "horticulture" relates to the art of. "Horticulture" means related to the art of gardening, so "gardening" is the correct answer.

Example Question #510 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Natal is to birth as nuptial is to __________________.

Possible Answers:

marriage

money

sport

illness

death

Correct answer:

marriage

Explanation:

The term "natal" means of or related to "birth" or giving "birth." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words described by the term "nuptial." Well, "nuptial" means of or related to "weddings" or "wedding" vows.

Example Question #511 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Apostate is to _______________ as deserter is to army.

Possible Answers:

religion

general

vehicle

navy

party

Correct answer:

religion

Explanation:

A "deserter" is the name given to someone who leaves the "army" against the wishes of the "army." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these has been abandoned by someone described as an "apostate." The correct answer is that an "apostate" is someone who abandons their religion. The term is applied most often in contemporary society to someone who has left Islam, but it can describe someone who has left any religious or personal belief. 

Example Question #512 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Hypochondriac is to health as megalomaniac is to ________________.

Possible Answers:

time

fear 

work

power

love

Correct answer:

power

Explanation:

A "hypochondriac" is someone who is overly concerned with their "health," someone who thinks they are sick all the time. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that a "megalomaniac" is overly concerned with. The correct answer is that a "megalomaniac" is someone who is deeply concerned with their own "power" and will do anything to appear or feel powerful

Example Question #513 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Genuflect is to God as ________________ is to superior.

Possible Answers:

dismiss

apprehend

kowtow

decimate

abscond

Correct answer:

kowtow

Explanation:

To "genuflect" means to kneel before "God" in a show of religious devotion. So, which of these means to kneel before one's "superior?" The correct answer is to "kowtow." It is worth noting that "kowtow" carries a connotation of being weak and obsequious. Additionally, "abscond" means run away with, to leave in a hurried manner; "apprehend" means catch, as in to capture a criminal; "decimate" means kill and destroy a large proportion of

Example Question #514 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Nautical is to sailors as astral is to _____________.

Possible Answers:

books 

organs 

food 

waves 

stars

Correct answer:

stars

Explanation:

"Nautical" means of or related to the sea or "sailors." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is related to the term "astral." Well, as you may have guessed by the prefix astr-, "astral" means of or related to the "stars." 

Example Question #515 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Green is to _____________ as blue is to depressed.

Possible Answers:

somber

peaceful

retired

irate

inexperienced

Correct answer:

inexperienced

Explanation:

The word "blue" is often used as a synonym for "depressed" or "upset," as in "she was feeling awfully blue." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "green" is often used as a synonym for. Well, sometimes it is used for "envious" or "jealous," but these options are not available. So, the correct answer must be "inexperienced," as in "He is pretty green, but we will soon get him trained up." 

Example Question #516 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Epidemiology is to __________ as hagiography is to saints.

Possible Answers:

medicine

disease

motion

parenting

politics

Correct answer:

disease

Explanation:

"Hagiography" is the study of "saints" and the lives of "saints." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "epidemiology" is the study of. Well, "epidemiology" is the study of "disease," particularly the spread of disease

Example Question #517 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Avuncular is to uncle as municipal is to _____________.

Possible Answers:

town

income

religion

weather

mother

Correct answer:

town

Explanation:

"Avuncular" means of or related to "uncles" or a quality of "uncles." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words is described by the word "municipal." Well, "municipal" means of or related to a "town" or city, particularly to the governing of a "town" or city.

Example Question #518 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Simian is to ______________ as temporal is to time.

Possible Answers:

space

similarity

ape

construction

blizzard

Correct answer:

ape

Explanation:

"Temporal" means of or related to "time." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is described by the word "simian." Well, "simian" means of or related to "apes."

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