SSAT Tip #2: Analogies Section
Identify the Relationships in the Analogies
A is to B
C is to ?
In simple terms, the analogies section is just made up of statements of connections. There are, luckily, a limited number of the types. Before you attempt to solve the analogy, identify which kind it is. This will help you to rule out the others. Remember that the direction of the relationship is important so a mouse to a rat is not the same as a tiger to a cat.
1. A is a degree of B
big is to huge as wet is to soaked
2. A is opposite to B
high is to low as modest is to boastful
3. A is defined by B
Philanthropist is to generous as miser is to stingy
4. A is a part of B
leg is to chair as finger is to hand
5. A is a member of B
a sheep is to a herd as a province is to a country
6. A is a function of B
Drive is to car as draw is to artist
7. A makes B
Orange is to juice as pulp is to paper
8. A causes B
fire is to burn as onions are to cry
9. A is the same but older than B
Puppy is to dog as seedling is to plant
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Nevin Blumer (MA Applied Linguistics, BEd, TESL Dip) is the Director of TPS and has ben working in the field of test preparation for over 20 years. He has taught in several International Schools.