Analogies Practice Test 3


Question 1

BABBLE : SPEAK ::

  1. muter : hear
  2. scribble : write
  3. jabber : whisper
  4. quibble : ask
  5. cuddle : touch

Correct answer:B

Explanation

To babble means to speak incoherently; to scribble means to write incoherently.

Question 2

FILAMENT : LIGHT BULB ::

  1. meteor : trajectory
  2. ashes : fireplace
  3. wick : candle
  4. food : body
  5. thread : cloth

Correct answer:C

Explanation

The filament is the part of light bulb hat is used for producing light; the wick is the part of the candle that is used for producing light.

Question 3

SHIN : KNEE ::

  1. foot : hip
  2. tendon : wrist
  3. ear : forehead
  4. firearm : fist
  5. Nerves:blood

Correct answer:D

Explanation

Shin is the part of the body below the knee; forearm is the part of the body below the elbow.

Question 4

ANTIDOTE : POSION ::

  1. fertilizer : irrigation
  2. sedative : relaxation
  3. lubricant : friction
  4. radar ; frequency
  5. fuel : motion

Correct answer:C

Explanation

An antidote is used to reduce the effect of posion; a lubricant is used to reduce the effect of friction.

Question 5

EMBEZZLER : FUNDS ::

  1. poacher : game
  2. traitor : enemy
  3. instigator : disturbance
  4. opportunist : luck
  5. convict : sentence

Correct answer:A

Explanation

An embezzler steals funds against law; a poacher hunts game against law. (Here 'game means wild animals.)

Question 6

SAVORY : TASTE ::

  1. obnoxious : smell
  2. slippery : touch
  3. blurred : vision
  4. melodious : hearing
  5. elusive : memory

Correct answer:D

Explanation

'Savory' is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to taste', melodious is an adjective meaning 'pleasant to hear'.

Question 7

COMMISERATE : SYMPATHY ::

  1. surrender : hostility
  2. confide : suspicion
  3. discuss : admiration
  4. revere : devotion
  5. free : coercion

Correct answer:D

Explanation

One commiserates with a person out of sympathy; one reveres a person out of admiration.

Question 8

DIN : CACOPHONOUS ::

  1. discordance : peaceful
  2. silence: continuous
  3. drone : monotonous
  4. music : staccato
  5. sound : harmonious

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Cacophonous noise results in a din; monotonous sound results in a drone.

Question 9

MATERIALISM : OBJECTS :

  1. plagiarism : ideas
  2. cynicism : falsehood
  3. hedonism : pleasure
  4. liberalism : education
  5. metamorphism : change

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Materialism means giving undue importance to objects; hedonism means giving undue importance to pleasure.

Question 10

STUBBORN : VACILLATION

  1. poised : embarrassment
  2. subtle : maneuverability
  3. doubtful : concern
  4. hopeful : decisiveness
  5. immune : healthiness

Correct answer:A

Explanation

A stubborn (meaning unbending) person shows no vacillation (meaning hesitation); a poised (meaning calm; unperturbable) person shows no embarrassment.

Question 11

ATOM : MOLECULE ::

  1. portrait : masterpiece
  2. electron : void
  3. nail : hammer
  4. element : compound
  5. vegetable : mineral

Correct answer:D

Explanation

A molecule contains more than one atom; a compound contains more than one element.

Question 12

KNIT : EYEBROWS ::

  1. shake : hands
  2. purse : lips
  3. walk : legs
  4. stoop : knees
  5. squirm : body

Correct answer:B

Explanation

Knitting one's eyebrows expresses annoyance; pursing of one's eyebrows expresses annoyance

Question 13

JUDGE : JUSTICE ::

  1. guest : invitation
  2. doctor : hospital
  3. actor : entertainment
  4. chef : recipe
  5. lawyer : trial

Correct answer:C

Explanation

A judge's role is to render justice; an actor's role is to provide entertainment.

Question 14

MARATHON : ENDURANCE::

  1. race : track
  2. hike : guide
  3. hurdle : victory
  4. line : length
  5. sprint : speed

Correct answer:E

Explanation

A marathon (meaning a long distance running race) tests one's endurance; a sprint (meaning a short distance running race) test's one's speed.

Question 15

CONGRATULATION : SUCCESS ::

  1. diligence : wealth
  2. immunization : infection
  3. condolence : sorrow
  4. envy : fame
  5. responsibility : burden

Correct answer:C

Explanation

We offer congratulations to a person on his success; we offer congratulations to a person at his sorrow.















































































































































































































































































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