SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Other Specific Terminology

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Example Question #539 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Ornithology is to __________ as Sinology is to China.

Possible Answers:

farming 

birds

humans 

America 

grass 

Correct answer:

birds

Explanation:

"Zoology" means the study of animals." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what "ornithology" is the study of. The correct answer is "birds." The prefix ornitho- means "bird."

Example Question #540 : Ssat Upper Level Verbal

Complete this analogy.

Visceral is ____________ as visual is to eye.

Possible Answers:

feeling 

relationship 

moon 

body

home 

Correct answer:

body

Explanation:

"Visual" refers to things relating to visual perception, which is done through the "eye." "Visceral" means that something is related to viscera, which only comes from a "body."

Example Question #41 : Other Specific Terminology

Complete this analogy.

Egalitarian is to equality as prurient is to __________.

Possible Answers:

ethnicity 

faith

sexuality

healthcare 

occupation 

Correct answer:

sexuality

Explanation:

An "egalitarian" is a person who believes that all people are "equal" and who advocates for fairness and "equality" in society. So, an "egalitarian" is concerned with "equality," what is a "prurient" concerned with? Well, the correct answer is that a "prurient" is someone who is excessively concerned with "sexual" affairs, someone who is voyeuristic. So, the correct answer is "sexuality."  

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