SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Part and Whole

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

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Example Question #23 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Epilogue is to book as _______________.

Possible Answers:

ritual is to dance

chapter is to division

typewriter is to novel

soap is to dishwasher

coda is to song

Correct answer:

coda is to song

Explanation:

An "epilogue" is a part of a book that appears at the end. The correct answer will demonstrate a relationship of part and whole. A "coda" is a musical segment that appears at the end of a song

Example Question #24 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Archipelago is to __________ as bouquet is to flowers.

Possible Answers:

books 

islands

humans 

animals 

rocks 

Correct answer:

islands

Explanation:

A "bouquet" is a group of flowers, particularly flowers that are held together in a bunch for the purpose of being given to someone. So, to solve this analogy, you need to determine what an "archipelago" is a group of. The correct answer is "islands."

Example Question #25 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Fuselage is to _________________ as hull is to ship.

Possible Answers:

captain

sailing

aircraft

car

flying

Correct answer:

aircraft

Explanation:

The "hull" is the name given to the main body of a "ship." So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these a "fuselage" is the main body of. The correct answer is that a "fuselage" is the name given to the main body of an "aircraft." 

Example Question #26 : Analogies: Determining Meaning From Type Of Relationship

Complete this analogy.

Borough is to city as __________ is to dossier.

Possible Answers:

vote

house

utensil

document

money

Correct answer:

document

Explanation:

A "city" is often comprised of "boroughs" (districts within a city). So, to solve this analogy you need to determine what it is that a "dossier" is comprised of. Well, a "dossier" is a collection of "documents" pertaining to a certain subject

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