Analogies Practice Test 4


Question 1

CONCERT : AUDIENCE ::

  1. restaurant : waiters
  2. orchestra : musicians
  3. game : spectators
  4. school : cheerleaders
  5. zoo : keepers

Correct answers:C

Explanation

A concert is performed in the presence of an audience; a game is played in the presence of spectators.

Question 2

WATER : RESERVOUR ::

  1. oil : fuel
  2. money : bank
  3. lake : oceanl
  4. parent : family
  5. beach : inlet

Correct answer:B

Explanation

Water is stored in a reservoir for future use; money is deposited in a bank for future use.

Question 3

WALK : PROWL ::

  1. cheat : pretend
  2. speak : shout
  3. applaud : disapprove
  4. listen : eavesdrop
  5. smile : grin

Correct answer:D

Explanation

To prowl means to walk stealthily; to eavesdrop means to listen stealthily.

Question 4

STAGNANT : MOTION ::

  1. arid : moisture
  2. morbid : dread
  3. neutral : balance
  4. marred : fault
  5. tilled : irrigation

Correct answer:A

Explanation

A stagnant (meaning still) object has no motion; an arid (meaning dry) substance has no moisture.

Question 5

RETOUCH : PICTURE ::

  1. design : dress
  2. orchestrate : song
  3. publish : magazine
  4. emend : text
  5. concoct ; pastry

Correct answer:D

Explanation

Retouching a picture improves its quality; emending a text improves its quality.

Question 6

CAMOUFLAGE : APPEARANCE ::

  1. compensate : payment
  2. decipher : decode
  3. experiment : hypothesis
  4. bluff : intention
  5. invest : chance

Correct answer:D

Explanation

To camouflage means to hide one's real appearance; to bluff means to hide one's real intention.

Question 7

BIRD : MOLT ::

  1. Bear : hibernate
  2. snake : slough
  3. fish : catch
  4. hawk : prey
  5. rabbit : trap

Correct answer:B

Explanation

The periodical shedding of feathers by bird is called molting; the periodical shedding of outer skin by a snake is called sloughing.

Question 8

INTROSPECTIVE : SELF ::

  1. pompous : thoughts
  2. conceited : others
  3. miserly : accomplishments
  4. impetuous : decisions
  5. scrupulous : principles

Correct answer:E

Explanation

An introspective person gives importance to self, a scrupulous person gives importance to principles.

Question 9

INCITE : SEDITIONIST ::

  1. parade ; heckler
  2. assault : victor
  3. abdicate : autocrat
  4. arbitrate : mediator
  5. donate : financier

Correct answer:D

Explanation

A seditionist (meaning revolutionary) incites; a mediator arbitrates.

Question 10

NOISE : DIN ::

  1. injury : pride
  2. voice : speech
  3. sincerity : homage
  4. emotion : fervor
  5. signal : message

Correct answer:D

Explanation

Din is an intensified form of noise; fervor is an intensified form of emotion.

Question 11

PLUG : SOCKET ::

  1. key : lock
  2. chair : desk
  3. wire : electricity
  4. current : switch
  5. fan : wind

Correct answer:A

Explanation

A plug fits into a socket; a key fits into a lock.

Question 12

RAGE : ANGER ::

  1. Bliss : apathy
  2. fear : shame
  3. delight : pleasure
  4. D) frustration : patience
  5. approval : censure

Correct answer:C

Explanation

Rage is an intensified form of anger; delight is an intensified form of pleasure.

Question 13

VERTEX : PYRAMID ::

  1. strand : hair
  2. rectangle : box
  3. rung : ladder
  4. frame : picture
  5. summit : mountain

Correct answer:E

Explanation

The vertex is the highest point of a pyramid; the summit is the highest point of a mountain.

Question 14

MOVIE : DIRECTOR ::

  1. store : salesperson
  2. business : manager
  3. book : critic
  4. competition : athlete
  5. product : advertiser

Correct answer:B

Explanation

A movie is directed by a director ; a business is managed by a manager.

Question 15

CUTLERY : KNIFE ::

  1. machinery : fuel
  2. lumber : saw
  3. suitcase : handle
  4. bookcase : volume
  5. furniture : chair

Correct answer:E

Explanation

Knife is an example of cutlery; chair is an example of furniture.