SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Subject and Object

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Example Question #542 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Teacher is to students as __________.

Possible Answers:

manager is to employees

chef is to food

principal is to classroom

ocean is to water

salesperson is to cars

Correct answer:

manager is to employees

Explanation:

A teacher leads and directs the activities of his or her students. In the same way, a manager leads and directs the activities of his or her employees. The two relationships are analogous.

Example Question #52 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Massacre is to human as __________ is to animal.

Possible Answers:

cull

autopsy

cadaver

carrion

genocide

Correct answer:

cull

Explanation:

A deliberate killing of a group of humans is known as a "massacre," so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these words refers to a deliberate and organized killing of animals. The correct answer is "cull." Additionally, "genocide" is the deliberate and premeditated killing of an ethnic group; "carrion" is dead animal flesh; a "cadaver" is a corpse; an "autopsy" is an investigation into the medical cause of someone's death.

Example Question #53 : Tool/Use, User/Tool, Actor/Action, Product/Producer, And Subject/Object

Complete this analogy.

Epithet is to describe as libel is to _________________.

Possible Answers:

imbue

accrue

prune

defame

jettison

Correct answer:

defame

Explanation:

An "epithet" is a word or phrase used to "describe" a group of people, usually in a negative way. So, the purpose of an "epithet" is to "describe." To solve this analogy you need to determine what the purpose of "libel" is. Well, "libel" is false information published with the intent of damaging the reputation of someone. The purpose of "libel" is to "defame" (ruin the reputation of). Additionally, "imbue" means fill with; "prune" means trim, cut; "accrue" means accumulate, gather money through interest or investment, grow in wealth or value; "jettison" means discard, get rid of unwanted waste.

Example Question #551 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Coroner is to death as pilgrim is to __________.

Possible Answers:

loyalty

worship

ownership

truth

emotion

Correct answer:

worship

Explanation:

A "coroner" is someone who investigates the causes of a "death." So, a "coroner" is concerned with "death," what is a "pilgrim" concerned with? Well, a "pilgrim" is someone who goes on a journey for religious purposes. So, a "pilgrim" is concerned with "worship."

Example Question #552 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Excavate is to fossil as cauterize is to __________.

Possible Answers:

song

sibling

cathedral

wound

fabric

Correct answer:

wound

Explanation:

"Excavate" means to dig a hole for the purposes of removing something. So, one can "excavate" a "fossil." To solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is something that one might "cauterize." Well, "cauterize" means to burn the skin to help a "wound" to heal.

Example Question #553 : Analogies

Complete this analogy.

Lactate is to milk as ovulate is to _____________.

Possible Answers:

eggs

sperm

currency

hair

solutions

Correct answer:

eggs

Explanation:

To "lactate" means to produce "milk," usually for the purposes of sustaining one's offspring. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is produced by someone who is "ovulating." Well, to "ovulate" means (of a female) to produce "eggs" for reproduction.

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