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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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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
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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 !

Akuwawilliam on January 10, 2020:

Great!

ashley on April 15, 2014:

it was a great help to review the things we once learned and at the same time forgotten.

francisco on January 07, 2014:

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dha on December 04, 2013:

thanks for this quizzes..love 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:

good, great.....

paolo cinco on October 12, 2012:

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leiming on October 10, 2012:

,, im very livable in answering those questions at the top ,,\

guinevere jayne on October 05, 2012:

Hi,

thank you for this question and answers i learned many things

ubaid on September 28, 2012:

i like this quiz

yoli prudenciado on August 31, 2012:

interesting..

Samuel Adarkwa on August 07, 2012:

it is the foundation of knowledge.Amazing.

regine on July 30, 2012:

good

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.

k. Deepthi rao on April 05, 2012:

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: