SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #529 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Insulin is to diabetes as penicillin is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cancer

insanity

paralysis

psychopathy

infection

Correct answer:

infection

Explanation:

"Insulin" is something that is used to treat "diabetes." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that "penicillin" is used to treat. The correct answer is that "penicillin" treats bacterial "infection." Additionally, "paralysis" is the inability to move or feel sensation; "psychopathy" is a mental illness defined by a lack of empathy and a desire to defeat others in all areas of life.

Example Question #530 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Austral is to __________ as dorsal is to back.

Possible Answers:

native

wet

foreign

south

front

Correct answer:

south

Explanation:

The term "dorsal" means of or relating to the "back" of an animal or organ. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words is related to "austral." The correct answer, as you may have guessed from "Australia," is that "austral" means of or relating to the "south."

Example Question #531 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Gynecology is to women geriatrics is to __________.

Possible Answers:

children

men

teenagers

the elderly

pets

Correct answer:

the elderly

Explanation:

To begin with the prefix gyno- means of or related to "women." So, "gynecology" is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of "women." To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is related to the branch of medicine known as "geriatrics." The correct answer is that "geriatrics" is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of, and care for, the "elderly."

Example Question #532 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Ethics is to morality as __________ is to naming.

Possible Answers:

megalomania

cynicism

adage

digression

nomenclature

Correct answer:

nomenclature

Explanation:

"Ethics" is defined as a system of "morality." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is defined as a system of "naming" things. The correct answer is "nomenclature." Additionally, "megalomania" is the state of being power-mad; an "adage" is an old-saying meant to impart some lesson; a "digression" is a distraction from the main point, straying from the issue under discussion; "cynicism" is skepticism and mistrust, a belief system based around selfishness and pessimism.

Example Question #533 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Arable is to __________ as pluvial is to rainfall.

Possible Answers:

cleaning

heating

buying

forbidding

farming

Correct answer:

farming

Explanation:

"Pluvial" means related to, or characterized by, "rainfall." So, to solve this analogy you simply need to determine which of these is related to the word "arable." Well, "arable" means (of land) fit for "farming."

Example Question #534 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Gastric is to __________ as pulmonary is to lungs.

Possible Answers:

thinking

digesting

brain

stomach

breathing

Correct answer:

stomach

Explanation:

"Pulmonary" means of or related to "lungs." So, to solve this analogy you simply need to determine what "gastric" is related to. The correct answer is that "gastric" means of or related to the "stomach."

Example Question #535 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Hepatic is to liver as sartorial is to _____________.

Possible Answers:

traveling 

clothing

mind 

housing 

soul 

Correct answer:

clothing

Explanation:

"Hepatic" means of or related to the "liver." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is described by the word "sartorial." The correct answer is that "sartorial" means of or related to "clothing." 

Example Question #536 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Argent is to __________ as quicksilver is to mercury.

Possible Answers:

coal

oil

iron

silver

diamond

Correct answer:

silver

Explanation:

"Quicksilver" is another term for "mercury." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is another term for "argent." The correct answer is that "argent" means of, related to, "silver." 

Example Question #537 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Nautical is to sailors as phonetic is to ______________.

Possible Answers:

nurses

sounds

taste

soldiers

bankers

Correct answer:

sounds

Explanation:

The term "nautical" means related to sailing or "sailors." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words is described by the word "phonetic." The correct answer is that "phonetic" means of or related to speech and "sounds." 

Example Question #538 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Sylvan is to woods as vinous is to __________.

Possible Answers:

water

coffee

milk

tea

wine

Correct answer:

wine

Explanation:

"Sylvan" means of or related to the "woods," having the quaint qualities of a forest. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what the word "vinous" describes. The correct answer is that "vinous" means related to, having the taste of, "wine."

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