Analogies Practice Test 1


Question 1

HANGER : AIRPLANCE ::

  1. Stable : horse
  2. canal : ship
  3. lobby : administrator
  4. junkyard : automobile
  5. bed : river

Correct answer: A

Explanation

hangar is the shed in which an airplane is kept; a stable is the shed in which a horse is kept.

Question 2

VANE : WIOND DIRECTION :;

  1. thermometer : mercury
  2. speedometer : pedal
  3. hourglass : sand
  4. barometer : heat
  5. sundial : time

Correct answer: E

Explanation

A vane or weathercock is an instrument which shows the wind direction. A vane is used for snowing the wind direction; a sundial is used for knowing time.

Question 3

ANONYMOUS : NAME

  1. colorful : hue
  2. enormous : size
  3. shapeless : form
  4. brief : significance
  5. precise : measurement

Correct answer: C

Explanation

An anonymous letter has no name; a shapeless object has no form.

Question 4

SYMPATHY : EMOTION ::

  1. sorrow : happiness
  2. friendship : relationship
  3. pride : punishment
  4. criticism : guilt
  5. harshness : helpfulness

Correct answer: B

Explanation

Sympathy is an example of emotion; friendship is an example of relationship.

Question 5

HABIT : CUSTOMARY ::

  1. response : coordinated
  2. impulse : corrective
  3. reflex : involuntary
  4. concern : commendatory
  5. performance : descriptive

Correct answer: C

Explanation

A habit is a customary behaviour; a reflex is an involuntary behaviour.

Question 6

THREAT : HOSTILITY ::

  1. plea : clemency
  2. promise : benevolence
  3. lampoon : raise
  4. capitulation : malice
  5. compliment : admiration

Correct answer: E

Explanation

A threat is given because of hostility (meaning enmity); a compliment is given because of admiration.

Question 7

MAGNET : IRON ::

  1. tank : fluid
  2. hook : net
  3. sunlight : plant
  4. spray : tree
  5. flame : bird

Correct answer: C

Explanation:

An iron is attracted by a magnet; a plant is attracted by sunlight.

Question 8

ARDENT : INTERESTED ::

  1. depressed : cheerful
  2. bored : curious
  3. shy : listless
  4. incensed : annoyed
  5. wise : detached

Correct answer: D

Explanation

Being ardent (meaning passionate) is an intensified form of being interested; being incensed (meaning very angry) is an intensified form of being annoyed.

Question 9

VOGUE : ACCEPTED

  1. ferment : coalesced
  2. transition : unchanged
  3. jeopardy : voided
  4. abundance : desired
  5. disrepute : shunned

Correct answer: E

Explanation

What is in vogue is generally accepted; what is in disrepute is generally shunned (meaning avoided).

Question 10

HYPERBOLE : LANGUAGE :

  1. prodigality : spending
  2. whimsicality : poetry
  3. idiom : slang
  4. repetition : behavior
  5. ambition : working

Correct answer: A

Explanation

Hyperbole means exaggeration in language; prodigality means excessive spending.

Question 11

STUDIO : ARTIST ::

  1. play : dramatist
  2. cathedral : architect
  3. blackboard : professor
  4. laboratory : chemist
  5. quarry : sculptor

Correct answer: D

Explanation

A studio is where an artist works; a laboratory is where a chemist works. (Studio not always means a place where photographs are taken; it is the general name for an artist's workplace.

Question 12

RIPPLE : TIDAL WAVE ::

  1. breeze : hurricane
  2. blizzard : avalanche
  3. valley : earthquake
  4. puddle : downpour
  5. rock : waterfall

Correct answer: A

Explanation

A tidal wave is an intensified form of a ripple; a hurricane is an intensified form of a breeze.

Question 13

EDUCATIONAL : IGNORANCE

  1. book : knowledge
  2. door : entrance
  3. reason : philosophy
  4. medicine : disease
  5. work : recreation

Correct answer: D

Explanation

Education dispels ignorance; medicine dispels disease.

Question 14

BOW : VIOLIN ::

  1. music : piano
  2. brass : trumpet
  3. note : flute
  4. string : guitar
  5. drumstick : drum

Correct answer: E

Explanation

The violinist uses a bow to produce sound from a violin; a drummer was a drumstick to produce sound from a drum. (a Drumstick are not attached as parts of a violin or a drum, but are external to them.

Question 15

DUMBFOUND : ASTONISHMENT

  1. exasperate : frustration
  2. domineer : rebellion
  3. evaluate : incompetence
  4. err : punishment
  5. repulse : admiration

Correct answer: A

Explanation

One is dumbfounded in astonishment; on is exasperated (meaning greatly imitated) in frustration (meaning grave disappointment).