Analogy is to recognize the relationships between words and to select two words that have a similar relationship as the preceding words.
Common relationships between words:
||Intensity [higher form of word]
||Synonym [ has same or similar meaning ]
||Antonym [ has opposite meaning ]
Problems and Answers
Q. obsolete: contemporary
Opt. past:future; old fashioned: stylish; future:present; past:present;
A. past: present
Q. Kindness : hostility
Opt. deception:confidence; walking:running; giant:pygmy; dissent:commotion
Q. Frugality: parsimoniousness
Opt. joy:ecstasy; poverty:misery; rich:poor; love:hate
Opt. intelligent:dumb; generous:cheerful; pleased:thrilled; sensible:lively
A. pleased: thrilled
Q. Arc: curve
Opt. triangle:base; rectangle:square; square:polygon; revolution:distance
Opt. magazine:book; screen:movie; writing:libel; scribble:note
The student’s vocabulary and logic shall be tested. The question has 4 words and the user has to identify the word that doesn’t belong to the group.
Q. statue, statute, statuette, sculpture
A. statute – means law
Q. xylophone, cymbals, kettledrum, waltz
A. waltz is a dance form not music instrument.
Q. calf, pup, ewe, piglet
A. ewe – adult female sheep
Q. Gill, yard, stick, mile
A. stick isn’t a standard measure
Q. despise, vituperate, loathe, renege
A. renege – to withdraw from promise
Q. gainsay, deny, aver, rebuff
A. aver means to report and other words are for challenging the validity.
Q. despondent, morose, melancholic, indifferent
A. indifferent – as others mean sadness
Q. hinder, thwart, precipitate, forestall
Q. Book, paper, pencil, pen, sharpener
A. Book – its not a stationery item
Q. Sun, moon, stars, mars, universe
A. Universe is a collection
Q. Hostel, hotel, club, inn , motel
A. club – its not a lodging place
Q. arc, diagonal, tangent, radius, diameter
A. diagonal – others are associated with circles.
Q. Plassey, panipat, kurukshetra, haldighat, sarnath
A. sarnath – isn’t a place where a famous war was fought.
Q. Pound, yen, ounce, franc, dollar
A. ounce – weight not currency
Q. inch, foot, yard, quart, meter
Q. axe, sword, knife, shovel, saw
A. shovel – not used for cutting
Q. uncle, cousin, brother, nephew, niece
A. brother – direct relation unlike others.
Q. boil, peel, roast, fry
A. peel – others are forms of cooking
Q. ruffian, gangster, criminal, paragon, pirate
A. paragon – meaning is ideal person
Q. silk, cotton, flax, jute, nylon
A. nylon – is artifical fiber
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