Introduction

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:

Instrument
Measurement
BarometerPressure
ThermometerTemperature
Anemometerwind speed
Hygrometerhumidity
OdometerDistance travelled
AmmeterCurrent

Syphgmomanometer

blood pressure
Quantity
Unit
Forcenewton
energyjoule
weight/masskilogram
powerwatt
volumeliter
Temperaturedegree
luminositycandela
Pressurepascal

 

Individual
Group
SailorCrew
Cattleherd
Singerchorus
Sheepflock
beesswarm
soldierarmy
Male
Female
horsemare
dogbitch
stagdoe
dronebee
Individual
Dwelling place
Dogkennel
BeeApiary
FishAquarium
BirdsAviary
HorseStable

 

Study
Topic
Ornithologybirds
Astronomyspace
Astrologyfuture
Botanyplants
Zoologyanimals
Siesmologyearthquakes
Anthropologyman
Pathologydisease
Taxonomyclassification
Paleantologyfossils

 

Word
Intensity [higher form of word]
AngerRage
Wishdesire
Famousrenowned
Unhappysad
Kindleburn
Moistdrench
Refusedeny
Word
Synonym  [ has same or similar meaning ]
Abodedwelling
Blendmix
Banprohibit
Abductkidnap
dearthscarcity
sedatecalm
Fallacyillusion
Flawdefect
Haughtyproud
Solicitrequest
Dissipatesquander
Word
Antonym [ has opposite meaning ]
Attackdefend
advanceretreat
freshstale
Mournrejoice
Lethargicalert
cordialhostile
gradualabrupt

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
A. deception:confidence



Q. Frugality: parsimoniousness
Opt. joy:ecstasy; poverty:misery; rich:poor; love:hate
A. joy:ecstacy

Q. tipsy:drunken
Opt. intelligent:dumb; generous:cheerful; pleased:thrilled; sensible:lively
A. pleased: thrilled

Q. Arc: curve
Opt. triangle:base; rectangle:square; square:polygon; revolution:distance
A. 
square:polygon

Q. speech:slander
Opt. magazine:book; screen:movie; writing:libel; scribble:note
A. writing:libel

Word Groups

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

A. precipitate

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
A. quart

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

Chapter Review

Score more than 80% marks and move ahead else stay back and read again!

Q1:Barometer:Pressure::Odometer:
1.speed
2.distance travelled
3.smell
4.wind

Q2:Force:Newton::Power:
1.joule
2.hertz
3.celcius
4.watt

Q3:sailor:crew::soldier:
1.swarm
2.parade
3.tank
4.army

Q4:Zoology:animals::Anthropology:
1.women
2.insects
3.ants
4.man

Q5:speech:slander
1.magazine:book
2.screen:movie
3.scribble:note
4.writing:libel