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Verbal Analogy Practice Set 3

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Updated on Aug 10, 2011

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This set will give you more practice with analogies. Every one of the following questions consists of a related pair of words, followed by five pairs of words labeled a through e. Choose the pair that best represents a similar relationship to the one expressed in the original pair of words. Remember, the best way to approach an analogy question is to make up a sentence that describes the relationship between the first two words. Then, find the pair that has a similar relationship.

  1. PETAL : FLOWER
    1. salt : pepper
    2. tire : bicycle
    3. base : ball
    4. sandals : shoes
    5. puppy : dog
  2. BRISTLE : BRUSH
    1. arm : leg
    2. stage : curtain
    3. recline : chair
    4. key : piano
    5. art : sculpture
  3. FISH : SCHOOL
    1. wolf : pack
    2. elephant : jungle
    3. beagle : clan
    4. herd : peacock
    5. cow : farm
  4. ODOMETER : DISTANCE
    1. scale : weight
    2. length : width
    3. inch : foot
    4. mileage : speed
    5. area : size
  5. SIAMESE : CAT
    1. type : breed
    2. dog : puppy
    3. mark : spot
    4. romaine : lettuce
    5. collar : leash
  6. PEDAL : BICYCLE
    1. inch : yardstick
    2. walk : skip
    3. tire : automobile
    4. buckle : belt
    5. oar : canoe
  7. PULSATE : THROB
    1. walk : run
    2. tired : sleep
    3. examine : scrutinize
    4. ballet : dancer
    5. find : lose
  8. ELEPHANT : PACHYDERM
    1. mantis : rodent
    2. poodle : feline
    3. kangaroo : marsupial
    4. zebra : horse
    5. tuna : mollusk
  9. DEPRESSED : SAD
    1. neat : considerate
    2. towering : cringing
    3. rapid : plodding
    4. progressive : regressive
    5. exhausted : tired
  10. PSYCHOLOGIST : NEUROSIS
    1. ophthalmologist : cataract
    2. dermatologist : fracture
    3. infant : pediatrician
    4. rash : orthopedist
    5. oncologist : measles
  11. BINDING : BOOK
    1. criminal : gang
    2. display : museum
    3. artist : carpenter
    4. nail : hammer
    5. frame : picture
  12. EXPLORE : DISCOVER
    1. read : skim
    2. research : learn
    3. write : print
    4. think : relate
    5. sleep : wake
  13. COTTON : BALE
    1. butter : churn
    2. wine : ferment
    3. grain : shock
    4. curd : cheese
    5. beef : steak
  14. DIVISION : SECTION
    1. layer : tier
    2. tether : bundle
    3. chapter : verse
    4. riser : stage
    5. dais : speaker
  15. PASTORAL : RURAL
    1. metropolitan : urban
    2. harvest : autumn
    3. agrarian : benevolent
    4. sleepy : nocturnal
    5. wild : agricultural
  16. WAITRESS : RESTAURANT
    1. doctor : diagnosis
    2. actor : role
    3. driver : truck
    4. teacher : school
    5. author : book
  17. FINCH : BIRD
    1. frog : toad
    2. elephant : reptile
    3. Dalmatian : dog
    4. collie : marsupial
    5. ant : ladybug
  18. RAIN : DRIZZLE
    1. swim :dive
    2. hop : shuffle
    3. juggle : bounce
    4. walk : run
    5. run : jog
  19. SKEIN : YARN
    1. squeeze : lemon
    2. fire : coal
    3. ream : paper
    4. tree : lumber
    5. plow : acre
  20. TAILOR : SUIT
    1. scheme : agent
    2. edit : manuscript
    3. revise : writer
    4. mention : opinion
    5. implode : building
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