Analogies Questions and Answers : Type 1

Directions to Solve

A good way to figure out the relationship in a given question is to make up a sentence that describes the relationship between the first two words. Then, try to use the same sentence to find out which of the answer choices completes the same relationship with the third word.

1. Odometer is to mileage as compass is to
A. speed B. hiking
C. needle D. direction
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2. Marathon is to race as hibernation is to
A. winter B. bear
C. dream D. sleep
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3. Window is to pane as book is to
A. novel B. glass
C. cover D. page
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4. Cup is to coffee as bowl is to
A. dish B. soup
C. spoon D. food
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5. Yard is to inch as quart is to
A. gallon B. ounce
C. milk D. liquid
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6. Elated is to despondent as enlightened is to
A. aware B. ignorant
C. miserable D. tolerant
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7. Optimist is to cheerful as pessimist is to
A. gloomy B. mean
C. petty D. helpful
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8. Reptile is to lizard as flower is to
A. petal B. stem
C. daisy D. alligator
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9. Play is to actor as concert is to
A. symphony B. musician
C. piano D. percussion
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10. Sponge is to porous as rubber is to
A. massive B. solid
C. elastic D. inflexible
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Analogies Questions and Answers : Type 2

Directions to Solve

The words in the bottom row are related in the same way as the words in the top row. For each item, find the word that completes the bottom row of words.

1.
candle lamp floodlight
hut cottage ?
A. tent B. city
C. dwelling D. house
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2.
daisy flower plant
bungalow house ?
A. building B. cottage
C. apartment D. city
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3.
palette easel brush
textbook lesson plan ?
A. artist B. teacher
C. report card D. paint
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4.
rule command dictate
doze sleep ?
A. snore B. govern
C. awaken D. hibernate
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5.
apples fruit supermarket
novel book ?
A. bookstore B. magazine
C. vegetable D. shopping
EXPLANATION
6.
ant fly bee
hamster squirrel ?
A. spider B. mouse
C. rodent D. cat
EXPLANATION

7.
carpenter saw nails
pediatrician stethoscope ?
A. thermometer B. baby
C. doctor D. illness
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8.
tadpole frog amphibian
lamb sheep ?
A. animal B. wool
C. farm D. mammal
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9.
table wood oak
shirt cloth ?
A. sewing B. dress
C. cotton D. tree
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10.
snow mountain ski
warmth lake ?
A. sand B. swim
C. sunburn D. vacation
EXPLANATION
11.
walk skip run
toss pitch ?
A. swerve B. hurl
C. jump D. dance
EXPLANATION

12.
meal banquet feast
shelter palace ?
A. mansion B. hallway
C. protection D. haven
EXPLANATION

13.
honeybee angel bat
kangaroo rabbit ?
A. mermaid B. possum
C. grasshopper D. sprinter
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14.
fence wall boundary
path alley ?
A. ramp B. passageway
C. airfield D. pedestrian
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Analogies Questions and Answers : Type 3

Directions to Solve

Every one of the following questions consists of a related pair of words, followed by five pairs of words. Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

1. BINDING : BOOK
A. criminal : gang B. display : museum
C. artist : carpenter D. nail : hammer
E. frame : picture
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2. EXPLORE : DISCOVER
A. read : skim B. research : learn
C. write : print D. think : relate
E. sleep : wake
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3. SIAMESE : CAT
A. type : breed B. dog : puppy
C. mark : spot D. romaine : lettuce
E. collar : leash
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4. FINCH : BIRD
A. frog :toad B. elephant : reptile
C. Dalmatian : dog D. collie : marsupial
E. ant : ladybug
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5. PETAL : FLOWER
A. salt : pepper B. tire : bicycle
C. base : ball D. sandals : shoes
E. puppy : dog
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6. COTTON : BALE
A. butter : churn B. wine : ferment
C. grain : shock D. curd : cheese
E. beef : steak
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7. ELEPHANT : PACHYDERM
A. mantis : rodent B. poodle : feline
C. kangaroo : marsupial D. zebra : horse
E. tuna : mollusk
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8. PSYCHOLOGIST : NEUROSIS
A. ophthalmologist : cataract B. dermatologist : fracture
C. infant : pediatrician D. rash : orthopedist
E. oncologist : measles
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9. PASTORAL : RURAL
A. metropolitan : urban B. harvest : autumn
C. agrarian : benevolent D. sleepy : nocturnal
E. wild : agricultural
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10. TAILOR : SUIT
A. scheme : agent B. edit : manuscript
C. revise : writer D. mention : opinion
E. implode : building
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Analogies Questions and Answers : Type 4

Directions to Solve

Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words.

1. MONK : DEVOTION
A. maniac : pacifism B. explorer : contentment
C. visionary : complacency D. rover : wanderlust
E. philistine : culture
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2. SLAPSTICK : LAUGHTER
A. fallacy : dismay B. genre : mystery
C. satire : anger D. mimicry : tears
E. horror : fear
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3. VERVE : ENTHUSIASM
A. loyalty : duplicity B. devotion : reverence
C. intensity : color D. eminence : anonymity
E. generosity : elation
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4. SPY : CLANDESTINE
A. accountant : meticulous B. furrier : rambunctious
C. lawyer : ironic D. shepherd : garrulous
E. astronaut : opulent
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5. COBBLER : SHOE
A. jockey : horse B. contractor : building
C. mason : stone D. cowboy : boot
E. potter : paint
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6. UMBRAGE : OFFENSE
A. confusion : penance B. infinity : meaning
C. decorum : decoration D. elation : jubilance
E. outrage : consideration
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7. DIRGE : FUNERAL
A. chain : letter B. bell : church
C. telephone : call D. jingle : commercial
E. hymn : concerto
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8. DOMINANCE : HEGEMONY
A. romance : sympathy B. furtherance : melancholy
C. independence : autonomy D. tolerance : philanthropy
E. recompense : hilarity
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9. PHOBIC : FEARFUL
A. finicky : thoughtful B. cautious : emotional
C. envious : desiring D. shy : familiar
E. asinine : silly
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10. FERAL : TAME
A. rancid : rational B. repetitive : recurrent
C. nettlesome : annoying D. repentant : honorable
E. ephemeral : immortal
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