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Verbal Analogies Practice Test

Verbal analogies are generally of the following form:

  • Clock is to time as thermometer is to:

a. temperature

b. degrees

c. weather

d. centigrade

The analogy question test the ability to see a relationship between two words or symbols and to apply this relationship to another set of words or symbols.

It is essentially a test of the ability to detect the exact nature of relationship. Many people, rather than examining the relationship, tend to use word association in their answer. One way to determine the best answer to an analogy question is to think of a word or phrase that links the first two words.

Let us look at the example above :

A clock measures time; a thermometer measures temperature; hence temperature is the correct alternative.

Verbal analogy questions usually appears in all levels of verbal ability, the important thing to remember is there is often more than one possible answer but you are looking for the word which best complete the analogy.

Below is a set of Verbal Analogy Practice test. Feel free to try it . . . Good Luck !

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For each item choose the word that completes the analogy.


Verbal Analogies - Set 1

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. 1. Butterfly is to caterpillar as frog is to:
    • fish
    • amphibian
    • tadpole
    • toad
  2. 2. Century is to 100 as decade is to:
    • 1000
    • 10
    • millenium
    • score
  3. 3. Artist is to painting as author is to:
    • writer
    • words
    • book
    • literature
  4. 4. Prison is to criminals as orchard is to:
    • fruit
    • trees
    • pickers
    • oranges
  5. 5. Window is to blind as eye is to:
    • shade
    • eyelid
    • sty
    • eyelashes
  6. 6. Whisper is to shout as walk is to:
    • command
    • run
    • gallop
    • tiptoe
  7. 7. Picture is to mural as song is to:
    • melody
    • singer
    • opera
    • piano
  8. 8. Good is to better as bad is to:
    • worst
    • worse
    • badder
    • best
  9. 9. Toe is to knee as finger is to:
    • arm
    • wrist
    • elbow
    • hand
  10. 10. Toil is to oil as hate is to:
    • ate
    • work
    • hat
    • lone

Answer Key

  1. tadpole
  2. 10
  3. book
  4. trees
  5. eyelid
  6. run
  7. opera
  8. worse
  9. elbow
  10. ate

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 3 correct answers: Try Again !!

If you got between 4 and 6 correct answers: Not Bad !!!!

If you got 9 correct answers: Well Done!!!

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If you got 10 correct answers: Congratulations!!!


Verbal Analogies - Set 2

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. 1. Quiet is to sound as darkness is to:
    • cellar
    • sunlight
    • noise
    • stillness
  2. 2. Hero is to cowardice as cheat is to:
    • bravery
    • diligence
    • fraud
    • honesty
  3. 3. Circle is sphere as square is to:
    • globe
    • oblong
    • cube
    • diamond
  4. 4. Letter is to alphabet as word is to:
    • sentence
    • page
    • speech
    • diary
  5. 5. Much is to more as little is to:
    • less
    • a lot
    • big
    • small
  6. 6. Week is to fortnight as solos is to:
    • choir
    • singers
    • twins
    • duet
  7. 7. Car is to garage as airliner is to:
    • airport
    • hangar
    • travel
    • sky
  8. 8. Flower is to bouquet as link is to:
    • connect
    • event
    • chain
    • joining
  9. 9. Regret is to apology as guilt is to:
    • fear
    • investigation
    • denial
    • confession
  10. 10. History is to authority as fiction is to:
    • imagination
    • romance
    • news
    • novel

Answer Key

  1. sunlight
  2. honesty
  3. cube
  4. sentence
  5. less
  6. duet
  7. hangar
  8. chain
  9. confession
  10. imagination

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 3 correct answers: Try Again!

If you got between 4 and 6 correct answers: Not Bad !

If you got 9 correct answers: Well Done !!!

If you got 10 correct answers: Congratulations!


Verbal Analogies - Set 3

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. 1. Pinch is to salt as lock is to:
    • hair
    • key
    • door
    • open
  2. 2. Camera is to photographer as sextant is to:
    • prostitute
    • surgeon
    • astrologer
    • navigator
  3. 3. War is to destruction as germ is to:
    • influenza
    • warfare
    • disease
    • dirt
  4. 4. Comrade is to friend as recollect is to:
    • memoirs
    • remember
    • memory
    • enemy
  5. 5. Arrival is to departure as invasion is to:
    • evacuation
    • approach
    • war
    • reception
  6. 6. Fuel is to fire as cause is to:
    • affect
    • manner
    • effect
    • delay
  7. 7. Control is to order as anarchy is to:
    • chaos
    • discipline
    • power
    • government
  8. 8. Law is to citizen as constitution is to:
    • rights
    • democracy
    • regulation
    • government
  9. 9. Assist is to save as request is to :
    • agree
    • command
    • ask
    • give
  10. 10. Mountain is to land as whirlpool is to:
    • forest
    • sea
    • fountain
    • wet

Answer Key

  1. hair
  2. navigator
  3. disease
  4. remember
  5. evacuation
  6. effect
  7. chaos
  8. government
  9. ask
  10. sea

Verbal Analogies - Set 4

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. 1. Harvest is to Gather as Keep is to:
    • Spend
    • Store
    • Dividend
    • Garner
  2. 2. Enough is to Plenty as Sufficient is to:
    • Economic
    • Superfluity
    • Ample
    • Stock
  3. 3. Switch is to Break as Alter is to:
    • Worship
    • Change
    • Contact
    • Position
  4. 4. Habitat is to Abode as Lodging is to:
    • Quarters
    • Movement
    • Vagrant
    • Shelter
  5. 5. Assist is to Help as Nurse is to:
    • Promote
    • Subordinate
    • Attend
    • Doctor
  6. 6. Dye is to Pale as White is to:
    • Black
    • Hue
    • Jar
    • Snow
  7. 7. Knife is to Cut as Wrench is to:
    • Turn
    • Push
    • Screw
    • Handle
  8. 8. Carpet is to Floor as Curtain is to:
    • Furniture
    • Glass
    • Window
    • Ceiling
  9. 9. Soothe is to Sore as Balm is to:
    • Pain
    • Excruciating
    • Odorless
    • Sedative
  10. 10. Merciful is to Cruelty as Sparing is to:
    • Brutality
    • Fight
    • Pitying
    • Benignant

Answer Key

  1. Store
  2. Ample
  3. Change
  4. Quarters
  5. Attend
  6. Hue
  7. Turn
  8. Window
  9. Pain
  10. Brutality

Please let me know how you go - - - drop me a line or two in the comments box.. Thank you !

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ashley on April 15, 2014:

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dha on December 04, 2013:

thanks for this it!!!!

saheli on December 02, 2013:

Awessom!Enough to improve my analogical skills.

tassu on November 15, 2013:

Nice questions, I enjoy this quiz

Jp on October 07, 2013:

thanks a lot for the test.

dimple on March 25, 2013:

good to improve our analogy skills

atesttakerr on March 23, 2013:

very helpful in all ways. was a challenge and an experience.

^_^ on March 19, 2013:

that was fun. Thanks!!

shruti on January 30, 2013:

niceeeeeee quiz

Anonymous on November 24, 2012:

What is this type of analogy?:

Clear Thinking: Sunshine::Confusion: Fog

Plz tell what type of analogy is this.

angela romano on November 19, 2012:

Nice ! It will help me a lot. Thanks! :)

tyty on October 18, 2012:

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guinevere jayne on October 05, 2012:


thank you for this question and answers i learned many things

ubaid on September 28, 2012:

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it is the foundation of knowledge.Amazing.

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dangerose on July 13, 2012:

this type of quiz is very challengeable..

julie on July 09, 2012:

thanks for putting this quiz, i learn more about analogy.. i enjoy this quiz..

uzma on July 03, 2012:

so easy

samiullah bhutto on June 28, 2012:

very interesting test i am very happy................

Ganesh on June 27, 2012:

Very Useful

Lorraine on May 07, 2012:

Very helpful.I think I'll practice more.

myrna on May 01, 2012:

thanks because i can learn more about analogy

nylcejo on April 28, 2012:

the activity was great.. i hope there will be more samples.. thank you!

be on April 26, 2012:

it can help

baby yoyo on April 13, 2012:

Very nice quizzes, I learned more with this. It will help me a lot to my exam.

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it is very useful for our upcoming ISEET exam

Rhej on April 01, 2012:

very helpful!!

armand on March 27, 2012:

Great words.,,

danny c on March 19, 2012:

great wonderful learning experience....

God's Given on March 19, 2012:

enjoy!! very helpful

Matuli on March 12, 2012:

very nice , some more questions would be welcome !

Maria-Lee on March 03, 2012:

very nice!

samarth on March 01, 2012:

Nice and like to do more of them

kareen on February 21, 2012:

awesome.!i want some set of tests..much more likely in a civil service examination test

Vidhur Racharla on February 06, 2012:

thank q, it is helpful.

clai_clai on February 05, 2012:

easy questions

botete on January 24, 2012:

more test ..!!! cool

jenroe on January 17, 2012:

i take your quiz as my review for my periodical test tnxa lot.....

yssa on January 13, 2012:

i have so much time answering this tests...

can you give more? tnx..

novelyn calacat on January 09, 2012:

...,,,'tnk u for the quiz it is a nice practice for me.,now i know what analogy is..,,;-) on January 04, 2012:

me and my friends took the analogy quiz we really enjoy the quiz its make our minds alert and we gain lot of vocabulary

THANK YOU :) :) :) :)

lala on December 15, 2011:

tnx for this quizzes now i know what is anology

mika_11 on November 20, 2011:

now i know more about anology thanks

Pranab on November 16, 2011:

Thanks for the enigmatic questions...

Casseye is now Level 6 in FrontierVille! on November 07, 2011:

Thank you for the quizzes..i enjoy and learn.

cupcake101 on October 30, 2011:

This is a great website. I am a taking the OLSAT in December and this is a great help!!! I love them! Although, I made mistakes, I will always learn from them.

David Precillas on October 24, 2011:

I want some more!. It's really brainstorming.

J007 on October 20, 2011:

Good ones

i love edzel! on October 20, 2011:

golly! so easy!!! i got perfect in all set!! good job fo me.!

aalfeia on October 14, 2011:


anonimous on October 12, 2011:

lovely questions!!!

ryan17 on October 12, 2011:

thank you, i learn a lot..

doods on October 11, 2011:

nice one, can you give more

cha. on October 10, 2011:

thank you for this i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kenji Faye Anayan on October 08, 2011:

I Love to answer all given questions

genevive on October 02, 2011:

I enjoyed the quiz for analogy but i am also looking for a quiz which tackle about paired-analogy. hope you can have it next time tnx

basha on September 29, 2011:

composer=song: & building=? OPTION: A) material b) architect

marwa on September 28, 2011:


prince raihan on September 22, 2011:

this are really helpful

ryan on September 18, 2011:

FUN!!! the quizzes are good.

jake rojas on September 13, 2011:

please put additional analogy. thanks

Taking A Exam Soon on September 12, 2011:

contact me at if anyone can tell me more quizzes online

Taking A Exam Soon on September 12, 2011:

they were good but pretty easy. can anyone tell me where i can get free tests and answers online for an eigth grader? taking a test in two days

faith on September 09, 2011:

great quizzes..:)

JSTM on August 26, 2011:


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it's fun!

hadia on August 21, 2011:

very nice !

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tooo gud for starters

Jaya Marie Bermudez on August 17, 2011:

this verbal analogy helps meh to improve my vocabulary.. thanks for your help because of this i have more ideas nah.. salamat

sep on August 08, 2011:

I enjoy this quiz, I hope more quiz to be uploaded as soon as possible

Moira Monina on August 04, 2011:

These quizzes were really great! I hope you make more, and I hope I get perfect in all of them!

This really helped out 7th grade class.

julia on July 14, 2011:

thank you for the quiz. i like it very much.

chloe on July 07, 2011:

Make more! :)

Amir on May 15, 2011:

Hy , I am sitting in an occipational prepatory test in two days , can anyone tell me where I can find the Verbal analogue test and answers so I can practice and prepare for the exam, I have tried many websites but couldn't find the free examples , If anyone know any free web site please let me know at

Jose Cristito Inting on April 11, 2011:

tnx for the anologies it helped me a lot and i enjoyed solving them

Paul on April 10, 2011:

Thanks for this verbal analogies it really help me a lot and I have enjoy solving them...

carlo salmorin on January 14, 2011:

dis is niCe and fun..

i'vE learned so much.. helps me a lot too...

Jay Dee on January 05, 2011:

it would help me in our lesson.

ida on December 14, 2010:

Preparation for the PAAPTB

nazis on December 01, 2010:

good training 4 a weak brain

Jc on November 25, 2010:

Thank you very much! I'd Enjoy the quizzes,It's really fun. I know it would help me in the entrance exam.

john on October 16, 2010:

this is a help to all people who doesn't know how to give a correct reasoning in terms of verbal. =)

julie maezar on October 13, 2010:

this is truly more helpful to master verbal analogy..i hope you can post some more..thank you..

ron on October 07, 2010:

thnks for posting,its nce to exercise our mind ,god bless,

raj on October 05, 2010:

yess its quite interesting and tricky

enjoyd welll

jinks on September 30, 2010:

tanx guys up there for posting this. it hepls my students in applying entrance examinations.

bhingre on September 26, 2010:

i love the quizzes its really fun, i want some more...

Ran ran on September 22, 2010:

helps a lot....


Jonah Sylvia Reyes on September 19, 2010:

It tests my skills at figuring out the meanings of words and the kind of relationship that exist between them!

LOZARINAH on September 13, 2010:


Nice81 on August 27, 2010:

This is fun maybe you can upload more tests and examples. It really helps a lot..

metuml11 on August 11, 2010:

hey thanks so much for putting this online- I've been studying for the Air Force officer qualifying exam and analogies are one portion- I just needed practice and this was great! Keep them coming.

ana on July 15, 2010:

good questions!

Sana on June 27, 2010:

Thanx for the help it helped me in My SAT preparation :D

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