Upper Level SSAT Sample Questions: Analogies
Do you know your analogies? Try these SSAT sample questions to help you practice analogies for the Upper Level SSAT Verbal Section.
What Are Analogies?
Analogies compare two things usually on the basis of some similarity or difference. To answer analogy questions on the SSAT, try to find a relationship between the words. For each question, select the answer choice that best completes the meaning of the sentence.
SSAT Sample Questions for Analogies
1. Breeze is to wind as whiff is to
2. Canoe is to boat as:
(A) room is to house
(B) wheat is to oat
(C) sedan is to car
(D) pint is to gallon
(E) shark is to whale
3. Trim is to budget as
(A) decorate is to tree
(B) reduce is to production
(C) fit is to athlete
(D) adjust is to recipe
(E) spill is to fuel
1. Breeze is to wind as whiff is to (B) odor
Explanation: Wind may be experienced (felt) in the form of slight breeze, just as odor may be experienced (smelled) in the form of a slight whiff.
2. Canoe is to boat as (C) sedan is to car
Explanation: A canoe is an example of a type of boat, just as a sedan is a type of car.
3. Trim is to budget as (B) reduce is to production
Explanation: If a budget is trimmed, it is made smaller; if production is reduced it is made smaller.
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