Analogies

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.

SKEIN : YARN

Answer: (c)

A skein is a quantity of yarn; a ream is a quantity of paper.

WAITRESS : RESTAURANT

Answer: (d)

A waitress works in a restaurant; a teacher works in a school.

ODOMETER : DISTANCE

Answer: (a)

Scale - A measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass.

An odometer measures distance; a scale measures weight.

FISH : SHOAL

Answer: (a)

A group of fish is a shoal; a group of wolves is a pack.

PULSATE : THROB

Answer: (c)

Pulsate and throb are synonyms, as are examine and scrutinize.

RAIN : DRIZZLE

Answer: (e)

To drizzle is to rain slowly; to jog is to run slowly.

BRISTLE : BRUSH

Answer: (d)

A bristle is a part of a brush; a key is a part of a piano.

DEPRESSED : SAD

Answer: (e)

Depressed is an intensification of sad; exhausted is an intensification of tired.

DIVISION : SECTION

Answer: (a)

Division and section are synonyms; layer and tier are synonyms.

PEDAL : BICYCLE

Answer: (e)

A pedal propels a bicycle; an oar propels a canoe.

TAILOR : SUIT

Answer: (b)

To tailor a suit is to alter it; to edit a manuscript is to alter it.

PASTORAL : RURAL

Answer: (a)

Pastoral describes rural areas; metropolitan describes urban areas.

PSYCHOLOGIST : NEUROSIS

Answer: (a)

A psychologist treats a neurosis; an ophthalmologist treats a cataract.

ELEPHANT : PACHYDERM

Answer: (c)

An elephant is a pachyderm; a kangaroo is a marsupial.

COTTON : BALE

Answer: (c)

Upon harvesting, cotton is gathered into bales; grain is gathered into shocks.

PETAL : FLOWER

Answer: (b)

A petal is a part of a flower; a tire is a part of a bicycle.

FINCH : BIRD

Answer: (c)

A finch is a type of bird; a Dalmatian is a type of dog.

SIAMESE : CAT

Answer: (d)

Siamese is a kind of cat; romaine is a kind of lettuce.

EXPLORE : DISCOVER

Answer: (b)

One explores to discover; one researches to learn.

BINDING : BOOK

Answer: (e)

A binding surrounds a book; a frame surrounds a picture.