Analogies Practice Test 2


Question 1

INTRODUCTION : CONCLUSION ::

  1. announcement : news
  2. greeting : farewell
  3. birth : marriage
  4. arrival : salutation
  5. friendship : termination

Correct answer:B

Explanation

Introduction and conclusion are antonyms; greeting and farewell are antonyms.

Question 2

STRIKE : WORK ::

  1. postpone : cancel
  2. censor : learn
  3. incorporate : merge
  4. detour : trespass
  5. boycott : engineer

Correct answer:E

Explanation

When you strike, you to not work; when you boycott (a product, you do not purchase) it.

Question 3

SCALPEL : SURGEON ::

  1. razor : barber
  2. weed : gardener
  3. recipe : chef
  4. medicine : patient
  5. compass : engineer

Correct answer:A

Explanation

A scalpel is an instrument used by a surgeon; a razor is an instrument used by a barber

Question 4

PREPOSTEROUS : COMMONSENSE::

  1. illegal : law
  2. chtonic : pain
  3. indelible : error
  4. justifiable : logic
  5. hilarious : laughter

Correct answer:A

Explanation

Anything preposterous (meaning highly ridiculous) is against commonsense; anything illegal is against law.

Question 5

CLASH : COLOR ::

  1. intensity : sensation
  2. glimpse : vision
  3. pebble : texture
  4. dissonance : sound
  5. absurdity : perception

Correct answer:D

Explanation

A clash means a disagreeable color; a dissonance means a disagreeable sound.

Question 6

FORMIDABLE : FEAR ::

  1. intolerable : patience
  2. grateful : regret
  3. sickening : disgust
  4. generous : pity
  5. dismal : cheer

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Anything formidable causes fear; anything sickening causes disgust.

Question 7

BASTION : DEFENSE ::

  1. arsenal : storage
  2. anchorage : supply
  3. citadel : concealment
  4. asylum : embarkation
  5. pavilion : fortification

Correct answer:A

Explanation

(A bastion is a lower, which is used for defense). A bastion is used for defense; an arsenal is used for storage (of armaments).

Question 8

SAGA : LENGTHY ::

  1. proverb : pithy
  2. eulogy : candid
  3. poem : humorous
  4. play : short – lived
  5. novel : acclaimed

Correct answer:A

Explanation

A saga (meaning an epic) is a lengthy story; a proverb is a pithy statement.

Question 9

BIRDS : AVIRARY ::

  1. bees : garden
  2. cows : herd
  3. apes : jungle
  4. quails : bevy
  5. sheep : fold

Correct answer:E

Explanation

(One of the meanings of 'fold' is 'an enclosure for domestic animals'). An aviary is a place where birds are kept; a fold is a place where sheep are kept.

Question 10

LASSITUDE : VIGOR ::

  1. dedication : employment
  2. greed : possessions
  3. indigence : funds
  4. rehearsal : performance
  5. repudiation : theory

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Lassitude (meaning idleness) results from lack of vigor (meaning strength); indigence (meaning poverty) results from lack of funds.

Question 11

BIRD : MIGRATION ::

  1. parrot : imitation
  2. ranger : conservation
  3. bear : hibernation
  4. lawyer : accusation
  5. traveler : location

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Birds take to migration (meaning long flight) in winter; bears take to hibernation (meaning long sleep) in winter.

Question 12

RACQUET : TENNIS ::

  1. springboard : diver
  2. horse : pole
  3. glove : boxing
  4. club : golf
  5. gun : hunting

Correct answer:D

Explanation

In tennis, a racquet is used to hit the ball; in golf , a club is used to hit the ball.

Question 13

OIL : LUBRICATE ::

  1. adhesive : bond
  2. speedometer : accelerate
  3. nail : hammer
  4. knife : sharpen
  5. jacket : button

Correct answer:A

Explanation

Oil is a lubricating medium; adhesive is a bonding medium. (Though a knife is used for sharpening things, it does not get consumed in the process like the oil during lubrication and the adhesive during bonding).

Question 14

DESOLATE : INHABITANTS

  1. spacious : expanse
  2. barren : vegetation
  3. shallow : hazards
  4. residential : homes
  5. stagnant : permanence

Correct answer:B

Explanation

A desolate place has no inhabitants; a barren place has no vegetation.

Question 15

HEAVY : WEIGHT ::

  1. ancient : age
  2. warlike : force
  3. brief : clarity
  4. bulky : strength
  5. fertile : diversity

Correct answer:A

Explanation

When it weight increases, a thing becomes heavy; when its age increases, a thing becomes ancient.