SSAT Upper Level Verbal : User and Tool

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Wood is to carpenter as stone is to __________.

Possible Answers:

cobbler

brick

tile

mason

mortar

Correct answer:

mason

Explanation:

A carpenter builds with wood and a mason builds with stone.

Example Question #2 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Myopic is to glasses as lame is to __________.

Possible Answers:

eyes

male

spectacles

crutches

myeloma

Correct answer:

crutches

Explanation:

A person who is myopic needs glasses. A person who is lame needs crutches.

Example Question #3 : User And Tool

Pope is to miter as __________.

Possible Answers:

monarch is to rule

queen is to crown

priest is to cross

king is to scepter

bishop is to ring

Correct answer:

queen is to crown

Explanation:

The miter is the hat of papal authority, while the crown is the hat of queenly authority. The scepter might also mark the authority of the king, but it's not a hat, so "queen is to crown" is a closer match.

Example Question #4 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Sneaker is to runner as __________.

Possible Answers:

mask is to scuba diver

dress is to bride

concrete is to construction worker

coffee is to barista

tie is to teacher

Correct answer:

mask is to scuba diver

Explanation:

Sneakers are accessories runners wear to successfully complete their task (running); similarly, masks are accessories scuba divers wear to successfully complete their task (scuba diving).

Example Question #5 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Football is to hand as __________.

Possible Answers:

race is to competition

racket is to tennis

soccer is to foot

toe is to ballerina

golf is to hole

Correct answer:

soccer is to foot

Explanation:

When playing football, the football can be moved by someone throwing it with their hand. Similarly, when playing soccer, the soccer ball can be moved by someone kicking it with their foot.

Example Question #6 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Deaf is to captions as blind is to __________.

Possible Answers:

hearing

blank

vision

sight

braille

Correct answer:

braille

Explanation:

Captions help deaf people experience the "spoken word" and Braille printing allows blind people to experience the "written word."

Example Question #7 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

Blacksmith is to __________ as carpenter is to wood.

Possible Answers:

religion

guild

iron

medieval

cotton

Correct answer:

iron

Explanation:

A "carpenter" is someone who shapes wood for a living, so to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these is an object fashioned and shaped by a blacksmith. The correct answer is "iron."

Example Question #8 : User And Tool

Complete this analogy.

__________ is to stone as butcher is to meat.

Possible Answers:

Carpenter

Priest

Blacksmith

Tycoon

Mason

Correct answer:

Mason

Explanation:

A "butcher" is someone who works with and sells meat products. So, to solve this analogy you need to determine which of these describes someone who works with stone. The correct answer is "mason." Additionally, a "blacksmith" works with iron and other metals and a "tycoon" is a businessman, a magnate.

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